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*** MAY 28th through JUNE 11th 2016 ***


Our operating schedule is here:   https://teamup.com/ks8c9e68362b1c91a4

June 11th we will be setup in Danville at Ellis park.   We will have many operators working on this day starting at 10 AM.

Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society is sponsoring this special event station for the Indiana Bicentennial celebration in honor of Adrian Parsons.  

Who is Adrian Parsons? 

Adrian A. Parsons Indiana’s Soybean Pioneer The soybean industry in Indiana started on a farm located just a few miles southwest of Avon in Washington Township, Hendricks County. It was there that Adrian A. Parsons (1846 – 1929) started growing soybeans in the latter part of the Nineteenth Century. He was the first farmer of record to engage in the purposeful and sustained experimentation with and production of the crop in the state. Born in Guilford County, North Carolina, young Adrian immigrated with his family to the Avon area in 1852, and he resided in Washington Township most of the rest of his life. While still a teenager, he enlisted in the 9th Indiana Cavalry of Union volunteers during the Civil War, and was severely wounded in action south of Franklin, Tennessee, in December 1864. After the War he settled into farming, and also taught school, served a term as Hendricks County Recorder, and several terms as Washington Township Trustee. With diminished robustness from the effects of his war wound, Adrian compensated by closer study of and experimentation with unconventional agricultural crops and methods. Around 1891 he obtained a batch of soybeans imported from Japan, and started growing the exotic legume while grappling with issues of variety adaptability, culture, and utilization. Recognizing early on that soybeans were useful for building soil fertility and as forage for livestock, he urged other farmers, through personal contacts and the farm press, to try the crop. His advocacy of the soybean was at first met with resistance and even derision, but his persistent demonstration of the crop’s utility on the average farm helped advance its acceptance in Hoosier agriculture. The development of industrial soybean processing capability in the 1920s compounded the crop’s value as a grain commodity, and set the stage for its major economic importance today. Adrian Parsons lived to see his own community become a leader in soybean production, and he was recognized by the American Soybean Association and the farm press as Indiana’s soybean pioneer. As agricultural journalist A. E. Andrews summarized in a 1931 tribute: “Mr. Parsons was like many a man of the best and most practical intentions – he was criticized by those who did not fully understand him; but today his county follows the path he blazed, and who can measure his influence on the nation’s agriculture?” 


Send your Direct QSL with prepaid postage and a SASE (Big enough for a certificate (81/2x11)) to: 

 Hendricks County Amatuer Radio Society
C/O Wayne Michael
1255 Weston Drive
Indianapolis IN 46234




--- WINTER FIELD DAY 1/30/2016 to 1/31/2016--

K9W is the special callsign reserved for Hendricks County Radio Communications Support Group ​for Winter Field Day 2016. 

For more infomraiton about HCRCSG please visit our website at: http://hendricksares.org/hcrcsg.pdf

Winter Field Day is January 30 - 31st from 12 PM Eastern to 12 PM Eastern. 

​We will be operating from Brownsburg Indiana. 

EQSL, LOTW and QRZ logs will be submitted.

Direct Mail

Send your Direct QSL with prepaid postage and a SASE to:

 Hendricks County Radio Communications Support Group
C/O Wayne Michael
1255 Weston Drive
Indianapolis IN 46234
FOR JOTA 2015 Direct QSL cards can be sent to:
Troop 306 Avon
C/O Wayne Michael
1255 Weston Drive
Indianapolis IN 46234
FOR WAKE ISLAND direct QSL cards please send to:
Wake Island DXpedition
P.O. Box 5221
Lake Wylie, SC 29710
See - http://www.wake2013.org/pages/qsl.html

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K9W
Latest Contacts for K9W at QRZ.com
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W9RCK 2016-06-11 40M SSB EN64cp United States ROBERT C KLEIN
N8MRC 2016-06-11 40M SSB EN72jw United States Michael R Carigon
KC3ERD 2016-06-11 40M SSB FN00HG43 United States William F Dishong, Sr
N7EP 2016-06-11 20m JT65 CN87 United States EARL E PALMER
KK7YJ 2016-06-11 20m JT65 DN26 United States JAMES F TREGARTHEN, III
CO2YQ 2016-06-11 20m JT65 EL83 Cuba Joel Izquierdo Valdes
WB4EEH 2016-06-11 20m JT65 EM12 United States NORMAN A ROBBINS
K7MAQ 2016-06-11 20m JT65 CN87 United States Timothy R Smith
N7IY 2016-06-11 20m JT65 CN84 United States PETER J MC CLOSKY, Mr.
W8WDR 2016-06-11 40M SSB EN74tg United States WILL RADTKE
W4BXI 2016-06-11 40M SSB EM74dk United States John F Drum
N3TUQ 2016-06-11 40M SSB FN10uc United States KURT M HARNISH
N9OBS 2016-06-11 40M SSB United States
N3VYZ 2016-06-11 40M SSB FN00DH38 United States Dennis
KD8ZWJ 2016-06-11 40M SSB EM89xv United States CARL R JONES

Book Totals: 220 qso's   147 confirmed

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