FWRC participates in safety fair

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The Fort Wayne Radio Club participated in the annual Allen County Safety Fair Sep. 14 at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center in southwestern Fort Wayne. The event was designed to help citizens learn how to prepare, survive and recover from a disaster such as a tornado or earthquake. It provided information from local police and firefighters, and from other experts at over 45 informative booths. Below are photos of the FWRC’s display, taken by Steve Nardin, W9SAN Click on any photo for a larger version and to start a slide show.

September fox goes to school

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Fox hunters enjoy a meal together after the September hunt.

The September foxhunt occurred on Sunday the 15th of September, which turned out to be a beautiful early fall day in Indiana, temperatures in the mid 80’s and a overcast sky with a pleasant breeze to make things comfortable following early morning showers.

There were three hunter teams for this one. The first consisted of Jim & Annie Pliett, K9OMA and KA9YYI, plus Carole and Al Burke, WB9’s RUS & SSE.  The second team included Steve and Linda Nardin, W9’s SAN & LAN plus their grandson Alex.   And the third team included Don Glick, K9LI and his wife Julie.

Charles Ward, KC9MUT and Fred Gengnagel, KC9EZP served as the fox. They very effectively hid out at the Leo Junior/Senior High School complex where the school buses park, on the south side of the property.  They hid the microfox in a piece of grey plastic tubing plastered up against a chain-link fence and surrounded by a bunch of vegetation. It was in plain sight yet very difficult to see.

The fox went on the air right on time at 13:30 hours and produced a very weak signal at the Cobin Memorial Park fox hunter starting point.  But it was strong enough for the three teams to get an initial bearing and peel rubber as they took off to the north-east.

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