The Indianapolis Radio Club May 23, 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:

June 12: N3FJP logging program and other Field Day planning.

As of this time, this will be another “Virtual Meeting”.

Watch the club’s website and reflector for more details.

LOCAL VE TESTING UPDATES With the cancellation of the Indianapolis Hamfest, Indianapolis Radio Club VE testing coordinator, Jim Rinehart, K9RU, has added a testing session for July 11. Jim is still planning on having an in person testing session on June 13, contingent on State of Indiana and City of Indianapolis Stay at Home order status, as well as the availability and restrictions in place at the Salvation Army testing site. Due to the large number of people that have expressed interest in getting tested, to follow social distancing guidelines, Jim is planning on scheduling two 1 ½ hour test sessions, and both VEs and applicants will be required to wear masks.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR W9ICE D-STAR USERS The W9ICE Dstar System has been removed from service. All registered users have been removed from the W9ICE Gateway computer. Therefore you will need to register your Call Sign again to be able to use the Dstar System World Wide. Please go to the following link and REGISTER as a NEW USER If you have already received an email and have already registered, disregard this email. REMEMBER YOU SHOULD ONLY REGISTER ONCE. Thank you for your understanding and 73. Frank Swindler WB9OPR Dale Schieman WB9Y

Due to several reasons, the Indianapolis Hamfest Association announced that the 2020 Indianapolis Hamfest, originally scheduled for July 10 and 11, has been canceled. Hamfest cancellation letter pdf click here Hamfest Cancellation Letter


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. Yaesu FT757GX HF Transceiver with FP-757HD matching speaker/ power supply.. $300.00 - 10M with WARC bands (no 60M)  SSB, CW AM & FM   100 watts

2. Yaesu MD-1B8 desk mic $55

3. Kenwood MC-50 desk mic $45

4.Kenwood MC-80 desk mic $55

5. Yaesu FRG-7700 Shortwave receiver $200

6.Kenwood TS-520SE 160 – 10M 100 watt, hybrid 12BY7 driver and 6146 output $100

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

Contact: Jim Rinehart, phone: 317 721-1458

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.

Two meter simplex net and activity on Sunday nites starting at 7pm local time 146.52 FM then listen at 7:30 146.200 USB or 114.060 CW or 144.165 CW



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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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