The Fort Wayne Radio Club is an organization of amateur (ham) radio operators in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Members participate in several activities in the Fort Wayne area. The two major activities are the annual ARRL Field Day (always the 4th weekend in June) and monthly fox hunts. We also provide communications support for many public events, including the Mastodon Stomp at IPFW, the Juvenile Walk for Diabetes, the Annual Heart Walk and the Annual March of Dimes Walk at Headwaters Park.
Many of the club members participate as weather spotters for the National Weather Service SKYWARN® program to help protect the community from the threat of severe weather. Some members also participate in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) and Military Affiliate Radio Service (MARS).
For information on the club's current activities including the club's monthly meetings (all are welcome), see our latest newsletter. Information released since the latest newsletter can be found on our news Web page.
Don't remember if you've paid your dues for this year? Check the official list of current members. If you're not on it, fill out the application form in the back of an Allen County HamNews newsletter and bring it with your dues to a club meeting or mail it in. If you belive you've paid but don't find yourself on the roster, contact the club teasurer.
Download the FWRC Member Handbook which includes information of importance to all members, including the club bylaws.
The Fort Wayne Radio Club sponsors monthy foxhunts (radio direction finding contests). Find the date and time of the next foxhunt on the club calendar. Read the rules and procedures for foxhunts (PDF file).
Learn how to become a part of FWRC's RDF team to help track down problem signals.
Learn more about the Skywarn volunteer storm spotter program, in which many FWRC members participate.
In addition to the 90th anniversary special event station operation mentioned above, various club members put W9TE on the air at various times. To receive a QSL for such a contact, send an SASE to:
Carole Burke, WB9RUS
11714 Millstone Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
W9TE participates in the ARRL Logbook of the World and has uploaded contacts made since April 22, 2006. Electronic QSL Manager is Gary Stebbins, KC9GGV.
If you would like to find out more about amateur radio, please contact our club president. Meetings are usually held on the third Friday of each month at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Ave, Fort Wayne, Indiana (See a map). Our meetings are open to anyone that wants to learn more about amateur (ham) radio. Please join us in this exciting hobby.