E.A.R.S.

1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714

(812) 479-5741

"Because a frequency..

..is a terrible thing to waste"


An ARRL Special Service Club KB9KBT Member Indiana Repeater Council

December, 1996 Newsletter

THE NEXT E.A.R.S. EATING MEETING will be held on Thursday, December 5. We will have our annual Christmas dinner at Wolf's BBQ on First Avenue in Evansville at 6:30 p.m. Central. The menu includes all-you-can-eat BBQ chicken, ribs, potato salad, etc. The cost for the meal, including tax and gratuity, is $13.13 per person. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IF YOU WILL BE EATING AT THIS MEETING. Make your reservation with Neil at 812-479-5741 or by e-mail at [email protected] aol.com or on the net by Monday, December 2. EARS will pick up the rental of the banquet room. The next meeting will be at Old Country Buffet on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.

A BIG THANK YOU to all those who helped make this year's hamfest another success! It would be impossible to run a hamfest without your help. Again, whatever you did to help, thank you!!!

REPEATER NEWS!!! More repairs.... The 146.925 transmitter at Paxton is at near 5 watts. Apparently the amplifier fan quit and overheated. Repairs are being made. Repairs for the 145.15 exciter and amplifier are planned for Thanksgiving weekend as well. EARS was donated several high power, solid state UHF repeaters recently. One of these will be placed on 443.925 at a future time, which will bring the power back up to full, and a new controller is being planned as well. 145.11 has been off the air for repairs. Thankfully these are under warranty. The Seymour receive site has been turned off on 145.25 due to interference, but should be back on as you receive this newsletter. 147.18 in Mt. Vernon, IL is well under way. Thanks to Pete WB9DRB for his assistance on this project (again!) Remember to use 107.2 tone encode on the EARS



repeaters. ALL EARS REPEATERS ARE STILL OPEN FOR USE BY ALL AMATEURS WHO FOLLOW PROPER RULES AND OPERATING PROCEDURES.

VISIT THE E.A.R.S. WORLD WIDE WEB PAGE! http://members.aol.com/earsham/

You can write to us on the Internet as well! Our e-mail address: [email protected]

UPCOMING HAMFESTS:

Evansville, IN November 30, 1996 Vanderburgh Co. Fairgrounds 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Central time. Admission $5. Wall tables - $10, Flea Market tables - $7. Talk in on 145.15.

VE TESTING INFORMATION:

EARS does not sponsor VE testing, but does advertise area testing dates and times. If you know of a test not listed, please write, call, or e-mail it to Neil ASAP!!!

Paris, IL - Community Hospital - Call John

Welch at (217) 466-4315.

Danville, IL - Sunday at 1pm Central at the

VCARA Club House on Dec. 8. Call John

Welch for more information. For directions -

(217) 442-3916.

Terre Haute, IN - Sunday at 1pm EST at the

Terre Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on

Dec. 1. Call Fred K9EBK at (812)

466-2122

Indianapolis, IN - Dec. 18 at IPL,

37th and Arlington, at 6:30 p.m. BY

APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call Tom N9LFU at

317-326-3168. Thomson ARC/ARRL-VEC





Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.

E.A.R.S.

1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714-3154



























VE TESTING, continued...

Franklin, IN - Walk-ins only. For more

information, call 317-974-1488. MidState

ARC (3rd Sat. March thru November)

THANK YOU!! to those who have donated to EARS recently. These include: Larry Worlow KB9KKD, David Monroe N9IQD, Richard Schaefer N9NCG, and Leonard Kienzynski KB9LLQ. Your help is greatly needed to help maintain the repeaters.

Troy N9ZEK, from CTS Communications, wrote us, and notes that his business has moved to just east of Buy-Low in Oakland City on SR 64. Also, he will be carrying Kenwood products, and also antennas for nearly every band. You can call Troy at (812) 749-3187.

Listen for the new EARS vanity callsign,


coming soon!



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The E.A.R.S. newsletter is a monthly production of Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc., a non-profit, charitable, tax-exempt organization. Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, editor. Send donations, articles, comments or information to E.A.R.S. at the address above or call (812) 479-5741. Articles for the newsletter and/or E-mail can be sent to [email protected] Information contained may be reproduced in any form, provided that credit is given to the EARS Newsletter.

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