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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 8th, 2018, 1:30pm
JULY THREE RIVERS FOX HUNT
Tue., Jul 10th, 2018, 7:00pm
JULY BOD MTG
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
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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.

IMO SKYWARN Quad 2 Activates July 13

IMO SKYWARN quadrant map including the entire Natiional Weather Service Northern Indiana (IWX) county warning area (CWA)
IMO SKYWARN quadrant map

On the evening of July 13, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado watch that included Allen County, Ind. and all the other Indiana counties in IMO SKYWARN quadrant two (see map at right). The ACARTS 146.88 MHz repeater serves as a relay point for spotter reports from the entire quadrant to the NWS office in North Webster.

IMO SKYWARN put the repeater in SKYWARN "standby mode" shortly after the NWS issued the tornado watch. During standby mode, stations are welcome to use the repeater as they wish (although they are requested to keep transmissions short and leave enough time between transmissions to allow spotters to break in), and a SKYWARN net control station monitors the frequency to assist with any spotter reports.

Over the course of the evening, 37 stations checked in with the net control station to advise of their presence and availability to submit reports (see list below). Many were members of the Fort Wayne Radio Club. Net control stations accept such check-ins only during standby mode. When a directed net is in session, the net accepts check-ins only from stations that have spotter reports to make that comply with NWS reporting criteria.

Read more: IMO SKYWARN Quad 2 Activates July 13

Parade photos available

Fort Wayne Radio Club members carry a club banner in the 2015 Three Rivers Festival Parade

Photos of Fort Wayne Radio Club members participating in the 2015 Three Rivers Festival parade are now available in the photo gallery of this website, thanks to Al Burke, WB9SSE and Tom Rupp, KU8T.

Club participates in festival parade

Members of the Fort Wayne Radio Club participated in the Three Rivers Festival Parade July 11, 2015. Below is a video provide by Tom Rupp, KU8T:

June, 2015 meeting minutes available

Minutes of the June, 2015 general meeting of the FWRC are now available for download, using the link below.

Files:
June, 2015 general meeting minutes
Date 2015-06-29 Language  English Filesize 52.55 KB Download 1110

2015 Field Day photos available

Bill Rodgers, K3HZP and Jack Shutt, W9GT, operate one of the stations during the Fort Wayne Radio Club's participation in the American Radio Relay League Field Day event, June 27 and 28, 2015.

Al Burke, WB9SSE has uploaded photos from the 2015 FWRC ARRL Field Day operation to this website's photo gallery.

Area repeater implements tone squelch

Bradd Davidson, KA9LCF informed our club webmaster that his repeater on 442.45 MHz, Auburn now requires a 141.3 Hz continuous tone-coded squelch system tone. The KA9LCF repeater also transmits the 141.3 Hz tone. Previously, the repeater's receiver operated on carrier squelch only and the transmitter sent a tone of 131.8 Hz.

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