Welcome to K9IU

Welcome to K9IU, the Indiana University amateur radio club. We invite everyone to participate in the club activities. If you are not a licensed amateur radio operator, we are more than happy to introduce you to this wonderful hobby and help you become a licensed operator. K9IU has a room full of radio resources at the Indiana Memorial Union that are available for members to use at any time. There are many club activities that members and non-members alike can participate in as well. Take a look through this site for more information, and keep an eye on our news section for updates on upcoming events.

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Field day pictures are up

We have a bunch of pictures from Field Day 08 added to the gallery. You can check them out by visiting http://www.indiana.edu/~k9iu/?q=image/tid/23.


Field day is this weekend!

Field day is this weekend at Karst Farm Park, and we will be operating from 14:00 Saturday through 14:00 Sunday. Hope you will join us!

This homemade promo video has been floating around so I thought I would post it here:

WinLink and APRS in the shack

For Field day, we have some temporary stuff setup in the shack. First KC9EVU-3 bloomington's only winlink node, was moved up there for better coverage. We plan on demoing WinLink at field day, and letting people send e-mails via ham radio.

Next up we have the K9IU-12 APRS digipeater and iGate. After field day, we will be moving the node to the repeater room at the top of the union, so that it is out of the way!

The shack is a little messy with all this stuff, so if you head up to the shack, just be aware of what is happening.

Field Day 2008 is coming

The ARRL annual Field Day event is quickly approaching, and will be held the weekend of June 28-29. K9IU will be joining the Bloomington Amateur Radio Club (K9DIY) and the Bloomington South HS Amateur Radio Club (K9SOU) for this event. We will be operating out of Karst Farm Park, around shelters 3, 4, and 5 (bear left when entering the park and look for the antennas). We will be operating as K9DIY during this event.

New historical pictures posted

In the K9IU shack there is a photo album of historical goodies (even a copy of a violation notice from back in '74.. tsk tsk!) and thanks to KP4TD we have these scanned to a digital format. These are now posted to a photo gallery on the website, and can be reached by clicking here. Take a moment to see how the club use to operate, with a lot of field day and welcome fest pictures.


K9IU Antenna pics

I just posted a few pictures of the rooftop antennas from the K9IU shack at the Indiana Memorial Union. These are great quality and we'll spread them out across the web site over time. For now you can check them out in the Photo Galleries. Thanks to Chris Eller for taking these! Visit his site at www.chrisellerphotography.com.

Website news feed

With the new website, you can subscribe to a feed of news postings using your favorite feed reader. Just point your reader to:


APRS infrastructure changes

Today we made some changes to the K9IU APRS infrastructure in the area. We have installed a new digipeater and igate at the Indiana Memorial Union on the IU campus. The antenna is a temporary setup, a mag mount on the roof top 7 floors above ground, and works well for now. The digi SSID is K9IU-12 with the igate being K9IU-14.

The old K9IU-13 igate was shut down shortly thereafter. So far the corrupt packet issues that some people were having through K9IU-13 have been resolved with the new igate.

Indiana QSO Party Results

We had a good turnout at the K9IU shack to operate in the Indiana QSO Party. Below are our unofficial results (logs have been submitted).

Contacts for K9IU: 165
Multipliers: 54
Total points: 8,910

I'll create a page to track all of our contesting scores so we have something to work on beating in years to come. 73s

Indiana QSO Party '08

This year, K9IU will be operating from the IMU shack for the Indiana QSO Party (INQP). This event is a contest and chance to make as many contacts within Indiana as possible, though outside Indiana contacts are also desired and sought out. The event will be Saturday May 3rd, 2008 from 12:00 noon until 12:00 midnight (local time).

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