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Public Service Volunteers Needed

We have two public service events coming up. The first is Special Olympics on May 1, 7AM - 4PM at North Central College. The second is The Dyslexia Walk on May 14 from 7:30 - 12:30 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Bloomingdale.

Unfortunately, the list of those who have volunteered has gone missing. As of now we have insufficient volunteers to effectively manage communication for the Special Olympics. If you are able to assist with either event, please contact Steve Peterson. Provide your name, callsign, e-mail and cell phone number to the following contact:

Steve Peterson, N9OA
Public Service/Emergency Committee Chair
Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs, Inc., W9CCU
+1 630 858-2750
ars.n9oa@gmail.com or n9oa@w9ccu.org

Basic Storm Spotter Class

One of our own, Rich Jirsa, will be presenting a two hour Basic Storm Spotter class. This event will be held Saturday, May 7 from 8 AM to 10 AM at the Addison Fire Protection District Headquarters, 10 S Addison Rd in Addison.

You can register for this class by visiting http://goo.gl/forms/sN7gp1EICP.

Event Calendar
Date Event Time Location
May 1 Special Olympics 7 AM - 4 PM North Central College
May 6 Membership meeting 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church
May 7 Basic Storm Spotting 8:00 AM Addison Fire Prot Dist HQ
May 14 Dyslexia Walk 7:30-12:30 Scottish Rite Temple
Jun 12 Tour de Cure - -
Jun 4 Membership meeting 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church
June 25-26 ARRL Field Day All day Nike Park
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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