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The Indianapolis Radio Club August 5, 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 NMC 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 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: k9ru@arrl.net

Indianapolis Radio Club Meetings and Events

September 14 Meeting Going Digital with Zoom Spot Steve Curtis ND9C (room IFC 102)

Septemaber 15 2018 IRC Hilltop Contest

October 12 Finding and Fixing QRM Don Kirk WD8DSB (room NMC 438)

January 11 MESH Communications Charlie Dawes AC9FN

Field Day

The final submitted score for Field Day 2018 is 11,876 points. The operators beat the 2017 score of 11,040 by more than 800 points and achieved the highest Field Day total in the history of the Indianapolis Radio Club ... the highest 3A Indiana total in the history of the modern Field Day rules (which debuted in 1975) ... and the fourth-highest total of any Indiana station in history!
The December QST should show the Class 3A standings. But in recent years, a score in that range was usually good for 4th place, give or take. The new location – Victor Conservation Club south of Mooresville – was generally considered a home run despite the greater driving distance for some participants, and will most likely see a return for Field Day 2019. Thanks to all who participated!

NETS

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 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.

2018 OFFICERS


· President: David Spoelstra, N9KT – davids@mediamachine.com
· Vice Pres.: Dave Miller, K9RTT - dmiller@ivytech.edu
· Secretary: Ken Bandy, KJ9B - kj9b@arrl.net
· Treasurer: Rhonda Curtis, WS9H - ws9h@comcast.net
· Chief Operator: Jace Thompson, KD9BIG - kd9big@arrl.com
· Dir. at large: Jim Rinehart, K9RU – k9ru@arrl.net
· Dir. at large: Ron Cooper, WB9DKL - wb9dkl@aol.com
· Dir. at large: Mark Burke, W9MGB - w9mgb@arrl.net
· W9JP Trustee: Jay Kraus, W9TC - W9TC@arrl.net

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