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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.

FWRC spring banquet May 8

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The Fort Wayne Radio Club Spring Banquet will be this coming Friday, May 8th, at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. The church is located at 4700 Vance Ave in Fort Wayne, just south of Snider High School. We will get the Banquet started at 6:30 pm EDT.

As usual, the Banquet is a carry-in. The club will provide Chicken, both grilled and fried, plus necessary placeware and utensils, lemonade and coffee. Please bring your favorite main course, side dish, or dessert to share with the group.

We hope to see you all there! We have a lot of fun things planned for the rest of 2015, so please come join us.

The May 2015 Allen County Ham News is now on line for your download and reading pleasure! Lots of great articles, pictures, and news about the 3 FW clubs! Check it out now.

Also, if you operated in the Indiana QSO Party this past Saturday, please send in your logs before the June 1st deadline and don't forget to list Fort Wayne Radio Club as your club affiliation! Even if your score wasn't spectacular, all of our scores may add up to another win and plaque! Thanks for supporting the club!

How can the club get the Amateur Radio Message in front of more than 100,000 people in less than two hours?? By marching in the Three Rivers Festival Parade on July 11th, that is how! Mark your calendars for this date. We will need walkers and drivers. Please plan on helping show the fun and relevance of Ham Radio to the Public!

Repeater site open house photos available

Fort Wayne Radio Club president Steve Nardin, W9SAN talks in visitors to the club's Clinton Street repeater site during an open house in April, 2015

Photos of the April 18,2015 open house at the Fort Wayne Radio Club's Clinton Street repeater site are now available on this website by following this link.

April, 2015 meeting minutes available

Tom Rupp, KU8T, tells FWRC members about the JT65 digital mode

Minutes of the April, 2015 general meeeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club, which included a presentation on the JT65 digital mode by Tom Rupp, KU8T (pictured above), are now available for download, usign the link below.

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April, 2015 general meeting minutes
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April fox “stumps” hunters

Fort Wayne Radio Club Fox Hunters searching for a hidden transmitter on the playground of Roanoke Baptist Church

Well now, given that the weather in February and March sucked in general, and specifically as regards foxhunts, April the 12th rewarded us with a simply beautiful day to pursue the wily canine in the wilds of northeast Indiana for the April contest. The hunters included the team of Linda & Steve Nardin, K9's LAN & SAN, the team of Charles Ward, KC9MUT & Robert Dean, KC9UHU, and the team of Jason Eicholtz, KC9UOQ & his daughter Kiley, plus Clay Rust, KC9WUJ. Unfortunately veteran hunters Jim & Kim Machamer, KB9's DOT & DOS were unable to participate in this one.

The role of the fox was provided by Jim & Annie Pliett, K9OMA & KA9YYI plus Carole & Al Burke, WB9's RUS & SSE. Their lair was the playgrounds of the Roanoke Baptist Church situated at the corner of Feighner Rd. & Lafayette Center Rd. near the GM truck plant in south west Allen County. We of course had obtained permission from the Roanoke Church's pastor to use the playground as the fox lair after explaining to him what it was all about. Turns out he had had an uncle who was a ham, so he was eager to graciously grant our request.

Read more: April fox “stumps” hunters

KB9YKU SK - Arrangements announced

Ken Ulrick, KB9YKU, became a silent key on Wednesday morning, April 15th.

KENNETH L. "KB9YKU" UHRICK, of Fort Wayne, went silent on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital. Born on March 16, 1954, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Nancy Uhrick of Fort Wayne and the late Chancy L. Uhrick. He was self employed in the HVAC industry and a member of the Fort Wayne Ham Radio Club. Also surviving are his sisters, Renita (Gary) Nahrwold of Fort Wayne and Becky (Ron) Trabel of Monroeville; mother, Nancy Uhrick of Fort Wayne; aunt, Lucille (Herman) Handy of Fort Wayne; uncle, Merl Uhrick of Columbia City; and several nieces and Nephews. He was also preceded in death by four brothers. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home 1327 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne, with calling from 10 to 11 a.m. www.sloanandsonsfuneralhome.com

Ken was a member of the Fort Wayne Radio Club. He will be missed by all.

Photos of new repeaters available

FWRC members pose with the club's new VHF and UHF repeaters at the Clinton Street (Robison Park) location

Photos of the FWRC's newly installed VHF and UHF repeaters are available in a new album in this website's photo gallery.