We are located in scenic Orange County Indiana. Our meetings are held at 7:00 P.M. on the second Tuesday of the month in the Hospital Education Room on the lower level of the IU Medical Arts Building across from the Paoli Hospital. For a PDF list of our 2014 meeting dates, VE Test Sessions, and "Wake Up & Roll Out Breakfast" schedule CLICK HERE.
Our club has a 2 meter repeater at 147.045 MHz + offset. The transmitter is located on a hill just south of Paoli, Indiana which is 44 miles (70Km) Northwest of Louisville, KY. The repeater covers our county as well as parts of Lawrence, Crawford, Dubois, and Washington counties. You can view a Google Earth picture of where our repeater is located HERE
Our club president and technical guru has added a new feature to the club repeater. You can now test how your audio sounds over the repeater. To use the WB9FHP Digicorder©, you need to have a DTMF microphone. To start the recording press 11* wait a couple of seconds for the recording to start then do your test. (There is a 2 minute time limit on the recording.) To stop recording after your audio test press 22*. Then to hear your recording press 33* and your audio will be played back to you. Remember there is no music allowed in ham radio so you can't sing your favorite shower song to hear how it sounds! Other than that nit-picky rule have fun and enjoy the service.
The club's 70cm repeater is now up and running in an experimental situation. The frequency is 444.025+ and set-up with a 103.5 PL tone. The machine will be operating at various times as Larry WB9FHP is still in the process of tweaking the system. It is operating from his house so the range will not be optimum till he gets it in perfect shape and all bugs and gremlins under control. Please feel free to use the unit whenever it is up and running and your use will help him to find bugs and where to use his "MAGIC" bug spray! If you notice any problems please email them to him at the the email address listed below.
FYI-the unit is a complete Motorola Radius GR500, complete with Motorola R.I.C.K. interface and 6 cavity duplexer.
Every Wednesday night at 8:30PM Larry WB9FHP and the ARES crew get together for the INARES Digital Net. You can find them at 3583 MHz USB -Olivia 500/16. ARES members and visitors are welcome. Also on Thursday nights right hear on the repeater at 8 pm eastern time is the Orange County ARES Training Net. Formal traffic and test messages passed, emergency procedures discussed and drills run. All ARES members and visitors welcome plus INARES registered members can check in via EchoLink.
Every Saturday night at 9 pm eastern time the repeater is linked to the *DODROPIN* Net. (Echolink Node 355800 *DODROPIN*) Please feel free to drop by and check in with them. We also have our own weekly net on the 2 meter repeater every Sunday at 8:00 pm eastern time. We welcome check-ins from local, eQSO and EchoLink users. Our EchoLink node is KB9OHY-R number 16002 and the RF Hill eQSO gateway is also linked in during the net. Having the O.C.A.R.C. 2 meter repeater in the EchoLink internet system also allows local users to access other repeaters and links anywhere in the world. And of course you the internet user to be able to reach us here in Orange County. Please feel free to drop by anytime. Learn more about using EchoLink through the repeater.
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