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 10-02 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.

Winding through historic Fort Harrison State Park and the surrounding neighborhoods, the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben is nationally recognized by Runner’s World for its stunning, scenic course. Join us this fall to see for yourself!

Your participation in Beyond Monumental events supports our MISSION of actively supporting youth health and well-being by providing access to exceptional events and programs centered around the sport of running.

The Half Marathon course requires an 18:00 per mile race.

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 2021 ***

Sat 05-29 11:30am - 2:30pm

2021 IPL 500 Festival Parade tickets will go on sale to the public in the Spring of 2021.

One of the original 500 Festival events, the IPL 500 Festival Parade is one of the nation’s largest, most respected parades, consistently earning national acclaim alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. More than 300,000 people will line the streets of downtown Indianapolis to experience the larger-than-life floats, giant helium balloons, celebrities and dignitaries, award-winning bands, and all 33 drivers competing in the Indy 500.

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 05-08 7:30am - 2:00pm

2021 marks the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon’s 45th running, HOWEVER .... it will be VIRTUAL again this year.

Out of concern for the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, medical providers, staff, and community, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K will transition to a fully virtual event and will not be conducted as an in-person event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more here.

Like all of you, we were very hopeful and excited to return to the traditional OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon experience this year and to once again produce the Greatest Spectacle in Running.

We worked closely with health officials, medical experts, and community leaders to develop plans to ensure the safety of all volunteers, participants, staff, spectators, and surrounding communities. But after extensive evaluation, it was determined that the 500 Festival would not be able to host the Indy Mini in its traditional, in-person format. While a virtual #IndyMini is different than an in-person race experience, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K still allows us to share in the excitement of individual triumphs and be a part of a larger community celebration.

Although the 2021 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon will not take on the traditional format of needing volunteers to execute the in-person event, we are planning to provide virtual volunteer opportunities.

The 500 Festival Virtual Volunteer Program, presented by Citizen’s Energy Group, will provide meaningful ways for volunteers to contribute to the mission of the 500 Festival - from signing up to participate in our events and programs, to sharing our content on social media, and everything in between - we hope you’ll join us for the Virtual Volunteer Program!

We will continue to provide additional details and information on virtual opportunities for our volunteers, stay tuned! As always, thank you for your support of the 500 Festival.

Be well,

- The 500 Festival


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

ARRL Field Day

Sat 06-26 1:00pm - Sun 06-27 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:

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.


Wed 09-29 7:00pm
Description: news broadcast.

Marion County Repeater Locations

Printable map of repeaters in Marion and surrounding counties.


Welcome to the website!

This purpose of this site is to provide information about amateur radio in and around Marion County, Indiana, with an emphasis on public service activities.

Where is everything?

Welcome to the new site! Before we go on, a big thank you goes out to David Norris KG9AE for getting this site off the ground and administering it during the early years.

If you notice something missing or find something about the site that isn't working correctly, please let us know. Use the "Contact" button near the top of the page to send us "Website feedback".

Here are the header links from the old site:

Mike Palmer N9FEB
Bob Burns AK9R

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