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Field Day 2016

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CQ Field Day, CQ Field Day

Field Day weekend is June 25-26 2016, and this year we will set up the TARS Field Day operation at the Red Cross facility on Stockwell Rd in Evansville.  We are excited to try a new location this year, and invite everyone to come out and see what its all about!  We will start setting up on Saturday June 25 around 9AM, and will set up at least 3 radio stations plus a GOTA (Get On The Air) station.  The GOTA station's sole purpose is to allow folks who rarely or never have operated HF radio to get on the air and make some contacts with the assistance of a seasoned Ham Operator to show them the ropes!  So bring your family and friends and come on out to Ham Radio Field Day at the Red Cross on June 25th and 26th 2016.

Ham Operators, please plan on coming out and operating a station for a period of time.  We will operate the full 24 hours so if you are a night owl and want to operate some overnight that would be great.  Or any time- come on out and help us operate.  All ham operators are welcome to work a station.

This is always a very fun exciting weekend and I hope you are planning to join us when you can.  I would love to see a record turnout.

Also if you are new to ham radio you are especially invited.  There is no better way to learn about antennas and setting up radio stations that watching or helping other hams who have done it before.  We always welcome new hams!

Hope to see you all there!  73!

John N9oL

 

TARS Picnic on May 7 2016

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TARS Annual Picnic and Indiana QSO Party

On May 7, 2016 TARS will hold our annual picnic at the beautiful Murphy Park in downtown New Harmony!  We will also set up a radio station and put Posey County on the air for the Indiana QSO Party!  This promises to be lots of fun so I hope you are marking your calendar and planning to attend.  Bring a covered dish- something to share with the group- and the club will provide burgers, hot dogs, drinks, condiments, etc.  We will start setting up and visiting at 9AM, and we will plan to eat lunch around noon.  Everybody come on out for the good food and fellowship.

If you need directions (it is real easy to find) ask someone, send me an email, or ask on the Wednesday night Emergency net.  Also, if you would like to go but need or want to carpool with someone, we can do that too!  Just let me know.  I don't want anyone to miss the picnic because of the drive okay!?

I hope to see you there- at Murphy Park in New Harmony- on Saturday May 7 starting at 9am (or whenever you want to show up).

Murphy Park on Google Maps

John  N9oL

 

April 2016 SPARKS

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The complimentary April 2016 issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is attached.

The monthly TARS membership meeting is the second Thursday of the month, 7:00 PM. This months meeting will be held at the Vanderburgh Co EMA west side training center 1430 Harmony  Way.

Eat'n Before the Meet'n
The April Eating Before the Meeting will be at
MARX BBQ before the regular TARS club meeting April 14. 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.

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March 2016 SPARKS

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The complimentary March 2016 issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is attached.

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 RACES ARES Emergency Communication

Eat'n Before the Meet'n
The March Eating Before the Meeting will be at
Fazoli's Eastland Place 899 N Green River Rd before the regular TARS club meeting March 10th. 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.

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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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