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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

Tue., Sep 5th, 2017, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors meeting
Sun., Sep 10th, 2017, 1:30pm
FWRC fox hunt
Fri., Sep 15th, 2017, 7:00pm
FWRC general meeting
Sun., Oct 1st, 2017, 1:30pm
FWRC spook hunt
Tue., Oct 10th, 2017, 7:00pm
FWRC Board of Directors meeting
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.

Banquet Photos Online

Club banquetPhotos of the December, 2012 FWRC banquet are available in this site's photo gallery.

December Newsletter Available

The December 2012 Issue of the Allen County HamNews newsletter is now available for download from this web site.  This issue is available for download by clicking the link below. This and previous issues are available by clicking the "Files" link in the main menu to the left and then clicking "Newsletters."

Files:
December 2012 issue of the Allen County HamNews

The December 2012 issue of the Allen County HamNews in PDF format.

Date 2012-12-01 Filesize 727.84 KB Download 1768

 

 

Online SKYWARN Spotter Training

The Northen Indiana office of the National Weather Service recommends the resources below for onlie storm spotter traiing In the absence of in-person training by the National Weather Service. NWS also recommends these resources as the basis for volunteer-led spotter training:

 

Hamfest Photos Available

FWRC table at the Fort Wayne HamfestPhotos showing FWRC participation in the Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo are available on thie website. Find them by clicking "Photos" in the main menu.

November Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the November, 2012 FWRC general meeting are available on this website. You can get the document in PDF format via the Files menu or the link below.

November 2012 General Meeting Minutes
Date 2012-11-25 Filesize 71.77 KB Download 1454

Year's Final Fox Found in Nature Preserve

The Foxhunt Chronicles

fox cartoonThe tenth and last foxhunt of the 2012 season occurred on Sunday, the 4th of November, 2012. The hunt took place on a brisk Sunday afternoon, partly sunny, with a slight breeze. In general a beautiful day to hunt.

Four teams were involved in the hunt. They consisted of the team of Jim Pliett & Al Burke, K9OMA & WB9SSE, the team of Steve & Linda Nardin, W9SAN & W9LAN, and their grandson Alex, the team of Kim & Jim Machamer, KB9's DOS & DOT, and the team of Mark Berke, WA7NXI and his son Nathan.

Charles Ward, KC9MUT provided the services of the fox and was hiding in a nature preserve behind the Maple Creek Middle School complex off Union Chapel Rd. He used a dismounted battery powered mobile rig to implement the high power fox, pumping about 30 watts into a yagi. The actual (low power) fox was implemented as a micro-fox hidden in a tree branch that was leaning up against a tree, about shoulder height, deep within the nature preserve. The micro-fox output (on the order of milli-watts) consisted of an id in Morse code for one minute every five minutes. For the first time the fox (both high and low power versions) output on 147.855 MHz instead of 146.430 MHz. The 147.855 MHz signal happens to be the input frequency of the 147.255/.855 repeater and thus Charles taunting voice fox transmissions were repeated of the 147.255 machine for the edification and entertainment of area hams.

Read more: Year's Final Fox Found in Nature Preserve

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