The Indianapolis Radio Club November 24, 2015

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Christmas Dinner at Primo on December 11, 2015 at 6pm.  Members $20 and non-members $30.

For those who haven’t seen the article in the December issue of QST, the 2015 Field Day results are in -- and the Indianapolis Radio Club’s Camp Belzer operation cracked the national Top 10.

Out of the 287 entries in the 3A category, W9JP (plus GOTA station W9RCA) placed 7th overall with a score of 9,404. A total of 2,907 QSOs were made by the 39 participants, who represented five local radio clubs, including W9IMS, HDXCC, RCA and Indy Midtown ARC.
I don’t have access to the Indianapolis Radio Club’s historical records, but a quick check of the ARRL’s online Field Day results indicates that no other W9JP operation since 2002 placed in the Top 10. The only comparable performance was in 2011, when the W9JP team produced a slightly better score (9,440, with 2,996 QSOs) but wound up 14th in 3A.
Congrats to everybody who took part, and special thanks to Tom Chance, K9XV, and Bill Kennedy, WY9T, for their role in coordination and scheduling. I’m sure there are others who also deserve credit, so feel free to chime in if you’d like to mention them; I just wanted to give a quick report on a solid Field Day performance.
To view the 4-minute YouTube video of Field Day 2015 at Camp Belzer, created by Rufus Hardeman (NE9T), follow this link:
Brian, W9IND
2016 is Indiana's 200th year. Our Section Manager has a staff member working on
different things. Mark Musick, WB9CIF, spoke about the INQP involvement. This year
you can make contact with the original 15 counties for a certificate. The fee is $5. Can
also get a certificate if you contact those same 15 counties throughout the year (QSL
cards required). All of the rules will be on the website (

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.

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.

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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