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January 2016 SPARKS

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The complimentary January 2016 issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is attached along with a membership application.

The monthly TARS membership meeting is the second Thursday of the month, 7:00 PM at the Evansville Red Cross Building, Stockwell Rd at the Lloyd.

The program for this month will be the annual Club Auction.

Attention!! This coming Thursday evening 7PM at the Evansville Red Cross- The TARS annual Auction Night! The club will have some surplus items for auction, including several HF rigs!! These rigs are priced to sell. And for new hams licensed in the past year, or new General class hams upgraded in the past year we will give an additional discount on the HF rigs. You wont want to miss Auction Night! And... if YOU have any items in your garage or shack that you want to get rid of, bring them and auction them off. The club only asks for a small donation if you sell your items and then pocket the rest! Come join us THIS COMING THURSDAY, 1/14/2016 at 7PM!! See you there.

 

Eat'n Before the Meet'n
January Eating Before the Meeting will be at CiCi's Pizza before the regular TARS club meeting January 14th. Drop by for food, socializing, "story tell'n" and whatever else comes to mind. Join the group at 5:30, check in on 146.79 if you need directions or just bored on your drive in.

Everyone is welcome to join us.

CiCi's Pizza is located at 101 North Green River Road, just north of the Lloyd Expressway next to Burlington Coat Factory.

If you have any suggestions on where you would like for us to meet, contact Chris (KE9YK @arrl . net).

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December 2015 SPARKS

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The complimentary December issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is attached below along with a membership application for 2016.


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November 2015 SPARKS

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The complimentary November issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is attached below.

The November meeting program will be New Ham Night.


Eat'n Before the Meet'n
The November Eating Before the Meeting will be at Tom+Chee 2121 N Green River Rd, before the regular TARS club meeting Nov 12th. Drop by for food, socializing, "story tell'n" and whatever else comes to mind. Join the group at 5:30, or when you can make it, check in on 146.79 if you need directions or just bored on your drive in.

Everyone is welcome to join us.

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Winter Field Day 2015

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wfd 2007Winter Field day is approaching January 24th, 2015. This year TARS will hold it at Wesselman’s Park. Set up about 9:00 AM and the contest starts at 11:00 AM .
Chris KE9YK will have his almost famous bean soup and cornbread at Noon. Anyone wanting to bring anything to share is welcome too.  We will have a fire going to keep warm and generally have several members set up HF and you are welcome to operate.

The 2015 Winter Field Day will be held from 1700 UTC (12:00 noon EST) Saturday January 24, 2015 through 1700 UTC (12:00 noon EST) Sunday January 25, 2015. The object of the event is familiar to most Amateur Radio operators: set up emergency-style communications and make as many contacts as possible during the 24 hour period. The rules encourage as many contacts on as many bands and modes as possible, because during a real emergency, the most important factor is the ability to communicate, regardless of band, mode or distance.

The official rules can be found at the SPAR web site. The event is open to all amateurs, although we encourage everyone to join in the discussions and other activities sponsored by SPAR.

 

 

University of Southern Indiana's HAB 9 Team attempt to break the world record

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The USI students have been given approval to attempt another balloon flight for Saturday November 17, 2012. They will again attempt to release the paper plane from a record altitude.

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, the University of Southern Indiana's HAB 9 Team will attempt to break the world record of dropping a paper airplane from an altitude of more than 89,591 feet.  The plane will be constructed of paper straws, paper board, and printer paper, and will have a video camera and tracking device on board.
The current launch prediction is to launch from near Rend Lake IL at 10:00 am The balloon can be tracked on aprs as W9MOK, with the paper airplane released at 100,000 ft on aprs as W9MOK-2.
The balloon is predicted to burst at 110,000 ft and return  to the area of Southern Gibson or Northern Vanderburgh County in IN.  TARS will be assisting with the APRS tracking.

TARS has 4-5 mobile teams ready for Saturday's launch. Our main goal is to locate the paper plane once it has landed. This is a project for an engineering class at USI. While they have had many successful High Altitude Balloon launches and recoveries the past decade, this is the first time they have attempted to launch and track a paper airplane, so there are some unknowns in this Saturday's launch. The launch is set for 10:00 am in Illinois and the exact site chosen just before launch based on the existing wind conditions. The balloon is expected to burst about 11:20 - 11:40 am, with the plane being released just before then. The balloon and plane are expected to land about 40 minutes later.

TARS was recently invited to help with APRS tracking in the past two weeks, so there was little time for us to organize more club members. However you can participate by tracking online from your home computer or APRS devices. Or you can join us in Southern Gibson / Northern Vanderburgh counties looking for the plane.

If you have any questions or would like to help contact David Vogel This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

For the latest announcements and information join us on the air for the Tri-State Emergency Net, Wednesday night at 8:00 pm on the TARS 146.79 repeater, pl 88.5.

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