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Welcome to the home page of A.C.A.R.T.S., the
llen County Amateur Radio Technical S


Next Meeting -- Jan. 17

We are moving. The meeting will be held at the Red Cross Center, 1212 E California Rd. (across Coliseum Blvd. from the Memorial Coliseum) at 7:00 pm. Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, will be there to show his CountyComm hand held 100 KHz-30 MHz SDR receiver that he mentioned in the December HamNews plus we will be seeking your input for activities for the coming year.


Skywarn Training -- Feb. 21

7:00 pm at the Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing (former Southtown Mall site). The NWS requests that you register in advance so they can plan for the number coming plus there is a link to two online courses that are recommended before attending the session.




As an active ham club, we are deeply involved in many aspects of amateur radio:

-  Active in SKYWARN, helping to spot tornados and severe weather.

Visit the NE Indiana District 2 SKYWARN Page.
NE Indiana District 2
info from Jay Farlow, W9LW, District 2 Coordinator

Providing communications for emergency situations & charity events

  • -  Maintaining digipeaters for digital packet and APRS modes
  • -  Providing the ham community with 3 VHF/UHF voice repeaters
    -  Promoting the art of communicating, both locally and worldwide
    -  Actively supporting the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (A.R.E.S.)
    here for more info on A.R.E.S.



Please select one of the topics on the left of the page to learn more about that aspect of our organization.


If you have any questions or comments about this web site, please direct them to Howard Pletcher, N9ADS, at n9ads(at)

Special thanks to N0WNT and KG0ZZ for some of the clip art used on this site.