1506 S. Parker Drive
Evansville, IN 47714
"Because a frequency is a terrible thing to waste"
August, 1994 Newsletter
The next EARS eating meeting will be
held at Noble Roman's at Washington and
Boeke in Evansville (Ross Center) on
Friday, August 5 in the meeting room at
6:30 p.m. All hams, potential hams, and
families thereof are invited to attend. We
may be expecting a guest from the Red
Cross to meet our group and give a short
discussion on disaster plans for this area.
We will also be making plans for the
hamfest in November. If you can possibly
attend, please do!
145.110 Nothing new to report. A replacement antenna is still in the plans.
145.150 The new receive site at 300 feet on Orchard Road (south end of Darmstadt) is on and working great! At first, we had some problems with receiver overload from the 145.15 transmitter, but some notch filters cleared up the problem right away. We then moved some equipment around since the new receiver made the old West and East side sites obsolete. Mobile signal reports are from: 11 miles north of Madisonville, KY; Wayne City, IL; Vincennes, IN; and 5 miles west of Corydon, IN. Handheld coverage (5 watts) reports are from Grayville, IL; Richland, IN; Owensboro, KY; and Princeton, IN. The link audio from Vincennes has been helped drastically thanks to one of these newly available receivers. Some minor audio details are still in the works, and the Petersburg receiver has been down temporarily due to these changes, but will be back shortly.
146.925 The new Farmersburg
receiver at 600 feet is now operating!
Mobile signals have been reported so far
from: Cloverdale, IN; Danville, IL; and
Vincennes, IN. More reports would be
appreciated. Many thanks to Mel N9IZG
for his hard work on this project, installing
the feed lines and link antenna at TV-2.
Testing will be held at the Red Bank library (Lloyd Expwy. & Red Bank Rd.) on Monday, August 1. NRE Commercial testing (marine operator permit, general radiotelephone, GMDSS, etc.) will be given at 6pm. You must pre-register by phone at (812) 424-1506. $35 per license testing fee, and $35 per license FCC filing fee (eff. July 18) (The BIG fees have been delayed for lifetime licenses!)
W5YI/VEC Ham testing will follow the
commercial exams, with registration
starting around 7:15 p.m. Walk-ins ONLY
for amateur exams.
The traveling EARS display promoting
the hamfest and wide area repeater system
has been busy lately! ARCOM (Amateur
Radio Club of Mt. Vernon, IL), Centrailia
Wireless Assn., and Pike County ARC
were all visited before press time. We will
visit RADIO (Mt. Carmel, IL) on July 21 at
7pm, Hadley's Cafe.
The Indiana Repeater Council held its
annual meeting at the Indianapolis hamfest
a few weeks ago. A committee was formed
to discuss closer spacing of repeater pairs
on the UHF bands. If you have some input
on this topic, please pass this information
along to Marty KA9PCT.
Your continued help in monitoring for
interference would be appreciated. Some
illegal retransmissions have been noticed
on many area repeaters, including the
EARS repeaters. If you hear the
interference, a signal report and/or beam
heading would be appreciated.
A recent call to W5YI/VEC has informed
us that the FCC is taking on average 16
weeks to process license paperwork. I
hope no one is in a hurry!
Amateur Callsigns (as of June 1)
4 AD4SJ KR4SZ KE4MHX
9 AA9KX KF9VT N9XAD KB9IYE
THE EARS NEWSLETTER is a monthly
production by Neil Rapp WB9VPG. All
correspondence to the editor should be
sent to 305 Sequoia Lane, Evansville, IN
47712, or call (812) 424-1506, or E-mail at
[email protected] For the braille
edition, contact Tom Bozikis KE9ZV.
1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
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