Things you need to know:

  • The next members meeting is the January Dinner Meeting. It will be held on the 4th Saturday of January, 2022. Location will be the First Presbyterian Church on West Broadway St in downtown Shelbyville. The cost for dinner is $20/person. Please get your reservations in as soon as possible so we can finalize food arrangements. You can pay at the door. We will assemble for dinner at 5:30PM. See you there. 
  • Ham Breakfast with the Hams:  Breakfasts are always held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 8:30AM at the Shelbyville Denny’s restaurant located on the East side of Shelbyville at the I-74 and SR44 interchange. See you there.
  • Indiana QSO Party 2022 Is Coming:Hello Indiana Radio Club Leaders, Yes, it is already time to be thinking about INQP 2022–the contest runs twelve hours beginning Saturday, May 7, 11:00 AM EST (10:00 CST).  It is a great opportunity for members of your club to have fun and for the club to benefit from the many activities the event provides. Club competition is one fun aspect of the QP, offering the satisfaction of joint club effort toward a common goal and possibly just sharing time together.  Multi-op stations can help new ops learn from old hands while still providing individuals the fun of managing pile ups.  Club members operating alone at fixed stations (home) or in other classes can identify their club affiliation on their log for an aggregate club score with the top club earning a trophy sponsored by the ARRL Indiana Section. Rare counties will be a focus again this year.  The counties identified as “rare ones” for 2022 are Benton, Carroll, Cass, Dearborn, Fountain, Randolph, Rush, Scott, Spencer, and Switzerland.  More detail to follow. The hope is that Covid-19 will be sufficiently under control by May to have a “normal” pre-covid format.  However, if the situation warrants, the 2022 rules will be adjusted as appropriate.  The 2022 Rules will be posted on the web later. We hope to see your club in the Indiana QSO Party on May 7th.

    73,

    Len Litvan AE9LL Member, HDXCC

  • The 220 MHz repeater has been repaired under warranty by the manufacturer. Issues were diagnosed and repaired in the receiver section of the repeater. We will get it back in service as soon as we can. We will be connecting this repeater to the Central Indiana 220 Repeater network.
  • Both Rush County repeaters will be getting some new hardline and antennas in the very near future. Funding was obtained for the antennas and hardline by the Rush County Emergency Management. This should make for a vast improvement in the coverage area for those two repeaters.
  • 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.
  • On Sunday evenings you can get your fill of 2 meter simplex activity. Starting around 8:00 PM there is an FM roundtable on 146.52 MHz. Immediately thereafter, there is a 2 Meter SSB simplex roundtable on 144.21 MHz. 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.