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

September, 1995 Newsletter

THE NEXT E.A.R.S. "EATING MEETING" will be at Noble Romans, Washington and Boeke in Evansville, on Friday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m. Yes, those long awaited hamfest flyers will be waiting on those of you who have volunteered. Some plans for the Evansville hamfest will be discussed, as well as future meeting ideas. Come join us!!

THANKS TO JEFF LYONS KB9GMH for the excellent tour of WFIE-TV Channel 14. We had a record turnout for this very interesting tour.

REPEATER SYSTEM UPDATE:

145.110 - Still under lightning repair

145.150 - On July 23, the 515 suffered a lightning hit thru both the electric line and the phone line. Thanks to Eric N9KDB for conducting the first evaluation. The voter, autopatch board, phone line, and amplifier suffered damage. All the receivers and the main part of the controller luckily were not affected. Due to my recent hospital stay, I was not able to look at the system. Marty KA9PCT was in town on August 1 and was able to bypass the voter and disconnect the exciter from the amplifier so that we could be back on the air. The output power is 2 watts. Since then, Ed WB9RWB checked out the phone line problem and on August 13 I was able to reconnect the phone to the repeater for the autopatch. As of press time, everything has been restored except the amplifier and the voter. CODES - Note that the time command will be 45*. The old Indy link codes HAVE BEEN RESTORED as we have investigated the problem. If we have more unidentified touch tones, these will be changed once again and will not be made public.

145.25 - No changes

146.925 -The 925 seems to be working well. Eric and I made some squelch adjustments to the 2 meter receiver at Vincennes on August 7. This seems to have helped the receive problem. We still need to put the new antenna up on the transmitter at Paxton. Thanks to Steve NO9N for making the brackets for this project.

443.925 - An overdeviated PL tone was causing

some widening of the transmit signel. This was

adjusted on August 12 and seems to have helped the problem and helped the audio to Indy.

IF YOU HAVEN'T MADE YOUR NOMINATION for the EARS awards, please do so! Nominations are now being accepted for three EARS awards to be given at the Evansville Hamfest in November! Send them to: EARS Award Committee, 1506 S. Parker Dr., Evansville, IN 47714-3154. Nominations will be taken thru November 1. All nominated persons must: 1) be a currently licensed Amateur and 2) have contributed to Amateur radio in the midwest. The three awards:

1) Advancement of Repeaters/FM/Networks

2) Technical Excellence Award


3) Repeater Courtesy/Operating Practice Award

Write to us on the Internet! Our e-mail


address: [email protected]

UPCOMING HAMFESTS:

E.A.R.S. Hoosier Hamfest, Indianapolis, IN Sat. September 2 Indy Armory (Holt Rd. & Minnesota off I-70 at Holt Rd. Exit) 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission $5/Tables $15/Free outdoor flea market with paid admission Talk in on EARS Network

Shawnee (Harrisburg, IL) Sunday September 10 - 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission $4. VE Exams at 9 a.m., Southeastern Illinois College

Grand Rapids, MI SuperSwap Sat., Sept. 16 Unity Christian H.S. in Hudsonville, MI Admission $4 Talk in on 147.26+ Doors open 8 a.m.

Bedford, IN Oct 8 Lawrence Co. Fgdns.

Louisville, KY Oct. 14-15 KY Fair & Expo Center

Evansville, IN November 25 Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Fairgrounds 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission $5 Tables $10 Free Outdoor Flea Market with Paid Admission

Listen on 145.15 (107.2 PL) at hamfests!!



VE TESTING INFORMATION:

Paris, IL - Sunday Sept. 3 - 1 p.m. Paris Community

Hospital - for info call John 217-466-4315

Harrisburg, IL - Sun. Sept. 10 (see hamfests)

Vincennes, IN - Saturday Sept. 17 Vincennes

University Technology Bldg. 9 a.m. call Phil KQ9O

at 812-886-9765 for info

Terre Haute, IN - Sunday Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. Terre

Haute Red Cross - Hwy. 41 North call Fred K9EBK

812-466-2122 for info

DREX STUART, N9CIA/HH5SX, will be returning to Haiti soon. He is looking for several 40-80 watt solar panels, batteries, and DC to AC power inverters. If you know of some at a low cost, please contact him or Neil ASAP!!!

MORE NEWS FROM THE KENWOOD NEWSLETTER! Kenwood has announced that technical support, service bulletins, and other items are available electronically. Kenwood's BBS (N,8,1) Number is: 310-761-8284. Top speed is 14.4 kbps. Kenwood also now has a web site on the internet. The address is: http://www.accessnv.com/kenwood /amateur.html. Also, I have a catalog of Kenwood apparrel and other assorted items if anyone (besides myself) is interested.

ADVANCED COMPUTER CONTROLS, the manufacturer of two controllers used on E.A.R.S. repeaters and the Digital Voice Recorder, has left the amateur business. A recent call by Tony AA9OR and Neil resulted in a recording stating that ACC is no longer selling controllers. Some parts will be available thru another company. The much desired


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E.A.R.S.

1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714-3154



















Version 6 software project has been scrapped as a result of this closing. All correspondance to ACC should be sent thru Internet at [email protected] compuserve.com. Registered owners are to receive information regarding parts via snail mail as soon as the details are worked out.

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