Fox hunt in Bloomington, Indiana

 Just wanted to let clubs know BARC is planning to start having a few fox hunts in Bloomington.  I know a few clubs in the area had previously enquired about fox hunt activities in our club.

Not sure yet on dates or exact details yet and dates.  But let me know if your club is interested and I will keep you posted. 
Were just starting out to get this fox hunting activity going in our club. 
I know as of now, we are planning on the Friday evening of Sep 22   prior to the hamfest and a have a forum and hunt on Sep 23 on Saturday.
Were also looking to have a couple of other fox hunts this year this spring and summer.  Were working to  get equipment ready
Jimmy Merry

Baofeng UV-82 HT Raffle

The club is raffling off a Baofeng UV-82 144/440 HT radio. The radio has been donated by Club Vice President Ron Weadick. Tickets are $5.00 each. The raffle is open to HAMs and non-HAMs. You must be a licensed HAM to win the radio. The non-HAM prize is $50 cash.

 The drawing will be held at the end of our club meeting on Tuesday, April 11th. To purchase tickets, please contact Club Secretary Marc Cromis at or come to the club meetings on March 14th or April 11th.

Club meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the VFW Kirk Little Post 1108 located at 213 South 8th Street, in Richmond, Indiana. Please use the south door.

Echolink on the KB9SJZ repeater

 The Echolink seems to be working, and hopefully I now have all the bugs worked out of the system.  It is linked into the 147.180 + 82.5 KB9SJZ Repeater and are used by the N9JM Whitewater Valley Amateur Radio Club. 

To download the Echolink program to your smart phone go to the App Store, and you will have to get your callsign approve by Echolink.  If you are approved already to use the program and would like to be added to the KB9SJZ echolink then email your name and callsign to  This is a closed system and only open to approved members.

Jim Scott


Veterans Day Parade Detail November 5, 2016

Wayne County - ARES 

November 5, 2016
When: Parade starts at noon
Where: 12th street and runs to 5th street 
I would like for us to meet at the parking lot at 10th and Main Street between 10:30 - 11:00 AM. 
There are 7 stations if we have 7 operators (one at each enter section)
We need to be on the station by 11:15 AM. 
We will be operating an informal net with an official check-in with call sign and then we will be using the station number (Street Number of the Intersection) and then finally closing with your call sign.
We will be operating on the Wayne County ARES / RACES Frequency of 146.430 Simplex with no tone. The backup Frequency will be the Reid Repeater 147.465 with a minus. .9 offset and a tone of 131.8
If you should have any questions please feel free to contact me at 765-969-2599 or 
Thanks for your help, 
Jeff Norris  -  KB9ZJV

WVARC Xmas Dinner

 WVARC Members:  Just a reminder that as per tradition, we will forego our December meeting in lieu of our Xmas Dinner.

2016 Xmas dinner will be at the usual Golden Corral on Tuesday, December 13th @ 6PM.  We have reserved the 'meeting room' on the west side of the building.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Additionally, please remember that 2017 is right around the corner and it's time to pay your dues.  Dues can be paid at the November meeting, Xmas Dinner, or you can contact me to make arrangements:

Ham Radio Technician Level Classes

The Whitewater Valley Amateur Radio Club (WVARC) will be holding classes for the Amateur "Ham" Radio Technician (entry-level) license.  Classes will be held weekly starting Wednesday, October 5th at 7PM, and continue until all material is covered (approx. 10 weeks).  The classes will be located at the VFW Post #1108 at 213 S. 8th St.  To RSVP, or for more information, contact Ken 765-855-2404 or

New amateur radio operator

  The V.E. held a test session today for Byron E. Roosa from Earlam College.  He passed his Tech test and is now waiting his Callsign.  He has also joined the club.  Great job Byron.

For Sale

I have stuff to sell!


AMECO Preamplifier Model PT-2 1.8/54Meg "untested make offer"

 trilectric vhf amp, 25/30w in 75w out, $75  "Nice rep. amp"

 Astron P/S SL-11R $50

 Astron P/S SL-11A $50

 Astron RS20A $75

 Motorola Maxtar 80 UHF need rock 30w $25

TS-130 $150.00
PS-430 $125.00
TM-271A $75.00
TS-430 Offer....Broke Radio
Diawa CN-410M $25.00
Diawa CN-520m $35.00
MFJ-940B Tuner $50.00
Duracom 75 amp switching P/S $150.00 I have several of them.
Sample 100 amp rack mount. P/S $450.00. I have several

Troop 16's 25th Annual Pancake Breakfast

 This Saturday, August 27th, BSA Troop 16 will hold their 25th Annual Pancake Breakfast.  Club members Marc Cromis KD9BPQ and Jeremiah Cromis KD9CCW as members of Troop 16 invite you all to attend!

The Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Centerville United Methodist Church, located at 112 South Morton Avenue in Centerville.  Serving time is from 6:30am-10:30am.  The Breakfast is All-You-Can-Eat.  Cost for the Breakfast is $6/adult (over 10), $4/children (3-10), Free for children under 3.

This is a big fundraiser for our Troop and we would like to see everyone there that can make it!  If you would like tickets for the Breakfast, please contact me at or 765-238-9130.

Thank you and 73's!

Marc Cromis KD9BPQ and Jeremiah Cromis KD9CCW

Help Needed

 Good afternoon,

The Reid Health Iron Man on June 4 is in need of our help.
Jim Scott is arranged this event over the last few years. Please email him at
We need people from 530 am until early afternoon.
We will be manning communications at water stations.  You will need the ability to operate on 2 meters. (Frequency to be determined).
We can also work in teams if you are not able to work the whole shift, we can schedule someone to come in later to cover the position.
I have always enjoyed the day.
Thanks for you considerations,
Jeff Norris
ARES Wayne County Emergency Coordinator
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