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Hilltopper OTA EVENT


NOTE:::( there have been some small changes from 2009) last updated:12 SEP 2009
Results and Pix; click here Note : there were ( 9 ) hilltops for 2009!


IRC hilltop OTA event

IRC hilltop rules


Hilltoppers  3rd annual
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 and participating stations as possible.


2. Date and Time Period:    Sept. 19th 2009    (sat)

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

                        Oct 9th ..IRC Meeting to Chuck-W9IH or Ron-WB9DKL.

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

                        Oct 9th ..IRC Meeting to Chuck-W9IH or Ron-WB9DKL.

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

    1a. Hilltop stations may select hill locations from any Map source for the event

          (Hilltops must be verified from an existing map source)  (2009 chng)

    1b. Hill top must be higher than the average surrounding terrain….(2009 chng)

    2. Unlisted hilltops must provide: 

         Hill name , Lat/Long & elevation ; plus Ham call & name

     3. All Hill tops must be registered by the IRC SEPT meeting and listed on the IRC    

         Website prior to the event.

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

    5. (no Linear amplifiers allowed).


Registered Hilltop Stations:  Registered Hills Lat/Long list


 (table last update 05 sept 09) 

Hill Name

Ham Call

IN County

Bands (m)


 Craig Hill (Greenwood)



2- 6-40


Pritchard hill




SSB & FM ?

Weed patch hill



2- 6-40


Danville hill



2- 6-40


Tanager hill



2- 6-40


 Morrison Hill




 SSB & FM ?

Independence hill



2- 6-40


 Bean Blossom Hill





 Donald's Knoll





( 9 )hilltops  for 2009


















Note: Ham Call -(x) is the # of transmitters at that hilltop.[] Gray hills listed are not confirmed


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))


6. Awards: Two (2) categories.


A. The registered Hilltop station that contacts the most registered participating hilltop stations will receive an AWARD!. (2009 chng)


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

C. All participating Hilltop stations shall receive a certificate of participation.

 (one per hilltop) (2009 chng)


(2)-FIXED & Mobile : stations;
A. contacting all registered participating hilltop stations ; on TWO (2) or more of the listed Bands, shall receive a Certificate of participation.

(must submit station log + a 9x11-1/2" SASE)

B.  An AWARD shall  be presented to the station with the most HILLTOP  & participating station contacts... (2009 chng)


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


7. Log Submissions: 

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


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 Chuck-W9IH or Ron Cooper-WB9DKL at the IRC meeting.,

   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: (2009 chng) No 10m & Cw freq's .

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

        A. Only Point to Point contacts allowed !

                (no Repeater, Crossband or Crossmode contacts allowed!)

    #     B. Each participating hilltop should try to remain within the suggested frequencies

               listed   below, (+ or - 5 Khz)  (2009 chng)

 ***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

7.225-.255 Mhz (LSB)

7.240 (start)






146.46 Mhz

52.525 Mhz






(rev-2; 18 july 2009)


9.2009 Event coordinator:  Chuck - W9IH
Hilltop register.... EMAIL Chuck-W9IH

10. Event Committee:  W9IH-Chuck; WB9DKL-Ron & W9PSE-Bob


11. Event Results:  Will be posted here

Last update: 18 JUL 09





  prepared by; W9IH



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