1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
"Because a frequency..
..is a terrible thing to waste"
July, 1996 Newsletter
THE NEXT E.A.R.S. EATING MEETING will be held on Friday, July 5 at 6:30 PM Central at Old Country Buffet, Morgan Ave. and Green River Road in Evansville, IN.
THERE WILL BE A VE TEST SESSION at
Red Bank Library (Red Bank Rd. & Lloyd Expwy.) on Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Bring 2 forms of ID, one with a picture; calculator; writing utensils; and a copy AND original of any license or CSCE held. Call Neil for more information. Walk-ins only.
THREAT TO AMATEUR VHF/UHF BANDS...
Perhaps you have already heard that a new
proposed low Earth orbit satellite service (LEO)
has applied to the FCC to obtain some spectrum
under 1 GHz. Included in the list of bands to be
studied includes the amateur 2m and 440
bands. There have been many rumors
circulating, but at the moment it appears that
these bands are simply "under study". The
industry seems to think that the spectrum could
be shared with hams, pending the results of the
study. But just to be on the safe side, it's still a
good idea to file comments with the FCC on this
matter, which would be brought up at the World
Radio Conference (WRC) in 1997. All
comments must be made a part of the public
record. The FCC is asking that comments to
submitted to Office of the Secretary, Federal
Communications Commission, Washington, DC
20554, or by electronic mail at [email protected]
The FCC is no longer accepting e-mail about
this matter at its NORMAL address. Any
comments made by e-mail should be sent to
[email protected] and not to any other address.
Comments should reference the Advisory
Committee public record file "Reference No.
ISP-96-005". Filing comments directly to the
Chair of the WRC-97
Committee, Informal Working Groups,
individual FCC staff members, and private
sector participants should NOT be made, in
order to maintain effeciency. For more
information, contact Cecily C. Holiday, Federal
Officer of the WRC-97 Advisory Comm., or
Damon C. Ladson, the alternate officer, at (202)
418-0749, or consult the Internet home page at
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Indianapolis, IN July 13-14 Marion Co.
Evansville, IN November 30, 1996
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!!!
Evansville, IN - Red Bank Library on Thursday,
July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Call 479-5741 for
info. Sponsored by HHS ARC. (W5YI-VEC)
Paris, IL - Sundays at 1pm Central at the
Community Hospital on July 14, Sept. 8, and
Nov. 3. Call John Welch at (217) 466-4315.
Danville, IL - Sundays at 1pm Central at the
VCARA Club House on Aug. 25, Oct.
6, and Dec. 8. Call John Welch for more
information. For directions - (217) 442-3916.
Terre Haute, IN - Sundays at 1pm EST at the
Terre Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on
Aug. 4, Oct. 6, and Dec. 1.
Call Fred K9EBK at (812) 466-2122
WANTED TO BUY.... Kenwood TR-7400A in
good condition. Call Margie WD9HEE at (812)
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE INDIANA
REPEATER COUNCIL is at the Indianapolis
hamfest at 1 pm on Saturday, July 13. The
problems from within the council have increased
in recent days. This meeting will be very
important for the future of repeater coordination
in Indiana, as well as the current operation of
many repeaters in Indiana. A new proposed set
of by-laws are being considered that are
completely different from those that have been
in place in the past. The election of officers for
the next 3 years will also occur. All are invited
Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.
1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714-3154
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