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ARRL Field Day Is THIS Weekend!

WCRA are participating in the ARRL Field Day coming up 25-26 June. We will be operating out of Nike Park, 200 South Rohlwing Road in Addison. Anyone is invited, member or not, to come out and have some fun!

New this year: flush toilets!

We're setting up at 08:00 AM Saturday morning and beginning the knockdown at noon on Sunday, hoping to conclude early Sunday afternoon. If everyone helps we can be out in time to eat a late lunch.

NOAA says the weather is expected to be in mid 90's with possible thunderstorms. Mark Spoo, N9VDQ, will be our site safety officer. Man of many hats Timothy Wheeler, KC9YFI, will be assisting. These members are reminding us to bring fluids to stay hydrated. The club will have water and Gatorade available. Have a refillable water bottle on hand. We will be keeping an eye on the sky and will shut down operations if weather conditions demand.

Event Calendar
Date Event Time Location
June 25-26 ARRL Field Day All day Nike Park
Jul 8
(date change)
Membership meeting 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church
Saturday Night Fox Hunting

Fox Hunting is a just-for-fun activity in which the "hunters" use radio direction finding (RDF) techniques to locate a transmitter within a fixed geographical boundary.

Hunters gather about a half hour before the hunt. Everyone is invited to participate or ride along (call in advance). All hunts start at 8PM.

Recurring Monthly Schedule

Saturday Start Location Frequency
1st KMart Parking lot, Elmhurst, Rt 93 north of St Charles Rd CFAR input 147.750MHz
2nd Downers Grove Golf Club parking lot, off Belmont Rd south of Odgen Av Simplex 146.565 MHz
3rd Centennial Park, Addison, Rohlwing Rd, 0.4 miles south of Lake St CFMC input 146.160 MHz
4th WoodDale Rd between Thorndale and Irving Pk Rd Simplex 146.34 MHz

For further info contact Mike WA9FTS or call (708) 457-0966.

At First Glance

Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs, Inc. was founded in 1948. We are a group of amateur radio operators who promote the advancement of the hobby and science of amateur radio through

WCRA is involved in all facets of Amateur Radio, supporting the healthy growth of the hobby through diversification and participation. If this sounds like a group you'd be interested in joining then come to one of our events and see what kind of folks we really are!

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs is to further the art of radio communications and electronics by mentoring anyone with like interests, participating in community events, preparedness in assisting in the event of a disaster where other communication modes can fail, while promoting social camaraderie among its members.

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