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THE MIDSTATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
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President, Paul Thomas, KAQDTH, 881-6338
V-P, Joan Kemp, NODON, 736-0355
Sec-Tres, Tom Carroll, N9AZD, 535-8047
Trustee, Darrell Sego, KM9S, 736-4049
Activities, Ed Woods, WD9DVA, 887-3510
ARES E.C.,:Dan Dews, KK9G, 881-9792
House of Franklin
There is a new, co-
ordinated repeater in Johnson
It is an independent system,
privately funded, experimen-
-ting with computer control and
link receivers. Although not
affiliated with the Midstate
ARC, it can provide auxiliary
service and is open to every-
one who wishes to use it. In
addition, the 925 can be a vale-
uable asset to the club in the
form of a "proving ground" to
test new concepts which can be
integrated with the club repea-
ter. Techniques acquired on
the 925 are available to the
club at anytime. The benefit
to the club is that it can buy
Similar hardware rather than
investing precious club funds in
equipment that may fall short of
The change in meeting scheduling is
due to the Indy Hamfest which takes
place the weekend before. Rather
than have the breakfast room sparse-
ly populated, club officials have
elected to move the club date up one
PRESIDENTS FUND _ Desk...
Field Day 1985 is hstory. We had a great deal of fun and togetherness.
We have the Johnson County Fair, the Masonic Home Pilgrimage and hope-
fully a fun late summer Fox Hunt cook out before the winter winds once #:::
again blow .us indoors to chase rare DX for the winter. The Club repeater
has been functioning well with additional improvements forthcoming.
The repeater committee will have a proposal of direction to present at the
Fromthe = 5
we have commitment, talent and goals. We need more brains, bodies and
money. I hope that those of you committed call Tom, N9AZD, and ask how
you can help improve the system. The president's fund to assist with
repeater improvement is now in existance. I have committed $50.00
toward this endeavor. I know there are many of you who are both
able and willing to offer a small club a hand.
Our dues just don't cut it at this early stage in our development. To
raise dues is to lose -those members who cannot afford more. I ask for
help from those who can. Please send me what you can. The repeater group
is planning on wider coverage opportunities through height, links, ampli-
fiers, etc. More and better coverage means more members. More members
means less cost per member. Please help, and thank you!
Hams have clubs because they enjoy
sharing, and having fun. Hams are
known for their love of fellowship
Unfortunately, it has been said of
us by a number of amateurs in the
area that we are like a bunch of
kids fighting and yelling at each
other. When the fun stops, guys,
the club stops.
The editor, for instance, recently
encountered and incident worth men-
tion. <A personal conflict entered
in on public airwaves, and it
Should not have. Please, let's
all square our shoulders and set-
tle our difference off the air,
and away from club activities.
Emotional outbursts do not enlighten
people outside of our hobby to the
type of people we really are.
I'm truly concerned, and I'm sure
T'm not alone, about the leader we
select in September. Let's give
it a little thought now so we can
Additionally, let's give some thought
to direction. Doubtless the subject
of repeater direction. will come up
in a thought provoking way, and we
will have to deal with the delicate
situation of money and leadership
at the next club meeting. Your de-
cisions in this meeting are VITAL !
This years Field Day was one for the
books; we had the best contesters
around, and they worked hard for us.
So hard, in fact, that you will not
start at the back of the scores and
go forward when. ARRL issues the 1985
Field Day results. We also had ser-
ious rigs and antennas, and, like
last year, superb working conditions.
Also, I wish to thank all those who
took the time to help in the Bike-a-
Thon. - We weren't the epitome of or-
ganization, but darned if we didn't
get the job done without fresh hams
still around! -NBOM
Larry, WBOYAJ, has been vir-
tually working single-handedly
on the NOAZD repeater. The
new Melco gear has performed to
expectations, and has been re-
liable; our number one concern
as a club. On Saturday, June
29; Jays, KASMUU, Pat,. W9OPSD and
Mark, NOEKG (PLEASE FORGIVE ME
IF IVE LEFT SOMEONE OUT!!) put
the antenna up in supurb con-
ditions and in nearly no time
at all. As of the time of this
writing the Isopole performance
is noticably better than the
Ringo: (now, wasn't there some-
one telling us that all along?).
Truthfully, a relative state of
limbo exists at this point, with-
out more club input and money.
Thanks to Larry for his tireless
dedication, and Dave, KN9E for
his inventive genuis (ala 925)
At this point, another master
emerges from the shadow, Dar-
rell Sego, KM9S. Have you
heard what this guy did with
a Commodore 64 and a knack for
software developement? Listen
in on the 146.925 experimental
system when you have the chance.
Now, if we could put these things
-submitted by the editor
Watch for the next issue of
The Midstate ARC Newsletter.
A computer with word-proces-
sor software will be employed
_ to speed up things. Any in-
teresting software on disk
that you think the newsletter
could use? Give me a call at
882-5245, My goal is to give
the club the best publication
_ Sees . the Day
NO SUE aneoron : sae KAQQYK, ERIC MAPPES
Bric is Midstates youngest member at 23,
* - Having obtained his amateur license’.
Treasury. L . - nearly two years ago, his interest in
~ : - the hobby can't be quenched. Ham Radio
means more to him than it does to most
NO SUBMISSION of us however; Eric is relegated to
f using crutches to get around, and faces
QSL CONTEST Spies ot otnee ort ie in relation
NEXT ISSUE/ Dave Wendt, KAQOOH, coached Eric re-
lentlessly until he picked up the
code speed necessary to pass. the no-
WANTE vice test. .%Ror me, it's hard!" Eric
ieee os -
used to say. Now, Eric has one of the
‘ ; cleanest fists around, and is comfort-
a able at over 15 WPM. Hopefully, the
: . y General will be in his hands during
If you can help, please call
oner Keesling, WB90ZZ at the VEC testing at the INDY HAMFEST.
736-5456. He especially would
like someone to man the booth
at various intervals, and
answer questions to passers-
bys. Posters and Pictures of
past Midstates Events will be
provided, as well as a rig
and antenna. Rtty capability
Knowing and working with Eric for the
past couple of years has been a plea-
sure for the editor. He is an example
of what hard work and dedication can do.
FORT HARRISON NOVICE CLASS
: aoe : : The Harrison Amateur Radio Club will
is a possibility at this point. be conducting Novice classed begin-
Here is a chance to be recog- : :
: : : ning July 8, 1985. Classes will be
nized at the single most impor- fa ogee can aes
tank Suet 1a Joknson- Count held at building 454 at the Fort Har-
ys rison Facility on ten consecutive Mon+. -
day nights ‘from 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm.
HAMPEST CALENDAR There is no charge for the class. A
July 13/44-. Indy Hamfest, Tech/General class is running con-
ARRL State Conv. currently, For details call KM9E
July 21 LaPorte at 542-0741 evenings or 547-4371 days.
Aug 4 Angola
Aug 11 Marion 9-LAND CALL SIGNS AS OF MAY 1st, 1985
Aug 18 Lafayette
Aug 25 Argos N=9J, KD9PB, NOFDS and KASTOP
sept 1 Bloomington
Oct 13 Bedford ~
Nov 10 Fort Wayne
SEND YOUR $12 AND QSL
Be a Par t. Midstate ARC
GROWING CLUB AROUND P.O. BOX 21
FOR THE RADIO AMATEUR. WHITELAND, IN 46184
Motorola Model 2-channel
watts w/mic, 144.45 or
145.25, Extra set crystals
145.55, will sell or trade.
Motorola 3-channel 146.70,
146.76 or 146.52 simplex.
50 watts, with rack cab-
inet and drawers. Power
hand mic included. Will sell
CA 6-Meter 52.525 simplex,
100 watts. In 36" Rack. FM
modulator needs work. Com-
plete with mic (power).
Will sell or trade.
EICO 90 watt XTAL controlled
CW transmitter. 80-10 Meters.
With one Xtal, others avai-
lable. Table top type, clean
and works, sell or trade.
Gonset G-50 6 Meter AM Phone
and clean, works good. Will
sell -or trade «: eee x
"Super Mamba" Homebrew Station
Interface, rack mount, High
quality design CW and RTTY
computer interface, switchable
VHF/HF, Audio/Speaker lines,
inputs/patches, much more
Interfaces entire station;
no wires hanging around loose.
Complete with Vic~20 computer,
Hamsoft Software and necessary
cables, call for details.
Alot of gear for$275.00,
composite video monitor in-
cluded! Won ATV contest.
Field Day was a great experience.
Three cheers for the ladies who
provided the food and kept the
pot filled: Paulette Wendt, Marge
Dews and Helen Thomas. There were
too many operators to mention but
they should all receive a medal.
The best officers meeting ever
was at Dave Wendt's house. We
really appreciated the clean car-
pet and good snacks. Thank you
Dave and Paulette.
-Joan Kemp, N9ODON
Inza particularly creative moment,
Joan also let us have an idea
of what it is like stringing up
a long longwire at 3am in the morn-
ing when most of us were snoring
loudly. By the way, this antenna
really worked well (loaded up great
with a tuner on all bands and packed
a serious punch through the QRM).
Dan Dews pulled the rope
He strung the line
Fell down twice,
. But he is fine.
Tom Carroll took AYB's
little arrows, broke the
bow and shot a sparrow!
DLN pulied and tugged
‘Till he was spent,
But he found out where
the arrow went, and got
the line out of the tree.
Broke the arrow, now Bob
-Joan Kemp, N9ODON
////// Place your order now!///////
Dave Wendt, KA9O0OH is
taking your order for
the club T-SHIRTs now.
NBOM is presently doing
the artwork for it, and
need the orders from
the club Before T-Shirts