The Indianapolis Radio Club May 9, 2016

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IRC meeting this coming Friday May 13, 2016 , at 7:30
pm.  There will be an informal social time prior to the meeting, starting
around 7:00.

The meeting is in NMC 438. That's the auditorium on the fourth floor of the
North Meridian Center, 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway.

At this meeting, David Spoelstra, N9KT, is going to talk about several PC
related topics, such as:

Scareware and Ransomware - an effortless way to install and update the very best
Windows freeware
-What are they?
-What can they do?
-Why would you want one?
-CloudReady - How to make your own Chromebook!

And best of all, should I upgrade to Windows 10.


The bus to the Dayton Hamvention has been reserved. The day trip
will be on Saturday, May 21, with tickets for the bus running $30 per person (same as last
year). Tickets are on sale now. Note that the bus ticket does not include admission to the

Southern Plaza at I-465 and US 31 departing at 6:30am

Peddler’s Mall at I-465 and E Washington St departing at 7am.

Tickets are still available.  They can be bought at the May meeting, at the bus pickup points, or by mailing a check to:

Indianapolis Radio Club
Dayton Bus
5936 Riva Ridge Dr

Indianapolis, IN 46237


The 220 net is back see below for details

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 224.98 at 8:00 local time Thursday Nights with a PL tone of 77HZ. The remote base audio at the 441.350 repeater site connects the 224.980 with the hub repeater.     When Steve W9SMJ   has some time to get 224.140 in Kokomo back on line,  it will add more coverage.   John  K9SVL in Shelbyville has the 224.440  getting set up to connect into the hub.   Things are gradually coming together.

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 at the Ivy Tech Community College 2535 N. Capitol Ave.

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.

2016 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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