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

July/August, 1997 Newsletter

THE NEXT E.A.R.S. EATING MEETING will be held be at Sirloin Stockade, on Bellemeade near Green River Road in Evansville, on Friday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m.

REPEATER NEWS... N9KDB and WB9VPG made a trip to Indianapolis on July 30 to pick up a new amplifier for 146.925. The near record heat has been causing problems at Paxton when the A/C has gone out. Temperatures have been in excess of 140 degrees. As soon as the A/C is fixes, KA9PCT will be installing the new amplifier. A bandpass cavity was misaligned at the 145.25 site by some visiting folks, resulting in nulling the signal into the receiver. Thanks to WD8PRH and KA9PCT for their efforts in re-tuning the receiver combiner. The receiver is now working better than ever before. The 147.43 transmitter will be changing to the 147.135 frequency, since a site has not been available in the Louisville area. The input will still be 144.55 for the time being, but will eventually be 147.735. There are NO CTCSS tones on the 145.25 system as of yet, but when it happens it will be 88.5. 145.11 has officially been declared as missing, and work has begun to replace it with the insurance company. A new amplifier is also in the plans for 145.15. KA9JJS has been working on 147.18 in Mt. Vernon, IL, and is making progress toward that system being on the air.

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Peotone, IL Sun. Aug. 3 Old-Fashioned Hamfest Will Co. Fairgrounds. Talk in on 146.64- (107.2) or 146.94- First to contact Neil wins 1 free ticket!

Jackson, MI Sun. Aug. 10 Jackson Community College. Talk in 146.88-. First to contact Neil regarding this hamfest gets 2 free tickets!

Lexington, KY Sun. Aug. 10 Western Hills H.S. Talk in on 145.39- and 146.76- Exams will be offered.

Louisville, KY Sat & Sun Sept. 6-7 Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. Talk in 146.88-. Email: WD4IXL@juno.com

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: 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 AA9MM.

Paris, IL - Sundays at 1pm at the Community Hospital on Sept. 7, and Nov. 2 - Call John Welch at (217) 466-4315 or

email jwwelch@juno.com.

Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.


1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714-3154

VE TESTING, cont'd...

Terre Haute, IN - Sundays at 1pm at the Terre Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on Aug 3, Oct. 5, and Dec. 7. 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: Ray Mott N9QEI, Walt Perry W8ENM, and Larry & Diane Smith WB9UKA/UKD. Your support keeps EARS running!

TWO NOTES FROM KENWOOD: 1) Kenwood is cuurently running an informational survey. A copy is enclosed in the newsletter. If you would like to participate, fill it out and send it to the EARS address (c/o Neil). EARS will receive Kenwood "primers" free of charge to distribute to new hams in exchange for our participation. Also 2) Now thru Sept. 15, Kenwood is offering free gifts with purchases: Fanny pack with purchase of a TH-22AT, TH-79AD, or TH-235A handheld; Travel Mug with a TM-V7A mobile, 24 hour wall clock with a TS-570D/S mobile. For

more information or to get a copy of the

Kenwood Report newsletter, see Neil.



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. Visit our site on the World Wide Web at http://members.aol.com/earsham.