License exams in Fort Wayne Aug. 4

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The next scheduled Amateur Radio testing here in Allen County will be held on Saturday August 4th. The test location is at the Fort Wayne area Boy Scout Council office. The Boy Scout office address is 8315 West Jefferson Blvd here in Fort Wayne. Despite the West Jefferson address, the office is accessed by taking the access road across from the entrance to Lutheran Hospital. Take the access road to the very end and the Boy Scout office is the last building. We will be in the basement next to the Kitchen.
All classes of license testing will be given. No appointment necessary. We will take checkins from 9 to 11 AM. The cost for W5YI testing remains at $14 for 2018. You will need a photo ID and a second form of ID. If you are testing for a license upgrade you will also need to bring a photo copy of your current license to leave with the paperwork.
 The final test sessions in Allen County for 2018 will be on Saturday November 17th at the Fort Wayne Hamfest.

ACARTS PICNIC

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FROM ACARTS:

 

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 w9lkh@comcast.net 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.

73,

Dave, W9LKH

ACARTS President

July fox hides on old tow path

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foxhunt cartoonThe 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. 

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FWRC AUCTION RESULTS JUNE 2018

WRC AUCTION RESULTS FOR MAY – JUNE 2018

BY STEVE NARDIN, W9SAN

  AUCTION#1 WINNING BID WINNER
       
       
NUMBER ITEM    
       
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
48 OPTI-VISOR 3.5 CLARK
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
92   NOT SOLD  
93 CDE ROTOR WITH CONTROLLER 33 WILLIAM
94 FOUR ELEMENT CUSHCRAFT YAGI FOR 222 BAND 30  STEVE
95   NOT SOLD  
96   NOT SOLD  
97 LITTLE L-PER DIRECTION FINDER 7.5 AL
98   NOT SOLD  
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