1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
"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,
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
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]
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 -
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)
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.
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,
DON'T MISS THE EARS WIDE AREA
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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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