1506 S. Parker Drive
Evansville, IN 47714
"Because a frequency is a terrible thing to waste"
July, 1994 Newsletter
The next EARS "Eating Meeting" will be
held on Friday, July 1, at WESTERN
SIZZLIN STEAK HOUSE on Morgan Ave.
in Evansville. Meeting time is 6:30
(Central). See all your ham friends and
enjoy a night out! Don't miss it! The next
meeting will be Friday, August 5 at the
Ross Center Noble Roman's, Washington
Hamfest time is right around the corner!
We need YOUR help to make this year's
Evansville Winter Hamfest an even bigger
success! We will need people to find
prizes from area businesses, apply mailing
labels, sell tickets, check in vendors, assist
vendor loading and unloading, man the
talk-in radio, and help with publicity. If you
can help, contact Neil WB9VPG. The date
of the hamfest is Saturday, November 26.
Businesses that donate prizes will be given
an advertising mention at the hamfest.
Tables are $10 each (4' X 8'), and
admission is $4.00. Old Post ARS
(Vincennes) will serve lunch this year.
Congradulations to Neil Rapp, WB9VPG
who was recently named Indiana 2m
repeater coordinator by the Indiana
Repeater Council, a member of MACC..
Neil replaces Kevin Berlin, WB9QBR, of
the Terre Haute area. Marty Hensley,
KA9PCT is currently the 220 MHZ
coordinator. All are invited to attend the
IRC meeting at the Indianapolis Hamfest
on Saturday, July 9.
145.11. 5-11 has been back for a couple of months now, and seems to be working very well. An antenna problem still exists. Future replacement may make the coverage even better. 5-11 has been very active of late.
145.15. The new X-510 (compliments of N9KDB) has been assembled and the feed line has been transported for the new receive site on Orchard Road. Mike Voyles, WA9FGT, has accepted the task of climbing the tower. This receiver should be online soon and will replace the Evansville East and West sites as this receiver will cover many, many miles of handheld territory.
146.925/443.925. The Vincennes system is back on after replacing every single capacitor in the power supply after the lightning hit. Output power on 443.925 has gone up since the power supply was serviced. The squelch on 448.925 has been readjusted and seems to have brought the receive coverage back to normal. As soon as the new 145.15 receiver goes online, the 146.925 Farmersburg receiver will go on at the 500 foot level. Coverage has been good into Terre Haute at the 50 foot level at present. We expect good things from this project.
146.895. We have a site for 8-9-5 and are currently looking for a set of duplexers. Any help would be appreciated.
444.90. This project is forthcoming, but
has been placed on "the back burner" until
the other projects are finished.
Eric, N9KDB, will be putting his repeater
on 443.425 shortly in Sullivan, IN. Eric has
expressed interest in a part-time link into
146.925 on this repeater. Congradulations!
Roy and Karen Cork pass along this
partial list of an estate sale in Eastern
Illinois (Neil Gallagher WA9JEM). For
information, call Bill Bates WA8AFM at
(618) 395-3630. Yaesu FT-208R HT,
Lakeshore 10 min. ID timer, D 104 mic,
Paragon 585 w/CW filter, mic; Hallicrafters
S53 receiver, misc. antennas and tower,
and many variable capacitors.
The Indianapolis Hamfest will be held
on Sat. & Sun., July 9-10 at the fairgrounds
just off I-465 south.
VE testing dates:
Sunday, July 3 Paris, IL ARRL/VEC $5.75
1506 S. Parker Drive
Evansville, IN 47714
The Wabash Valley ARA will host a
SKYWARN Weather Spotter training
meeting at Rose-Hulman (Terre Haute) on
Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. The National
Weather Service will administer the
training. An optional test will be available
for certification. For more information, call
Gary WB9SWG at 877-4371 or Keith
WA9DRO at 466-3899. (Talk-in 146.85-)
The USI Amateur Radio Club will hold Field Day at the new home QTH of Norm King, AA9CG north of Evansville. Field day this year will be held on June 25 and 26. For directions, contact Norm or call on 145.15-.
The EARS newsletter is produced by
Neil Rapp WB9VPG. Questions and/or
comments should be directed to: Neil
Rapp, 305 Sequoia Lane, Evansville, IN
47712, or call (812) 424-1506, or leave E-mail on Prodigy (ID=CAEK86A) or Internet
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