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Upcoming Events

Thu., Feb 21st, 2019, 6:30pm
ARES Spotter Training
Sun., Mar 3rd, 2019, 1:30pm
Tue., Mar 5th, 2019, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors
Fri., Mar 15th, 2019, 7:00pm
FWRC General Meeting
Tue., Apr 2nd, 2019, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors
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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.

Demand strong for volunteer storm spotter class

Library expands meeting space to accommodate weather enthusiasts

Strong pre-registrations for a free class on how to recognize and report severe weather phenomena led a local organization to add meeting space to accommodate more people. The Allen County branch of the national Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) will host the class at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. By Feb. 12, only nine seats were still available, so the library agreed to expand the meeting space, adding 30 seats.

Scheduled speakers include meteorologists from ABC21, Fort Wayne’s NBC, Fox 55 and WANE 15. Allen County Office of Homeland Security director Bernie Beier and Consolidated Communications Partnership deputy director John Chavez also plan to speak.

The class is free and open to the general public, but because fewer than 40 seats are still available, Allen County ARES requests all who plan to attend, to register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/allen-county-storm-spotter-education-tickets-54685721465

Read more: Demand strong for volunteer storm spotter class

The February 2019 issue of the Allen County HamNews is now available

HamNewsIcon 2019 02The February 2019 Issue of the Allen County HamNews newsletter is now available for download using the link below.  This and previous issues are also available for download by clicking the "Files" link in the main menu and then clicking "Newsletters."

February 2019 issue of the Allen County HamNews

The February 2019 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.

Date 2019-02-01 Filesize 1.71 MB Download 206

Storm Spotter Education Feb. 21

ACARES Spotter meeting

The Allen County chapter of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) invites all interested persons to attend its Feb. 21 meeting, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the main, downtown branch of the Allen County Public Library, The meeting will be devoted to severe weather and storm spotting. You don't have to be a ham radio operator and you don't need any prior knowledge of meteorology or communications.

Scheduled speakers include ABC21 Weekend Morning Meteorologist Caleb Chevalier, WANE 15 Chief Meteorologist Nicholas Ferreri, FOX 55 weekend Meteorologist Caleb Saylor, Fort Wayne's NBC Weekend Meteorologist Jon Wilson, Allen County Office of Homeland Security director Bernie Beier, Consolidated Communications Partnership (911/public safety dispatch) director David Bubb, Allen County ARES team leader Jim Moehring and Allen County SKYWARN ham radio net manager Jay Farlow.

Although representatives of the National Weather Service (NWS) are not available for this meeting, we will follow the NWS SKYWARN curriculum with enhancements specific to Allen County. NWS does not plan to teach a spotter class in Allen County until autumn of 2019.

This event is free and only about 100 seats are available. If you plan to come, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/allen-county-storm-spotter-education-tickets-54685721465, so ARES will know if registrations approach the room's capacity.

Anyone can help protect their community from weather threats like tornadoes. In just a couple of hours, you can learn how severe weather forms, how to distinguish truly threatening weather from scary-looking but harmless clouds, and how to report severe weather so the rest of your community can be adequately warned.

This meeting will be valuable to anyone who is interested in severe weather, including those who have previously received storm spotter training.

2018 Christmas banquet photos available

FWRC 2018 Christmas banquet

Al Burke, WB9SSE has uploaded photos from this month's Christmas banquet to this website's photo gallery.

2018 FW Hamfest photos available

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Photos of the 2018 Fort Wayne Hamfext and ARRL Central Division Convention area now available in the photo gallery of this website, thanks to photographers Al Burke, Steve Nardin and Tom Rupp

October 2018 minutes

Minutes of the October, 2018 FWRC general meeting are available:

October, 2018 general meeting minutes
Date 2018-11-22 Filesize 108.24 KB Download 189

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