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

October, 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, October 10 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 old 145.11 repeater has been taken in for possible repair until the legal matters are resolved surrounding the missing Kenwood repeater. Mel N9IZG, Eric N9KDB, and Pete WB9DRB have done a splendid job on the new 443.925 system. Everything is ready except for the crystals (for the correct frequencies this time), and the final check. This includes a new Link RLC-2 controller, which will have many new features, including more ID rotations, and a bigger DVR. Parts of the Vincennes system may be down for brief periods of time while the new equipment is installed.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE E.A.R.S. WORLD WIDE WEB PAGE LATELY?? It has been updated recently! Features include a new look, sound clips, and most of all the ability to read newsletters online rather than download. 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


Bedford, IN Sun. Oct. 5 5am-3pm Talk-in 146.73- Exams offered at 12 Noon.

Centralia, IL Oct. 19

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.


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.

Evansville, IN - Tuesday, October 7 at Harrison High School Room 213 7:00 p.m. $6.25/W5YI-VEC. Contact Neil WB9VPG at 812-479-5741.

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 - Sundays at 1pm at the Terre Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on Oct. 5, and Dec. 7. Call Fred K9EBK at (812) 466-2122.

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


Tom N9LFU at 317-326-3168. Thomson


Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.


1506 S. Parker Dr.

Evansville, IN 47714-3154

VE TESTING, continued..

Franklin, IN - Walk-ins only. For more

information, call 317-974-1488. MidState

ARC (3rd Sat. March thru November)

THANKS TO ALL THOSE who have graciously donated to EARS recently. They include: Tim and Beth Staker (KB9FRR/KB9MXM), Delbert Stanfill (KG8CV), and Larry Worlow (KB9KKD). 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.

KENWOOD NEWS... Kenwood announces two new radios, the TH-G71A dual band HT, and the TM-V7A dual band mobile. The HT is PC programmable, carries 200 memories, and as always, smaller than ever before. The mobile features alphanumerics, 280 memories, voice synthesizer, and more. Also in this month's "Kenwood Report" newsletter is a handy wiring diagram for all Kenwood connectors. See Neil for a copy.


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.