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

November, 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, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. PLAN NOW FOR THE CHRISTMAS PARTY at Wolf's BBQ on 1st Avenue in Evansville on Wednesday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. Central. You must have a reservation to Neil no later than Sunday, December 14. The cost again this year is $13.13 for the chicken and ribs buffet. Some ham radio videos will also be shown, as well as a door prize! Don't miss it!

REPEATER NEWS... The 145.11 repeater should be back on within 2 weeks! A new feature on 5.11 will be a National Weather Service link. <User codes for Wx radio deleted from Internet Version> Remember, use 107.2 CTCSS for access. The repeater will return to the site near USI at 400 feet. Also, watch for upgrades to 443.925 and the 145.15 transmitter very soon. New code sheets will be issued for 443.925/146.925 as soon as upgrades are completed. The switch from 147.43 to 147.135 has been made at Seymour. The receive frequency will soon be changed also.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE E.A.R.S. WORLD WIDE WEB PAGE LATELY?? Check it out at http://members. aol.com/earsham/index.html

You can write to us on the Internet as well! Our e-mail address: EARSHAM@aolDOTcom

NASA Chief Astronaut Kenneth Cockrell KB5UAH will be addressing some of the Harrison High School student body, including the Amateur Radio Club, on Friday, November 7. His topic will be "STS-80 Update". Who knows.. you may hear him on 5.15 or 5.11!!!


Fort Wayne, IN Nov. 15-16 Allen Co. Memorial Coliseum. 2 Free tickets available, contact Neil ASAP.

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.

Cincinnati, OH Feb. 21-22, 1998 Cinti Gardens


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: 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 - Sunday at 1pm at the Community Hospital on Nov. 2 - Call John Welch at (217) 466-4315 or email jwwelch@juno.com.

Terre Haute, IN - Sunday at 1pm at the Terre Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on Dec. 7. Call Fred K9EBK at (812) 466-2122.

Indianapolis, IN - IPL, 37th and Arlington, at

6:30 p.m. BY APPT. ONLY. Call Tom N9LFU at 317-326-3168. Thomson ARC/ARRL-VEC

Franklin, IN - Walk-ins only. For more

information, call 317-974-1488. MidState

ARC (3rd Sat. March thru November)

Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.


1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714-3154

THANKS TO ALL THOSE who have graciously donated to EARS recently. They include: Al Arendt WA9BPP, Ray Mott N9QEI, and Farrell Youngman N9WFQ. Your support keeps EARS running!

EARS E-mail news... I have started to keep a list of e-mail addresses on the WWW page and in my address book for mass mailings about EARS news. If you want to be added to the list, send your e-mail address to neilrapp@comsource.net

THE OLD POST ARS is once again raffling a Winchester 1200 automatic. $50 and $25 cash prizes are for 2nd and 3rd place. Tickets are $1 each or 6/$5. See Neil or any OPARS member if interested.

EVANSVILLE HAMFEST.... The hamfest will be here before the next edition of the newsletter. Be sure to attend!!! Our hamfest has been very successful, and is now in its 5th year. Many of the same vendors are returning, including Tower Electronics, and the Ham Station. Door prize donations are welcome. Ask local businesses to donate prizes. We will also need help with selling tickets, security, and assisting with loading and unloading the day of the hamfest. See Neil to volunteer for a shift. Also, we need ID recordings for the repeaters, as well as Newsline. You can record these at the hamfest.


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/index.html.