The Indianapolis Radio Club July 18, 2019

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The Indianapolis Radio Club is a general interest ham radio group that was founded in 1914 and has met continuously since. Major activities the club supports are monthly meetings, club station W9JP operation, ARRL Field Day, IRC HillTop contest, and IRC 2m Four Grid Award (see the "Operating" section)

"Our meetings are held at Ivy Tech Community College 2535 N. Capitol Ave. near downtown Indianapolis in room IFC 101 (Ivy Tech Downtown Campus Map)at 7:30 PM on the second (2nd) Friday of each month except for July and August. Preceding the meeting, there is an informal social session that starts at 7:00 PM, where members and visitors can chat and exchange informations."

The Ivy Tech radio club meetings are held concurrently with the Indianapolis Radio Club meetings.

The Indianapolis Radio Club Station W9JP is co-located with the IVY Tech ARC Club Station W9IVY at the IVY Tech Community College Meridian Street Campus IFC building (Ivy Tech Downtown Campus Map). The IVY Tech ARC, W9IVY is the host and the combination of equipment from both clubs gives a nice station with capabilities from HF thru 1.2GHz including satellite. IRC members act as mentors for the IVY Tech ARC members and both clubs help maintain the station. The station is located on the second floor of the Tech Center Building room T226A and is available for use from 9AM to 9PM weekdays and Saturdays.  Talk in is on the 146.28/88 repeater. We would like to go over the operation of the station , logging onto the computers and the door codes to get into the station before you operate the station. You can park in the IVY Tech parking lots without a permit. Enter the Tech building by the side door on the back on the south corner. Contact Jim Rinehart, K9RU for information:

Indianapolis Radio Club Meetings and Events

September 13,2019 first fall meeting

IRC field day June 22 and 23rd was in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Lot 1 (Coke/Pepsi lot)

See field day page for additional pictures

The Indianapolis Radio Club conducted Field Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grass Lot located at 2599 N. Lynhurst, Speedway, IN  46224.  Thank you to the Speedway Lions Club for sponsoring our use of this location.  Other participating organizations included Marion County ARES, The American Legion Amateur Radio Club, and our local SATERN group.  We operated as a 5A site with a GOTA station and additional VHF/UHF station.   See field day page button above for more pictures and results

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions. During the fourth full weekend in June Ham Radio operators in the US and Canada take equipment outdoors or other temporay locations and operate with emergency power . They do this exercise to simulate operating under emergency communications. There are many ways to participate from operating the phone transmitter to delivering food or fitting up antennas. For many field day is a right of passage in the amatuer radio service. Hams treasure the stories and experiences gained or lived on Field Day. Make sure to visit, operate, help log, set up or just donate donuts to the IRC field day site. Also hams operating home stations are encouraged to make short range 10, 6 and 2meter simplex contacts with the IRC station.

Group 2019



Club dues of $20.00 for 2019 are due now and payable to The Indinapolis Radio Club. Please mail your dues to Treasurer Mark Burke, W9MGB, 6347 Green Leaves Road , Indianapolis, Indiana 46220.

Talks Scheduled for 2019:


Ten meter activity 8:30 Local time in the SSB band portion around 28.380.

ARES Sunday night HF net at 3.900 MHZ 21:00 hours GMT.

The weekly six meter experimental net is on the 52.7 IPL repeater with tone of 136.5 at 7:30 local time on Thursday nights.

Slow code traffic net. ICN will meet every evening on 3535 Khz at 00:00Z. CW speeds max out at about 13 wpm, feel free to QNI (check in).

The Indiana DMR net meets Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM local time on Indiana State wide

The SATERN net is now on every week on Thursdays at 7:00 PM on the 146.880 repeater. No pl tone. All are welcome to sign in.


· President: David Spoelstra, N9KT –
· Vice Pres.: Dave Miller, K9RTT -
· Secretary: Ken Bandy, KJ9B -
· Treasurer: Mark Burke, W9MGB -
· Chief Operator:
· Dir. at large: Jim Rinehart, K9RU –
· Dir. at large: Jeff Hammer N9NIC -
· Dir. at large: Dave Michaels N1RF -
· W9JP Trustee: Jay Kraus, W9TC -

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