1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
"Because a frequency..
..is a terrible thing to waste"
An ARRL Special Service Club W9EAR Member Indiana Repeater Council
April, 1997 Newsletter
THE NEXT E.A.R.S. EATING MEETING will
be held be at Sirloin Stockade, on Bellemeade near
Green River Rd. on Friday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.
REPEATER NEWS... Repairs continue... The
new Link controller with DVR has been ordered,
and the crystals have been received for the new solid
state 443.925 repeater to replace the current system
at Vincennes. The 147.18 repeater for Mt. Vernon,
IL has been delivered, and we hope to have it on
very soon. PL access is again required on the
Farmersburg 146.925 receive site due to recent
intermod. Remember to use 107.2 tone encode on
the EARS repeaters. ALL EARS REPEATERS
ARE STILL OPEN FOR USE BY ALL
AMATEURS WHO FOLLOW PROPER RULES
AND OPERATING PROCEDURES.
THANKS TO DEBBIE ROUSH (XYL-KB9KCF)
for reproducing and preparing the EARS newsletter
each month for mailing. Your help is greatly
appreciated. (Oops! I spelled her name wrong last
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Rockford, IL July 26, 1997 Winnebago Co. Fairgrounds, Pecatonica IL Talk in 146.61, 114.8 CTCSS
Dayton, OH Hamvention May 16. 17, and 18
Hara Arena See http://www.hamvention.org
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.
VE TESTING INFORMATION:
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
Evansville, IN - Saturdays at 9 a.m. Central on:
Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24, Jun 21, Jul 26, Aug
30, Sep 27, Nov 8, and Dec 20. at the Red
Cross Bldg., Diamond and Heidelbach, by Tri-
State ARS. $6.25/ARRL-VEC. Contact Terry
Paris, IL - First Sunday of the Month at 1pm at
the Community Hospital - Call John
Welch at (217) 466-4315.
Danville, IL - VCARA Club House Call John
Welch at (217) 466-4315 for more information.
For directions - (217) 442-3916.
Terre Haute, IN - Sunday at 1pm at the Terre
Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on Apr 6.
Call Fred K9EBK at (812) 466-2122
Indianapolis, IN - IPL, 37th and Arlington, at
6:30 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call
Tom N9LFU at 317-326-3168. Thomson
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: Karl
Shourds KB9JIY, Edward McCarty N9KHM, and
Don Bender N9TIQ, who has recently moved. Your
support keeps EARS running!
Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.
1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714-3154
FCC ENACTS INTERNET MORSE CODE REQUIREMENT... The FCC, under pressure to clean up the Internet, especially after the Communications Decency Act provisions regarding Internet content regulation were stricken as violating the U.S. Constitution, has decided instead to require a Morse code requirement for Internet users. Citing the success of the Amateur Radio Service and the general belief that its requirement for operators to pass a Morse code profeciency exam and other technical requirements, has kept the A.R.S. "clean", the FCC will enact a 5 wpm requirement for all Internet users. They are leaving open the issue of whether there should be a "codeless" class of Internet user and are soliciting comments on this proposal. Persons wishing to develop a web site having only links to other web sites, and so forth, must pass a 13 wpm test and demonstrate proficiency in HTML, the Internet authoring language. Persons wishing to develop web sites that contain actual content, rather than those with only links to other sites, must pass a 20 wpm proficiency test, demonstrate proficiency in HTML and the Java programming language,
and show that they have mastery of at least one
human language, such as English. The FCC, which
lacks budgetary authority to implement the testing
program, has stated that it intends to create
Volunteer Examiner programs for Internet
Applicants. (Thanks RADIO Newsletter.... and
Happy April Fool's Day!!!)
MANY THANKS to recent
net control operators Barry
Tate KE4OXZ, Tim Staker
KB9FRR, and Dan Roush
KB9KCF. Your assistance is
appreciated. These fine folks have been filling in on
last-minute notice quite frequently lately. If you
haven't been checking into the Monday night net,
you're missing a real treat. Hams from all across
Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky (and occasionally
Tennessee) check in. And, the Newsline program
brings you up-to-date amateur radio news and
events. Next Monday, tune us in at 8:30 p.m.(CT)
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
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