WCRA Events
Current Event Calendar
August 20 Club Picnic 1:00pm Herrick Lake West Shelter
September 1 Membership Meeting 7:30pm Wheaton First
Presbyterian Church
October 6 Membership Meeting 7:30pm Wheaton First
Presbyterian Church
October 8 Chicago Marathon TBD Chicago

Regular Events

Regular WCRA events are listed here and on the last page of our club newsletter, the Hamletter (PDF), which is published four times per year.

Meetings

WCRA meets the first Friday of most months at the First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton at 7:30 PM. WCRA was founded in 1948 and continues to be involved in all facets of Amateur Radio, supporting the healthy growth of the hobby through diversification and participation.

Our members have always been our most important asset and we would like to see you join us for our next meeting. Our business meetings are followed by a break for conversation, coffee, soda pop, and snacks. This is followed by an amateur radio related program. Come to a meeting and share the enthusiasm!

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 K-Mart Parking lot, Elmhurst, Rt 83 north of St Charles Rd CFAR 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 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.

Special & Public Service Events

Public Service Events

The Bank of America's Chicago Marathon will take place October 8, 2017. WCRA runs communications for an one of the numerous Aid Stations. Contact Ken/N9HQ for information.

WCRA members participate in a number of activities throughout the year that are not regular, monthly events. Though these events will likely show up on the Hamletter's calendar, we use this space to publish information about special events in which our members are participating.

We will use this page to highlight our Public Service Activity, so check the schedule regularly for updates on such activities.