K9IU Shack

New website pages on shack operation

FYI, I've added 2 new pages under the "Club Equipment" menu: Contest Operation and Band Capabilities. These should help everyone (especially new members) learn how we operate on HF and log contacts during contests. Please read through these, especially if you plan on operating this weekend in the ARRL DX SSB contest (see the forum thread for that contest here). The contest operation page has been printed off and taped up in the shack for easy reference as well. Hope to see you there!

Band capabilities

The following show which bands we can operate on each antenna. For space consideration I've left out the WARC bands.

Operating a contest

Using N1MM at K9IU


With the exception of School Club Roundup, our contests are logged with the N1MM logger. This documentation assumes that N1MM has already been setup for the contest that you are operating in.

Club needs ("shopping list")

So there has been talk for quite some time about selling the amplifier and possibly other things in the shack, and there has also been talk of things we could need or use in the club. I'm starting this thread to collect ideas, thoughts, etc.. so we can actually do something about this. (for reference, the amplifier ebays around $1,150 and up)

spring antenna maintenance plans

I'm creating this topic as a place to put ideas, requests, and plans for antenna/tower maintenance for this spring. Good weather is coming sooner than we might think!

I know for a fact that we need to re-guy the HF vertical antenna. That will take something like 100-150 feet of guy line. I don't recall the source that Jerry once sent via e-mail, but it was approximately $1 per foot at the time. We definitely need to do this purchasing in advance, and it wouldn't hurt to have a bit of extra line hanging around the shack.

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.

Rooftop array - notated

Rooftop array - notated

Rooftop array 4

Rooftop array 4

Rooftop array 3

Rooftop array 3

Rooftop array 2

Rooftop array 2
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