The Indianapolis Radio Club March 29, 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, IRC HillTop contest, 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 in room IFC 101 (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.  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

Club dues of $20.00 for 2019 are due now and payable to The Indinapolis Radio Club. Please mail your dues to Treasurer Mark Burke, W9MGB, 6347 Green Leaves Road , Indianapolis, Indiana 46220.

500 Festival Mini Marathon Saturday May 4, 2019 7:30am to 2:00pm. 2019 marks the 43rd running of the 500 Festival Mini Marathon. This is the largest half-marathon in the U.S. and the 7th overall largest running event in America. It has sold out for the past 13 years with 35,000 registrants and an additional 4,000 participants in the 5K run. Contact Mike Palmer, N9FEB, for volunteering as a ham radio emergency communicator at or at (317) 753-8691

500 Festival Parade Saturday May 25, 2019 11:30am to 2:30pm. The 2019 Parade marks its 63rd year. More than 300,000 spectators will watch the 1.75mile parade as it goes around the downtown Indy streets. You can support this event by being an Emergency Communicator by contacting Mike Palmer at or at (317) 753-8691.

Talks Scheduled for 2019:

April 12, 2019 A short talk on antenna polarization by N1RF followed by a talk on the Multi-mode MMDVM based Southern Indiana Digital Repeater System (SIN). This system is in process of building 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)

SATERN and Marion County ARES will be conducting an HT information class on April 13th.
Would you like help with your HT, like programming, operations or just questions or general information about HT radios? 
Bring your HT to the Salvation Army EDS facility, 4020 Georgetown Road on April 13th from 10:00 till noon and one of our HT specialists will help answer  your questions and or program your radio.
For more information contact Mark Burke, W9MGB at w9mgb@arrl,net

May 10, 2019 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). Please did out some quality equipment along with cash in the wallet to support the local ham community.

IRC field day will be in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Lot 1 (Coke/Pepsi lot) please check the club signup sheet for details


Ten meter activity 7:00 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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