General

Putnam County Event: OPSF50/50 Trail Run

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

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) indianatrailrunning.org 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 OPSF5050.com

Contact Info:
Race Coordinator
Jonathon Baumann
(317) 523-1565
jonathonbaumann@gmail.com

HAM RADIO SUPPORT

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
k9eoh@owencountyara.org

Location

United States
39° 22' 14.9628" N, 86° 51' 6.714" W

Marion County Siren Net

Date: 
Fri 10-01 10:45am
County: 
Marion
Description: 

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.
You will need to have the siren VISABLE so as to view it's operability [rotation].

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.

Hoosier DMR Net TG-3118

Date: 
Tue 09-28 8:00pm
Frequency: 
Hoosier DMR [Indy]
County: 
IN Statewide
Description: 

This is an open DMR Net using the Statewide Talkgroup 3118.

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Hoosier DMR [Indy]

Frequency: 
441.200 MHz
Mode: 
Digital
Offset: 
Plus
County: 
Marion

Hoosier DMR Radio

http://hoosierdmr.net/

6M FM Net

Date: 
Thu 09-30 7:30pm
Frequency: 
K9IPL 6m
County: 
District 5
Description: 

This 6M Net is open to all check-ins. WA9FDO [Mike] is usually the Net Control.
The repeater is located near I-465 & Harding Street in Indianapolis, IN.
Freq is 52.700 using a 1Mhz (-) Offset and NO TONE.

Hilltop Contest: sponsored by the Indianapolis Radio Club

Date: 
Sat 09-15 9:00am - 1:00pm
Description: 

Hilltopper OTA EVENT

Sponsored By; the Indianapolis Radio Club

2018 Hilltop

Practice sessions for the 2018 event will be held between 9 and 12 AM on Saturday mornings

Please listen on the hilltop frequencies when possible Saturday mornings

Indianapolis Radio Club
Hilltop Operating Event Rules Tenative
September 15, 2018

Indianapolis Radio Club Hilltop Operating Event Rules September 15, 2018

1. Objective: For amateur radio operators, primarily located in Central Indiana, to contact as many stations as possible while operating from hilltop locations using temporary stations.

2. Date and Contest Period: September 15, 2018. Contest starts at 1300 UTC and ends at 1700 UTC (9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT). All stations may operate the full 4-hour period.

3. Entry Categories: o Unlimited Hilltop—Registered temporary stations operating on any number of band/mode combinations recognized by these rules from a hilltop location with an unlimited number of operating positions, antennas, operators, and non-operating assistants or helpers. o Limited Hilltop—Registered temporary stations operating on no more than three band/mode combinations recognized by these rules from a hilltop location with no more than two operators. Limited Hilltop stations may use any number of non-operating assistants or helpers during station and antenna assembly and disassembly. o Single-operator Hilltop—Registered temporary stations operating on no more than three band/mode combinations recognized by these rules from a hilltop location with only one operator. Single-operator Hilltop stations may use no more than one non-operating assistant or helper during station and antenna assembly and disassembly. o Non-Hilltop—Permanent or temporary stations operating on any number of band/mode combinations recognized by these rules from a home or non-hilltop location.

4. Definitions: o Registered station—All entries in a Hilltop category must be pre-registered with the event manager. Pre-registrations will be accepted until 11:59 pm EDT on the Thursday before the event by sending an email to ku9v@arrl.net. Pre-registration email to include the hilltop name, the approximate latitude and longitude of the hilltop, the elevation of the hilltop, and the callsign the entrant plans to use for the event. o Hilltop—A rise of at least 20 feet above average terrain visible to the eye or verifiable using topographic maps. Hilltops may be natural or man-made. Structures (houses, buildings, bridges, overpasses, towers, parking garages, etc.) do not qualify as hilltops. o Temporary station—Stations which are erected, including antennas and antenna supports (except natural supports such as trees), no earlier than 6:00 pm EDT the day before the event.

5. Bands, Modes, and Suggested Frequencies: o 40m SSB — 7.250 MHz +/- 25 kHz o 10m SSB — 28.400 MHz +/- 25 kHz o 6m SSB — 50.200 MHz +/- 25 kHz o 6m FM — Primary: 52.550 MHz, Secondary: 52.525, 52.575 MHz. o 2m SSB — 144.250 MHz +/- 25 kHz o 2m FM — Primary: 146.460 MHz. Secondary: 146.430, 146.490 MHz.

6. Power output: Maximum power output for all bands except 2m is 100 watts PEP for SSB or 100 watts continuous for FM. Maximum power output for 2m is 50 watts PEP for SSB or 50 watts continuous for FM.

7. Contest Exchange: o Hilltop stations send hilltop name, hilltop elevation, and signal report.

o All others send operator name, signal report and four-character Maidenhead Grid designator.

8. Log Submissions: o Computer-generated logs may be submitted as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or as an ASCII text file. Logs may be sent via e-mail to ku9v@arrl.net. o Hand-written paper logs may be submitted by postal mail to IRC Hilltop Event, c/o Tony Stokes, 866 Windstar Blvd. Franklin, IN. 46131. o All entries (including paper logs) must include the following information: § Callsign used for the event § Hilltop name § Hilltop elevation § Entry Category § Names and callsigns of all operators and non-operating assistants § A QSO by QSO log of each contact claimed for scoring including: 1. Time of the contact 2. Callsign of the station contacted 3. Band 4. Mode 5. Name of the hilltop contacted 6. Elevation of the hilltop contacted 7. Received signal report 8. Operator name for non-Hilltop stations.

9. Four-character Maidenhead Grid designator of non-Hilltop stations o Logs must be received no later than October , 2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. o Non-Hilltop stations who contact Hilltop stations are encouraged to submit their logs for crosschecking. 9. Scoring: o Hilltop stations count ten points for each complete two-way VHF (2m/6m) QSO with another Hilltop station. o Hilltop stations count five points for each two-way HF (10m/40m) QSO with another Hilltop station. o Hilltop stations count one point for each complete two-way QSO with non-Hilltop stations. o Non-Hilltop stations count one point for each complete two-way QSO. o Stations may be worked once per each band/mode combination. o Repeater, cross-band and cross-mode contacts are not allowed.

10. Awards: o Awards will be presented at the November Indianapolis Radio Club meeting. o The top scoring Unlimited Hilltop, Limited Hilltop, and Single-Operator Hilltop stations will receive plaques. One plaque per station. o All operators, including Non-Hilltop stations, will receive certificates. One certificate per operator.

11. Web Site: Please visit www.indyradioclub.org/hilltop for additional information including: o These rules o A list of registered hilltop stations o Final results

12. Maidenhead Grid resources: o www.arrl.org/grid-squares

http://www.indyradioclub.org/irchilltop2018.html

K9IP IRLP

Frequency: 
443.425 MHz
Mode: 
FM
Offset: 
Plus
Tone: 
94.8
County: 
Marion

This is one of the Marion County IRLP Repeaters. Owned and operated by K9DC, Dave Gingrich.
Located on Indy's NW side.

IRLP New Years Eve Net

Frequency: 
K9IP IRLP
County: 
IN Statewide
Description: 

It is once again time for the annual IRLP New Years Eve Around the world QSO party. This will be carried primarily on the 443.425 (DCS 043) Repeater. The event officially begins at 0530 local time Tuesday Morning continuing for 24 hours. IRLP repeaters in New Zealand go in to 2020 at 06:00 Tuesday morning local time. Following around the world until the last repeaters in Hawaii make it in at 05:00 Wednesday our time.

So if you are around anytime on New Years Eve, stop in and say Hello! I will likely have moved the repeater over to Reflector 9600 long before the official start, so expect to hear some new callsigns.

If your radio does not support DCS codes, you can use PL 94.8. But running DCS is better if you have it. The repeaters also transmit DCS 043.

Unfortunately, the 147.315 (DCS 043) repeater is working so poorly, I do not think it will be very useful this year. I recently moved the repeater to the same location as 443.425 hoping to take advantage of a VHF antenna that became available. But the 158 MHz antenna there is such a poor match at 147 MHz, receiver de-sense makes the system nearly unusable. I may end up returning it to its former location at my home. It worked great there, but did not have much antenna height.

Happy New Year!

--
Dave Gingrich, K9DC
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Dave@dcg.us
‭+1 317 590-5932

Carmel Marathon (Hamilton County)

Date: 
Sat 04-03 8:00am - 2:00pm
Description: 

2021 Carmel Marathon Weekend Information:

The 11th Annual Carmel Marathon Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, April 3, 2021.

All races utilize the same start and finish line, however there will be staggered start times, changes in different race distance start times and social distancing guidelines will be in effect.

https://www.carmelmarathon.com/event-information

Naval Avionics ARC

Frequency: 
147.210 MHz
Mode: 
FM
Offset: 
Plus
County: 
District 5

Location

United States
39° 45' 58.9176" N, 86° 7' 46.1208" W

This is an open repeater funded by IDHS to support Emergency Communications in Marion and all surrounding counties. It is classified as a wide-area coverage repeater and has the callsign of W9FBZ and K9XV is Trustee.

It is currently transmitting with 25 watts and has a very good coverage.

The antenna is located at about 500' on the guyed tower at State & Washington Streets in the near downtown area of Indianapolis, IN.

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