The Indianapolis Radio Club February 12, 2020

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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 and Information:


Upcoming meetings:


Come join ham radio operators and other public safety communications partners at the March Meeting of the Indianapolis Radio Club on Friday March 13th.  Arrive as early as 6:30 pm to visit display tables sponsored by: 

Marion County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service

Marion County Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network

Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service

Military Auxiliary Radio System

Circle City Radio Emergency Associated Communication Teams.

Then join us in the classroom for formal presentation by each organization and a Q&A session with the panel members.  Bring a friend, government agency representative, or non-governmental organization representative that may benefit from understanding what these organizations offer or how their personnel can get involved in these honorable volunteer services.


April - ARRL report with Central Division Director, Kermit Carlson, W9XA

May - INQP May 2 (Saturday) at W9IVY station

June - auction

Upcoming Events:

Thanks to a link sent out by our ARRL section manager, Jimmy Merry, KC9RPX,
here are the dates and times for Spotter Training in Marion County:
Sat, March 7, 1pm - 3pm
Indianapolis Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Bldg. - 4020
Georgetown Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46254

For other central Indiana counties, point your browser to

Looking for twenty one radio amateurs to assist with Owen-Putnam State Forest 50/50

The event will be held Saturday March 21, 2020.

See Operating Page for more details de Jim Baughn K9EOH

Special Announcement

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 and CW filter, 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.

2. 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

8. Heathkit HM-102 HF 200/2KW Power Meter $35 Have manual9.

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

Contact: Jim Rinehart,

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


The Marion County ARES Net meets every Wednesday @ 7:30 PM on the 146.700 repeater.

Ten meter activity 8:00 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 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.



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President: David Spoelstra, N9KT –
Vice Pres.: Dave Miller, K9RTT -
Secretary: Ken Bandy, KJ9B -
Treasurer: Mark Burke, W9MGB -

Directors, Jim Rinehart, K9RU, Jeff Hammer, N9NIC, Jay Kraus, W9TC, and George Taylor, KC9IKD.

W9JP Trustee: Jay Kraus, W9TC -

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