Things you need to know:

  • Spotter Training Postponed by National Weather Service until further notice due to Corona Virus.
  • Skywarn Spotter Training – Shelby County

  • Public Spotter Training.

    When
    Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:30pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time – New York
    Where
    Shelbyville Fire Station 1 – 40 West Broadway St., Shelbyville, IN 46176 (map)
  • A motion was made, seconded and approved by the membership at the January Member’s Dinner Meeting to lower the Society’s annual membership dues to $5.00/Yr. Five years ago most members took advantage of the 5 Year member dues offer. That program expires at the end of this year. So, effective immediately yearly membership dues are $5.00/Year. This applies to both new and existing members.
  • The 444.975 MHz Yaesu System Fusion repeater is now connected to Wires-X AmericaLink Room. There seems to be quite a bit of traffic on the AmericaLink Room most of the day. This is a Yaesu System Fusion digital voice connection and requires a Fusion digital capable radio in order to work. If you have a Yaesu System Fusion capable radio tune to the repeater frequency with the radio in digital voice mode and give it a try.
  • We have put the backup 2 meter repeater on the air on the 145.48 MHz frequency today. We needed to test the repeater and make sure that it is working correctly and is properly programmed. So far, it seems to be working correctly. The backup repeater is an FM analog repeater and does not do Yaesu Fusion Digital like the main repeater does. We plan on leaving the backup repeater in operation for several weeks and then swap the main computer back in service.
  • Both Rush County Repeaters are back on the air. There is a net held on the 147.00 MHz repeater on Monday evenings at 7:00PM. Please try to check in if possible. Both repeaters carry a 127.3 Hz PL tone.
  • The Indiana Statewide DStar net is held every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM on Reflector 24B. Our local DStar repeater is always on Reflector 24B on Thursday evenings.
  • You can catch up on your CW and Digital Slow Scan TV on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:50 AM on 144.36 MHz. If you are not fluent in CW, then we invite you to cheat a little and fire up FLDIGI and join on in. After CW we then fire up the Digital SSTV program EasyPal and send pictures back and forth over the airwaves.
  • There is a 2 Meter SSB simplex roundtable on 144.20 MHz on Sunday evenings at 7:30PM. They are on Upper Sideband. For further details about this roundtable and other simplex 2 meter activities, check out the Indiana Simplex Operators Facebook page. There is more and more 2 meter simplex activities going on these days. Don’t get left out of the fun.