Thanks to the efforts of Tim Miller N9DKI, our 1.25m on 224.960Mhz is now operational again.
This repeater is open for public use and has no PL tone.
Details of the W9YB 1.25m 224.960Mhz repeater:
Output Frequency: 224.960
Input Frequency: 223.360
PL Tone: none
Repeater: Hamtronics REP 200T
Battery Backup: Yes
Power Output: 20-25 watts
ERP: Approx 45 watts
Antenna: Hustler G7 – 220 (approx 7 dBi gain)
Location: Hawkins Graduate Residence Hall, Purdue University (40, 25′, 22″ N 86, 54′, 42″ W)
The W9YB PARC VE Team will be conducting an Amateur Radio License Exam testing session on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Testing will begin at 9:00am and we will accept walk-ins for tests until 11:00am.
The testing session will be held at Rawls hall in room #2079. Please see our licensing page for maps, parking instructions, times, and other details.
Online registration is preferred as we can determine how many people will be attending. Again, please go to our licensing page for more information.
73! de W9YB
“CQ DX CQ DX CQ DX This is W9YB calling CQ DX and standing by…”
Friday, February 21st at 5:00pm at the W9YB shack, our club will have a DX event. We will get some DX!!!
This event is aimed at the new ham or those that haven’t made a DX contact, or just those that would like to see us contact some other hams from around the world.
Event details (directions and everything else) can be found here.
73 and see you there! de W9YB
Congratulations to our newest batch of new hams and upgrades! On Saturday, February 8th the W9YB gang made the trek down to WD9BSA in Indianapolis to take their license exams.
KC0MSV – Upgraded to Extra!
KC9RQT – Upgraded to General!
KD9AIP – Upgraded to General!
W9TTW – Upgraded to Extra!
A big thanks to the WD9BSA VE team or accommodating our crew!
If you would like to take your Amateur Radio test, know others that would like to, or upgrade your current license you can do so for FREE!
Testing will be held at the Golden-Burke Scout Center on the East side of Indianapolis on Saturday, Feb 8th at 9:00 am.
In order to take the exam however you must REGISTER at the following website:
The registration allows them to plan for how many attendees they will have due to limited seating (12-15).
The testing location is at:
Golden-Burke Scout Center
7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Testing will NOT be at Camp Belzer it will be held at the Golden-Burke Scout Center on Fall Creek Rd.
Registration (paperwork) is done 9:00 am – 10:00 am and the testing starts soon after 10am.
Be sure to register on the website first if you plan on attending this testing session! http://wd9bsa.wordpress.com/
I hope this information helps as this would be an excellent opportunity to get your license or upgrade. For FREE!!!
73! Nick N9SJA
On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5:00pm we will be having a meeting with W9YB club members to discuss becoming VE (Volunteer Examiners) with ARRL VEC. Becoming a VE will give W9YB the opportunity to administer Amateur Radio license examinations.
Club members that are interested should attend. Dan Mizell AC9GT will lead the discussion.
The meeting will be at the W9YB shack (PMU#370). Please click here for the event location and information.
Additional information can also be found at http://www.arrl.org/volunteer-examiners
73! de W9YB
After a quick change of venue this morning due to the cancellation of VE testing in Frankfort, IN due to the weather, we decided to drive to Watseka, IL to take our tests/upgrades.
Thanks to the Iroquois County Amateur Radio Club of Watseka for accommodating us.
We had 4 people get new licenses, and 4 people upgrade their license. It was a very successful day. Soon we will hold another study session for upgrades and new licensees. Additionally many members will be filing their paperwork this next week to become a VE (Volunteer Examiner), so we will be able to administer tests soon at the W9YB club shack here on campus! More details on that to come…
Congratulations to all the club members that received their new licenses and upgrades today!
73! de W9YB
There will be a Amateur Radio license study session held on Friday, January 24th at 5:00pm at the W9YB club classroom/radio shack.
The W9YB club radio shack is located in the West Tower of the Purdue Memorial Union building (PMU#370)
This study session will be for anyone that is interested in passing their FCC Amateur Radio license exam. We will have members with all license classes present (Technician, General and Extra) to help answer questions and study.
The study session will start at 5pm and go until 7pm approximately.
This study session will also be in preparation for the testing that will be done the next day at the Frankfort Public Library in Frankfort, IN for those who are ready to actually take the test.
There will be a general club meeting and radio net held on the W9YB repeater on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm.
For those club members that are not licensed amateurs yet, or do not have a radio to use, we will also have people at the club shack (PMU #370).
We will be discussing future events, activities and any other suggestions. This will be a directed net.
Please come by the W9YB shack or join in on the net on the W9YB 2m repeater:
W9YB 2m repeater – 146.760 MHz
PL tone = 88.5 Hz
73! de W9YB
It's official! W9YB PARC will be testing for Amateur Radio exams! For dates & details please visit: http://t.co/thfcKZjyO3
There will be a W9YB general meeting/repeater net tonight on the W9YB 2m repeater. for more info: http://t.co/DzQY1vZyy0
A big thank you going out to the VE team at @wd9bsa for testing today and accommodating our club. Soon our club will be giving tests!