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:
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.
||ARRL Field Day
||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
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 147.750MHz
||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.