2017 Annual Business Meeting Election Results
Congratulations to Mike Bauer/W7GW (Vice President) and Carol Jongleux Schroeder/KB9FYL (Treasurer) on being elected and re-elected to the executive board. Congratulations also to Don Motz/N9NYX and George Henry/KA3HSW on your appointment and re-appointment to the RAB. A big thanks to outgoing Vice President Timothy T. Wheeler and Roberto Marcco Beltramelli/WA9E, RAB Chairman. Thanks for your hard work the past two years. Welcome Michael Wilson/N0MO to your appointment as the Public Service/Emergency Chair. Thanks to Steve Peterson/N9OA for your many years of service as the former chairman.
2017 Field Day
Field Day is rapidly approaching (June 24-25). A chairman is needed in order for the club to participate. Please contact a board member to volunteer for this
Hamfest 2017 is Done
A note from the Hamfest chair:
Thank you to everyone who assisted with the hamfest. It was a good fest. A
good time was had by all. I hope you can make it out next year!
2017 Hamfest Chairwoman
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.