The Mid-State Amateur Radio Club
"Serving Central Indiana Communities for Twenty-Six Years"
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Hey, check this out. This is an outstanding edition of the ARES/RACES Newsletter put together by Kevin Pauley. Click on the pdf file attachment to read the newsletter. Please notice the special wind speed indicator available for a reduced price on Page 7. A mobile version of this weather tool can be extremely valuable to field spotters and home spotter alike.
Posted 12:23 PM by Matt
Friday, February 24, 2006THE WIND BEGAN TO TWITCH
Nearly three dozen amateur radio operators and Johnson county emergency services personal were on hand for the annual Skywarn training provided by the National Weather Service.
Chief NWS Meteorologist John Ogren conducted the two hour session covering spotter safety and severe weather elements.
Photo by Jack Parker W8ISH
Posted 3:43 PM by Jack
Sunday, February 19, 2006
There was a Skywarn weather net for Johnson County Thursday night, running for 48 minutes (9:12 to 10:00 PM). Net control: KB9SKI. 9 base and 3 mobile stations. Participants: KB9SKI, KC9ICJ, KC9EBL, N9LC, KC9FXR, K9DY, W9DEW, KC9EKR, KB9WIH, N9SIU, KB9RBB, KC9CCM. A quiet net; nothing reportable happened, and NWS didn't see anything in the Johnson County part of the storm line needing a special look. If they were all like this we wouldn't be needed, but...sometimes they really need us. Many thanks, folks, for serving.
Posted 9:00 PM by Ernest C
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
The annual MARC ham radio license class will begin on Tuesday, March 7, at the Johnson County EOC (this is the same location as the monthly club meetings). Classes will run 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the next six to eight weeks, with extra time after 8:00 PM for those wanting to stick around for hands-on demonstrations of useful and interesting ham skills such as How to Solder, Simple Homemade Antennas, Morse Code demo, and practice license exams.
This class will be taught by Ernest Clark, KB9SKI, and by its end students should be able to pass the examination for the Technician license. Motivated students frequently pass the exam weeks earlier. Oops--almost forgot. Morse code is not required for a Technician license.
The class is FREE. The class textbook will be Now You're Talking, 5th Edition, published by the American Radio Relay League for $20, or available through the class at the instructor's discount of $15. To reserve a copy, or to ask any questions, contact the instructor at email@example.com.
Club members--spread the news. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell anyone who has ever been curious about the forest of antennas about your house and vehicle, that the chance and the time are coming, starting March 7.
Posted 10:52 PM by Ernest C
Thursday, February 02, 2006SK
Long time MARC member Richard Hodson KI9T expired last weekend. Richard was an EXTRA class operator. He has been a familiar name and voice on the club repeater over the last 20 years. As a quadrapalegic he was confined to a wheelchair and operated from a customized radio station provided by the Mid-State ARC. Richard's kind words and mello tones will be missed. At age 60, KI9T is SK.
Posted 6:54 PM by Jack
James Smith WV9W scores a Tech test at the January MARC Franklin test session. The VE will hold a special test session at the Columbus Hamfest March 25, 2006
Posted 6:46 PM by Jack