Things you need to know:


  • Sandra Miller, KC9SME, was bestowed with lifetime membership in the Society by the members at the January dinner meeting. Sandra made a sizable contribution to the Society this past year in memory of her husband, Don Miller, W9NTP(sk). Don was one of the original members of the Society and our first repeater Trustee. Don’s call sign is now the Society’s call sign and can be heard on all of our repeaters as they ID. 
  • The BRVARS is now the repeater trustee for the 147.000 MHz and 442.600 MHz repeaters located on the WIFE tower in Northwest Rush County. Both of these repeaters have a 127.3 Hz PL tone. The Rush County EMA is the owner of the repeaters. We hope to link these repeaters to our Shelby County repeaters at some time in the near future. Radio Station WIFE, Rushville, IN is going to allow us to use a vacant cubicle at the base of their tower to house these two repeaters. We will be installing new electrical service to the cubicle in the near future and make preparations for moving the repeaters. Thank you, WIFE.
  • The Shelbyville D Star repeater can be your link to the Indiana Statewide D Star net every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM. If not already linked to reflector 24B you can go ahead and link the repeater to reflector 24B for the Statewide net.
  • The Shelbyville DMR repeater is now back on the Indiana DMR Consortium network. The repeater is networked through the W9SMJ c-Bridge. Please note that all 3 DMR networks in Indiana now share the 3118 Statewide talk group.
  • The old Maggiore 220MHz repeater has been replaced with a new Bridgecom repeater. The new repeater went on the air yesterday. The new repeater has a PL Tone of 88.5 Hz. You will have to program that into your 220 radios.