The Indianapolis Radio Club October 14, 2019

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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 monthly meetings, club station W9JP operation, ARRL Field Day, and IRC 2m Four Grid Award (see the "Operating" section)

"Our meetings are held at Ivy Tech Community College 2535 N. Capitol Ave. near downtown Indianapolis on the IndyGo Red Line (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 informations."

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.  Talk in is on the 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

November 8, 2019 "Working Satellites"

The IRC Nov 8 meeting will be in IFC 101 & 102. The presentation will be "Working amateur radio satellites with minimal equipment".

Clint K6LCS has been a ham since 1994, and found his niche in the hobby: working amateur satellites with minimal equipment and telling ALL about it! He has served as a liaison between NASA, the ARISS team, and schools coordinating amateur radio contacts between the International Space
Station and students. Audiences have never found his presentation slides "wordy” or dull. Trivia questions (with prizes!) are spread throughout the session - audiences are never bored.

For references, Clint has created a support Web site at for all to use.The Web site has become a one-stop source for ALL the citations and equipment recommendations and software suggestions made in the presentation.



Here's our room assignments for the next two meetings:
11/8 is now assigned IFC 101 & 102.
12/13 is assigned IFC 101 & 102.

The following equipment has been donated to the Indianapolis Radio or the IVY Tech ARC to be sold with the money going to the appropriate Club.

1. ICOM IC-745 HF transceiver with Astron PS-20 power supply $350.00 Clean

The ICOM IC-745 is a 160 to 10 meters HF Amateur Radio Transceiver with 100 kHz to 30 MHz general coverage receiver. Modes: SSB/CW/RTTY/FM and AM receive only mode. The 745 capabilities include: dual digital VFOs, all-mode squelch, Notch, Passband Tuning,16 memories, RIT/XIT, attenuator, Multi-function meter, and I/O connector. Digital fluorescent display, tuning increments: 1kHz/50Hz/10Hz. Includes mic and manual.

  1. Kenwood TS-680 HF and 6M transceiver with Kenwood PS-50 power supply $350.00 Clean

The Kenwood TS-680S is a 160-10 Meter 100 W HF transceiver plus 6 Meters at 10W. With 500 kHz to 30 MHz general coverage receiver. Modes: SSB, CW, AM and FM modes of operation on all amateur bands. The dual 10 Hz step digital VFOs operate independently of each other. 31Memory channels, IF Shift and RIT, VFO, Multi-function meter, speech processor, I/O jacks and RF attenuator. Includes mic.

  1. ICOM IC-37A 220 MHz FM Mobile Transceiver 25W/5W $45 ICOM-37A includes CTCSS encoder. Have box, mic, manual, mounting bracket. Clean

  1. Hammarlund HQ-145R receiver $75 clean

  2. MFJ 941D VERSA TUNER II $70

  2. 7. Heathkit SB-614 Station Monitor $75 Works - Looks like news Have manual

8. Heathkit HM-102 HF 200/2KW Power Meter $35 Have manual

9. Heathkit SB-200 HF Linear Amplifier $350 New tubes, Caps and low voltage keying. Clean, Case painted black

10. Mosely TA-33 Triband Beam (10M, 15M & 20M) $100

Contact: Jim Rinehart,

Terms: cash & pickup only Can be checked out at my station.



Ten meter activity 8:30 Local time in the SSB band portion around 28.380.

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:
· 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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