The Indianapolis Radio Club February 26, 2018

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The Indianapolis Radio Club is a general interest ham radio group that was founded in 1914 and has met continuously since. Major activities the club supports are a bus to the Dayton Hamvention (May 20, 2017), Field Day (Jun 24-25, 2017), HillTop contest (Sep 16, 2017), the IRC 2m Four Grid Award (see the "Operating" section) and our annual Christmas Party (Dec 8, 2017).

"Our meetings are held at Ivy Tech Community College 2535 N. Capitol Ave. near downtown Indianapolis in the 4th floor ballroom in the NMC building ( at 7:30 PM on the second (2nd) Friday of each month except for July and August. Preceding the meeting, there is an informal social session that starts at 7:00 PM, where members and visitors can chat and exchange information over refreshments."

The Ivy Tech radio club meetings are held concurrently with the Indianapolis Radio Club meetings.

The Indianapolis Radio Club Station W9JP is co-located with the IVY Tech ARC Club Station W9IVY at the IVY Tech Community College Meridian Street Campus. The IVY Tech ARC, W9IVY is the host and the combination of equipment from both clubs gives a nice station with capabilities from HF thru 1.2GHz including satellite. IRC members act as mentors for the IVY Tech ARC members and both clubs help maintain the station. The station is located on the second floor of the Tech Center Building room T226A and is available for use from 9AM to 9PM weekdays and Saturdays.  Tuesday from 3PM to 6PM is an IRC activity day for those interested in getting together at the club station. Talk in is on the 146.07/67 repeater. We would like to go over the operation of the station , logging onto the computers and the door codes to get into the station before you operate the station. You can park in the IVY Tech parking lots without a permit. Enter the Tech building by the side door on the back on the south corner. Contact Jim Rinehart, K9RU for information: See Pictures selection above for a view of the W9JP operating position. We can also use help working on the stations and the antennas.

Indianapolis Radio Club Meetings and Events

April 13, 2018 Wayne AC9HP "Alternative Low Power Radios" See the rs918, CS108G, x5105 and other new qrp or software radios.

The next SATERN general meeting will be held on April 3rd at 6:00 PM at The Salvation Army EDS facility at 4020 Georgetown Road.  All are welcome, you do not have to be a SATERN member or Salvation Army volunteer to attend.

SATERN will be hosting an HT Information Session on April 14th from 9 - 11 AM.  Anyone wishing help or information with their HT's or programming assistance are welcomed to attend.  The session will be held at The Salvation Armyh EDS facility at 4020 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis, IN.

May 11, 2018 Jim Baughn K9EOH, author of the "Hamshack Raspberry Pi"  will be discussing the computer history leading to the Raspberry Pi, the various versions and why they were developed. He will also be demonstrating the capabilities of the computer/controller for amateur radio assistance and controller operations including digital communications, satellite tracking, and other applications.

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE BUS TO HAMVENTION The Indianapolis Radio Club is once again hosting a bus to the Hamvention. Cost for the round trip is the same as last year, $30 per person. HOWEVER, if you rode the bus last year, due to issues with the bus, your ticket will only be $15! Once again, this special price is only for those that rode last year. Tickets are available for purchase at a meeting or can be purchased by mailing your request with a check to the club’s treasurer: Rhonda Curtis, 5936 Riva Ridge Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46237. The bus will be going over on Saturday, May 19, with the first pick up at Southern Plaza Shopping Center, 4200 South East St, Indianapolis at 5:30am, and the second pick up will be at Peddler’s Mall, 7803 E Washington St, Indianapolis at 6:00am. There will be a stop for breakfast on the way over and a dinner stop on the return trip. (Meal costs not included in bus ticket price.)

June 8, 2018 the annual Indianapolis Radio Club auction.

W9AMT's DMR presentation September


Columbus (Indiana) Hamfest April 7, 2018 8AM to Noon


The club members check into the weekly net on 220.80 or 224.98 at 8:00 local time Thursday Nights with a PL tone of 77HZ. The remote base audio at the 441.350 repeater site connects the 224.980 with the hub repeater.     Club members also check into the ARES Sunday night HF net at 3.900 MHZ 21:00 hours GMT.

The weekly six meter experimental net is on the 52.7 IPL repeater at 7:30 local time on Thursday nights.

Slow code traffic net. ICN will meet every evening on 3535 Khz at 00:00Z. CW speeds max out at about 13 wpm, feel free to QNI (check in).

The Indiana DMR net meets on Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM local time on Indiana State wide

The SATERN net is now on every week on Thursdays at 7:00 PM on the 146.880 repeater. No pl tone. All are welcome to sign in.


· President: David Spoelstra, N9KT –
· Vice Pres.: Dave Miller, K9RTT -
· Secretary: Ken Bandy, KJ9B -
· Treasurer: Rhonda Curtis, WS9H -
· Chief Operator: Jace Thompson, KD9BIG -
· Dir. at large: Jim Rinehart, K9RU –
· Dir. at large: Ron Cooper, WB9DKL -
· Dir. at large: Mark Burke, W9MGB -
· W9JP Trustee: Jay Kraus, W9TC -

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