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last updated: 03 jul 2009    History of IRC Field days












IRC sponsored Field Day Operation 2009. click hr for FD2009 Pics.   











2009 Location:
Marion County Fair Grounds
( INDY SE Side)

location Map.   ZOOM view Map.  
"USE WEST SIDE ENTRANCE"(off Troy Ave)

Date: June 27-28th: 2009Sat& SUN

Set up: Begins at 10AM Saturday!

Field Day: (OTA)operation starts at 2:00 PM local time Saturday and ends at 2:00 PM Sunday; (24 hours)

-all are invited to participate.
Operations will include 2A HF; Plus a GOTA! and VHF/UHF stations all on (STBY Power )..
Lots of operation slots and ham radio chatter... CW Operators (BRING OWN Paddle or Key)
Amateur radio operators needed...to help fill the (4) operating stations.
interested should contact..EMAILTom Chance- K9XV  862-8483 (hp)

(for more info )
Contact:EMAIL Jim Rinehart - k9ru or (hp) 356-1908 or
EMAIL Dave Jarvis- N9KZJ (hp) 359-4738 or
EMAILTom Chance- K9XV  862-8483

Lost Navigation or talk-IN frequency....146.76/r..(no PL)

Check back here for updates and Event follow up Info... click hr for FD2009 PiX & Review.


For the 1st time since 1992 the IRC will sponsor a Field Day Operation.
2008 Location:
Marion County Fair Grounds ( INDY SE Side)
location Map.   ZOOM view Map.   "USE WEST SIDE ENTRANCE"

Date: June 28-29th: 2008
ARRL official scoring...W9JP club, 2nd place, Indiana, Class 2A.. 6122 points total

Set up: Begins at 10AM Saturday!

Field Day: (OTA)operation starts at 1:00 PM local time Saturday and ends at 1:00 PM Sunday; (24 hours)

-all are invited to participate.
Operations will include 2A HF; Plus a GOTA! and VHF/UHF stations all on (STBY Power )..
Lots of operation slots and ham radio chatter... CW Operators (BRING OWN Paddle or Key)
Amateur radio operators needed...to help fill the (4) operating stations.
interested should contact..EMAILTom Chance- K9XV  862-8483 (hp)

(for more info )
Contact:EMAIL Jim Rinehart - k9ru or (hp) 356-1908 or
EMAIL Dave Jarvis- N9KZJ (hp) 359-4738 or
EMAILTom Chance- K9XV  862-8483

Lost Navigation or talk-IN frequency....146.76/r..(no PL)

Check back here for updates and Event follow up Info...

click hr for FD2008 Pics.












2006 & 2007:
The IRC is not organizing any activities for Field Day. However,
there will be plenty of activity by local ham groups .
Date: June 23-24th: 2007
Field Day operation starts at 1:00 PM local time Saturday and ends at 1:00 PM Sunday
-IRC Members are invited to:
Marion County: Locations

RCA / Thompson ARC(New location)at Mike Koss - W9VW home (near north side Indy).
Contact:EMAIL Jim Rinehart - k9ru or (hp) 356-1908
And EMAIL Jim Keeth - AF9A or 257-8774
talk in:146.88/r

-South- MARION County
N9OI Field day site ( South side Indy) Southport area.
Location: 3250 E LORETTA DR Indianapolis IN
Host/contact: EMAIL Steve Heininger - N9OI or (hp)-783-2543
talk in:146.67/r


AND ....
Hancock County:
Location: Greenfield IN ( 4H Fair grounds)
sponsored by Hancock Ham Radio Club
Hancock Co. ARCfor more info
talk in:145.33/r

2005:
IRC 2005 Field day Sites listing:
Date: June 25-26th: 2005
The IRC is not organizing any activities for Field Day. However, there will be plenty of activity by local ham groups .
Field Day operation starts at 1:00 PM local time Saturday and ends at 1:00 PM Sunday

Marion County:

-IRC Members are invited to:

-RCA / Thompson ARC Field Day June 25-26th:click hr for FD2005 Pics.
LOCATION: the Bultman's Radio Ranch, 4823 W Edwards Ave.
on the southwest side of Indy near the intersection of I-465 and Kentucky Ave. Click Hr for map
Contact:EMAIL Jim Rinehart - k9ru or (hp) 356-1908
And EMAIL Jim Keeth - AF9A or 257-8774
They start setup around 9:30 AM Saturday.


-NE- MARION County ( Lawrence area):click hr for FD2005 Pics.
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Field Day exercises The approximate
location: is 59th Street and Post Road
Contact: EMAIL Norm Schoppenhorst- AB9FC


-TWO (2)Kids Field Day sites: click here for FD2005 Pics.
ITC Location:2820 N. Meridian St at the Indianapolis Training Facilities Ham room.
Sponsors: ITC & Indianapolis Radio Club..Chuck-W9IH, Trevor-N9YM & Mike-KE9YA.

Southport In.Location: 3250 E LORETTA DR Indianapolis IN (Southport area)
Host: Steve Heininger - N9OI n9oi@arrl.net (hp)-783-2543
Co-Sponsor: Steve Wendt - KB9RDS kb9rds@juno.com (hp) 897-4076

There are several FD sites around the Indianapolis area; IRC members are
encouraged to aleast visit them if not get involved in set-up & operations...
73
Chuck -W9IH
Pres. IRC













2004 : IRC Members invited to RCA ARC Field Day June 26-27:

Members of the Indianapolis Radio Club are invited to join us for our FD operation.
Our site is at the Bultman's Radio Ranch, 4823 W Edwards Ave. on the southwest
side of Indy near the intersection of I-465 and Kentucky Ave. Click Hr for map

We will start the setup around 9:30 AM Saturday. We urgently need 8 to 10 people
for setup. And, we can always use a little extra for tear-down Sunday beginning at 1 PM.
The Field Day operation starts at 1:00 PM local time Saturday and ends at 1:00 PM Sunday.

We'll be operating in the one transmitter class. Our goal is to have one operator and
one person logging to cover the 24 hour contest period. Our experience has shown
we can always use more operators! Everyone is welcome and if nothing else stop by and
see the setup (and have something eat!).

We will have food and there will be a cookout Saturday evening. There is plenty of room
to bring a sleeping bag and roll it out on the floor to sleep in the house (it's air conditioned).
There is also room for tents if that's your thing.

There are several FD sites around the Indianapolis area; IRC members are
encouraged to aleast visit them if not get involved in set-up & operations...
73
Chuck -W9IH
Pres. IRC

click hr for FD2004 Pics.


FIELD DAY CHECKLIST.....(Recommended)

l. Check reservations at Field Day Site. Arrange for Keys, AC, access to all areas.
2. Line up use of Emergency generator 3-weeks before Field Day. Find backup generator from club member.
a. check battery, oil, gas and proper tuning of generator before Field Day
b. after 10 minutes of duty cycle check voltage output and hertz.
c. bring two gas cans for 24-hour operation
3. Special Equipment Make calendar for special arrangements with location and equipment ahead of time
4. Bring equipment supply boxes from EOC
a. Survey contents before FD, power boxes and extensions
b. Bring club banners (yellow and big blue)
c. Rope for mounting banners
5. Food & soft drinks
a. Assign three people to buy food and soft drinks for Saturday and Sunday
b. Arrange for mid-night cookout, breakfast, and two lunches
c. Plates, plastic silverware, hot & cold cups, glasses, knives, napkins, serving utensils and paper towels
d. Ice and coolers (members supply coolers) (club buys ice)
6. Assign equipment person to oversee--
a. Radios, tuners and antennas
b. Two or three HF stations, Novice, packet, ATV and 2-meter talk-in
c. Recommend having (one) supervisor during exercise who coordinates which rigs are to be used on what frequencies. Someone familiar with tuning all rigs to be used.


RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
1. Five 150 foot lengths of coax for antennas to grounding block
2. Five 50 foot lengths of coax for radio to grounding block
3. Soldiering iron with soldier
4. Rotor with 15-foot mast section
5. 200 foot multi-strand rotor control cable
6. Crimping tool with various fork and butt connectors
7. Three grounding rods with football clamps (for equipment, generators)
8. Grounding straps or cable for radios (approx. 50 foot)
9. Sledge hammer
10 Complete set of tools (sockets-adjustable wrentch-plyers-screw drivers-wire striper )
11. Headphones with splitter boxes for each station (need 1/8" & 1/4" jacks w/adjustable volume controls)
12. Pencils, pens, note paper and official log sheets. (check green box for supplies) (recommend using computer and logging program during event to enter contacts each hour)
13. Duct tape, electrical tape, foam rubber window sill where wires enter building
14. Keyers, microphones, related radio station items
15. Flashlights with extra batteries
16. Box fans for ventilation
17. Bug repellent
18. Beam antenna and wire antennas
a. Multi-band beam w/rotor
b. Multi-band vertical
c. Duel band base
19 Extra gas cans and oil for generators
20. Grounding block for window
21. Extension cords and multi-outlet strips (recommend club buy extras)
22. Drop light with extra bulb
23. Guy wire and rope
24. Climbing belt
25. Jumper coax for radio to tuner (Need 8-cables)
26. Wire markers for coax (identifies which antenna it leads to)
27. Wire ties (6" type)
28. Extension ladder
29 Step ladder
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