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The Fort Wayne Radio Club is an organization of amateur (ham) radio operators in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Use the menu above to learn more or scroll down for the latest news!

Upcoming Events

Sun., Jul 9th, 2017, 1:30pm
FWRC fox hunt
Tue., Jul 11th, 2017, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors meeting
Fri., Jul 21st, 2017, 7:00pm
FWRC general meeting
Sat., Aug 5th, 2017, 9:00am
License exams
Sat., Aug 5th, 2017, 9:00am
License exams
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FWRC participates in the annual ARRL Field Day event every June.

FWRC conducts a monthly fox (hidden transmitter) hunt from March through November.

FWRC members bring test eqiupment to one meeting per year for the club's annual "rig clinic."

Every August, FWRC hosts a free tailgate hamfest.

FWRC members participate in the ARRL VHF QSO Party from an upper level of a parking structure.

Parade photos available

Fort Wayne Radio Club members carry a club banner in the 2015 Three Rivers Festival Parade

Photos of Fort Wayne Radio Club members participating in the 2015 Three Rivers Festival parade are now available in the photo gallery of this website, thanks to Al Burke, WB9SSE and Tom Rupp, KU8T.

Club participates in festival parade

Members of the Fort Wayne Radio Club participated in the Three Rivers Festival Parade July 11, 2015. Below is a video provide by Tom Rupp, KU8T:

June, 2015 meeting minutes available

Minutes of the June, 2015 general meeting of the FWRC are now available for download, using the link below.

Files:
June, 2015 general meeting minutes
Date 2015-06-29 Language  English Filesize 52.55 KB Download 817

2015 Field Day photos available

Bill Rodgers, K3HZP and Jack Shutt, W9GT, operate one of the stations during the Fort Wayne Radio Club's participation in the American Radio Relay League Field Day event, June 27 and 28, 2015.

Al Burke, WB9SSE has uploaded photos from the 2015 FWRC ARRL Field Day operation to this website's photo gallery.

Area repeater implements tone squelch

Bradd Davidson, KA9LCF informed our club webmaster that his repeater on 442.45 MHz, Auburn now requires a 141.3 Hz continuous tone-coded squelch system tone. The KA9LCF repeater also transmits the 141.3 Hz tone. Previously, the repeater's receiver operated on carrier squelch only and the transmitter sent a tone of 131.8 Hz.

June fox played by subs

foxhunt cartoonThe June foxhunt occurred as scheduled on 7 June after a little suspense regarding its actual date. The suspense occurred because, as it worked out on that date, neither the Pliett/Burke team, who were to be the Fox, nor the Nardin team, could participate in the hunt on the 7th. This meant that one of the other foxhunt teams would need to act as the Fox, and likely only two remaining teams would be available to hunt. So the alternative of moving the hunt to the following Sunday was considered.

Ultimately it was decided to carry on with the hunt on the 7th. Jason Eicholtz, KC9UOQ & Debbie Romine, KK4QXC graciously agreed to serve as the Fox in place of the Pliett/Burke team, which left the crew of Charles Ward, KC9MUT, Fred Gengnagle, KC9EZP & Robert Dean, KC9UHU, and the team of Jim & Kim Machamer, KB9's DOS & DOT as the two hunting groups for the June event.

Read more: June fox played by subs