Putnam County Event: OPSF50/50 Trail Run

Sat 03-23 7:00am - 10:00pm

The event will be held at Owen-Putnam State Forest on March 23, 2019 from 7:00a to 10:00p.
OPSF50|50 is a trail race with three course lengths: 50 mile, 50k, and 14 mile.
The event is owned and organized by Indiana Trail Running Association (ITRA) It is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.
Start/Finish is now moved to: Horse Campground -4850 Fishcreek Rd, Poland, IN 47868
The race website is

Contact Info:
Race Coordinator
Jonathon Baumann
(317) 523-1565


Normally there would be two operators per aid station plus one to shadow the organizer. Because it is a long day we would have a morning and afternoon shift. Therefore, it would be good to have about 20 operators.

Friday afternoon establish a station at the start finish l line at theHorseman's Campground with a vertical antenna attached to a 10 ft PVC pipe inserted over a “T” post. Equipment to be provided by the Owen County ARES group. This will allow coverage of the area on simplex FM.

Saturday morning, first shift amateur radio volunteers report to the start finish line for assignment to aid stations. In addition, one operator will be assigned to “shadow” the race organizer.

About 1 PM the afternoon shift of amateur radio operators report to the start finish to relieve the morning operators at aid stations.

Amateur radio activities would consist of the following:
Provide any requested communications for the aid station volunteers such as runner numbers or location of runners. Of most interest is the location of the first male and female runners and the last runner on the course.

Should there be an operator what would like to “walk the course” behind the last runners that would enable the organizers to know the location of the last runners and thus when the aid stations could shut down.

Amateur Radio Coordinator
Jim Baughn
(812) 828-9086


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39° 22' 14.9628" N, 86° 51' 6.714" W

ARLB: Metro Diner [86th St & Dean Rd]

Fri 06-28 11:15am - 12:30pm

The Amatuer Radio Lunch Bunch (ARLB) will be eating at the Metro Diner located at the Clearwater Shoppes Shopping Center, 3954 E 86th St, Indpls, IN.
This is right just north of the Dean Rd / 86th St intersection.

Join the ARLB at


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39° 54' 33.2748" N, 86° 5' 55.14" W

2018 March Indiana State Severe Weather Awareness Week [AM NET ONLY]

IN Statewide

Statewide Tornado Drill

Marion County Amateur Radio Skywarn will participate in the statewide tornado drill by running a net during both sessions:
March 20 at 10:15 A.M.*

Marion County uses the 146.760MHz repeater (no tone), and the 443.250MHz (100pl) as our backup.

*Times are approximate

May 2006 500 Festival Parade

May 2006 Mini Marathon

May 2004 Mini Marathon

Plaques from our sponsors

These are plaques given to Marion County Ham Radio Operators in support of Marathons, Parades, Bike Rides, and other events.

W9ICE Lunch Group: Blind Owl Brewery

Fri 01-20 11:15am - 12:30pm

The W9ICE Lunch Group will be eating at the Blind Owl Brewery located at 5014 E 62nd St., Indianapolis, IN on Indy's NE Side.


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39° 52' 11.676" N, 86° 5' 4.0164" W

Marion County Siren Net


Marion County tests it’s Outdoor Weather Sirens on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month at 11am.

There will be a short 20 minute NET on the 146.700 repeater from 10:45am to 11:05am to accept check-ins and information regarding the sirens.
The next net will be on Friday, Jan 6 at 10:45am.

Marion County Dept of Homeland Security is asking for assistance in checking the audio of the sirens.

What we are asking, is for folks to check any siren on this day, and report whether it worked or not to the Net Control.

IN Statewide D-Star Net

IN Statewide

This is a Statewide D-Star Net on Reflector 24B.
This Net occurs the FIRST and THIRD Thursday's of each month.

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