The Indianapolis Radio Club June 14, 2017

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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 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 and Events

FIELD DAY June 24-25, 2017:

The Indianapolis Radio Club field day participation information is found at >>>>>>>

Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday.

Contact the Chief Op now to secure your operating spot and also check the schedule at Field Day Schedule

Click on the link, pick out a two hour slot you'd like to operate. Then send us an email letting us know what time and what station you'd like to help with. Here's the email address to use >>>>

W9JP Field Day operation featuring 5 ham radio clubs: Indianapolis Radio Club, W9RCA (GOTA), W9IMS, HDXCC and NE9T.

Join the five-club consortium that operates W9JP and GOTA station W9RCA. Our plan is to enter Class 3A  .You don't have to be a dues-paying member of the Indianapolis Radio Club or any of the other four clubs. W9JP Field Day, an effort involving 5 Indianapolis amateur (ham) radio clubs, will take place at Camp Belzer, 6102 Boy Scout Road, just west of Fort Harrison State Park. The public is welcome to visit and talk on the radio, and all licensed amateur radio operators are invited to drop by and help out. Set-up: 10 a.m. Saturday. Start of Field Day: 2 p.m. Saturday. End of Field Day and Teardown: 2 p.m. Sunday.

Instead of running Field Day from the Salvation Army as originally planned,
Marion County ARES is offering their support to The Indianapolis Radio Club who are holding their Field Day at Camp Belzer, on Boy Scout Road, Indianapolis.  The SATERN group will provide canteen service on Saturday to the participants.  Anyone who was coming to the Salvation Army for Field Day is asked to come to Camp Belzer instead.


The Camp Belzer 2017 ARRL Feild Day Set Up Crew

Field Day 2017


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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