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 Member Indiana Repeater Council

February, 1995 Newsletter


THE NEXT E.A.R.S. "EATING MEETING" will be at Noble Roman's, Washington and Boeke in Evansville, on Friday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. A complete report on the repeater network will be given. If you are interested in having Field Day this year, please attend this meeting! Come join us and see all your ham friends and enjoy a meal out together. As an incentive to boost our meeting attendance, we will have various prizes and programs at future meetings. If you have a prize to donate or a short program to present, contact Neil about scheduling. DON'T MISS IT!!

THE E.A.R.S. WIDE AREA NET AND NEWSLINE has been an instant success! Monday evenings at 9:00 p.m. Central time until 10:00 p.m. on the E.A.R.S. Wide Area Repeater Network is when our weekly net meets. Check ins are taken first, then we present Newsline, a 10 minute Amateur news bulletin service via satellite. After Newsline, we take comments, announcements, swap shop items, and occasionally a roundtable discussion of a topic featured on Newsline. Join in the group Monday nights at 9 p.m. Central!!!! Check ins in the last four weeks have included: in Indiana, Terre Haute, Vincennes, Sullivan, Farmersburg, Evansville, Newburgh, Darmstadt, Linton, Mt. Vernon, Chrisney, Richland, Poseyville,

Owensville, Indianapolis, Dugger, Fairbanks, and Lafayette; in Illinois, Urbana, Marshall, Olney, Calhoun, and Mt. Carmel; in Kentucky, Owensboro, Henderson, Dawson Springs, and Beachmont; in Tenessee, Nashville and Clarksville; in Ohio,



Chilacoffee; and in Alabama, Decatur.

UPCOMING HAMFESTS:

Cincinnati, OH February 25-26

Cinti Gardens 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Great Lakes ARRL Convention)

Martinsville, IN March 12

Indiana St. Fair (Indy) 8:00 a.m.

(Indiana Hamfest)

Dayton, OH April 28-29-30

Hara Arena & Expo Center

(Dayton Hamvention)

Indianapolis, IN September 2

Indy Armory (Holt Rd. & I-70)

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. T/I 145.250-

(Hoosier Hamfest) - by E.A.R.S.!

Evansville, IN November 25

Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Fairgrounds

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. T/I 145.150-

Sponsored by E.A.R.S.!

Listen for EARS members on 145.15 or 145.25 simplex at hamfests!!

BUY KENWOOD, SUPPORT E.A.R.S.! Kenwood is giving "club points" when members take advantage of the Winter Ca$hback program. If you buy a Kenwood between now and March 20, fill out the green rebate form and YOU get cash back! Then, give Neil your model and serial number, and E.A.R.S. gets club points good for free equipment! Qualifying purchases are: any new TS-950SDX, TS-850S or AT, TS-450S or AT, TS-50S, TS-60S, TM255A/455A, TM-742A, TM-733A, TM-241A, TM-251A, TH-22AT, or TH-28A. Kenwood is also now sending E.A.R.S. information about additional features not described in some owner's manuals. If you have a TH-22A, TH-79A, TM-733A, or TM-251A series radio, contact Neil to review or copy these info sheets.

Jim Jakubin NC9L, a member of E.A.R.S. in Valparaiso, IN sends news of the following items for sale: Icom IC-2KL 500 watt solid state amplifier, $1000; Icom AT-500 500 watt automatic antenna tuner, $300; Icom 735 HF rig with AH-2 automatic antenna tuner, w/ 500 Hz CW filter, $1000. For more info, contact Jim at (219) 477-6871 or via Internet at [email protected] (Jim has a very impressive 224.74 repeater in Valpo with all the bells and whistles. If you are on 220 in this part of the state, be sure to use this fine system!)

THE "POSSUM NET" is growing! This net meets daily at midnight (Central) on 146.580 simplex. Many hams have rediscovered the fun of experimenting with simplex operation. Kudos to N9QJV, KE4OXZ, and N9TAC who have taken on this project.

RECENTLY AN ERROR was found in the processing of E-mail to the editor. Case-sensitive type has caused some mail to be lost. Please note the correction for the e-mail address: [email protected] Please note the capital letters must be used for the first and last name. Sorry about the inconvience.

DON'T FORGET THE E.A.R.S. Wide Area Net and Newsline, Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. Central on the E.A.R.S. Repeater Network!



E.A.R.S.

1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714













THE E.A.R.S. NEWSLETTER is a monthly production of Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc., a non-profit, charitable organization. Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, editor. Send donations, articles, comments or information to E.A.R.S. at the address at the address below or call (812) 479-5741. E-mail can be sent via Internet to [email protected] evsc.com, or via Prodigy at CAEK86A. For the braille edition, contact Tom KE9ZV.