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Upcoming Technician Class Training and License Examination

WCRA is co-sponsoring a Technician Class training and testing series in February. This class runs four Saturdays, starting on 4 Feb and ending 25 Feb, with the test offered that day. More details are in this brochure (PDF).

Hamfest 2017 is Done

A note from the Hamfest chair:

Thank you to everyone who assisted with the hamfest. It was a good fest. A good time was had by all. I hope you can make it out next year!

Kelsey Schroeder/KA9KDC
2017 Hamfest Chairwoman
Event Calendar
3 Feb Membership meeting 19:30 Wheaton First
Presbyterian Church
4 Feb Technician Training
Session #1
09:00-13:00 Bolingbrook Fire Station #5
11 Feb Technician Training
Session #2
09:00-13:00 Bolingbrook Fire Station #5
18 Feb Technician Training
Session #3
09:00-13:00 Bolingbrook Fire Station #5
25 Feb Technician Training
Session #4 and Test
09:00-13:00 Bolingbrook Fire Station #5
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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