The Indianapolis Radio Club February 20, 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

2/19/2018 5:18PM EST - DE KB9DJA
The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society found out today
(Monday) that the American Legion Post 331 has changed their 
plans for Saturday (2/24) and the HCARS Hamfest has had to find
a new location. 

Avon United Methodist Church
6850 E. U.S. HWY 36, Avon Indiana.

The date is still the same: SATURDAY February 24, 2018.
Time will be the same for setup on Friday 2/23, 3p-6p,
and setup for Saturday 8am-9am, the hamfest will be
open to the public from 9 AM -to- 2PM .

The new hamfest location is only, 6.5 mi from the
original location at the Brownsburg (IN) 
American Legion building.

If you are coming from I-74, Exit on SR 267 (Green St.)
South. Continue South on SR 267/Green St. to US HWY 36, 
then make a right turn (West). The next stoplight, turn right,
the Avon United Methodist church will be on the left, 
enter from the back.

Talk-in is available on the N9HC Repeater 147.015 (+0.6MHz offset) 
with carrier access.

If you have any tables, please bring them with you.



Ron Burke KB9DJA


March 9, 2018 "A report to the Indianapolis Radio Club - Kermit Carlson W9XA, ARRL Central Division Director"

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

May 11, 2018 Tony Tolbert W9AMT will present a talk on DMR radio

June 8, 2018 the annual Indianapolis Radio Club auction.


A bulletin from the local Indianapolis Salvation Army about a class for the Technician level license.

Amateur Radio Class being held  March 14-16 in Metro Divisions EDS warehouse in Elk Grove Village.

March 14th – March 16th, 2018; 8:00am – 5:00pm • The Salvation Army, 1000 Pratt Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 • Register with Christina Kuechler at (847) 795-3082 or no later than Friday, February 9th, 2018 • The cost of this course will be $50.00; lunch will be provided on all 3 days. • Books will be sent out to students for advance study upon registration & receipt of payment via check. • Hotel accommodations will be provided upon registration at student's expense. • This course is an intense 3-day class which includes 2-1/2 days of study with a few hours of additional homework each night. • The exam will be given on the second ½ of the last day; a grade will be provided on the same day. • Students who pass the exam will be entered into a drawing to win a new Baofeng UV-5R Radio (complete with battery, drop in charger, and an ear piece)!


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


· 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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