1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
"Because a frequency..
..is a terrible thing to waste"
October, 1995 Newsletter
THE NEXT E.A.R.S. "EATING MEETING" will be
at Old Country Buffet at Morgan and Green River in
Evansville on Friday, October 13, 1995 at 6:30 p.m.
Come and help us plan the hamfest and meet all
your ham friends!
THANKS SO MUCH to those who helped address
the 3,000 hamfest flyers for the Evansville hamfest.
Those gracious volunteers included: Lisa KA9VLV,
Dean KF9DL, Dan KB9KCF and Debbie, and Barry
REPEATER SYSTEM UPDATE:
145.110 - A new Kenwood repeater is being ordered to replace the damaged system.
145.150 - The output power is still at 2 watts. We are still hoping to get the amplifier back up and running.
146.925 -We need to get a tower climber ready to raise the new transmit antenna at Paxton. We have all the needed materials and need to get this done. Eric is looking for a climber. If you know of one at a resonable cost, contact Eric or Neil ASAP.
443.925 - Some transmitter adjustments have been made recently. We are still looking into an adjacent frequency problem with the output. Intermod from a paging transmitter has been keying up the repeater from time to time. This same intermod is affecting other repeaters in the general area. We hope to find the source soon.
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
THE E.A.R.S. WORLD WIDE WEB PAGE is now
active! Get E.A.R.S. history, information, and the
latest repeater info by visiting us at
http://users.aol.com/earsham/earsham.html on the
internet! You can write to us on the Internet as well !
Our e-mail address: [email protected]
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS for the Evansville
Hamfest! We will need ticket sellers, security, talk-in,
and flea market control workers all day, and also
need a setup crew and cleanup crew. If you can
spare just 2 hours to help E.A.R.S., please contact
Neil to sign up for your choice of shifts.
Bedford, IN Oct 8 Lawrence Co. Fgdns.
Louisville, KY Oct. 14-15 KY Fair & Expo Center
I-65 & I-264 - Limited free tickets are available from Neil! 8am-5pm EDT Sat., 8am-3pm EDT Sun.
Admission $5 both days, $4 on Sunday only
Evansville, IN November 25 Vanderburgh Co. 4-H
Fairgrounds 8 a.m. - 2 p.m Central. Admission $5
Tables $10 Free Outdoor Flea Market with Paid
Listen on 145.15 (107.2 PL) at hamfests!!
VE TESTING INFORMATION:
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
Louisville, KY Hamfest - Sat. & Sun. Oct. 14-15;
registration from 8-9 am.m, testing from 9 am -
2pm.No pre-filled 610 forms will be accepted.
$5.90 cash (exact change) required.
Paris, IL - Sunday Nov. 5 at the Community Hospital
at 1pm. Call John at (217) 466-4315
Troy, N9ZEK, proudly announces the opening of CTS Communications' store on Hwy. 57, about 2 miles north of the Hwy. 57 and 64 junction in Oakland City. Products include scanners, coax,speakers, car stereos, conncectors, cordless phones, surge protectors, various ham gear, 11 meter equipment, and used ham gear on a consignment basis. Hours are: Mon-Thu 6 to 11pm;
E.A.R.S. WIDE AREA NET AND NEWSLINE....Every Monday at 8:30 Central on
This month there are two inserts to the newsletter.
The first is a copy of the repeater network map, in
case you missed them at the hamfests and/or eating
meetings. Some of the receive sites are still inactive,
we will announce in the newsletter as these come
back online. There has been some confusion about
all the links and receivers, so since we have some
room this month I thought I would outline the EARS
Network frequencies briefly. Second, there is an
Evansville Hamfest flyer. Please help us promote
this event coming up in November.
Frequencies that you can LISTEN to the EARS Network, at present: 145.150 Evansville
145.250 Indianapolis 146.925 Paxton (just north of 147.430 Seymour Vincennes)
442.750 Petersburg 443.925 Vincennes
Frequencies on which you can TRANSMIT into the EARS Network, at present: 144.550 Evansville
146.325 Vincennes, Farmersburg (Terre Haute)
144.650 Indianapolis, Greensburg, Seymour, and
Keep in mind that some areas may work better with odd splits. For example, on I-65 from Columbus south you should listen on 147.43 and transmit on
144.65, the normal input of the 145.25. In the
Evansville area, use 145.150-. In the Vincennes
area, use 146.925- or 443.925+. In the Terre Haute
area use 146.925-. East of T.H. on I-70 to
Cloverdale, use an odd split 145.25 recieve and
Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.
1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714-3154
146.325 transmit. In the Indianapolis area and north
or east of Indianapolis use 145.25-. The 147.135+
repeater near Louisville will be back on shortly, stay
tuned to the newsletter. The Evansville & Vincennes
repeaters are on a timer, linked from 6 pm - 6 am CT
Mon-Fri, and all day Saturdays, Sundays, and
Holidays. The link can be activated at other times
when desired, however.
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,
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at the address below or call (812) 479-5741. Articles
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