2017 Don Drake Award
The 2017 Don Drake Award recipient is Mike Wilson/N0MO. Congratulatins Mike!
There will be NO December meeting. Our next monthly meeting will be January 5, 2018 at 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton.
After a brief business meeting, the program will be regarding Hamfest 2018.
Speaking of the RAB
The 145.31 and 444.473 machines are operating correctly. Plans are in the works to replace the existing 39 antenna with a more efficient antenna.
The annual Christmas Party will be on December 3 at 3pm. The location will be Barones Restaurant, 475 Pennsylvania Ave, Glen Ellyn. The cost will be
$15/Adult, $6/Under 12. Payment must be received by November 15, 2017 (NO refunds). The menu will consist of pizza, salad, bread, fettuccini alfredo, chicken
parmigiana, soda, milk, coffee and tea. A dessert will also be served. We request that all adults bring a white elephant. Contact Ruth for details.
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
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
||KMart Parking lot, Elmhurst, Rt 93 north of St Charles Rd
||CFAR input 147.150MHz
||Downers Grove Golf Club parking lot, off Belmont Rd south of Odgen Av
||Simplex 146.565 MHz
||Centennial Park, Addison, Rohlwing Rd, 0.4 miles south of Lake St
||CFMC input 146.160 MHz
||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
- member participation in training and testing of new amateur operators;
- providing local communications infrastructure via repeaters;
- supporting local emergency services with secondary communications;
- and offering communications support for many local charitable and social
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.