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

July, 1996 Newsletter

THE NEXT E.A.R.S. EATING MEETING will be held on Friday, July 5 at 6:30 PM Central at Old Country Buffet, Morgan Ave. and Green River Road in Evansville, IN.


Red Bank Library (Red Bank Rd. & Lloyd Expwy.) on Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Bring 2 forms of ID, one with a picture; calculator; writing utensils; and a copy AND original of any license or CSCE held. Call Neil for more information. Walk-ins only.

THREAT TO AMATEUR VHF/UHF BANDS... Perhaps you have already heard that a new proposed low Earth orbit satellite service (LEO) has applied to the FCC to obtain some spectrum under 1 GHz. Included in the list of bands to be studied includes the amateur 2m and 440 bands. There have been many rumors circulating, but at the moment it appears that these bands are simply "under study". The industry seems to think that the spectrum could be shared with hams, pending the results of the study. But just to be on the safe side, it's still a good idea to file comments with the FCC on this matter, which would be brought up at the World Radio Conference (WRC) in 1997. All comments must be made a part of the public record. The FCC is asking that comments to submitted to Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554, or by electronic mail at wrc97@fcc.gov. The FCC is no longer accepting e-mail about this matter at its NORMAL address. Any comments made by e-mail should be sent to wrc97@fcc.gov and not to any other address. Comments should reference the Advisory Committee public record file "Reference No. ISP-96-005". Filing comments directly to the Chair of the WRC-97

Committee, Informal Working Groups, individual FCC staff members, and private sector participants should NOT be made, in order to maintain effeciency. For more information, contact Cecily C. Holiday, Federal Officer of the WRC-97 Advisory Comm., or Damon C. Ladson, the alternate officer, at (202) 418-0749, or consult the Internet home page at http://www.fcc.gov/ib/wrc97/

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



Indianapolis, IN July 13-14 Marion Co.


Evansville, IN November 30, 1996


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 - Red Bank Library on Thursday,

July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Call 479-5741 for

info. Sponsored by HHS ARC. (W5YI-VEC)

Paris, IL - Sundays at 1pm Central at the

Community Hospital on July 14, Sept. 8, and

Nov. 3. Call John Welch at (217) 466-4315.

Danville, IL - Sundays at 1pm Central at the

VCARA Club House on Aug. 25, Oct.

6, and Dec. 8. Call John Welch for more

information. For directions - (217) 442-3916.

Terre Haute, IN - Sundays at 1pm EST at the

Terre Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on

Aug. 4, Oct. 6, and Dec. 1.

Call Fred K9EBK at (812) 466-2122

WANTED TO BUY.... Kenwood TR-7400A in good condition. Call Margie WD9HEE at (812) 882-7831.

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE INDIANA REPEATER COUNCIL is at the Indianapolis hamfest at 1 pm on Saturday, July 13. The problems from within the council have increased in recent days. This meeting will be very important for the future of repeater coordination in Indiana, as well as the current operation of many repeaters in Indiana. A new proposed set of by-laws are being considered that are completely different from those that have been in place in the past. The election of officers for the next 3 years will also occur. All are invited to attend.

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.