Fox (hidden transmitter) hunt Sep. 18

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The Fort Wayne Radio Club September fox (hidden transmitter) hunt is scheduled for Sunday, September 18, at 1:30 pm.

As usual, it will start from the parking lot at 24/30 Surplus (a former K-Mart store), 932 N. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. The fox will be on 146.430 MHz FM simplex. The intercom for the event will be the 146.76 MHz repeater in Fort Wayne.

September club meeting to feature aircraft tracking

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The Fort Wayne Radio Club meets Friday, September 16, at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church at 4700 Vance Ave in Fort Wayne, just south of Snider High School.

The program will be by Carlos Ortiz, KD9OLN, on using a Raspberry Pi to make an airplane tracker.

Other business for the night will include nominations for club officers for next year. You can nominate whomever you would like, or self nominate if you would like to help out on the board of directors.

Fort Wayne D-STAR repeater reconnected to internet

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The Fort Wayne Radio Club D-STAR repeater on 442.99375 MHz regained its internet connection Saturday, Aug. 27.

The repeater lost its connection to the network August 5, after the club member who provided the connection from his home via a 900 MHz data link sold the home.

The repeater and its gateway to DPlus reflectors resumed normal function Aug. 27.

Organizer of potential special event station seeks operators, equipment, suggestions

A California-based leader in a disaster response organization seeks local assistance as he plans a potential special event station during the organization’s conference in Fort Wayne in September.

Phil Zabell, KI6SMN wrote in an email message to FWRC president Carole Burke, WB9RUS about tentative plans for special event station W9E to operate during the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod National Disaster Response Conference. The conference is scheduled for September 28 through September 30 on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne.

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D-STAR repeater off network

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This post is out of date. The repeater regained its internet connection August 27.

The Fort Wayne Radio Club D-STAR repeater on 442.99375 MHz lost its internet connection Friday, Aug. 5.

The club member who provided the connection from his home via a 900 MHz data link is relocating.

The club repeater committee is looking for a way to provide affordable internet service to the repeater site on Parrott Rd., according to committee member Al Burke, WB9SSE. The committee doesn’t know how long finding a solution will take.

In the interim, the FWRC D-STAR repeater remains on the air for local use but will not connect to any reflectors.

Aug. 7 Fox (hidden transmitter) hunt to feature new device

The Fort Wayne Radio Club will conduct a fox (hidden transmitter) hunt Aug. 7, 2022. The hunt begins at 1:30 p.m. EDT at the Corbin Park trailhead site near Bargain Lane (formerly K-Mart), 742 N. Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne.

Steve Nardin, W9SAN, LInda Nardin, W9LAN and their grandson, Alex, will hide and operate as the fox. They will transmit on high power on 146.430 MHz FM simplex for one minute every five minutes. Hunters will use the 146.76 Mhz repeater as an intercom.

The hunt will use a new “micro fox” that will transmit a weak signal to nearby hunters.