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Welcome to the home page of A.C.A.R.T.S., the
llen County Amateur Radio Technical Society


Nov. 19-20

Few changes from 2021

The 2024 Fort Wayne Hamfest will be

Nov. 16-17




ACARTS Monthly Meeting

Next meeting
December 19 --6:00 pm
Dinner meeting at Liberty Diner
2929 Goshen Road






The August 2022 program was Carlos KD9OLN talking about his unique mobile operations--parachute mobile. Video of the program can be seen at: 


The May 2022 Meeting was a Q &A with YouTuber Kevin KB9RLW via Skype. A chance to hear how life is as a RV’er, operating Ham radio, and content creator. Video of this is available at: May Meeting














As an active ham club, we are deeply involved in many aspects of amateur radio:

-  Active in SKYWARN, helping to spot tornados and severe weather.

Visit the Allen County SKYWARN Page.
Additional Allen County
Skywarn info from the net manager.

Providing communications for emergency situations & charity events

  • -  Maintaining digipeaters for digital packet and APRS modes
  • -  Providing the ham community with 3 VHF/UHF voice repeaters
    -  Promoting the art of communicating, both locally and worldwide
    -  Actively supporting the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (A.R.E.S.)
    here for more info on A.R.E.S.



Please select one of the topics on the left of the page to learn more about that aspect of our organization.


If you have any questions or comments about this web site, please direct them to Howard Pletcher, N9ADS, at n9ads(at)

Special thanks to N0WNT and KG0ZZ for some of the clip art used on this site.