1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
"Because a frequency..
..is a terrible thing to waste"
An ARRL Special Service Club Member Indiana Repeater Council
KB9KBT/R April, 1995 Newsletter
SPECIAL DAYTON EATING MEETING!!!!
Saturday, April 29 Skyline Chili on Sharon Rd., just north of I-275 in Sharonville, Ohio (North side of Cincinnati just east of I-75)
See the Hamvention program for details!
REPEATER SYSTEM UPDATE: On Monday, March 27 Eric and Neil traveled to the new home of Marty, KA9PCT to obtain equipment and discuss repeater projects. His new address and phone is:
Marty Hensley KA9PCT
7205 Mohawk Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46260
On Tuesday, the 145.25 receiver was
installed at Vincennes. The signal is full
quieting at the Vincennes site. Work on a PL
board and a receiver in Indianapolis will
finish the link project and is expected to
happen soon. You may hear the link turned
on from time to time to test the reliability of
the link. Therefore, you may listen but will
not be able to talk to anyone on the Indy
system until the link is completed. You may
continue to use the 146/443 .925 and/or
145.15 while the receive portion of the link is
on without causing interference to
Indianapolis. We will announce via ID
messages and the newsletter when the link
is 2-way. Eric also installed a new battery and automatic battery charger in the continuing saga of power backup for the DVR. This one looks much better than the old setup, and has performed well so far! A
squelch adjustment was also made to the 448.925 receiver. Some people have been cutting out of the 440 side prematurely.
Then, Pete WB9DRB started in on some
transmitters to possibly be used as
replacement exciters for 146.925 and 145.15.
The 146.925 transmitter has been
intermittent of late. Please listen on 443.925
if possible until the problem can be fixed.
Calls have been made about 145.11 being off
the air, and hopefully we will have some
news soon about that system. We wish to
thank these people for their assistance and
YOU for your financial assistance in making
these project work for EARS!
Dayton, OH April 28-29-30
Hara Arena & Expo Center
Indianapolis, IN September 2
Indy Armory (Holt Rd. & I-70)
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. T/I 145.250-
(Hoosier Hamfest) - by E.A.R.S.!
Evansville, IN November 25
Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Fairgrounds
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. T/I 145.150-
Sponsored by E.A.R.S.!
Listen for EARS members on 145.15 or 145.25 simplex at hamfests!!
VE TESTING INFORMATION:
Paris, IL May 7 at 1 p.m. - Paris Comm.
Hospital (217) 466-4315
Mt. Carmel, IL April ?? - Wabash Valley Jr. College (W5YI/VEC) (812) 479-5741
(NRE Commerical exams by appt. only)
Vincennes, IN April 22 - Vincennes Univ.
W5YI/VEC exams & NRE commercial exams by appointment - Call (812) 479-5741
Testing begins 8 a.m.
MESSAGE FROM TOM KE9ZV:
DE AAV5QZ, my name is Tom and I'm a member of Army MARS. If you're looking for an opportunity to serve our servicemen and women by providing them and their families with third party traffic, you too can be a member of Army MARS. We also are developing emergency procedures. If you're interested, contact me Tom KE9ZV by packet at KE9ZV or on the repeater, or phone 812-425-4156 or Harry Leach, 5537 Batson Dr., Portage, IN 46368 (packet: wb9ppt@ka9ylv).
DON'T FORGET THE E.A.R.S. WIDE AREA
NET AND NEWSLINE....Every Monday at 8:30
Central (All repeaters are in the same time
zone from now until fall!!) on the EARS Wide
Area Repeater Network! Newsline, a 15
minute news bulletin (updated weekly), is
presented each week during the net.
Newsline is a production of Newsline, Inc. in
Los Angeles, CA that contains the latest in
Amateur radio related news items. Be sure
to listen for current news and information on
the EARS Repeater Network!
1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
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. E-mail can
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For the braille edition, contact Tom