The October 2018 Issue of the Allen County HamNews newsletter is now available for download using the link below. This and previous issues are also available for download by clicking the “Files” link in the main menu and then clicking “Newsletters.”
Minutes of the September, 2018 general meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are available by using the “Files” menu above or by clicking the link below.
Well, the September foxhunt started as usual from Cobin Memorial Park at 1:30 pm, on Sunday 10 September, on anything but a typical Indiana summer’s day. It was cool, about 600 F, rainy, and windy with a thick overcast blotting out the sun. Not necessarily a nice day to hunt. Of course, that meant nothing to the hunters, after all, they are animals.
Only one foxhunting crew was able to participate in this hunt, that being the stalwart team of Jim & Annie Pliett, K9OMA & KA9YYI, plus Carole & Al Burke, WB9’s RUS & SSE. The other usual suspects (hunter teams) were either convalescing from surgery or using Sunday afternoon to attend to repairs on their automobiles and antenna systems. (Some grumbled as to “How can that stuff be more important than Foxhunting?”). Then again, 10 September was the date of the Findlay Hamfest, so that might have dissuaded some other folks from participating. We plan to schedule around such events in the future.
The September 2018 Issue of the Allen County HamNews newsletter is now available for download using the link below. This and previous issues are also available for download by clicking the “Files” link in the main menu and then clicking “Newsletters.”
The August 2018 Issue of the Allen County HamNews newsletter is now available for download using the link below. This and previous issues are also available for download by clicking the “Files” link in the main menu and then clicking “Newsletters.”
Saturday, August 11th is the date of the 2018 ACARTS Picnic. The picnic was a great success last year, so this year’s picnic will be pretty much the same. The Picnic will be start around 4:00 p.m. with the food served around 5:00 p.m., and will again be held at the Jefferson Township Park on Webster Road, east of New Haven. The club will provide the hamburgers and hotdogs, chips, and drinks. Salads, desserts, and other goodies will be a pot-luck carry-in.
The ACARTS Picnic is a family affair, so plan on bring your spouse, kids, or grandkids. Let me know if you have any ideas for activities to be held with the picnic. Members of ACARTS, the Fort Wayne Radio Club, and the Fort Wayne DX Association are invited, with a special invitation to the new hams in the area. The picnic provides an excellent opportunity to have casual conversations and get to know your fellow hams and their families.
I need to get a head count of those members and guest will be attending, so we know how much food to purchase. Please contact me at email@example.com and let me know if you plan to attend and how many guests will be with you. Please let me know no later than Tuesday, August 7th.
An article giving more details, as well as a map to show the park location will appear in the August issue of the Allen County HamNews.
I hope to see you there.
Minutes of the July 2018 general meeting of the Fort Wayne Radio Club are available for download:
The fox hunt for July started promptly at 1:30 pm, 8 July, one week late due to the 4th of July holiday. On hand were three eager foxhunter teams, Steve and Linda, W9’s SAN & LAN, Don, K9LI and his wife Kathy, and Charles, KC9MUT, Fred, KC9EZP accompanied by new ham and foxhunter Stuart, KD9LFW.
The foxes for this hunt were Jim K9OMA and Anne KA9YYI. The fox location was on the near west side of Ft. Wayne just off Glendale Ave., on the Tow Path, part of the River Greenway This location was a bit of a challenge for the hunters because the direct path from the Corbin Memorial Park starting point to the fox location ran right through downtown Ft. Wayne. Experienced foxhunters will tell you the signal bounces around due to the tall buildings.
Don was the first hunter to localize us at about 50 minutes in to the hunt. He and Kathy drove past the high power fox and went about ¼ mile further down the road. Don appeared about 10 minutes later on foot with his portable fox sniffer.
An Indiana statewide net on DSTAR will change from biweekly to weekly beginning July 5, 2018, according to a letter from L.B. Nickerson, K9NWQ. The net will run every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on DSTAR reflector 24B. The FWRC DSTAR repeater autmatcially connects to that reflector at net time, according to Paul Prestia, KA3OPZ.