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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.

Chicago Marathon

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.

Event Calendar
October 6 Membership Meeting 7:30pm Wheaton First
Presbyterian Church
October 8 Chicago Marathon TBD Chicago
November 3 Club Auction 7:30pm Wheaton First
Presbyterian Church
December ??? Christmas Party 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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