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

February/March, 1996 Newsletter

THE NEXT E.A.R.S. EATING MEETING will be held on Friday, March 8, at 6:30 PM Central at Old Country Buffet, Morgan Ave. and Green River Road in Evansville, IN. Don't miss this meeting! Those people who attended the Christmas party can pick up their free world maps, courtesy of Kenwood. Also, we will sell tickets for a "Power System" unit donated by Barry Tate KE4OXZ. It is our hope to increase meeting attendance by offering some incentives to be there! Tickets will be sold ONLY at the March and April meetings for $1 each. The prize will be drawn at the April meeting. Come see this neat device! It is a small power supply, complete with built-in work lamp, battery charger, and multiple voltage supply. It will power just about anything!!

MY APOLOGIES... No, the mail didn't lose your February newsletter, and you didn't miss the February Eating Meeting. I have been in the middle of many, many, many things to do and by the time I was able to get going on the newsletter, I realized it was almost March. Sorry!

THANKS TO ALL THOSE who have donated to EARS since January 1! They include: George Henry KB9LRY, Dave Anderson AA9JK, Herb Brocksmith KB9INQ, Ray Mott N9QEI, Bob Askren N9LJE, Don Bender N9TIQ, Dean Wathen KF9DL, Barry Tate KE4OXZ, Mel Cox N9IZG, Tom Donovan N9VYJ, Tony Roark AA9OR, Larry Rudolph KB9KVX, and Kiser Crase, N8TRU. Thanks to contributions to EARS, repairs are under way on the repeaters!

REPEATER STATUS... Some progress is being made, just not quite as fast as we'd like!

I went to the 5.15 site on Sat. Feb. 10 and



fixed the noise on the signal coming from Vincennes and the intermittent PL problem on the link. Due to temperature changes, the amplifier was at a lower power and did not respond well to adjustments. I had to take the amplifier off line at the time. On Tue. Feb. 20 I was able to re-tune the amplifier and put it back online. I also adjusted a squelch pot that was allowing the repeater to key up from some link channel interference, and plugged the phone line back in that I forgot to replace on the 10th. (Sorry!) So at this time the only thing missing on 5.15 is a voter, and thus we're still only running the main receive site and no remote receivers.

The 146.925 transmitter antenna at Paxton was scheduled to go up on Sat. Feb. 17, but then snow arrived on Thurs. and had to be postponed.

The parts are in for the 145.25 amplifier, but no progress has been made yet.

The insurance company has finally issued a settlement on 145.11! We hope to have the new system ordered very soon.

Barry is still working on getting 146.895 back on.

VISIT THE E.A.R.S. WORLD WIDE WEB PAGE! Get E.A.R.S. history, information, and the latest repeater info by visiting us at http://members.aol.com/earsham/earsham.html on the internet! You can write to us on the Internet as well ! Our Internet e-mail address:

[email protected]

UPCOMING HAMFESTS:

Dayton, OH Hamvention May 17-18-19, 1996

Evansville, IN November 30, 1996

VE TESTING INFORMATION:

Paris, IL - Sundays at 1pm Central at the

Community Hospital on Mar. 3, May 5,

July 14, Sept. 8, and Nov. 3. Call John Welch

at (217) 466-4315 for more information.

Danville, IL - Sundays at 1pm Central at the

VCARA Club House on Apr. 14,

Jun. 9, Aug. 25, Oct. 6, and Dec. 8. Call

John Welch for more information. For

directions, call Wm. Wright at (217) 442-3916

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

Terre Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on

the first Sunday of the EVEN numbered

months. Call Fred K9EBK at (812) 466-2122

EVANSVILLE, IN - Tues., March 5 at

HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL, Room 213,

7 p.m. Central. Enter the building from the

right entrance from the south parking lot,

proceed upstairs. For more info, call Neil

WB9VPG at 812-479-5741. Sponsored by

Harrison HS ARC

KENWOOD has announced a price reduction of the popular TM-251A full-featured 2m mobile. See your Kenwood dealer for details.

FROM DON N9TIQ... Barry Scanlan KA4NCX from Owensboro has installed a repeater at WEHT-TV in Henderson on


444.725+. The PL tone is 203.5.



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Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.

E.A.R.S.

1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714-3154

















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 at the address below or call (812) 479-5741. Articles for the newsletter and/or E-mail can be sent via America Online at [email protected] For the braille edition, contact Tom KE9ZV. Information contained may be reproduced in any form, provided that credit is given to the E.A.R.S. Newsletter.