1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
"Because a frequency..
..is a terrible thing to waste"
An ARRL Special Service Club W9EAR Member Indiana Repeater Council
June, 1997 Newsletter
THE NEXT E.A.R.S. EATING MEETING will
be held be at Sirloin Stockade, on
Bellemeade near Green River Rd. on Friday,
June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
REPEATER NEWS... Repairs continue...
The new Link controller with DVR has
arrived for the 443.925, as well as the new
repeater. 146.925's main transmitter in
Paxton was repeaired, and three weeks later
the tube shorted, so we're back at low power
again. Progress has been made on the
"missing" 145.11. The link from 443.925 to
145.25 is not working due to low power at
Vincennes, and a malfunctioning PL
encoder. 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.
WE HAD A GREAT TURNOUT last month
at Sirloin Stockade for the eating meeting.
We hope to see you all there again this
month!! (Sorry the May newsletter didn't get
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Indianapolis, IN Sat & Sun July 12-13 Marion Co. Fairgrounds. Talk in 146.76-. http://www.indyhamfest.com Web Site
Rockford, IL July 26, 1997 Winnebago
Co. Fairgrounds, Pecatonica IL Talk in
146.61, 114.8 CTCSS
Peotone, IL Sun. Aug. 3 Old-Fashioned Hamfest Will Co. Fairgrounds. Talk in on 146.64- (107.2) or 146.94- First to contact Neil wins 1 free ticket!
Jackson, MI Sun. Aug. 10 Jackson Community College. Talk in 146.88-. First to contact Neil regarding this hamfest gets 2 free tickets!
Louisville, KY Sat & Sun Sept. 6-7 Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. Talk in 146.88-. Email:
Evansville, IN November 29, 1997 Vanderburgh Co. Fairgrounds 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Central time. Admission $5. Wall tables -
$10, Flea Market tables - $7. Talk in on
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 - Tue May 27 at Harrison H.S.
Evansville, IN - Saturdays at 9 a.m. Central
on: Jun 21, Jul 26, Aug 30, Sep 27, Nov 8,
and Dec 20. at the Red Cross Bldg., Diamond
and Heidelbach, by Tri-State ARS.
$6.25/ARRL-VEC. Contact Terry AA9MM.
Paris, IL - Sundays at 1pm at the Community Hospital on July 6, Sept. 7, and Nov. 2 - Call John Welch at (217) 466-4315 or
email [email protected]
Terre Haute, IN - Sundays at 1pm at the
Terre Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on
June 1, Aug 3, and Oct. 5. Call Fred K9EBK
at (812) 466-2122.
Indianapolis, IN - IPL, 37th and Arlington, at
6:30 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call
Tom N9LFU at 317-326-3168. Thomson
Franklin, IN - Walk-ins only. For more
information, call 317-974-1488. MidState
ARC (3rd Sat. March thru November)
THANKS TO ALL THOSE who have
graciously donated to EARS recently. They
include: Tony Roark AA9MM and Richard
Owens K9OFG. Your support keeps EARS
EARS Financial Report - 1996
Total assets: Jan 1, 1996 $2171.11
Repeater Expenses (rents, phone lines, insurance, equipment) - Vincennes & Evansville -1028.74
Repeater Expenses - (insurance included above) Indianapolis -1300.00
Total Expenses: -5537.24
Total Income: +3814.03
Gross Loss: $1723.21
Personal Donations/KA9PCT -1000.00
Net Loss: $723.21
On Hand 5/26/97: $464.91
THE EMA OFFICE of Evansville-Vanderburgh Co. recently sent out a notice
that Norm King, W9AU (ex-AA9CG) has been
named RACES officer. A state RACES
newsletter was enclosed. If you are not
registered with RACES, and are interested in
assisting with communications during
emergencies, contact the EMA office at 435-6020. They also need volunteers to check
warning sirens on Fridays during the
summer. If interested, call Jane at the EMA
office. If you have moved and not updated
your information, please call with that
information as well.
As many of you are aware by now, I will be
marrying Amy Dimsdale next month (No, she
hasn't taken her test yet, but she is
studying!). I would like to invite everyone to
the wedding at Calvary Baptist Church in
Winter Haven, FL on June 14 at 7 pm ET. If
you can't make it to Florida, a reception will
be held at Wheatland Christian Church,
Wheatland, IN on Saturday, June 28 at 2 pm.
If you need directions, let me know!
Because of the wedding, there will be a
delay in the July newsletter.
BY RECOMMENDATION, I am working on
posting donation information on our web
site. Due to postal regulations, we deleted
the information from the bottom of the
mailing label. This month we are placing the
last recorded donation you have made on
the TOP of the mailing label. I'm also
looking for a converter for WordPerfect 6 for
DOS documents to HTML so newsletters can
be read directly online. I found one on the
web, but the site always seems to be
missing. If anyone has this converter,
please send a copy. Thanks!
THE NEXT MEETING of the Indiana
Repeater Council, the coordinator for
Indiana repeaters, will be held on Saturday
July 12 at 1 pm in the forum building. As
always, your input is requested.
A CROSS-COUNTRY BICYCLE TOUR will
be going through Indianapolis July 22 and
23 from Valparaiso, thru Indianapolis, and
Richmond. The 145.25 repeater will be used
for making contact with the tour
coordinators during emergencies only.
Please make way for emergency
communications especially during these
dates. Ollie AA9MG will be assisting.
THE HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL ARC club
station, WA9HHS, is progressing. Bill
WD9AOR of Petersburg donated an FT-301R,
and I was able to obtain a grant from PBA
funds for an HF antenna, tuner, and 10 study
guides. We have a few students and a few
faculty in the program. For more
information, see our web site on the
Harrison H.S. Home Page, which can be
accessed thru: www.evsc.k12.in.us, the
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