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January 2018 SPARKS


The January 2018 issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is attached.

The next regular club meeting is January11th 7:00 pm at the Red Cross.
Meeting program is the Annual Club Auction.
A special election will be held to fill a vacancy for the remaining term on the TARS Board due to Max KD9ABT being elected Vice President.

It's Dues time! Attached is the 2018 membership form. Your regular membership dues are due the month of January.

In this ISSUE:
Meeting Programs
One Man's Opinion
Eat'n Before the Meet'n
Winter Field Day
Contacts, K4LRX latest QSL's
Register for the February Banquet

For the latest news check in to the Tri-State Emergency Net Wednesdays at 8:00 pm on the 146.790 repeater.

Check out the club web site

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W9I Special Event Station


Tars will be operating a Special Event Station during the 2016 West Side Nut Club Fall Festival from the property of the Simpson United Methodist Church at the corner of 11th Avenue and Illinois.  The call sign will be W9I and is part of Indiana’s year-long bicentennial celebration.

w9i special eventOperations will begin WEDNESDAY OCT 5TH, APPROX 1:00 PM,  JOHN N90L will set up and operation will start.  FROM  1-8PM.




If you would like to schedule a time to work, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your time request and John N9OL will schedule you.  Feel free to come by and visit during the fall festival and get on the air.

Our event was held in conjunction with the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival.
Every October the Nut Club organizes and sponsors a mammoth Fall Festival. This is a week-long gala on the west side along Franklin Street with free entertainment, carnival attractions, over 126 food booths, amateur talent competitions and on the last day, a huge parade. This event attracts over 200,000 people to the West Side & is considered to be one of the largest street festivals in the United States.

W9I : 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Operation
QSL information for TARS event operation is below.

Thank you to all the stations contacting us.

Start Date: October 1, 2016
End Date: October 9, 2016
Coordinator: ARRL
Record ID: 12691
Requisitioned by: TRI-STATE ( TARS )
Call Sign: W9OG
Address: PO BOX 4521
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 812-391-2661

Field Day 2016


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


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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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