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

Fri., Jul 20th, 2018, 7:00pm
Sun., Aug 5th, 2018, 1:30pm
Sun., Aug 5th, 2018, 1:30pm
Tue., Aug 7th, 2018, 7:00pm
Fri., Aug 17th, 2018, 7:00pm
field_day fox_hunt rig_clinic tailgate_hamfest VHF_QSO_party

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 regains IRS recognition

Members of the Fort Wayne Radio Club may recall that the club applied for reinstatement of the club's federal tax-exempt status in November of 2012. The Internal Revenue Service has just notified us that the club tax-exempt status has been reinstated and is retroactive to the date the club had no longer been considered tax-exempt by the IRS.

The club is incorporated in the State of Indiana as a not-for-profit organization. Indiana honors the federal tax exempt status provided by the IRS. Thus, the club does not, will not, and never did owe income tax to either the federal or state governments. (This only applies to the income tax. The club still must pay sales tax for purchases when sales tax is due).

The tax-exempt status is derived from the club registering with the IRS as a social club under Section 501 (c) – 7 of the IRS code. The club must file regular reports with the IRS to maintain this tax exempt status.

This registration does not make dues payments or donations to the club deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Donations to the club by businesses might be deductible for the business under certain circumstances.

Dec. meeting minutes available

Although the December meeting of FWRC was the annual Christmas dinner, the club did conduct some official business. Read about it by usign the link below to download the meeting minutes.

Dec. 2013 General Meeting Minutes
Date 2013-12-30 Filesize 68.24 KB Download 1135

Christmas party photos available

Photo of Christmas party guests opening gifts

Al Burke, WB9SSE and Tom Rupp, KU8T have uploaded to this website's photo gallery photos they took at the 2013 FWRC Christmas party. Check them out!

November meeting minutes available

Minutes of the November general meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are available on this website. Use the link below or the "Files" option in the main menu.

Nov. 2013 General Meeting Minutes
Date 2013-11-27 Filesize 80.68 KB Download 1187

2013 Hamfest photos available

Photo of Fort Wayne Hamfest

Photos from the 2013 Fort Wayne Hamfest are available in our photo gallery. Take a look!

FWRC 2014 incentive HT drawing results


incentive drawing 2013
FWRC President Steve Nardin, W9SAN, draws the winning ticket

At this year's Fort Wayne Hamfest we used a new "Incentive" idea to get people to pay next year's dues ahead of time. We held a drawing for a dual band BaoFeng HT with programming cable and software, speaker mic, and charging base. Tickets for the drawing were distributed as one "free" ticket for an individual or family membership, either renewal or new, and extra
tickets for $1 each (no limit).

The result was fantastic: we have now 59 memberships already paid for next year! Plus the extra tickets sales have actually paid for the transceiver itself, so for the club it was all positive
cash flow! Wow! With a result like this, we are already planning something even nicer for next year!


Special thanks to the following for their help with this incentive:

Read more: FWRC 2014 incentive HT drawing results

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