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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
||First Presbyterian Church
||Willowbrook High School
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.