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 Madison County - Anderson, Indiana

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Anderson
Repeater Club, Inc. 

January, 2015    




Welcome to the Anderson Repeater Club for 2015. Our first meeting of the year is on Tuesday, January 6, at 7:00 PM at the NEW EMA EOC. The location is Mounds Road and Rangeline Road, 3538 Mounds Road. There is only one entrance to the County property and it is from Mounds Road. Enter at the (raised) gate, go to the Tee and turn right. Go to the end building, the farthest building east. That is the EOC building.

The new EOC is coming together and we’ve got a great place for a meeting. The Communications Room and the other rooms are still in the set-up phase, but it is coming together nicely thanks to help from the MCARC guys and the EOC Team members. Tom and Debbie Ecker have done a great job at directing the modifications to the building and cleaning it up after the construction.

The main order of business for the meeting is the election of officers for 2015. We have a couple of openings as our President is not available for re-election, and we have an opening on the Technical Committee. If you would like to become an officer make your interest known. Come prepared to nominate and elect our leadership for the coming year.

The Volunteer Examiner Team, led by Paul, KC9BKZ, reports the following results for the monthly examination sessions:
Total Applicants 17
New Licensees 11
License Upgrades 8
We’ve accomplished 11 new members to our hobby and provided several members to be able to utilize new privileges. Thanks to our VE’s Bob, WD9GWM (7), Paul, KC9BKZ (13), Charlie, K9TZJ (10), Steve, WA9CWE (12), Al, KB9AL (11), Alan, KC9JWO (11), and Dale, KV9W (1). If you have any interest in upgrading your license make plans to attend one of the sessions this year. There are several on-line sites to take practice tests including the ARRL web site. Most of these sites give you feedback as to how you are doing as you take the practice tests. Many of us have used this technique to prepare for upgrades.

Our 2015 STORMNET Training class is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, from 7 to 9 PM at Hoosier Park. Our primary presenter will be Dave Tucek from the National Weather Service. Dave has a long history SKYWARN and Amateur Radio, and is a ham himself. Come to this class and bring along anyone interested in Severe Weather Observation. Thanks to Tom, W9EEL, for arranging this for 2015.

Attached to this Newsletter is a calendar of events that I know of for 2015. Some of the dates are “soft” as I don’t have a confirmation yet, but expect them to be the same weekend as last year. Club dues for 2015 are due any time. The members paid so far are: KC9AOM, WB9BSU, WA9CWE, KB9DXO, W9EEL, K9IND, KC9JWO, KA9SYP, KB9WI. Please bring your dues contribution to the Club meeting or send it to: Anderson Repeater Club, INC. PO Box 615, Anderson, IN 46015. Dues remain $20 as usual. I have some membership certificates that I didn’t get distributed last year, so I’m planning on spending a few more stamps this year to mail them out.

I hope to see you at the meeting on Tuesday.

73,
Steve

Preliminary Calendar, 2015, Madison County

January
Monday, 5th MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the NEW EOC
Tuesday, 6th Anderson Repeater Club Meeting, 7PM at the NEW EOC
Wednesday, 21st VE Testing, 6:30PM at the Anderson Fire Department Training Center

FEBRUARY
Monday, 2nd MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the NEW EOC
Tuesday, 3rd COMM Division Meeting, 7PM at the NEW EOC
Wednesday, 18st VE Testing, 6:30PM at the Anderson Fire Department Training Center

MARCH
Monday, 2nd MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Tuesday, 3rd Anderson Repeater Club Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Wednesday 11th STORMNET Training, 7PM at Hoosier Park
Wednesday, 18st VE Testing, 6:30PM at the EOC

APRIL
Monday, 6th MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Tuesday, 7th COMM Division Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Wednesday, 15th VE Testing, 6:30PM at the EOC

MAY
Monday, 4th MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the NEW EOC
Tuesday, 5th Anderson Repeater Club Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Saturday, 9th White River Run Communications Exercise
Fri – Sun 15th-17th Dayton Hamvention
Wednesday, 20th VE Testing, 6:30PM at the EOC

JUNE
Monday, 1st MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Tuesday, 2nd COMM Division Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Wednesday, 17th VE Testing, 6:30PM at the EOC
Sat –Sun, 27th-28th Field Day

JULY
Monday, 6th MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Tuesday, 7th Anderson Repeater Club Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Saturday, 11th Indy Hamfest
Wednesday, 15th VE Testing, 6:30PM at the EOC

AUGUST
Monday, 3rd MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Tuesday, 4th COMM Division Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Wednesday,19th VE Testing, 6:30PM at the EOC

SEPTEMBER
Tuesday, 1st Anderson Repeater Club Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Monday, 7th MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Wednesday, 16th VE Testing, 6:30PM at the EOC

OCTOBER
Monday, 5th MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Tuesday, 6th COMM Division Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Wednesday,21st VE Testing, 6:30PM at the EOC

NOVEMBER
Sunday, 1st Run-The-Mounds Communications Exercise
Monday, 2nd MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Tuesday, 3rd Anderson Repeater Club Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Sat – Sun, 14-15 Fort Wayne Hamfest
Wednesday,18th VE Testing, 6:30PM at the EOC

DECEMBER
Tuesday, 1st COMM Division Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Monday, 7th MCARC Meeting, 7PM at the EOC
Wednesday,16th VE Testing, 6:30PM at the EOC


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