The Indianapolis Radio Club April 3, 2015

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June 12 IRC Annual Auction

June 27 and 28 is the ARRL field day contest. The club operation will be at Camp Belzer. NE9T will assist and the IRC will be working with the RCA group. Field day will be a joint effort with Hoosier DXers and the RCA radio club. Contact k9XV for details.

July 11 is the Indianapolis Hamfest. The club will have a tent and display. Contact Bob Osterhouse W9PSE if you can help. Tickets are $6.OO contact WA9FDO for details and tickets. Check the website also at

August 1 is the Indianapolis Radio Club picnic.

September 19: Greenfield Hamfest at First Church of God,
Greenfield. Go to for more info.

Hilltop Contest will be September 26. Bob Burns, W9BU, and Tony Stokes, KU9V, will
be coordinating this and the rules will be posted on the website soon.

The club has chartered a bus to the Dayton Hamvention again this year. The day trip to Dayton will be on Saturday, May 16. The bus will have two pick up points: 6:30 am at Southern Plaza, and pick up around 7:00 am at Peddler's Mall on the east side. It will leave from Dayton around 4:00 pm. As in the past, there will be a short stop at McDonald's in Richmond on the way to Dayton for breakfast, and a dinner stop at MCL in Richmond on the way back. The cost for the round trip is $30 per person, and does not include admission to the Hamvention or either of the meals mentioned above. The bus will drop off at the front door of Hara Arena, and be parked in close proximity of the facility so items can be stored on the bus for your convenience.

Indinanapolis Radio Club Four Grid Award will be available for making 2 meter FM simplex contact with hams in the four grid squares in the Indianapolis area. Please contact K9RU for details. Please check the Operating page for more details.

Check the Indy Fox Hunting Group facebook page for details concerning the next Indy fox hunt.

The club members check into the weekly net on 224.80 at 8:00 and 146.88 at 8:15PM local time on Tuesday Nights.

The weekly six meter experimental net is on the 52.7 IPL repeater at 7:30 local time on Thursday nights.

There will be an informal social time prior to the IRC meeting, starting around 7:00. The meeting will be held in Room 101-2 of the IFC building of the Ivy Tech Community College 2535 N. Capitol Ave. This building is located just west of the building we have been meeting in, and there is parking adjacent to this building. Point your browser to for a map.

The Indianapolis Radio Club was founded in 1914 and has met continuously since. The club is a general interest group that meets on the second (2nd) Friday of each month except July and August. "Meetings start at 7:30 PM with a short business meeting followed by a program of interest to all. Preceeding the meeting, there is an informal social session that starts at 7:00 PM, where members and visitors can chat and exchange information over refreshments. The IVY tech radio club meetings are held concurrently with the Indianapolis Radio Club meetings.

There is an Amateur radio station W9JP located in the facility which the club operates and maintains. Talk in is normally on the 146.07/67 or the 146.10/70 repeater.

2015 Officers:
· President: David Spoelstra, N9KT – EMAIL,
· Vice Pres.: Dave Miller, K9RTT - ..EMAIL
· Secretary: Ken Bandy, KJ9B - ..EMAIL
· Treasurer: Rhonda Curtis, WS9H - ..EMAIL
· Chief Operator: Tom Chance, K9XV - ..EMAIL
· Dir. at large: Jim Rinehart, K9RU – EMAIL
· Dir. at large: Jerry Skoll, KC9DTB - ..EMAIL
· Dir. at large: Bob Osterhous - ..EMAIL
· W9JP Trustee: Don Hemenover, N9DOO – EMAIL

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