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June Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton. After a brief business meeting, the program will be regarding Field Day 2017.

Speaking of the RAB

Welcome Doug Totel/W9NJM to the RAB replacing Bill/KD9AUP. Thanks Bill for your years of excellent service.

Plans are in the works to replace the existing 39 antenna with a more efficient antenna.

Field Day

Field Day 2017 will take place June 24-25. In keeping with the spirit and intent of Field Day, the location will not be disclosed until Thursday, June 22. Contact Mark/N9VDQ, Tim/KC9YFI or Ken/N9HQ with any questions.

Event Calendar
June 2 Membership Meeting 7:30 Wheaton First
Presbyterian Church
June 24-25 Field Day 8:00am TBA
July 7 Membership Meeting 7:30 Wheaton First
Presbyterian Church
August ??? Club Picnic TBD TBD
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 147.150MHz
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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