Sam Costa Run (Hamilton County) CANCELLED *****

Sat 03-21 9:00am - 1:00pm

March 16, 2020 Update: Indy Runners is exploring all options for the 2020 Sam Costa and working with stakeholders, including the host venue and city, to understand what is possible. As soon as we have determined what is best for our registrants, our club and our community, we will provide an update. This, likely, will come in early April. We recognize that this necessary decision is disappointing to so many who have trained for the race, as well as the volunteers who have invested hundreds of hours into organizing this annual event. We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this process.

March 12, 2020 Update: Due to the current public safety concerns with coronavirus (COVID-19), the Sam Costa Half and Quarter Marathons will not take place as planned on March 21, 2020.


United States
39° 58' 39.8748" N, 86° 4' 31.4292" W

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 05-02 12:00pm - Sun 05-03 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.

INQP can be good experience to prepare for emergencies by using fixed stations, and mobiles to test your rigs. You may even want to practice setting up in the field to operate portable for field operations ( practice for Field Day).

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.

Contest starts at 1600 UTC Saturday and ends at 0400 UTC Sunday the first full weekend of May. (Saturday noon to midnight EDT or 11 am to
11 pm CDT.) For 2015, this is May 2-3. All stations may operate the full 12- hour period.

See more at:

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

Hilly Hundred (Monroe County)

Sat 10-19 7:00am - Sun 10-20 5:00pm


Dear Hilly Participants,

These extraordinary times have led the Central Indiana Bicycle Association and Hilly Hundred Weekend Directors to make the painful decision to postpone the 53rd Hilly Hundred Weekend to October, 2021. Your safety, that of our volunteers, and the community that supports us, is our paramount concern. We do not believe the Hilly Hundred Weekend can effectively meet CDC, Indiana, and Monroe County guidelines for a safe mass event.

Hilly Hundred 2021 which is targeted for October 22-24th, 2021.

We appreciate and understand your disappointment. Frankly, I want to ride the Hilly, too. Unfortunately, there is too much risk this year. The risks we face include infection, carrying the infection back to loved ones and community members, limited community facilities, key volunteers being in high risk categories, limitations from businesses that Hilly Hundred riders depend on, leading to an event that does not meet the standards you have come to expect. Even though the event is typically scheduled late in the year, there is a significant potential for a 2nd wave, and we still do not expect a vaccine or major treatment breakthrough before the event.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. We appreciate all of our riders, volunteers, organizations, and businesses that make the Hilly Hundred Weekend possible.

Stay safe, and enjoy the ride.
Mark Bettinger, Executive Director, Hilly Hundred Weekend

The 53rd annual Hilly Hundred will be held October 16-17, 2020, in scenic Monroe, Morgan, Owen, and Brown Counties. The event is sponsored by Central Indiana Bicycling Association (CIBA).

The riders will take on the hills riding about 50 miles each day, returning to Ellettsville where the Start - Finish Line is.

Hams are used at all Rest Stops and as APRS SAG's. To be a SAG (Support And Gear) vehicle, you need to be able to carry at least 3 bicycles and riders. Of the 5,000 + riders each day, not all will finish and the SAG's will carry them to either Rest Stops or to the Finish Line. They are dispatched by an APRS Net Control to make better use of time and urgency.

Want to help? Contact the Bloomington Amateur Radio Club rep Tom Myers, K9TEM at


Net Control Stations
United States
39° 14' 7.1664" N, 86° 38' 2.3928" 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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