We are back on the air. 147.180 PL tone 82.5 My Christmas gift from my wife and secret Santa a Yaesu DX -1X repeater.  Key up and give it a try  (please ID ) . At testing from Connersville on a HT at 5 watts no problem and audio was full scale  and clear on both sides of the transmission. 

Jim Scott KB9SJZ 

Double wide mobile home (3 bedroom, 2 bath) for sale

 Double wide mobile home (3 bedroom, 2 bath), large front porch, large living/dining room combo, handicap ramp.

Located in extra nice west side mobile home park.  Call Jan Marker (N9KM) 935-2853

2015 Veterans Day Parade - ARES Operations

 Wayne County - ARES


Veterans Day Parade Detail


November 7, 2015


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 will be 7 stations if we have 7 operators (one at each intersection)


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 you help,

Jeff Norris - KB9ZJV

Club Picnic Saturday October 3rd at NOON

 Greetings fellow club members,


WVARC will be holding a Club Picnic on Saturday, October 3rd at noon.  The picnic will be held at the Ken Rueth residence on US40, just east of the Wayne County Highway Garage.

All club members and their family are invited.

Anyone planning on participating should RSVP.  Please send an email to, or TEXT (don't call) 765-551-7685.

We need everyone to RSVP so that we have enough food available for everyone.  Feel free to bring a side dish, dessert, or anything you would like to bring (not required).

I look forward to seeing everyone there!!!



Radio Panadapter project

 I recently came across a panadapter buffer board designed by G4HUP  ( and decided that it would be a really nifty feature to be able to have a visual representation the signals adjacent to the tuned frequency.

Thanks to a fellow ham who did the soldering for me (THANKS W8VFR!), I now have the board installed and functional.

Basically, we tapped the radio's IF (at very high impendence, so as to not affect the main receiver sensitivity).  Then this signal is amplified about 1dB, then output to an SMA connector installed in the rear of the radio.  Finally, we connect the buffer board's output to an RTL-SDR USB stick, which interfaces to a modified android device running an app called "RF Analyzer".

The total cost of the project is around $100:  Android device:  $50, RTL-SDR USB stick:  $15, G4HUP buffer board $35, homebrew USB interface cable $0.

The result is a fully functional spectrum analyzer / waterfall display connected to the radio's IF.  This gives me a 30-KHz wide view of the spectrum.  I can see 15Khz on either side of the tuned frequency.

My particular radio has a common IF for all bands (160m - 70cm), so the panadapter works no matter which frequency I'm tuned to.

This is a really neat project, and I feel that I've added alot of value to my Yaesu FT-897d.  This could be VERY useful on field day - use your imagination :)

Attached is a picture of the PAT board installed inside the radio, and also a picture of the panadapter in action on 40m.







Packet Radio

 I have recently wth the help of Buster KG9ND, gotten my packet station up and running. 

It has been fun getting setup and testing.  

Believe it or not there is packet traffic around Wayen County, IN. 



Jeff Norris


Ham Radio Classes Forming NOW!

The Whitewater Valley Amateur Radio Club will be holding a 10 week course where you can learn everything you need to earn your Technician (entry level) FCC Amateur Radio License.

The Technician license is your gateway to the world-wide excitement of Amateur Radio...

...and now you do not need to learn Morse code!

Classes begin on February, 18th 7:00PM

VFW Post 1108, 213 S. 8th St, Richmond, IN  47374

Classes are FREE, but the ARRL Technician Manual is required.  Provide your own copy, or one can be purchased at cost.

Please RSVP

Contact Ken Rueth  765-855-2404

QST Magazines dating back to 1947

 Alan Weber KC9JWO has informed me that the Anderson radio club has multiple copies of the QST Magazine dating back to 1947 available. They are looking for someone interested to take them as they are moving and don't have the space. If you are interested, please contact Alan at

Thank you!

Marc Cromis KD9BPQ

Russian Digital Radio Club MultiMode Contest Nov 15/16

Hi guys.  I received this message through the website's "contact us" form.

Yuri sent a message using the contact form at

Dear Fellow Radio Amateurs,

The Russian Digital Radio Club has the honour to invite the radio amateurs
all over the world to participate in the 1st Russian WW MultiMode Contest
2014. The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as
possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs in

We invite all fans of all modes to take part in contest from 12.00 UTC on
Saturday 15th November till 11:59 UTC on Sunday 16th November, 2014. Types of
modulation: BPSK63, CW, RTTY, SSB. The repeated contacts are permitted on
different bands and different modes providing that a contact will be made not
earlier than in 3 minutes. The output power should not exceed 10 watts on 160
meters and 100 watts on other bands. The operator may change the bands no
more than 10 times within calendar hour (with zero on 59-th minute of each
hour). Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. Bands: 160 m, 80
m, 40 m, 20 m, 15 m, 10 m.
Prizes and certificates in all categories:

For more info please visit Russian WW MultiMode Contest 2014 Rules:

You should send your log upload via the Web interface

All logs must be sent no later than 14 days after the contest (23:59 UTC on
30th November 2014).


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