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.
The FWRC repeater on 146.91 MHZ has been repaired but in the process now needs a 141.3 HZ input tone. This requirement will be removed shortly. If you cannot bring up the system, try turning on your tone.
We will let you know when the machine is back to normal.
The July 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.”
WRC AUCTION RESULTS FOR MAY – JUNE 2018
BY STEVE NARDIN, W9SAN
|1||KENWOOD TS-2000 XVCR 1.8 MHZ TO 1.2 GHZ||510||TOM|
|2||KENWOOD MC-60 DESK MICROPHONE||50||ANDREW|
|3||MFJ 864 HF/VHF/UHF SWR & WATTMETER: TESTED WORKS OK; CONDITION GOOD||20||DENNIS|
|4||KENWOOD TH-D7 DUAL BAND HT WITH TNC||60||JOSH|
|5||KENWOOD TH-D7 DUAL BAND HT WITH TNC||NOT SOLD|
|6||RADIO SHACK PRO-96 SCANNER: TESTED; WORKS OK||76||CRAIG|
|7||RADIO SHACK PRO-94 SCANNER:TESTED; WORKS OK||10||LINDA|
|8||MFJ 270 SURGE PROTECTOR||6||WILLIAM|
|9||MFJ 269 HF/VHF/UHF ANTENNA ANALYZER; WITH WAL WART; NO BATTERIES: WORKS||95||DENNIS|
|10||KANTRONICS PACKET COMMUNICATOR TNC||10||ANDREW|
|11||SAMLEX SEC1223 SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY 13.8 V; 23 A; BEING TESTED||27.5||NORMAN|
|12||DIAMOND X-50NZ VERTICAL ANTENNA; TESTED WITH AN ANALYZER||NOT SOLD|
|13||DIAMOND SG7500 MOBILE ANTENNA NO BASE||7.5||CLARK|
|14||DIAMOND SG7500 MOBILE ANTENNA WITH MAG MOUNT: TESTED WITH AN ANALYZER||20||RICHARD|
|15||DIAMOND NR-124 MOBILE ANTENNA WITH MAG MOUNT; ‘N’ CONNECTOR BASE (1.2 GHZ)||NOT SOLD|
|16||KENWOOD DUAL BAND TM-D700 WITH REMOTE HEAD||85||DON|
|17||KENWOOD DUAL BAND TM-D700 WITH REMOTE HEAD||65||RYAN|
|18||KENWOOD DUAL BAND TM-D700 NO CONTROL HEAD||NOT SOLD|
|19||DIAMOND MX-72N DUPLEXER: GOOD CONDITION||22.5||AL|
|20||DIAMOND MX-72N DUPLEXER: GOOD CONDITION||17.5||AL|
|21||COMET CHA-250BX 80 TO 6 METER TERMINATED VERTICAL ANTENNA: TESTED ON 40 AND 20 DURING THE INDIANA QSO PARTY; TOP SECTION IS MISSING BUT WAS REPLACED WITH A 60 INCH WHIP; NO MANUAL AND NO MOUNTING HARDWARE||105||CRAIG|
|22||MFJ 564 CLONE OF BENCHER PADDLES||20||KEN|
|AUCTION # 2||WINNING BID||WINNER|
|30||I-COM IC-765 HF TRANSCEIVER||360||REID|
|31||HEATHKIT SB-220 HF LINEAR AMPLIFIER||310||JOHN|
|32||HEATHKIT SB-614 STATION MONITOR SCOPE||50||CLARK|
|33||TIMEWAVE DSP-9 AUDIO FILTER||17.5||CLARK|
|34||MFJ-624 PHONE PATCH||3.5||CLARK|
|35||AEA CK-2 CONTEST KEYER||7.5||JOHN|
|36||ASTRON RS-32A LINEAR POWER SUPPLY; NO METERS||67||DENNIS|
|37||HOMEBREW CW AUDIO FILTER||3.5||TORRE|
|38||HEATHKIT HM-102 SWR / POWER METER||7.5||CLARK|
|39||CDE ROTATOR CONTROL WITH ROTOR||65||JOHN|
|40||YAESU FT-1500M 2 METER FM TRANSCEIVER||56||CRAIG|
|41||YAESU MEMORIZER 2 METER FM TRANSCEIVER||10||CLARK|
|42||DIAMOND SX-400 SWR / POWER METER||27.5||TERRY|
|43||MFJ-260C 300 WATT DUMMY LOAD||20||DENNIS|
|44||(2) 2 POSITION COAX SWITCHES; UHF FEMALE CONNECTORS||20||JOHN|
|45||6 ELEMENT 440 MHZ YAGI ANTENNA||22.5||TORRE|
|46||I-COM IC-V82 2 METER FM HT WITH BC-146 CHARGING BASE||22.5||LINDA|
|47||KENWOOD TH-79A DUAL BAND HT||55||REID|
|49||HEATH RS-1 RESISTOR SUBSTITUTION BOX||8.5||REID|
|50||HOMEBREW VHF AMPLIFIER||7.5||TOM|
|51||EXTECH DIGITAL MULTI METER||NOT SOLD|
|52||EXTECH DIGITAL CLAMP ON AMMETER WITH TEMPERATURE||20||DENNIS|
|53||MFJ-113 DIGITAL CLOCK LARGE FORMAT DISPLAY||12.5|
|54||ULTRASONIC RECEIVER RX-1||25||JACK|
|55||HOMEBREW CW KEYER||7.5||TORRE|
|56||HEATHKIT OSCILLOSCOPE 10-12||17.5||CLARK|
|57||I-COM IC-2200 2 METER FM TRANSCEIVER||30||RONALD|
|58||BIRD WATTMETER MODEL 43 WITH ‘N’ CONNECTORS; NO SLUGS||55||JOHN|
|59||HEATHKIT TUNE UP RPM AND DWELL METER: CLASSIC||NOT SOLD|
|60||HEATHKIT BATTERY ELIMINATOR 6 OR 12 VOLTS||3.5||CLARK|
|61||LAMBDA LINEAR POWER SUPPLY 15 VOLTS; +/- 5%; 3.2 AMPS||3.5||CLARK|
|62||HEATHKIT VTVM MODEL V-7A||3.5||CLARK|
|63||RADIO SHACK AUDIO EQUALIZER||3.5||CLARK|
|64||DCI 2 METER BANDPASS FILTER||20||WILLIAM|
|65||TOWER; APPROX 40 FEET SELF SUPPORTING WITH TILT OVER MECHANISM||50||DENNIS|
|66||TRI BAND BEAM ANTENNA; SOME ELEMENTS NEED REPAIR||NOT SOLD|
|67||VHF VERTICAL COLINEAR ANTENNA||NOT SOLD|
|AUCTION # 3||WINNING BID||WINNER|
|70||ELECRAFT K3 TRANSCEIVER WITH P3 PANADAPTOR; NO MIC; NO CABLES||1060||KEN|
|71||YAESU FT-1000 MARK V TRANSCEIVER AND SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY; TESTED; WORKS GREAT; COSMETICALLY VERY GOOD||510||KEN|
|72||KENWOOD TS-950SDX DIGITAL HF TRANSCEIVER WITH MIC; TESTED; WORKS GREAT CONDITION VERY GOOD; LOOKS BRAND NEW||760||WILLIS|
|73||SCHEUNEMANN MORSETASTEN SP-2 SINGLE LEVER PADDLE; TESTED; EXCELLENT CONDITION||201||TERRY|
|74||REALISTIC DX-390 LW/AM/SW/FM PORTABLE RADIO (MADE BY SANGEAN); TESTED WORKS GOOD; COSMETICALLY VERY GOOD CONDITION; HAS BFO FOR SSB AND CW RECEPTION; INCLUDES RADIO SHACK ACTIVE ANTENNA (NOT TESTED); NO MANUALS||37.5||CRAIG|
|75||HOMEBREW 40 BAND PASS FILTER; UNTESTED (PLAN TO TEST)||12.5||WILLIAM|
|76||ROYCE 23 CHANNEL CB RADIO (NO POWER CORD); UNTESTED; COSMETICALLY FAIR||NOT SOLD|
|77||BENCHER HF LOW PASS FILTER; UNTESTED||3.5||CLARK|
|78||YAESU VX-5VR HT WITH PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE; NO CHARGER, MANUAL OR BATTERY; TESTED WITH AN EXISTING BATTERY; CONDITION FAIR||61||TERRY|
|DONATION # 4|
|80||50 FOOT CRANK UP / TILT OVER TOWER: TAKEN OUT OF AUCTION FOR NOW||NOT SOLD|
|81||ANTENNA(S); TAKEN OUT OF AUCTION FOR NOW||NOT SOLD|
|ACARTS SURPLUS EQUIPMENT||WINNING BID||WINNER|
|90||2 METER RINGO RANGER||NOT SOLD|
|91||30 FOOT PUSH UP MAST||52.5||CRAIG|
|93||CDE ROTOR WITH CONTROLLER||33||WILLIAM|
|94||FOUR ELEMENT CUSHCRAFT YAGI FOR 222 BAND||30||STEVE|
|97||LITTLE L-PER DIRECTION FINDER||7.5||AL|
|99||222 FM IC38A TRANSCEIVER: NEW IN BOX||55||TERRY|
|100||222 FM IC38A TRANSCEIVER: NEW IN BOX||55||TJ|
|101||222 FM IC38A TRANSCEIVER: NEW IN BOX||55||STEVE|
The June 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.”
Photos from the 2018 Dayton Hamvention are now available in the photo gallery of this website.