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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: WCRA club members, I have been informed of a new opportunity for the club to help support the PANDAS Dash. It is a 5K held at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park on Sunday, September 25th. Tentative call time is 5:30-1300. This is only the second year for the run, so they are still going through growing pains, but have realized the need for communications. Let's grow with this event!! I'm looking for 8 or more to help with the water station, start/finish area, race organizers and a bicycle mobile to follow the race marshal. Please email me at hamradion0mo@gmail.com if you are interested.

The next membership meeting will be Friday, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016, 7:30 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton. A video of the International Space Station's amateur radio station will be featured. Popcorn and Junior Mints will be furnished! All amateurs, whether a club member or not, are invited to attend.

Event Calendar
Date Event Time Location
September 2 Membership Meeting 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church
September 25 PANDAS Dash TBA Willowbrook High School
October 9 Chicago Marathon TBA Chicago
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 147.750MHz
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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