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

May, 1996 Newsletter

THE NEXT E.A.R.S. EATING MEETING will be held on Friday, May 10, at 6:30 PM Central at Old Country Buffet, Morgan Ave. and Green River Road in Evansville, IN. We have been planning a tour of WEHT-TV in Henderson. Due to some problems with staff shifts at the station, we are in the stages of confirming this tour for Tuesday, June 4. This tour would occur at 4:30 p.m. This is the latest time available. This should be an interesting tour if you can make the early time. We will get together afterwards at Old Country Buffet at 6:30 p.m. on that Tuesday. If you are going to be in the Dayton area, we will have an eating meeting at the Sharonville Skyline Chili Shop, Sharon Rd. off I-75, on the north edge of Cincinnati. The time will be 6:00 p.m. Dayton time.

Congradulations to Don Bender, N9TIQ, who won the power supply donated by Barry Tate KE4OXZ at last month's meeting. We had a nice crowd on hand. Thanks Barry for the donation.

THERE WILL BE A VE TEST SESSION at Harrison High School in Evansville, Lloyd Expressway and Fielding Road (across from east side Wal-Mart) on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m, in Room 213. Enter from the south parking lot and proceed upstairs. 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.

GOING TO THE HAMVENTION? Tune your radio to 145.150 simplex and use a 107.2 CTCSS tone. Several EARS members will be using the FARA network for a repeater, although please note it will be extremely busy. The frequency for this system is 145.19 in the



Ohio area, 145.23 in the Louisville area.

REPEATER STATUS... The brand new Kenwood repeater for 145.11 has been ordered and is on the way. Look for this one on the air soon. We MAY have a CTCSS tone access on this machine. If we do, the tone will be 107.2, and will be made public. The repeater is intended to be an open repeater to all amateurs for local use. Please spread the word that a CTCSS tone requirement does NOT mean that the repeater is closed! In fact, we are considering requiring CTCSS access for some of the outlying receivers on the wide area system. If you have any comments on this, please send them to Neil ASAP.

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 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 Jun. 9, Aug. 25, Oct.

6, and Dec. 8. Call John Welch for more

information. For directions, call Wm. Wright at

(217) 442-3916.

VE SESSIONS, cont'd

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

Terre Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on

June 2, Aug. 4, Oct. 6, and Dec. 1.

Call Fred K9EBK at (812) 466-2122

STOLEN RADIO...from OPARS newsletter

An Icom IC-2AT was stolen from KB9CUX's car on April 23 or 24. The number 3 on the keypad is worn off. An Alinco cigarette lighter adapter and Standard Mike were also taken. There was no rubber duck on the radio. Any information about this theft should be passed along to Neil or Margie.

INDIANA REPEATER COUNCIL NEWS... Some of you may have heard by now that there has been some controversy lately in the IRC. The council decided to incorporate at the November meeting in order to provice protection to the volunteers who serve in official capacity in the IRC, and in order to gain non-profit status. What has been controversial deals with what was done additionally at the time of incorporation. Instead of keeping the old by-laws and voting procedures, coordination procedures, etc., all of this was changed by the officers of the council without any knowledge, input, or notification of/to the membership of the IRC. Sweeping changes of such items are in the new by-laws of the newly formed TIRAC, the Indiana Repeater and Auxillary Council. The upcoming meeting in July will prove to be a very important event in repeater coordination in Indiana. We encourage your comments as EARS has been a long time member of the former IRC.







Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.

E.A.R.S.

1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714-3154
















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