Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society
General Information Page
What is the A.C.A.R.T.S.?
The Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society, or ACARTS, was formed in
1967 to serve the greater Allen County, Indiana area with an amateur radio
organization dedicated to the technical aspects of the hobby. The organization
was incorporated into a non-profit entity in 1971.
You can check out the clubs history
in detail if you like. Today, the ACARTS has
more than 100 members, and is an American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
affiliated Special Service Club.
If you would like to contact us, you can write to us at:
PO Box 10342
Fort Wayne, IN 46851
Or you can contact our club President, Dave Lindquist, W9LKH, at 260-485-6135 or
via email at w9lkh(at)comcast.net
can also check
out who is on the ACARTS board, and
learn how to contact
Services and Activities
- ACARTS operates the following repeater/simplex systems, which are open to
all licensed amateurs (click on the frequency
for detailed information on that system).
- » 146.880 (-) wide coverage -
general use & membership autopatch - battery backed up
- » 147.255 (+)
wide coverage - autopatch primary
- » 443.800 (+) general use
& membership autopatch -
battery backed up
- » 223.660 (s) BBS network NETROM node
- » 144.390 (s) APRS wide Node
» 145.530 (s) W9INX-1 Digipeater & Node
If you are an ACARTS member and don't have a
speed dial set up on the autopatches, just
send an email to our station manager.
- Test equipment available for membership use:
- - 750 MHz frequency counter
- - RF antenna analyzers (both the HF/VHF and UHF versions)
- Community service
- - ACARTS members are available to provide communications for local charity
- assisting law enforcement or medical agencies during emergencies.
- Amateur fellowship
- - ACARTS publishes a monthly newsletter on events of the club and the
local ham community,
- and offers assistance to local hams and interested
parties with their communications or
- electronics related questions or
- Supporting digital communications for the region
- - We operate a regional, wide coverage NETROM digipeater and
a local APRS node, providing vital
data links to all Packet BBS's in NE Indiana and NW
Interested in joining ?
You can drop by our monthly general meeting
(see what this months
meeting is all about), which is normally on the third
Tuesday of the month at the Salvation Army facility, at 2901 N. Clinton, in Fort Wayne.
How do I find Turnstone? Glad you
asked: just follow the map!
Finally, we have a membership
application (print from
screen version or PDF
version) available if you are interested in joining ACARTS. Dues
are only $12 per year.
If you are a member and have misplaced your membership
manual, it is
available for download here, in PDF format (75K in length).