The 145.31 & 444.475 repeaters are in full operation. The .39 machine will be getting some work done on it shortly. The 220 repeater is off the air indefinitely.
The Chicago Marathon took place October 8th. Thanks to John Cheney, Timothy Wheeler, Mark Decker, Steve Jirsa and Ken Kwasniewski for making this a worthy, successful event. Check out the club's Facebook page for photos .
November Monthly Meeting
November's Monthly Meeting will take place November 3rd at 7:30pm.
After a brief business meeting, we will hold our Annual Auction. So dig those boat anchors up and bring them down to the meeting. Remember that one man's junk is another man's treasure! You must use this item
tag sheet (PDF) to identify your items for the auction. Please have your
tagged items at the auction table no later than 7:15pm so that we can organize
everything and still have time for a brief business meeting.
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.