Archive for April, 2011

HCARC Practice Field Day Video

Amber, KC9TXY, works a contact on 40 meters as the Henry County Amateur Radio held it’s annual “Practice Field Day” event on Saturday, April 23rd. Thanks to everyone who came out to make this a very successful event.

Practice Field Day Stat’s

I want to thank everyone that made it out to practice field day. After somewhat of a slow start we had a great day and a ton of fun. I have looked through the log and have all the stat’s which you can find below.


Individual Stat’s by number of contacts
Name                    Call                   Contacts      % of Contacts
Amber Burns      KC9TXY           109               46%
J.T. Burns           KC9SQW          53               23%
Shawn Brown    KC9QHA           26               11%
Ben Burris           KC9QEW         24               10%
Gene Ingram      K9UOK             11                 5%
Andrew Clark     KC9RVO           8                  3%
Terry Reese         N/A                    2                   1%
Bob Hayworth   WD9GWM     2                   1%

Event Stat’s
1st Contact @ 16:48
Last Contact @ 22:15
Total time on air of 5 hours and 22 minutes
142 – 40 meter contacts
91 – 20 meter contacts
2 – 2 meter contacts
235 total contacts
40 out of 50 US states

Thanks again to everyone that helped today and a special thanks to Amber for the 46% of our contacts. Great Job Everyone! I am looking forward to field day in June for an even better turn our and even higher numbers.

HCARC in the News

In the Thursday April 14th edition of the Middletown News, the HCARC was featured in an article which highlighted our event covering the transport of the Twin Tower I-beams for the Project 9/11 Indianapolis Memorial.  The article was written by fellow amateur Eldon Pitts, KA9JNY and was very well done.

Click the following link to see a PDF of the article:

Project 911 Middletown Paper

Club E-Mailing List’s

We now have our new mailing list set up to go along with the new domain name. We sent out an email to everyone that was on the old list asking to join the new one. You can also join the list by clicking on the HCARC Mailing List page, filling out the form, and hitting Send.

New Club Callsign – W9OB

On March 29th, the HCARC was awarded the vanity callsign of W9OB.  This callsign is the former call of Murl Rogers.  We honor him and thank him for everything he did for the HCARC and ham radio in the Henry County area.  Thanks to Gene, K9UOK, for helping the club get the vanity call.

As a result of this action, we have changed our club website’s domain name to be  Please bookmark the site and check back often for updates.

Thank you for your support as we continue to promote fun and fellowship through amateur radio.

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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.