Carmel Marathon (Hamilton County) CANCELLED

Sun 06-14 8:00am - 2:00pm



Updated as of April 27, 2020

Carmel Marathon Officially CANCELLED

As of today, our postponed date of June 14th has been cancelled by local officials. Indiana is making strides in flattening the curve of COVID-19 but not enough progress has been made for a June event. Registration is paused as we work with city officials on a potential fall date. We will continue to update you as we have any new information or details.
Todd Oliver, Race Director

The Hamilton County Amateur Radio Team is again assisting this event for 2020. This is both a 13.1M and 26.2M Marathon.

The 10th annual Carmel Marathon will be run Sunday, June 14, 2020. The Carmel Marathon is comprised of a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and Carmel 8K. The races will begin at 8:00 AM and starts and ends at the Carmel Paladium (126th Street just west of Range Line Road). Amateur Radio communication has been requested. Each Amateur radio operator will be assigned to a combined water stop and medical aid station on the route and will provide communication for Medical personnel that are assigned to each location.

Like last year Amateur radio operators will be assigned to medical aid locations. The assignments will be posted on a web page and emails will be sent out with updates. All locations are posted on the map with letter assignment, green with a circle below them After the race has passed your assigned position, the Net Control will either reassign or dismiss you from the event. The communicators are not required to remain in one spot until the entire race is finished. The event is expected to run from 6:30 AM until 1:30 PM. On the day of the race the net will be on the 145.17+ crossband 443.55+ Repeater, tone 77.0. Net control will also be monitoring 146.46 Simplex if you are not able to make the repeater.

If you are able to help with this event please email Steve Kremer, KF9ZA at If you’ve volunteered for this in the past I’ll make every attempt to assign you to the same location as in past years. I’ve already had a meeting with the race organizer and our role will be the same as in past years.

Please note: If you have volunteered for the Carmel Marathon there is a real good chance you will get an “automated” email from their volunteer coordinator. In the past they’ve been sort of consistent in having a volunteer choice of “ham radio” as a choice. Please follow their instructions as best you can, but please don’t let their sign up form take the place of a direct email to me. Also, for some reason my email is not working. Please email me at:



Naval Avionics ARC

147.210 MHz
District 5


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.

Indiana QSO Party (INQP)

Sat 05-01 12:00pm - Sun 05-02 12:00am

The purpose of the Indiana QSO Party (INQP) is to encourage contact with Indiana amateur radio stations by other Indiana hams and hams worldwide. Stations outside of Indiana work Indiana stations only. Indiana stations work everybody, including other Indiana stations. See the rules for the rest of the details.

INQP 2021 takes place May 1-2-(the first Saturday in May).

The 2021 rules are now available.

Please announce your operating plans on the email reflector ( You can see what others have planned on the Activity Map.

Worked All Indiana Award
The INQP is a great time to work on your Worked All Indiana Award. It only takes 60 confirmed counties to earn the initial certificate. Your INQP QSOs count as confirmed QSOs toward your WAI. Just indicate the INQP QSOs on your GCR, and we'll use your submitted log to confirm the QSOs.

Stay in Touch
You are invited to join the INQP reflector. Post your questions about the INQP, make suggestions for next year, or just jump in the general discussion with other participants and the organizers.

State QSO Party Challenge
INQP is part of the State QSO Party Challenge. See for information.

Indianapolis Half Marathon in Lawrence

Sat 10-05 7:00am - 1:00pm

This is the 25th Annual Indianapolis Half-Marathon held in Lawrence, IN, old Ft. Harrison area.
It is a 13.1 mile and 5K/Run-Walk.

If you would like to work this as an Emergency Communicator, contact ____________________.



Start-Finish Line
United States
39° 51' 25.0092" N, 86° 0' 52.9812" W

American Diabetes Association Tour-de-Cure *** VIRTUAL - NON-HAM EVENT ***

Sat 06-06 7:30am - 12:30pm

For 2020, the ADA Tour de Cure is VIRTUAL --- a NON-HAM RADIO EVENT.

The location and routes for the 2020 event are all new. There will be 23 & 62 mile bike routes AND a 5K & 10K Run/Walk going simultaneously. The event begins at the Celebration Plaza along the White River, adjacent to the Indianapolis Zoo. Hams are stationed along the Road Route and at the Aid Stations. Hams will report to NCS any requests for Medical Support, when the Lead Bicyclist passes, and when the Last Bicyclist passes.

To volunteer as an emergency communicator, _____________________________.


Net Control Station
United States
39° 45' 59.6772" N, 86° 10' 13.638" W

500 Festival Parade - *** CANCELLED FOR 2020 ***

Sat 05-25 11:30am - 2:30pm

Hoosier Hikers - Run with the Foxes (Morgan County)

Sat 05-21 7:30am - 11:30am

The Morgan County hams support the Hoosier Hikers in this 13.1m event that runs through the Morgan-Monroe State Forest.

Contact Brian Elliott on the 147.060 Martinsville repeater or at N9JPX []


500 Festival Mini Marathon **** CANCELLED ****

Sat 05-02 7:30am - 2:00pm

INDIANAPOLIS (March 18, 2020) – The 500 Festival is suspending all planned, in-person events scheduled through May 9, 2020. The suspension of these events is in accordance with the CDC’s updated guidance to cancel, postpone or provide virtual options for all large events for the next 8 weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The 500 Festival is doing everything possible to minimize the economic impact and ramifications that will be experienced as a result of canceling these in-person events.


Net Control Station
United States
39° 46' 15.4272" N, 86° 10' 3.3384" W

ARRL Field Day

Sat 06-27 1:00pm - Sun 06-28 4:00pm

Held the fourth full weekend of June, Field Day activities can be found in almost every county in Central Indiana. Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby Counties all usually have activities.

Go to the county frequencies and give a call. Or go to the ARRL Field Day Locator at:

District Field Day Activities can be found at the following locations:

Boone County:
Hamilton County ARES:
Hancock County:
Hendricks County ARS:
Johnson County ARC:
Marion County ARES:
Morgan County:
Shelby County:

With 2020 ARRL Field Day – one of the biggest events on the Amateur Radio calendar – just about 12 weeks away, ARRL officials are monitoring this situation with the coronavirus very closely and paying close attention to all of the information and guidance being offered by the CDC's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (

At its core, Field Day is a local event and an opportunity for local amateur radio clubs to showcase the skills, science and technologies that make radio communication such a wonderful hobby and a valuable public service. Since the impact of the coronavirus outbreak has been very different in different parts of the country, we recommend that all amateur radio clubs participating in Field Day be in regular contact with their local or state public health officials for their advice and guidance on hosting Field Day activities. This also offers an opportunity for amateur radio clubs to bolster or re-establish their relationships with local and state public health and emergency management officials.

Because of the unique circumstances presented this year, this can be an opportunity for you, your club and/or group to try something new. Field Day isn't about doing things the same way year after year - use this year to develop and employ a new approach that is in line with our current circumstances.

Local club officials are the most appropriate people to be making decisions about their specific Field Day programs. We are all concerned about protecting the health and safety of those participating in or attending Field Day activities, and so we trust local club officials to take the appropriate steps to monitor local conditions and make decisions in the best interest of their communities.

ARRL officials strongly believe that following the guidelines of local, state and national health care professionals will help ensure everyone's safety in the coming weeks and months.


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