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Tornado146820Tornado  PL 110.9  IRLP  147090  PL 110.9 443350  PL 110.9

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Charlie K9TZJ passed along the following information about a site called Ham Nation. They cover a lot of things about Ham Radio. They broadcast live on Wednesday at 9:00PM ET. Check out the website below for more information.
Click here to visit this site.



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Steve WA9CWE passed along the following information.
For old timers and others interested in antique and early radios, test equipment and the like this is an interesting web site: http://stevenjohnson.com/index.html There is also a very large list of links to many interesting sites.
Click here to visit this site.



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Tom KA9SYP informed us of a link passed on to him from Dale KV9W about a site Ham Radio Now with Gary Pearce KN4AQ. It has videos about all kinds of information concerning Amateur Radio.
Click here to visit Ham Radio Now.



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The following information was submitted by Steve WA9CWE:
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has an on-line weather spotter training course composed of two modules of about 1 hour each. The modules are:
Role of the Skywarn Spotter
Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics
Each module is an on-line visual and audio presentation with tests during the information presentation and a quiz at the end. Upon successful completion of each module ( about 10 questions, 70% to pass) a certificate is issued. Upon successful completion of both modules a Certificate of Completion for the Distance Learning Course: SKYWARN Spotter Training is issued.

This is basic information that is geared toward spotter safety, reporting technique and necessary information. It also has many slides of severe storms with information of what each one demonstrates.

This course is appropriate for anyone who is interested in severe weather, with or without prior training. This site also has other courses such as:
Summer Severe Weather (16-22 hours)
Winter Weather Distance Learning Course (8-9 Hours)

The location is: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/

Role of the Skywarn Spotter and Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics are located on the resources tab under the education and training tab. Scroll down to find them.
Summer Severe Weather (16-22 hours) and Winter Weather Distance Learning Course (8-9 Hours) are located under the courses tab under the education and training tab. Scroll down to find them.
Click here to get to the website.

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A history of the ARC Officers has been added to the Membership History page. Please check it out and see the dedicated members that have led the ARC over the years.



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All communications people need to be ready for a call out of any kind at any time. It has been suggested that everyone put together a ready bag. This bag is to insure you have everything that you need to be self sufficient at all times. Steve WA9CWE, Dick WA9STB, Charlie K9TZJ and Mike KC9AOM have sent in what they carry in their bags. You can use these lists for guidelines to put your bag together. There is a combined list if you can't read a Microsoft Word .doc file or just want to see a combined list of all 4 bags. There are also links to see each of the bags in MS Word format. Also you will notice Mike KC9AOM has 3 separate bags. Since he also responds with the Operations Division he has different needs in those cases. He also has JPS responsibilities.
Click here to see a combined list of all 4 bags.
Click here to see Steve Riley's bag in MS Word.
Click here to see Dick Elmore's bag in MS Word.
Click here to see Mike Dewey's bag in MS Word.
Click here to see Charlie Jones' bag in MS Word.

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With spring coming on and the possiblity of flooding, below is a list of the stream measurement locations in our area.
Just click on the name of the one you are interested in. A new page will open with a lot of information about that location.


Muncie


Edgewater Park


Raible Ave.


Noblesville

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Steve Riley WA9CWE has submitted an article on the history of the Madison County Skywarn/Stormnet Orginaztion. Take a look an see the history of this group.
Click here to see a history for Madison County Skywarn/Stormnet.

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There is now a page of archived articles. Some of the older articles from the Latest News section have been moved there to make them accessible when you want to go back and read them. Just go to the Anderson Repeater Club Pages dropdown menu and click on the Archived Articles link.

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The National Hurricane Center has been added to the Weather drop down menu and also the Links Page. Check it out if you want to follow the information about current conditions.

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There is now a link on the links page with information, maps, and log sheets for net control stations. It is down near the bottom of the links. Look for the link: Net Control Information

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Anyone that has anything they think should be on the latest news section or dates to add to the calendar, send an E-Mail to the Club E-mail address above.

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NOTE: The time and date on this page is read from the time and date on YOUR computer.  It will only be as accurate as you set your time and date.


About the Anderson Repeater Club

The Club began on February 14, 1970 with a meeting of about a dozen interested hams.  A Constitution and by-laws was written becoming the basis for the Articles of Incorporation that officially made the club a Not-For-Profit Corporation on November 17, 1971.  Early meetings were held at the Naval Reserve building in north Anderson, and at the Madison County Courthouse.  Later regular meetings were held at the Emergency management EOC, alternating with the RACES meetings every other month.

 

The founding club members were:  WB9AZY, WA9BHV, W9CSI, W9CVD, K9CWA, WA9CWE, K9FFV, WA9HKO, WA9JWL, W9OBH, K9RPZ, WA9STB, K9TZJ, WA9AWW, and WN9WOV.  These amateurs were the most active in the two meter “FM” communications mode becoming popular in the ham community at that time.

 

The first repeater, an old Motorola commercial tube unit, operated with the club call WA9WVC, and was on 146.340/.760 from the shack of W9OBH (on the by-pass near White River).  In October, 1971, the frequency was changed to the 146.220/146.820 repeater pair.  The next repeater site was a “split site” with the receiver on the Tower Apartment building and the transmitter on the Anderson City Hall with the two units connected by telephone lines.  The system was consolidated at the new First Savings and Loan building in July, 1972, using separate antennas on the tower for the receiver and transmitter.  In late 1972 the RF package was updated to a Motorola Motran receiver and transmitter.  In the spring of 1973 homemade duplexers were installed allowing the use of the top antenna only and the ability to switch to the lower antenna to eliminate problems with rain static.  In November, 1973, the repeater license WR9ACI was received.  This call was used until late 1978 when repeater calls were no longer required and trustee calls became the repeater ID.  A Micro-Security MS-101 microprocessor controller was added in late 1981 replacing the discrete component RTL/TTL controller.  In July, 1984, a switchable receiver preamp was added.  A new RF package, a GE MASTR II repeater was purchased by EMA and installed in the fall of 1986.  In April, 1988, an RC-85 programmable microprocessor control package was installed.  A CAT1000 controller was installed in January, 1999, to again update the control package.  The RF package was moved to the building Penthouse in December, 2000 and new 7/8 inch hardline installed.  A backup antenna was also installed on the sign.  In September, 2001 the RF package was replaced with a Kenwood TKR-750,  The CAT1000 controller was interfaced and provisions were made to switch between the upper and lower antenna remotely.

 

In January, 1978, the 147.690/.090 repeater went on the air with WB9ZJR the first Trustee.  In late 1978, the club call signs were no longer required, and the trustee call sign became the repeater call.  In 1980 the .09 repeater was relocated to the WLHN tower site, and in November, 1981 it was moved to the Linwood EOC 90 foot tower where it remains today.  The RF package was a Motorola Motran with a home brew control packaged to make the repeater portable.  In April, 1988, a Micro-Security microprocessor controller was installed and the repeater made permanent at that location.  In February, 1997, a GE MASTR II RF package was installed.  In the summer of 1997 a new antenna and ˝ inch hardline was installed for this repeater.  In January, 2000 a Kenwood TKR-720 repeater package was installed still using the Micro-Security controller.  In April, 2003, Internet Radio Linking Project (IRLP) was added to the repeater.  This required a computer interface, but eliminated the need for a separate repeater controller.  This capability increased the use of the repeater and enabled users to talk around the world from a handheld radio.  In May, 2005, a lightning strike damaged the RF package and a new TKR-750 repeater was purchased.  Utilizing the internal controller and the (2) computers for the IRLP and the Weather Station the repeater provides full capability of a conventional repeater, an IRLP node and a reporting weather station.

 

The Club membership increased steadily over the years from an initial 17 members in 1970 to a high of 77 in 1994 (our 25th year).  The club has been an ARRL Affiliated Club for most of its existence and a member of the Indiana Repeater Council and Indiana Radio Club Council.

 

The Tone Alert boards for notifying communications members were designed and implemented in late 1974.  The tone was automatically generated by the Micro-Security controller upon Control Operator command.  This function was not available in the RC-85 control, but is again available on the CAT1000.  This feature continues to support the strong public service focus of the Anderson Repeater Club.

 

A Davis Weather station was added to the 147.090 repeater station in 2004 utilizing the capabilities of the IRLP computer and internet connection.  This system was upgraded to include a number of additional weather sensors in 2005.

 


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