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March 2015 SPARKS

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The complimentary March 2015 issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is now available.

The monthly TARS membership meeting is 3/12 the second Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Evansville Red Cross Building, Stockwell Rd at the Lloyd.

Eating Before the Meeting will be at Fazoli's Italian eatery 899 N Green River Road before the TARS club meeting.
Drop by for food, socializing, "story tell'n" and whatever else comes to mind.

Join the group at 5:30 and 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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February 2015 SPARKS

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The complimentary February 2015 issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is now available.

 

2015 TARS Annual Banquet


ATTENTION ! ! !
February Meeting will start at 6:00 pm and be at a different location ! ! !

The TARS Banquet will be on Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 at Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet.

Ask for the TARS Party when you enter. Teppanyaki is located in the quad of stores just north of the Lloyd on Green River Road, 201 B North Green River Road.

This is where CiCi's Pizza, Burlington Coat Factory and the Donut Bank are located.

Teppanyaki does serve Chinese and Japanese food, but it also has American Cuisine.

If fact it offers a very large buffet service. And similar to Charlie's Mongolian: "We have a Hibachi section where you can pick and choose to make up your own menu, so we can cook it on the Hibachi for no additional charge.

"We offer Rib-Eye Steak, Salmon Fish,Butter Shrimp, Black Pepper Shrimp, Crab-meat,Cheese, General's Chicken and Different Selections of Sushi and a large selection of salads, fruits, and desserts.

 

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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.

 

 

January 2015 SPARKS

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The complimentary January 2015 issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is now available.
The monthly TARS membership meeting is 1/8 the second Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Evansville Red Cross Building, Stockwell Rd at the Lloyd.

Annual TARS Auction

Once again the TARS auction will be held at our regular meeting on January 8th 7:00 pm.
Hosted by Auctioneer Extraordinar Little Ed K9HVI.
Bring lots of money as there will be all kinds of treasures you will want to bid on. All proceeds to go to the Club. You may also bring items you want to sell on consignment.  This year we have several scanners to auction off. Many are programmable and others require crystals. They have been well cared for and several are still
in the box. I saw one with the price tag still on it for over $300. We have pocket sized portable ones to desk top fancy ones.

Eat'n Before the Meet'n
The January Eating Before the Meeting January 8th, is at Moe's Southwest Grill 6401 E Lloyd Expressway, in the plaza directly in front of Target.
Moe's offers a variety of build your own Southwest/Mexican foods at reasonable prices. Drop by for food, socializing, "story tell'n" and whatever else comes to mind. We will be able to finish up and get to the TARS meeting to check out the items in the annual TARS Auction.
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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