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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

Fri., Jul 20th, 2018, 7:00pm
JULY GENERAL MEETING
Sun., Aug 5th, 2018, 1:30pm
AUGUST HEAT STROKE FOX HUNT
Sun., Aug 5th, 2018, 1:30pm
AUGUST HEAT STROKE FOX HUNT
Tue., Aug 7th, 2018, 7:00pm
AUG BOD MTG
Fri., Aug 17th, 2018, 7:00pm
AUGUST TAILGATE HAMFES
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.

Fox Found in Little-Known Park

The Foxhunt Chronicles

fox cartoonThe 2013 Foxhunt season commenced on a darkly overcast Sunday, the 10th of February, amidst a cold, breezy and slightly, here and there, snow covered landscape. Aside from the mild frostbite potential, and the outlook for a bone chilling rain, not a bad day for a foxhunt.

The February hunters included the team of Annie and Jim Pliett, KA9YYI and K9OMA, plus Carole & Al Burke, WB9’s RUS &SSE, the team of Bob Dean & Dave Spence, KC9UHU & KB9VTK, and the team of Charles Ward & Fred Gengnagle, KC9MUT & KC9EZP. Stalwart foxhunters Kim & Jim Machamer, KB9’s DOS & DOT, and Steve & Linda Nardin, W9’s SAN & LAN were not able to participate in this first hunt of the year due to Kim having a case of the Eww-Fung-Gu while Linda is recuperating from a broken hoof which she got from tripping in the garage. Steve didn’t attend because he was nervous about the doctor-vet who was eyeing Linda’s foot and the pistol he carries in his belt.

Read more: Fox Found in Little-Known Park

Auction photos online

Al Burke, WB9SSE has uploaded photos from the Jan. 18, 2013 FWRC auction. FWRC Treasurer Bob Streeter, W8ST reports that the club recieved income from the auction totaling $402.50

 

Indiana QSO Party Rules Available

Tim Gardner, N9LF reports that the rules for the 2013 Indiana QSO Party (INQP) have been posted on the INQP web site: www.hdxcc.org/inqp/. Tim reported taht there are no major changes, only minor clarifications.

Online Roster Lists Paid Members

I have updated the club roster as shown on the club web page. The call signs now listed are those of paid or lifetime members as of January of this year. I add to the list as additional re-ups dribble in throughout the year.

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 2078

 

 

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