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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
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.

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.

Files:
November 2012 General Meeting Minutes
Date 2012-11-25 Filesize 71.77 KB Download 1411

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

FWRC Website Being Rebuilt

The FWRC webmaster is in the process of rebuilding the FWRC website from the ground up, after receiving reports that the previous website might have been infected with malware. The webmaster will add content gradually as time permits, including some information that existed on the previous website. As a part of the process, the webmaster has migrated the site from version 1.5 of the Joomla content management system to version 2.5, which uses a different database structure (and therefore creates a migration path that's inconvenient, at best). Please be patient as the webmaster rebuilds the site. If you notice any errors or problems, please let him know: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

November 2012 Issue of Allen County HamNews Is Now Available

achn icon 2012-11The November 2012 Issue of the Allen County HamNews newsletter is now available for download from this web site.  This and previous issues are available for download by clicking the link below or clicking the "Files" link in the main menu to the left and then clicking "Newsletters."

 

November 2012 issue of the Allen County HamNews
Date 2012-11-11 Filesize 480.67 KB Download 1804

FWRC Elects Officers

At its general meeting October 19, the Fort Wayne Radio Club elected the following people to their respective offices for 2013:

  • President, Steve Nardin, W9SAN
  • Vice President, Jim Pliett, K9OMA
  • Secretary, Al Burke, WB9SSE
  • Treasurer, Bob Streeter, W8ST
  • Communications Manager, Paul Prestia, KA3OPZ
  • Board of Directors members:
    • Tom Baker, K9TB
    • Jim Machamer, KB9DOT
    • Tom Rupp, KU8T
    • Charles Ward, KC9MUT

For more information, see the minutes of the October 19 meeting.

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