1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714

(812) 479-5741

"Because a frequency..

..is a terrible thing to waste"

An ARRL Special Service Club W9EAR Member Indiana Repeater Council

April, 1997 Newsletter

THE NEXT E.A.R.S. EATING MEETING will be held be at Sirloin Stockade, on Bellemeade near Green River Rd. on Friday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.

REPEATER NEWS... Repairs continue... The new Link controller with DVR has been ordered, and the crystals have been received for the new solid state 443.925 repeater to replace the current system at Vincennes. The 147.18 repeater for Mt. Vernon, IL has been delivered, and we hope to have it on very soon. PL access is again required on the Farmersburg 146.925 receive site due to recent intermod. Remember to use 107.2 tone encode on the EARS repeaters. ALL EARS REPEATERS ARE STILL OPEN FOR USE BY ALL AMATEURS WHO FOLLOW PROPER RULES AND OPERATING PROCEDURES.

THANKS TO DEBBIE ROUSH (XYL-KB9KCF) for reproducing and preparing the EARS newsletter each month for mailing. Your help is greatly appreciated. (Oops! I spelled her name wrong last month! Sorry!)

VISIT THE E.A.R.S. WORLD WIDE WEB PAGE! http://members.aol.com/earsham/

You can write to us on the Internet as well! Our e-mail address: EARSHAM@aolDOTcom


Rockford, IL July 26, 1997 Winnebago Co. Fairgrounds, Pecatonica IL Talk in 146.61, 114.8 CTCSS

Dayton, OH Hamvention May 16. 17, and 18

Hara Arena See http://www.hamvention.org

Evansville, IN November 29, 1997 Vanderburgh Co. Fairgrounds 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Central time. Admission $5. Wall tables - $10, Flea Market tables - $7. Talk in on 145.15.


EARS does not sponsor VE testing, but does advertise area testing dates and times. If you know of a test not listed, please write, call, or e-mail it to Neil ASAP!!!

Evansville, IN - Saturdays at 9 a.m. Central on:

Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24, Jun 21, Jul 26, Aug

30, Sep 27, Nov 8, and Dec 20. at the Red

Cross Bldg., Diamond and Heidelbach, by Tri-

State ARS. $6.25/ARRL-VEC. Contact Terry


Paris, IL - First Sunday of the Month at 1pm at

the Community Hospital - Call John

Welch at (217) 466-4315.

Danville, IL - VCARA Club House Call John

Welch at (217) 466-4315 for more information.

For directions - (217) 442-3916.

Terre Haute, IN - Sunday at 1pm at the Terre

Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on Apr 6.

Call Fred K9EBK at (812) 466-2122

Indianapolis, IN - IPL, 37th and Arlington, at


Tom N9LFU at 317-326-3168. Thomson


Franklin, IN - Walk-ins only. For more

information, call 317-974-1488. MidState

ARC (3rd Sat. March thru November)

THANKS TO ALL THOSE who have graciously donated to EARS recently. They include: Karl Shourds KB9JIY, Edward McCarty N9KHM, and Don Bender N9TIQ, who has recently moved. Your support keeps EARS running!

Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.


1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714-3154

FCC ENACTS INTERNET MORSE CODE REQUIREMENT... The FCC, under pressure to clean up the Internet, especially after the Communications Decency Act provisions regarding Internet content regulation were stricken as violating the U.S. Constitution, has decided instead to require a Morse code requirement for Internet users. Citing the success of the Amateur Radio Service and the general belief that its requirement for operators to pass a Morse code profeciency exam and other technical requirements, has kept the A.R.S. "clean", the FCC will enact a 5 wpm requirement for all Internet users. They are leaving open the issue of whether there should be a "codeless" class of Internet user and are soliciting comments on this proposal. Persons wishing to develop a web site having only links to other web sites, and so forth, must pass a 13 wpm test and demonstrate proficiency in HTML, the Internet authoring language. Persons wishing to develop web sites that contain actual content, rather than those with only links to other sites, must pass a 20 wpm proficiency test, demonstrate proficiency in HTML and the Java programming language,

and show that they have mastery of at least one human language, such as English. The FCC, which lacks budgetary authority to implement the testing program, has stated that it intends to create Volunteer Examiner programs for Internet Applicants. (Thanks RADIO Newsletter.... and Happy April Fool's Day!!!)

MANY THANKS to recent net control operators Barry Tate KE4OXZ, Tim Staker KB9FRR, and Dan Roush KB9KCF. Your assistance is greatly

appreciated. These fine folks have been filling in on last-minute notice quite frequently lately. If you haven't been checking into the Monday night net, you're missing a real treat. Hams from all across Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky (and occasionally Tennessee) check in. And, the Newsline program brings you up-to-date amateur radio news and events. Next Monday, tune us in at 8:30 p.m.(CT)

The E.A.R.S. newsletter is a monthly production of Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc., a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, editor. Send donations, articles, comments or information to the address above or call (812) 479-5741. Articles for the newsletter and/or E-mail can be sent to EARSHAM @aolDOTcom. Information contained may be reproduced, provided that credit is given to the EARS Newsletter.