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The 145.31 repeater is now in full operation. The .39 machine will be getting some work done on it shortly.

Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon will be taking place October 8th. Either John Cheney or Mike Wilson will have the particulars shortly for those that have volunteered.

DuPage County ARES

DuPage ARES will be utilizing our 440 repeater on a sporadic basis for their Emcomm Nets. Both nets start at 7pm and are usually the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. We welcome Dupage ARES and hope to forge a close relationship with them. Also, don't forget the Medinah Shriners Feznet every Wednesday evening at 7pm. Feel free to check in on both nets.

October Monthly Meeting

October's Monthly Meeting will take place October 6th at 7:30pm. The program will be announced shortly. All amateurs, members or not, are invited.

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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