The Indianapolis Radio Club December 15, 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 room IFC 102 (Ivy Tech Downtown Campus Map)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 IFC building (Ivy Tech Downtown Campus Map). 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 after lunch at the IVY Tech culinary school from 1PM 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 or 146.28/88 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:

Indianapolis Radio Club Meetings and Events

Decenber 27 ---- There will be no SATERN Net on December 27th due to Christmas week activities.

January 8 ---- The next SATERN General meeting will be on January 8th at 6:00 PM at the Salvation Army EDS facility, 4020 George Town Road.  We will be planning 2019 activities and events.  All are welcome to attend.

January 11 MESH Communications Charlie Dawes AC9FN ----Also $20.00 club membership dues for 2019 will be collected at the January 11 meeting.

January 26 ---- SATERN and ARES are hosting Winter Field Day, January 26 th.  All are welcome to come share io the fun and friendship.  Stay tuned for the event hours.  We will be using the Salvation Army EDS facility and Radio Room at 4020 George Town Road.  Save the date..

March 8, 2019 meeting ------ Dave Arland will be the speaker at the IRC February meeting. Dave will provide an overview about the new and exciting products presented at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest consumer electronics show in the US and is where most new and innovative electronic products are introduced. The Las Vegas Convention Center covers 125 acres, but that is not enough room and CES spills over into the other hotels on the strip

April 12, 2019 meeting--------  It will be a team presentation by Rick Nicholson, N9UMJ, and Joe Fitter, K7JOE, on the multi-mode MMDVM based Southern Indiana Digital repeater system (nicknamed the "SIN" system).  This system is still in the process of building out, but is currently based in the Bloomington area, and bridges YSF, DMR, P25, NXDN, and DStar digital modes.

May: W9IFW on Radio Astronomy with small satellite dishes.


Weekly 220 nite on 220.80 or 224.98 at 8:00 local time Thursday Nights with a PL tone of 77HZ after the six meter net. The remote base audio at the 441.350 repeater site connects the 224.980 with the hub repeater.    

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 with tone of 136.5 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 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: Mark Burke, W9MGB -
· Chief Operator: Jace Thompson, KD9BIG -
· Dir. at large: Jim Rinehart, K9RU –
· Dir. at large: Jeff Hammer N9NIC -
· Dir. at large: Dave Michaels N1RF -
· W9JP Trustee: Jay Kraus, W9TC -

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