1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714

(812) 479-5741

"Because a frequency.. ..is a terrible thing to waste"

An ARRL Special Service Club Member Indiana Repeater Council

January, 1995 Newsletter

ALL KINDS OF GOOD THINGS are happening at E.A.R.S. these days! Read on for more details! More information will be available at the next "Eating Meeting" to be held at

on Friday, January 6, 1995 at 6:00 p.m. Come join us and see all your ham friends and enjoy a meal out together. As an incentive to boost our meeting attendance, we will have various prizes and programs at future meetings. If you have a prize to donate or a short program to present, contact Neil about scheduling. DON'T MISS IT!!

THE E.A.R.S. CHRISTMAS PARTY was enjoyed by all at Wolf's BBQ. N9RAH won a year's subscription to Amateur Radio Trader. A report on the hamfest was given, as well as future plans for E.A.R.S. and the repeater network. An update on the interference from packet was given. It was decided to move meetings back to Fridays as more people could attend on that day. A discussion was held about alternative sites for the hamfest since it has outgrown our present facility.

THE EVANSVILLE WINTER HAMFEST was even bigger than last year! Thanks to all the people who helped make the hamfest a huge success. We had to make last minute arrangements for

additional tables as the 115 originally planned sold out about a week before the hamfest. We were able to come up

with 135, and sold 127. Six hundred people attended this year's hamfest. All wall spaces have been sold for next year's hamfest. Next year's event will be on Sat., Nov. 25 at the Vanderburgh 4-H Fairgrounds.

HOOSIER HAMFEST! E.A.R.S. will sponsor the 1st Annual Hoosier Hamfest on Saturday, September 2, 1995 at the Indianapolis Armory (Holt Rd. & I-70) from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tables: $15 Admission: $6. This hamfest will be used to support the 145.25 Indianapolis system. For more information on the Hoosier Hamfest, contact Marty KA9PCT at (317) 387-9667.

GOOD NEWS FROM THE I.R.S.?? Yes, after nearly two years E.A.R.S. is now a recognized non-profit corporation by the Internal Revenue Service. Therefore, all donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE. (Also, non-profit mailing will soon be available to us!) Many thanks to Tom Washburne, WB9ZFN, for his legal advice in this frustrating task.

WORK ON THE 145.25 LINK is progressing as a new transmitter was installed last week. We are expecting few problems once the preselector comes back from repair.

NEWSLINE appeared back on the E.A.R.S. system on Sunday, December 18 at 10 p.m. Several amateurs responded that they appreciated this service. Therefore, we will be carrying Newsline on tape delay (via satellite) every Monday at 9:00 p.m. Central as a part of the WIDE AREA NET, to be restarted on Monday, January 2. Check-ins will be taken at 9, followed by Newsline, followed by an open round-table discussion about items in the bulletins, or just rag chew. Be sure to check in each Monday at 9:00 p.m.

OTHER HAMFESTS...Cincinnati, OH February 25-26 Cinti Gardens (513) 531-1011. VE Testing on Saturday

HAM TESTING INFORMATION: 17 applicants arrived at the USI ARC test session on December 12. Several upgraded or passed desired elements. 4 people passed the General Class Radiotelephone (GROL) commercial exam preceeding the amateur exam. Congradulations to all. The next test in the area we are aware of is Vincennes, IN on Saturday, January 21 at 9 a.m. Eastern. Call Phil KQ9O at (812) 886-9765 or 885-5830 for more information.

W5YI-VEC Electronic filing of first-time ham applicants will begin on January 1.


1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714

The information will be forwarded to the FCC, computer processed overnight, and the callsign will be issued the NEXT MORNING!

THE EARS NEWSLETTER is a monthly production of Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc., a non-profit, charitable organization. Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, editor. Send donations, articles, comments or information to EARS at the address at the address below or call (812) 479-5741. E-mail can be sent via Internet to neil.rapp@ evsc.com, or via Prodigy at CAEK86A. For the braille edition, contact Tom KE9ZV.