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Hilltopper OTA EVENT


NOTE:::( there have been some small changes from 2007) last updated:01 OCT 2008
Results and Pix; click here Note : there were just (7) hilltops for 2008!


IRC hilltop OTA event

IRC hilltop rules


Hilltoppers On The Air (OTA) event


Sponsored By; the Indianapolis Radio Club..



1. Objective:

To encourage Amateur radio On The Air (OTA) participation in the Indianapolis and

surrounding areas for the purpose of FUN and meeting on the Amateur frequencies.

To contact as many of the registered HILL TOP stations as possible.


2. Date and Time Period: Sept. 20th 2008 (sat)" RAIN or SHINE event.."

Starts 08:00am & Ends 12:00 Noon; Indianapolis Local time


3. Entry Categories:

A. Fixed; .(no Linear amplifiers allowed) Logs must be submitted by the

NOV IRC Meeting to RON-WB9DKL.

B. Mobile; .(no Linear amplifiers allowed) Logs must be submitted by the

NOV IRC Meeting to RON-WB9DKL.

C. Hilltop (all hilltop locations must be pre -registered)

1. Hilltop stations may select hill locations from any Geodetic map source or

submit their own .

2. Participating Hilltops must provide:

Hill name , Lat/Long & elevation ; plus Hill-Ham call & name; Number of Transmitters;
        Bands to operate on & Hams Involved

& must be registered by the IRC SEPT meeting .

3. All Hilltop stations shall be listed on the IRC Website prior to the event.

4. No PRE- event existing antenna installation will be consider as a hilltop station

5. (no Linear amplifiers allowed) Logs must be submitted by the OCT 10th; IRC Meeting to



Registered Hilltop Stations:


(table last update 19 SEP 2008)

Hill Name

Ham Call

IN County

Bands (m)


NE-Greenwood Hill



 2 - 6-10-40







 Danville Hill





 ANT Hill


 Johnson ARC



 Fish-Hook Hill



 6 - 40


 Tanager Hill



 2 - 6 - 40


 Mt. Calvary





 Independence Hill

 no show














 ( 7 )Hills Only



















Call sign- #'s = possible transmitters at that site


Registered Hills Lat / Long list


4. Contest Exchange:

Amateur Call + RST + PWR + Hill Name & Elevation (hill station provides elev.)

5. Scoring:

A. (1) one point;(1) for each contact (stations may only be worked ONCE in each MODE,
on Each BAND)

B, ***Tie breaker is total contacts ( Award Plaque)


6. Awards: Two (2) categories.


A. The registered Hilltop station that contacts the most registered participating hilltop stations will receive an AWARD PLAQUE!.


B. Ties will be determined by highest number of total contacts made during the event.

C. All participating Hilltop stations shall receive a certificate.


(2)-FIXED & Mobile : stations;
A. contacting all registered participating hilltop stations ; on TWO (2) or more of the listed Bands, will receive a Certificate of participation. (must submit station log + a 9x11-1/2" SASE)

B. An AWARD PLAQUE will be presented to the station with the most HILLTOP contacts...


C. Ties will be determined by highest number of total contacts made during the event.


7. Log Submissions:

(all participation logs must be submitted at the NEXT IRC meeting following the

HILLTOP OTA event.) (Oct. 10th, 2008)

Logs must contain Exchange info + Frequency , Mode, Date & Time(UTC)

A. Computer generated logs must be submitted as an ASCII text file

B. Paper logs can be submitted to Ron Cooper-WB9DKL at the IRC meeting., Generic log sheet:PDF file

C. Deadline for each event is the next IRC meeting after the HILLTOP event.

D. All Logs submitted for Certificates must include a (SASE) 9"x11-1/2" envelope.


8. Participation Frequencies:

(only 2m, 6m, 10m, & 40m contacts will be allowed)

A. Only Point to Point contacts allowed !

(no Repeater, Crossband or Crossmode contacts allowed!)


***Some HILLTOP stations may not operate in all BANDS or Modes.

(see Registered Hills list above)







144.210-.220 Mhz (USB)

(144.22) start

50.120-130 Mhz (USB)

(50.128) start

28.40-43 Mhz (USB)


7.225-.255 Mhz (LSB)

7.240 (start)







146.46 Mhz

52.525 Mhz

29.6 Mhz








 144.020 mhz

 50.020 mhz

 28.160 mhz

 7.060 mhz



9. Event coordinator: WB9DKL- Ron Cooper
Hilltop register....EMAIL WB9DKL

10. Event Committee: K9XV-Tom & W9IH-Chuck & WB9DKL-Ron


11. Event Results: Will be posted here





prepared by; W9IH



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