1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714

(812) 479-5741

"Because a frequency..

..is a terrible thing to waste"

An ARRL Special Service Club KB9KBT Member Indiana Repeater Council

December, 1995 Newsletter

THE ANNUAL E.A.R.S. CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 1995, at 7:00 p.m. at Wolf's BBQ on 1st Avenue in Evansville. PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS with Neil before this meeting! On the buffet will be: BBQ chicken, BBQ ribs, potato salad, baked beans, and more!!! $13.13 includes meal, drink, gratuity, and tax. Don't miss this special outing! We will be giving away prizes from Kenwood, and show a video of the new Kenwood TS-870S HF Transceiver. We also have a complete hamfest report and Tower Electronics catalogs for all who attend.

CONGRADULATIONS TO THE 1995 EARS AWARD WINNERS!! The awards were announced at the hamfest, and will be presented as soon as they arrive. The nominees were: 1) For advancement of FM/repeaters: Marty Hensley KA9PCT, Neil Rapp WB9VPG, and Eric Bonham N9KDB.

2) For technical excellence: Pete Crasher Sr., WB9DRB, Walt Perry W8ENM, Eric Bonham N9KDB, and Marty Hensley KA9PCT.

3) For repeater courtesy/operating practices: John Van Sandt N9YRX, and Larry Perkinson AA9PR. The winners were: Advancement of FM/Repeaters - Neil Rapp, WB9VPG; Technical Excellence - Marty Hensley, KA9PCT; Repeater Courtesy/Operating Practices - Larry Perkinson AA9PR.

THANKS TO ALL THOSE who made this year's E.A.R.S. Evansville Winter Hamfest another successful one! The attendance was 518, which is right on average for our hamfest. Once again, the building was packed all morning long. Many thanks to all those who helped with setup, talk-in, ticket sales, and logistics, especially N9KDB, KA9PCT & family, N9RAH, N9TIQ, KB9KCF & family, KE4OXZ,

N9RTB, KE9ZV, N9TCV, KF9DL, and KA9ZHY. Forgive me if I left anyone out. The dealers all had good reports, and most have agreed to return next year. Plan ahead -- Saturday, November 30, 1996, same time, same place.

AGAIN A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE OLD POST ARS OF VINCENNES for providing the concession stand at the hamfest this year. As always, they did a teriffic job!

CONGRADULATIONS to Kenton Mattingly, N9DPS, of Vincennes, who won this year's hamfest grand prize - A Kenwood TH-22AT 2m handheld, courtesy of Kenwood, The Ham Station, and E.A.R.S. Thanks also to Wal-Mart, the ARRL, and the Amateur Radio Trader for donations of door prizes.

THE E.A.R.S. WORLD WIDE WEB PAGE is now active! Get E.A.R.S. history, information, and the latest repeater info by visiting us at http://users.aol.com/earsham/earsham.html on the internet! You can write to us on the Internet as well ! Our Internet e-mail address:



Dayton, OH Hamvention May 17-18-19, 1996


Paris, IL - Sundays at 1pm Central at the

Community Hospital on Jan. 7, Mar. 3, May 5,

July 14, Sept. 8, and Nov. 3. Call John Welch

at (217) 466-4315 for more information.

Danville, IL - Sundays at 1pm Central at the

VCARA Club House on Feb. 11, Apr. 14,

Jun. 9, Aug. 25, Oct. 6, and Dec. 8. Call

John Welch for more information. For

directions, call Wm. Wright at (217) 442-3916

Terre Haute, IN - Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Terre

Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North at 1 pm.

Call Fred K9EBK at (812) 466-2122

REPEATER UPDATE: Thanks to Marty KA9PCT, Eric N9KDB, and Walt W8ENM, the 145.15 repeater is back up to full power after the late summer lightning hit. There seems to be an intermittent link problem going from Evansville to Vincennes, I will be checking on it soon. We're still waiting on the 145.11 insurance claim. Barry KE4OXZ is making progress on the new 146.895 site. We are STILL having problems problems with people turning on the link without identifying. If this problem persists, the alternate link codes will go into effect. Control ops should have these alternate codes. If the public link code does not work, please call a control op for link


E.A.R.S. WIDE AREA NET AND NEWSLINE....Every Monday at 8:30 Central

(9:30 Eastern) on the EARS Repeater Network!

EARS Network Repeaters:

input/output Location

144.550/145.150 Evansville, IN

144.650/145.250 Indianapolis, IN

146.325/146.925 Vincennes, IN

448.925/443.925 Vincennes, IN

144.650/147.430 Seymour, IN

147.735/147.135 Lousiville, KY area (soon)

EARS Network Remote Recivers:

Repeater Location

146.925- Farmersburg

145.250- Greensburg

145.250- Seymour

145.250- Muncie

Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.


1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714-3154

The E.A.R.S. newsletter is a monthly production of Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc., a non-profit, charitable, tax-exempt organization. Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, editor. Send donations, articles, comments or information to E.A.R.S. at the address at the address below or call (812) 479-5741. Articles for the newsletter and/or E-mail can be sent via America Online at EARSHAM@aolDOTcom. For the braille edition, contact Tom KE9ZV. Information contained may be reproduced in any form, provided that credit is given to the E.A.R.S. Newsletter.

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