The Indianapolis Radio Club Febuary 20, 2017

Membership Members Field Day Operating History Newsletters Hilltop Testing Pictures

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 15, 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.

There is an Amateur radio station W9JP located in the facility which the club operates and maintains. Talk in is normally on the 146.07/67 or the 146.10/70 repeater. See Pictures selection above for a view of the W9JP operating position.

Indianapolis Radio Club Meetings

March 10, 2017:

Norman Dingle W9IFW will be talking about what to include in a "Go Box". Norm will have his on display and hopefully some other ones as well. The talk will list things to include in the "Go Box". The presentation will be geared towards ARES and RACES involvement, since to be effective in times of need some amount of training and preparation is needed. Come and see what a "Go Box" is all about and see the ones on display March 10, 2017.

April 14, 2017:

Brent Walls N9BA ARRL Section Manager and Assistant Emergency Coordinator Marion County ARES Team will be talking about ARRL matters and status of the OO (Official Observer) program.

May 12, 2017:

Fred Prohl from Franklin Indiana will be giving a presentation on Antique Radios of the 20s and 30s.

Dayton Hamfest Bus

Tickets are now on sale for the annual bus trip to the Hamvention on Saturday May 20 2017. The cost is $30.00 per person. The bus holds 47. The first pick up will be at Southern Plaza Shopping Center, 4200 South East St. Indpls at 5:30 AM. The second pick up will be at Peddler's Mall 7803 East Washington Street at 6:00 AM. Contact club treasurer Rhonda Curtis W9SH ( 5936 Riva Ridge Dr. Indianapolis IN 46237, for tickets or more details. Make checks out to the Indianapolis Radio Club. Cash orders can be made in person at the club meeting.


The club members check into the weekly net on 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.    

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).


· 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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