The Northeastern Indiana Amateur Radio Association (NIARA)  is a not for profit organization of amateur (ham) radio operators located in the city of Auburn in Dekalb county Indiana. Read More

Join us on the air

The W9OU repeater is owned and operated by the NIARA and can be found at frequency 147.015 with a +600Khz offset and no tones. Join us any time on the air at this frequency or for the Tri-State two meter amateur net Monday through Friday at 7pm , the ARES training net at 7:00pm on Saturday, or Sunday’s at 7:00pm for the Circle of Friends Prayer net. 

NIARA 80th Anniversary Luncheon January 18, 2020

NIARA members and friends enjoyed a delicious lunch in honor...

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Other events

  • February 1, 2020
    • Dekalb County W5YI Amateur Radio Testing9:30 am - 11:30 amThe Dekalb County W5YI group will be conducting amateur radio testing. This is an opportunity to either get your amateur radio license or upgrade your current license. The cost of the test will be $14 due at the time of the test. You will need two forms of ID one of which must have a photo. If you are upgrading your current amateur radio license please bring a copy of your current license with you. This copy will not be returned. You can test for all three license classes in succession for just one payment of $14 if you pass each one. Auburn Court House Annex
      Red Room
      215 E. 9th St
      Auburn, IN 46706
  • February 8, 2020
    • Hendricks County Annual Hamfest8:00 am - 1:00 pmHENDRICKS COUNTY HAMFEST
      Formerly Brownsburg Hamfest
      Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center
      1900 E Main St
      Danville IN 46112
      Admission: $5 at the door Table Info
      Vendor tables are $10 each. One free table for non-commercial vendors with paid admission. Commercial vendor is defined as a business that buys goods directly from manufacturers or wholesale suppliers at a volume discount and then marks them up in price for sale to end consumers. Additional tables are $10 each.
      Tables are 8 ft. long. Electricity is available (limited) for $5. Please indicate in your reservation if electricity is required. You will need to provide your own extension cords. Cords will need to be arranged as to not cause a tripping hazard or cross walkways. Reservation of tables through the clubs email ( by Friday Feb 7 2020 at 6:00
      PM is highly recommended.
      Free tables are on a first come basis and reservations are required. Availability of tables not guaranteed. A no show by 7:30 AM on the day of the hamfest releases your table reservation. Vendor set up is 3:00 to 7:00 pm Friday and 6:00 to 8:00 am Saturday. Final definitions, if in question, will be determined by the HCARS Hamfest Committee.
      Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center
      1900 E Main St
      Danville IN 46112
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  • February 22, 2020
    • Cabin Fever Hamfest8:00 am - 2:00 pmCabin Fever Hamfest Talk-in
      146.61 repeater (131.8 PL)
      $7.00 per adult
      Table reservations
      $15.00 per table (1st table includes one free admission)
      Electric $5.00 extra per vendor. Limited availability.
      NOTE: Table reservations must be paid in advance by Feb. 8, 2020. **** NO REFUNDS! ****
      Email to:
      Phone 219-851-2133
      La Porte Civic Auditorium
      1001 Ridge St.
      La Porte, IN 46350
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Meeting Reminder

  • February 1, 2020
    • February NIARA Meeting8:00 am - 9:00 amNortheastern Indiana Amateur Radio Association Monthly Meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend. Show up early if you want to have breakfast. Richards Restaurant
      280 N Grandstaff Dr, Auburn, IN 46706

Upcoming Training

  • January 30, 2020
    • Technician Class Session6:30 pm - 8:30 pmAntennas, Feed me coax, Safety First.
      Instructor: Jeff KB9QG
      Auburn Court House Annex
      215 E. 9th Street
      Auburn, IN 46706

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