1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
"Because a frequency..
..is a terrible thing to waste"
October/November, 1996 Newsletter
THE NEXT E.A.R.S. EATING MEETING will
be held on Friday, November 1 at 6:30 PM
Central at Old Country Buffet, Morgan & Green
River Roads, in Evansville. Discussion will be
held about the upcoming hamfest on November
30. Volunteers are needed to gather prize
donations, as well as to sell tickets and work the
day of the hamfest. Contact Neil if you can help
with any of this.
UPCOMING EATING MEETINGS:
Thursday, December 5, we will have our annual
Christmas dinner at Wolf's BBQ on First Avenue
in Evansville at 6:30 p.m. Central. The menu
includes all-you-can-eat BBQ chicken, ribs,
potato salad, etc. The cost for the meal,
including tax and gratuity, is $13.13 per person.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IF YOU
WILL BE EATING AT THIS MEETING. Make
your reservation with Neil at 812-479-5741 or by
e-mail at EARSHAM@aolDOTcom or on the net by
Monday, December 2. EARS will pick up the
rental of the banquet room. The next meeting
will be at Old Country Buffet on Thursday,
January 16 at 6:30 p.m.
REPEATER NEWS!!! 146.925 and 443.925
are back on the air!!! On October 18, we were
finally able to get a transmitter running. Many,
many, many thanks for Pete Crasher WB9DRB
for his many, many hours on this project. We
went through 6 transmit strips, 2 power supplies,
2 sets of crystals, who knows how many fuses,
and 4 trips to the site. After a 12 hour stint on
Friday the 18th, finally one worked. The project
is still not quite finished, as the duplexers still
need some help. So, the signal will get better
soon when it can run at full power. The 145.25
link will work when the signal is strong enough
to make the trip to Indy. 145.15 is having
exciter trouble (again), and is
also running on low power. 145.11 has been cutting out on ocassion, and is being looked at by the installer, since it's still under warranty. 145.25 seems to be running well. A reminder on the 145.25 system... if you would like to "adopt a site", contact Marty at (317) 253-7985.
Remember... 107.2 CTCSS encoding is
required for the 145.11, 145.15, and 146.925
(via Farmersburg) repeaters. This is NOT a
means of "closing" the repeater. ALL EARS
REPEATERS ARE STILL OPEN FOR USE BY
ALL AMATEURS WHO FOLLOW PROPER
RULES AND OPERATING PROCEDURES.
VISIT THE E.A.R.S. WORLD WIDE WEB PAGE! http://members.aol.com/earsham/
You can write to us on the Internet as well! Our
e-mail address: EARSHAM@aolDOTcom
Evansville, IN November 30, 1996 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.
Volunteers will soon be needed!!! Contact Neil.
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 Neil ASAP!!!
Paris, IL - Sunday at 1pm Central at the
Community Hospital on Nov. 3. Call John
Welch at (217) 466-4315.
Danville, IL - Sunday at 1pm Central at the
VCARA Club House on Dec. 8. Call John
Welch for more information. For directions -
Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.
1506 S. Parker Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714-3154
Terre Haute, IN - Sunday at 1pm EST at the
Terre Haute Red Cross on Hwy 41 North on
Dec. 1. Call Fred K9EBK at (812)
Indianapolis, IN - Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 at IPL,
37th and Arlington, at 6:30 p.m. BY
APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call Tom N9LFU at
317-326-3168. Thomson ARC/ARRL-VEC
Franklin, IN - Saturday, Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at
the Johnson Co. Sheriff's office in Franklin.
Walk-ins only. For more information, call 317
974-1488. MidState ARC (3rd Sat. March
THANK YOU!! to those who have donated to
EARS recently. These include: Larry Worlow
KB9KKP, and John Garino KF9UH. Your help is
greatly needed to help maintain the repeaters.
Troy N9ZEK, from CTS Communications,
wrote us, and notes that his business has
moved to just east of Buy-Low in Oakland City
on SR 64. Also, he will be carrying Kenwood
products, and also antennas for nearly every
band. You can call Troy at (812) 749-3187.
Again, I apologize for not having a newsletter
eating meeting last month. I have the next
three planned, hopefully that will keep me on
time. Thanks for your patience.
Listen for the new EARS vanity callsign,
The Old Post ARS in Vincennes is having a
raffle for a gun and a handheld scanner. See
Neil or any OPARS member for tickets.
DON'T MISS THE EARS WIDE AREA NET
AND NEWSLINE... MONDAYS AT 8:30 P.M.
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 above or call (812) 479-5741.
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