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September Club Meeting

Next Club Meeting – Sept. 18th (6:00pm)

Henry County Historical Society
606 S 14th St
New Castle, Indiana 47362

Highlights of August Meeting

The main topic of discussion was plans for an upcoming Fox Hunt.  This fox hunt will be different than ones we have done in the past and we hope everyone will enjoy while developing this skill together with other members of the club.

On the Agenda

September’s meeting will include a session on building a simple DF antenna using a tape measure.

Below is the list of items needed in order to build the tape measure beam at the September meeting. Contact Ben Burris if you have any questions.

  • 3/4” Schedule 40 PVC Pipe – 6 to 8 ft long 25″ will be used for antenna remaining will be used for mast
  • 6 hose clams big enough to fit around the PVC pipe
  • 1 3/4” PVC tee
  • 2 3/4” PVC crosses
  • 8’ coax with a connector for radio attached to one side. Smaller size works best
  • 5” wire  18 gauge solid copper wire
  • Rosin core solder
  • Tape measure with 1” wide tape 10′ long

Hope to see you there.


Thank You Sent to Henry County Historical Society

The following letter was sent to the Henry County Historical Society to thank them for the use of the museum as our site for the 2017 Field Day.

Thank you to HCHS

August 2017 Club Meeting

Monday, August 14 at 6:00 PM at the Henry County Historical Society 606 S 14th St, New Castle, Indiana 47362.

We will be having a meeting this month to discuss planning a fox hunt (with a twist).   More information will be posted soon.

Hope to see many of you there.


And here is an SSTV image I received from the ISS on Thursday July 20, 2017 in celebration of ARISS 20th year anniversary.

July 2017 Club Meeting

Monday, July 17 at 6:00 PM at the Henry County Historical Society 606 S 14th St, New Castle, Indiana 47362.

We will go over our Field Day stats as well as looking into ways to gain more activity. Lets plan to talk about other types of events that we might want to have. We will also need to talk about election of officers. After the business meeting we will have a demo by Barry AB9MT – “Random wire antennas – Not so random after all”

2014 Field Day

This years Field Day will be held at the Golf Cabin located in Memorial Park. We will start setting up at noon on Saturday, June 28th and start operating at 2 pm. We will be operating for 24 hours.  2 stations will be on the air as well an VHF/UHF station. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions please contact Ben KC9QEW via kc9qew at

HCARC May Meeting

The May meeting with be held on the 4th Tuesday. We will meet on May 28th in meeting room A of the NCHCPL and will start at 7 PM. Hope to see everyone there.

2012 Cook-Out

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New Meeting Day and Time!!

Club meetings will now be quarterly. We will meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday in January, April, July and October, at the club station. Ideas are needed for demonstrations at the meetings. Contact Ben Burris for Location Details.