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  Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society

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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 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, Dan Dahms, N9WNH, at 260-503-4163 or via email at pres (at)

You can also check out who is on the ACARTS board, and learn how to contact them. 

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 with emergency power back up - SKYWARN primary machine
       147.255 (+) wide coverage
       443.800 (+) general use with emergency power back up
       144.390 (s) APRS wide Node  
       145.530 (s) W9INX-1 Digipeater & Node
Community service
- ACARTS members are available to provide communications for local charity events, or 
  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 problems.

Interested in joining ?

You can drop by our monthly general meeting (see what this month's meeting is all about), which is normally on the third Tuesday of the month at the Red Cross Center, 1212 E California Road, Fort Wayne.  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).