Hilltop Contest: sponsored by the Indianapolis Radio Club

Sat 09-16 9:00am - 1:00pm

Hilltopper OTA EVENT

Sponsored By; the Indianapolis Radio Club

1. Objective:
A)...To encourage Amateur radio On The Air (OTA) participation in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas for the purpose of FUN and meeting on the Amateur frequencies.
B)...To contact as many of the HILL TOP stations as possible.

Indianapolis Radio Club
Hilltop Operating Event Rules

September 19, 2017

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.

Date and Contest Period: 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.

Entry Categories:
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Pre-registration email to include the hilltop name, the approximate latitude and longitude of the hilltop, the elevation of the hilltop, the callsign the entrant plans to use for the event, and the band/mode combinations the entrant plans to operate.

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.

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.

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

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.

Contest Exchange:
Hilltop stations send hilltop name, hilltop elevation, and signal report.
All others send signal report and four-character Maidenhead Grid designator.

Log Submissions:
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

Hand-written paper logs may be submitted by postal mail to IRC Hilltop Event, c/o Bob Burns, 806 King Fisher Dr, Brownsburg IN 46112.

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:
Time of the contact
Callsign of the station contacted
Name of the hilltop contacted
Elevation of the hilltop contacted
Received signal report
Four-character Maidenhead Grid designator of non-Hilltop stations

Logs must be received no later than October 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm EDT.
Non-Hilltop stations who contact Hilltop stations are encouraged to submit their logs for cross-checking.

Hilltop stations count five points for each complete two-way QSO with another Hilltop station.
Hilltop stations count one point for each complete two-way QSO with non-Hilltop stations.
Non-Hilltop stations count one point for each complete two-way QSO.
Stations may be worked once per each band/mode combination.
Repeater, cross-band and cross-mode contacts are not allowed.

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

Web Site: Please visit for additional information including:
These rules
A list of registered hilltop stations
Final results
Maidenhead Grid resources:

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Mon 03-12 11:30am - 12:30pm

The Amatuer Radio Lunch Bunch (ARLB) will be eating at Chick-fil-A Chicken located at 82nd St., east of the twin bridges that are near Keystone Crossing [3802 E 82nd St.]

Join the ARLB at


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39° 54' 33.5916" N, 86° 6' 6.4692" W

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Join the ARLB at


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39° 50' 17.4588" N, 86° 1' 20.9172" W

Winter Field Day 2016 *** Marion County ARES Host ***

Sat 01-30 2:00pm - Sun 01-31 2:00pm

Marion County ARES will be participating in this. Come by the Salvation EDS Training Center and be a part of it.

Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.

We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of a Winter Field Day will enhance those already important skills of those that who generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFDA is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide.

Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. WFDA's goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach out to the emergency service groups that offer their services.

If you are serious about emergency communications as we are; we welcome you to join us for our yearly event. We are sure that you will find this event a pleasant change and challenge to that of a normal summer time field day.


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39° 49' 41.6244" N, 86° 14' 26.8836" W

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Join the ARLB at


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39° 51' 18.9972" N, 86° 7' 20.622" W

W9ICE Lunch Group: Lincoln Square Pancake House

Fri 11-18 11:15am - 12:30pm

The W9ICE Lunch Group will be eating at the Lincoln Square Pancake House located at 2330 N Meridian St., Indpls., IN
All are welcome to attend.


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39° 48' 0.1836" N, 86° 9' 26.3196" W

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The club has the meeting room from 6:30 to 8:30. Indianapolis Radio Club members will have a $10.00 credit for their meal and Spouses or guests pay their own way.


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39° 42' 40.3776" N, 86° 7' 4.0908" W


7.258 MHz
Outside Indiana

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39° 54' 43.1784" N, 86° 4' 5.7252" W

W9ICE Group: Four Season's Restaurant

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This lunch is OPEN TO ALL who want to join them.


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39° 47' 40.614" N, 86° 2' 42.5256" W
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