Welcome to the Indiana Section

We want to welcome you to the webpage for the Indiana Section of the American Radio Relay League.  This webpage is undergoing some upgrades and modernization so look around.  There is a lot of good information about what is happening in the Indiana Section.

If you have questions, e-mail the Indiana Section Manager, Jimmy Merry KC9RPX, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What is the ARRL?

The ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the United States.  Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs.  The ARRL is defined by five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.

How is the ARRL organized?

The ARRL is divided in to 71 administrative sections across the United States and its territories.  The ARRL membership in each section elects a Section Manager every 2 years.  The Section Manager is responsible for managing the ARRL Field Organization programs in their respective sections.  The Section Manager appoints coordinators or section staff to help manage the programs.  Be sure to check out the "Meet the Section Staff" to learn more about the different programs.


National Weather Service - On-line Spotter Training Course

There will no in-person Skywarn training courses in 2021. 

Below are the dates, times, and registration links for each training opportunity. People only need to attend 1 of these sessions, but they must make sure they register using the unique URL for the date they wish to attend. These information and registration links are also available on our spotter training website at:
Courtesy NWS - Indianapolis

Hamfest Schedule

(As of 14 April 2021)


May 22

Henry Co. Tailgate

8 am to 12 pm

Memorial Park

2221 N Memorial Dr - New Castle



July 9 & 10

Indianapolis Hamfest

2021 - ARRL – Indiana Section Convention

Marion County Fairgrounds

7300 E Troy Ave – Indianapolis



July 10

Auburn Hamfest

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

1600 S. Wayne Street – Auburn     http://W9OU.ORG


July 31

East Central Indiana Hamfest

Randolph County Fairgrounds

1885 S US Highway 27 - Winchester, IN



August 7

Elkhart Hamfest Northern Indiana Event Center

21565 Executive Parkway - Elkhart



August 14

Hendricks County Tailgate Fest

Avon United Methodist Church

6850 E. Highway 36 – Avon


October 2

Bedford Hamfest

Lawrence Co. 4H Fairgrounds

11265 US Hwy 50 W – Bedford, IN



October 16

Shelbyville Tailgate Hamfest

Blue River Valley ARS

8 AM - 12 PM

Shelby Co Fairgrounds

500 Frank St

Shelbyville, IN




Hamtober Fest

7 AM - 12 PM

Lynnville Community Center

416 W ST RD IN-68 - Lynnville, IN



November 13 & 14

Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo

2021 - ARRL - Central Division Convention

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

4000 Parnell Ave – Fort Wayne


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