What is the ICRC?

Welcome to the Insurance City Repeater Club website. The ICRC is a club established by amateur radio operators for the purpose of scientific exploration, and maintaining communications in times of emergency. We currently meet monthly at the American Red Cross in Farmington Connecticut on the 3rd Friday of each month at 7:30PM. The public is welcome to attend.

Prior to those monthly meetings, beginning at 6pm, the ICRC sponsors amateur radio exam sessions. Walk-ins are welcomed. Examination fee is $15 cash or check made payable to ARRL VEC. For details on what to bring to the exam session visit this link: http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session. More information is available by emailing our Volunteer Examiner (VE) Liaison Jim, AB1NH at AB1NH@mindspring.com . Good luck! All are welcomed to attend the monthly club meeting after taking their exam.


The ICRC was asked to assist with communications with the parade this year. On September 27th, 2015 the parade went off without a hitch. The weather was great, the parade went well, and the parade officials had positive feedback on the assistance received. Participating this year for the ICRC were: Net Control: Dan – W1ZFG, Chairman Shadow: Steve – KB1RRR, Division 1: Jim – AB1NH, Division 2: Ron – KC1CWN, Division 3: Bill – N1CHU, Division 4: Rick – N1JGR, Reviewing Stand: Peter – KB1KZC & Chris – KA1NDE, and Medical Cart: Sue – KC1CLK

icrc 147.150

The Insurance City Repeater Club spun up a new net this week on Sunday August 23, 2015. The net will take place every Sunday at 7:30pm. For now the net is running on the club’s 147.150 2m repeater located in Burlington and the 442.850 70cm repeater located in Bristol. The two repeaters are linked during this net. Repeater information, along with their tones, are on the www.icrcweb.org‘s website, on the left hand side of the homepage.

The purpose of the net is to allow hams an opportunity to get on the radio, swap equipment, announce ICRC events, and take any “Elmering” questions where someone is looking for some radio advice.

Club members as well as non-members are welcome to check in.

In some cases amateur radio operators are prevented from putting up an antenna. This is often due to homeowner association rules, mobile home park agreements, condo association bylaws, or even town covenant agreements. HR-1301 is in congress right now and if passed will exempt licensed hams from such rules. Get involved, contact congress. Even if such restrictions don’t effect you, help your fellow hams out that are stuck with such restrictions. Review the following links:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1301 – Proposed bill presented to Congress
http://www.arrl.org/ccr-story …one guy’s 4 year story to put up a 35′ antenna most neighbors couldn’t even see.
http://www.arrl.org/hr-1301# …how to get involved

morse code day april 27

Ford even got in on the celebration:

ham radio day

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