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The Mid-State Amateur Radio Club

Franklin, Indiana


"Serving Central Indiana Communities for Thirty-One Years”



Wednesday, October 01, 2014



[Actor] Tim Allen gets his ham license
Tim Allen, the famous American actor comedian who has appeared in many popular films, has just passed his ham license.  He has the callsign KK6OTD

Tim stars in the weekly Last Man Standing show which is watched by 8 million Americans.
The show features ham radio and on the show Tim uses the fake callsign ka0xtt. 


Over the weekend k6h was on the air on many bands including a live video webcast on batc and w5kub from the Last Man Standing set on stage 9 at CBS tv centre in Hollywood

73 ian g3zhi

Source: Southgate Amateur Radio News (with some spelling changes to American English)

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL - BAND COMPETITION 2014

CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE PHOTOS








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CLUB PICNIC - 2014

CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE PHOTOS








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Wednesday, September 24, 2014



Radar-gunlike device to detect texting?

A Virginia company ComSonics claims to be developing a Radar-gunlike device that can tell if a driver is texting. Alexander Watters KV4PW explains why this may be bad for radio hams

Texting while driving has been banned in a number of US states including Virginia and ComSonics are seeking to develop a Radar-gunlike device to detect when a driver is texting.

A story about the detection device appeared in the Virginian-Pilot in which Malcolm McIntyre, Mobile Calibration Manager at Comsonics is reported as saying a text message, phone call and data transfer emit different frequencies that can be distinguished by the device. [Strange as they use the same frequencies].

Alexander Watters KV4PW took advantage of the story to get an article published which suggesting problems this device could cause amateur radio operators and other volunteers who use texting technology for APRS. He also got in a plug for the role of radio hams in natural disasters and in developing many of the technologies we take for granted today.

Read his story at
http://spacecoastdaily.com/2014/09/
ham-radio-operator-objects-to-anti-texting-radar/


Read the Virginian-Pilot story
http://hamptonroads.com/2014/09/
new-device-works-catch-texting-drivers


Source: Southgate Amateur Radio News - posted 9-23-14

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Free Gray-line software
Simon Brown G4ELI has released a simple Windows program which displays Gray-line, Geomagnetic Indices, Solar Data and Sunrise and Sunset

Download it from his website at
http://www.dit-dit-dit.com/Downloads.aspx


Source: Southgate Amateur Radio News - posted 9-24-14

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Thursday, September 18, 2014



Mid-State Amateur Radio Club yearly picnic is Saturday, Sept 20th at Steve Brown’s house, 
3600 S. Mauxferry Road in Franklin.
The club will provide the meat, lemonade, ice tea and water. Please bring a side dish and chairs. 
Gathering about 11:15 and lunch at noon.

Hope to see everyone there.

Jacki – KI6QOG
President




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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Heart Nut Festival - 2014

M.A.R.C. set up field day style for the 2014 Heart Nut Festival in Johnson County Park.  We had some rain on Saturday. Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day.  Had lots of festival visitors stop by to check thing out at out set up.  Several interested people hung around a bit longer to observe and ask questions.   A good time was had by all of the members that worked the event.










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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Get Behind HR 4969 - The "Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014"

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Rally ‘round the mast folks !! (Antenna mast that is)

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SEPTEMBER DINNER GET TOGETHER - MEXICAN NIGHT!


September dinner meet up is Wednesday, September 10.  

EL MESON, 1057 West Jefferson (next to the licence branch)

on the south side of Jefferson Street. Franklin.

See you there!



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Saturday, August 30, 2014

NEXT WEEKEND - SEPTEMBER 6 & 7 - HEARTNUT FESTIVAL

Heartnut Festival will be on September 6 and 7, 2014 at the Johnson County Park.

Saturday set up will start at 6 to 6:30 am We have to be completely ready to go by 8 am. 
Saturday event runs until 7 pm.  

Sunday start time will be 10 am. until 5 pm (tear down after 5pm).

Attached is the equipment and worker sign up sheet, please indicate equipment and supplies that you can bring, which day(s) you will be available to attend, AND indicate morning or afternoon shift,(or both)  for your availability.

(The equipment listed is the minium needed, feel free to add additional items as you see fit).



Thanks,
Kevin & Rusty - PIO's




HEARTNUT 2014 - SIGN UP SHEET

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WANTED: ARRL PIO's Needed for Indiana Section.

“WANTED: FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operators with passion about
ham radio, a burning desire to share the joy of that first radio kit and
QSO, commitment to learning the new technologies of
communications are wanted by your Indiana Section. Ability to speak
cogently with passion is vital. Consider becoming an ARRL PIO in
Indiana. If interested in this highly rewarding volunteer position,
contact kj9m@arrl.net for details.”

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

September Diner at Flap Jacks















See you next month, Mexican in Franklin.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Just a reminder that August Dinner Social will be at Flaps Jacks in 
Bargersville on Tuesday, Aug 12th
Flap Jacks is located on the corner of 135 and Whiteland Rd. 
Gathering at 6 and order dinner about 6:30.

Hope to see you there.

Jacki  KI6QOG


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Monday, August 04, 2014

MidState Amateur Radio Club's Tech to General Upgrade Class

What: Tech to General Upgrade Class
When: 6 straight Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm starting on 10 September 2014
Where: White River Fire Department #51 - 3016 W. Olive Brach Road
Cost: FREE, with the exception of the book.  All students must come ready with their own ARRL General License Exam Book.  The book can be picked up from the ARRL website.

REGISTRATION CLOSES on August 31 @ 8:00PM.  REGISTER NOW!

Registration can be done here at this link.

If you are interested in helping out with this class by teaching a subject or two, please reach out to Andrew Murrey, N9AWM.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bob LaGrange - Intro. to Amateur Radio. Click


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Heartnut Festival - September 6 and 7, 2014 Johnson County Park.

Heartnut Festival will be on September 6 and 7, 2014 at the Johnson County Park.

Saturday set up will start at 6 to 6:30 am We have to be completely ready to go by 8 am. 
Saturday event runs until 7 pm.  

Sunday start time will be 10 am. until 5 pm (tear down after 5pm).

Attached is the equipment and worker sign up sheet, please indicate equipment and supplies that you can bring, which day(s) you will be available to attend, AND indicate morning or afternoon shift,(or both)  for your availability.

(The equipment listed is the minium needed, feel free to add additional items as you see fit).



Thanks,
Kevin & Rusty - PIO's


HEARTNUT 2014 - SIGN UP SHEET



Posted 6:20 PM by Kevin Nuetzman


The 1st Greenwood Community Band Festival

The 1st Greenwood Community Band Festival is going to take place on Saturday August 9th at the Greenwood Amphitheater located off Main Street near the Fire and Police Station.  This event is not like the High School Marching Band Invitational in September. The eight bands performing do not have the large trucks or buses.  This event is on an much smaller scale.
If you subscribe to the Daily Journal in the July 24th edition Section "C" there is a good article about the Festival.

I was approached by the Greater Greenwood Community Band president after a rehearsal and they would like for us to help with public safety and attending the parking lots.  There may be as many as four parking lots around and near the amphitheater that should have someone there to help direct the public and band members to the location of the event and provide a level of safety for those attending. 

It looks like there will be a need for at least two amateur operators per parking location. Since the lots will be spread out there will be a need for amateur radio to take care and report any issues etc.  So a total of eight operators should work out fine.  

Those wanting to help should have there gear like there HT, extra battery pack, safety vest, comfortable shoes, hat/cap, water and a snack,a chair to sit on and amateur radio stuff like call sign etc. The ones helping out will be getting a tee shirt for the event, so I will need sizes of those volunteers.  They may also feed us lunch for helping them out.

Since the ARRL is gravitating to the area of Public Service and we need events like this to put Amateur Radio in the public view as much as possible.  This is not only to show the public that Amateur radio is still around but we are able to provide public safety and assist the community at large.  As amateur radio operators we should approach every event like this as an exercise and training to improve our skills in handling a local event in small areas. It would be great to have some of the new HAMS to help out if at all possible.

If you can help please contact Bob N9SIU atn9siu@yahoo.com.  I should have more information this coming week on the event to pass along to you.  

Thanks and 73,

Bob LaGrange N9SIU 

Posted 5:45 PM by Kevin Nuetzman


Monday, July 21, 2014

Build A Kit Day - October Meeting

MARC Members Kit Building Day - October 2014

1. OHR RFL100 - See http://www.ohr.com/rfl100.htm ($39.99 plus shipping)
This is a easy to build yet very useful 100w HF dummy load.  Protect
your finals in your HF rig, use this dummy load to check your tuning,
and take accurate measurements of your power output, and use it to help
troubleshoot potential transmitter issues.

2. Arrow Open Stub Dual Band J-Pole antenna for 2m and 440 Mhz
($37.50 plus shipping in a bulk order, we need to order 10 to get this
price)
See:  http://www.arrowantennas.com/osj/j-pole.html
Can be mounted outside on a mast, a fence post, or just about anything.
Can also go in the attic.

If you need to learn to solder, we are putting together a soldering
class sometime in September.  Ken KD4ALA has agreed to assist with the
teaching of the soldering class.  You can get a simple yet fun to do,
practical soldering kit from Ramsey Electronics for about $10 plus
shipping.

See: http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/b/6313910011

Harbor Freight at Southern Plaza has a nice soldering kit, it's a 30
watt, light weight soldering pencil for about $5.00 - DO NOT buy a
soldering GUN for these projects as they get way too hot.  You just need
a small soldering pencil in 25-30 watt range to build any of these
projects,.

Send me an email if you want to build the Arrow antenna kit.  I am
making a list, as soon as we have at least 10 I will notify you that we
will be placing the order.  You will then be required to pay by cash or
check for your kit.  You can build both kits if you want to.  Order the
dummy load kits as soon as possible.


73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey
kb9bvn@gmail.com

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