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Next Sunday's Net (April 30) is on the 444.475, UHF repeater

The next WCRA net is on the fifth Sunday of the month, so it moves to our UHF repeater on 444.475. Join us at 8:00 PM for a session of information exchange.

May Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton. After a brief business meeting, the program will be "Hacking the EOC". All are invited to attend and welcome our new Vice President and RAB Chairman.

Speaking of the RAB

Congratulations to Don Motz/N9NYX being selected as the new RAB Chairman. Thanks to Roberto/WA9E for serving in this capacity for the last two years.

Event Calendar
5 May Membership Meeting 19:30 Wheaton First
Presbyterian Church
2 June Membership Meeting 19:30 Wheaton First
Presbyterian Church
7 July Membership Meeting 19:30 Wheaton First
Presbyterian Church
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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