The Indianapolis Radio Club January 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

January26th The Salvation Army Team Emergency Network (SATERN) will host Winter Field Day at the EDS facility, 4020 Georgetown Road in Indianapolis Indiana. Come enjoy lunch at 1:00 where they will be enjoying Bert Williams, KC9TQA, award wining chili. They will start operating at 2:00 PM. Stop by for food, friendship and fun. They will have two HF stations from which to operate. Come explore the EDS Radio Room, N9EDS. Contact Mark with any questions

2019 IRC dues are $20 and can be paid at the meeting to the club Secretary: Mark, W9MGB.

Talks Scheduled for 2019:

February Classic Radios and Collections – Members will have a chance to bring in and display their ham radio collections and memorabilia as well as to talk about them. Meeting is in room IFC 101 (new building)

March What was new at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and trend in electronics - Dave Arland Don't miss this one. Dave has been one of our most popular speakers. Meeting is in room IFC 101 (new building)

April Multi-mode MMDVM based Southern Indiana Digital Repeater System (SIN). This system is in process of biulding out, but is currently based in Bloomington area, and bridges YSF, DMR, P25, NXDN, and Dstar digital modes. Rick Nicholson, N9UMJ and Joe Fitter, K7JOE. Meeting is in room IFC 101 (new building)

May Radio Astronomy using a modified DirecTV receiver and dish – Norm Dingle, W9IFW Meeting is in room IFC 101 (new building)

June Club Auction - We need you to bring your ham radio stuff to sell. Clean out your garage and basement. Meeting is in room IFC 101 (new building)


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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