Hendricks County (Indiana) Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)


Don Somerville, KD9DHJ
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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June 15, 2021

1) The Hendricks Emergency Radio Operation’s (H.E.R.O.), now has a GoFundMe page.  A link to the page is on both the Hendricks County ARES website and the Hendricks County ARES Facebook page. Here is a direct link too: https://gofund.me/5b6257b1.  The money raised will allow us to purchase equipment to be used during an emergency of disaster as well as regular amateur communications.  Please help us out by telling all of your friends and family. 

2) The next Hendricks County ARES Hospital Net will be on Saturday, June 19th.  The net will start at 10am and will be hosted by Bruce Enz, W9ENZ, from the Hendricks Regional Hospital.  He will be using 147.570MHz simplex.  We use these nets to check the performance of our equipment with a Net Control Station and other hams in, and around Hendricks County.  This ensures that we will be ready for an emergency or disaster.

3)  The next QSY (simplex) Net will be held on Tuesday, June 22nd.  It will be hosted by Vern Madden, N9AVM.  The net will be conducted during the regular Hendricks County Tuesday Night Net.  We hope you can participate in the net. Anyone interested in running a QSY Net needs to contact Vern Madden, N9VAM, at n9vam@sbcglobal.net.

4) Come and enjoy a two-day Field Day radio event, sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS).  The event starts at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 26th and ends at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 27th.  The location will be at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, located at 1900 E Main St in Danville – behind the Grand Stand.

5) The next meeting of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) will be at 7pm on Monday, July 12th at the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 S. Washington St., Danville.  Please enter through the northwest doors.  The club meets every second Monday night of each month.

6) The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC), will meet on Wednesday, July 21st at 7pm, at the Hendricks County Government Center - located at 355 S. Washington St. in Danville.  Please enter thru the Northwest doors.  The Club meets on the third Wednesday night of each month.

7)  The Hendricks County Tailgate Fest will be on Saturday, August 14, 2021.  It will, once again, be held at the Avon United Methodist Church parking lot - located at 6850 E US Hwy 36.  Vendor set-up time is 8am to 9am.  The Tailgate Fest opens to the public at 9am.  Rest rooms and food are available across the street at Kroger’s and McDonald’s.  Door prizes are donated by DX Engineering.  ARRL Indiana Section Manager Jimmy Merry Jr., KC9RPX, will be in attendance representing the ARRL.



Tom, W9YI, said there will be a Rib Fest and fireworks at the fairgrounds on Saturday - the same day our field day. A conflict may arise for entry and set up. More info will be coming.

This just in (not announced during the net) :

Jeff Corder EMT-P BS, MS
Public Health Preparedness Coordinator/MRC Coordinator
Hendricks County Health Department

I am proud to announce that Hendricks County now has a fully functional public safety/information radio station!

This station is the step up to the AM radio system we already had, but will give us more range and also the ability to stream over the internet. In cooperation with Hendricks Regional Health, the radio was installed at the hospital and is fully programmable by myself and a select few people at the Government Center.

We will try to broadcast timely public information and during emergency situations, we can update the message as needed.

Feel free to share this information on your social media sites and anywhere else you deem appropriate. We would like to have this information go out to as many people as possible. 

Hendricks County WRML 330 AM 1670 AM or stream at https://bit.ly/3uV9FLk.

The Southern Gateway Radio League C4FM digital “Fusion" net, normally held on the W9ZSK 147.255 repeater in Martinsville, Indiana will be moved to the W9ZSK 444.250 repeater on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 8:30 P.M. (Eastern Daylight Time) to allow Wires-X users to access the net from beyond the repeater's regular coverage area. This will be a directed net and all participants are asked to pause between transmissions to allow Wires-X users to connect & disconnect. Wires-X users should connect to the N9AWU room #43978. Click HERE for more net details.

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Local  Events
Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society club meetings: 2nd Monday of each month. HC Government Center at 7:00pm

ARES Net is held every Tuesday at 7:30pm on 147.015 MHz

As of August 2019, you must transmit an 88.5Hz sub-audible tone to access the repeater.

RACES and SkyWarn Nets are called as needed - 147.165 MHz

Hospital Radio Nets are on 147.570 MHz simplex at 10:30am, the 3rd Saturday of each month, EXCEPT November and December.. All Hams are invited to participate.

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ARES Press Coverage
Flyer Group newspaper about the Feb 14th Brownsburg Hamfest. You can check it out in the printed version, or click HERE for the on-line version.
American Legion magazine, March edition page 32. You can access the article by ckicking HERE.