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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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August 15, 2017


1) Tonight will be the last Monthly QSY Frequency Switching Net for the season. It will on 147.570MHz simplex. All Amateurs are encouraged to participate.

) The next Hendricks County ARES membership meeting will be tomorrow night, August 16th at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center.  It is  located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville (right behind the Hendricks County Regional Health Hospital).  Starting time is 7pm.

3) The next monthly Hospital Simplex Net will be on Saturday, August 19th starting at 10:30am. Mike Rollins, WA9NCF, will be hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital and Len Kayler, KC9SQD, from the IU West Hospital. The day of the week was changed at the beginning of the year in hopes of getting more check-ins than we had been getting in the past. Monthly simplex nets are held on 147.570MHz. These nets allow us to check the performance and capability of our equipment on a simplex frequency with hams in and around Hendricks County. This preparation is necessary for us to be ready when called upon during an emergency or disaster.

4) The monthly Tuesday Night Simplex Nets will start in September and will go thru April.  If anyone is interested in running a monthly Tuesday Night Simplex Net, please contact Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at kakayler64@hotmail.com or by phone at 317-874-7068.  Ken is the ARES Net Manager.

5) Preparedness in September - Each week in September there will be a segment on how you can be prepared and know what to do in case of an Emergency or a Disaster.  So, be sure to check in to the Hendricks County ARES Nets all next month to learn more.

6) The Bloomington Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a Helping Ham’s Fund Benefit.  On Friday, September 22nd starting at 6:30pm, there will be a Spaghetti Dinner and Live Music featuring Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinder’s.  Admission is $6.  The event will be at the Monroe County Fairgrounds Community Building, located at 5700 N. Airport Road in Bloomington.  Saturday, September 23rd, the Bloomington Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be held from 8am to 4pm. It will also be located at the Monroe County Fairgrounds Community Building.  Admission fee is $5.  This includes 1 free flea market table to sell items. Additional tables may be purchased.

7) The Putnam County Auxiliary Communications (RACES) group has invited everyone from Hendricks County to check into their two weekly nets. Every Tuesday night there is a 2M net starting at 8pm. It is on the 147.330MHz repeater with a sub audible tone of 88.5Hz.   Every Thursday night there is a 70Cm net starting at 8pm. That net is on the 442.225MHz repeater, and also requires sub audible tone of 88.5Hz. Let’s show our support by checking-in to these WB9EOC nets from Greencastle.

8)  If you are looking for experience in emergency communications, consider helping with one of the public service events in the area. Go to http://www.indyhams.org and click on EVENTS for some good choices.

9) It’s always available: go to http://www.training.fema.gov/is, and earn the National Incident Management certifications that you do not already hold: IS-100b, IS-200b, IS-700a and IS-800b. These courses are a vital part of the Hendricks County ARES training.

10) Attention all Hendricks County ARES members: if you have not yet had your photo taken for your new ARES ID card, please contact Wayne Michael, AC9HP, at wmichael@hotmail.com.  Arrangements need to be made ASAP to get your photo taken. You will need your NEW ARES photo id card in order to be deployed to in the field.


  Wayne, AC9HP, announced that the Indiana Elmer Network is sponsoring  an AIM / IEN Hamfest on Saturday, August 26th.  It will be held at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, located at 7251 W McCarty St in Indianapolis.  The event will start at 6am and end at 11am. DETAILS: This is a tailgate hamfest.  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for vendors.  Bring your ham gear, aviation gear and anything you are looking to sell.  Bring buckets of cash to purchase new goods! You can get the latest news and info on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1580494918889617/


•  At the next ARES membership meeting on August 16th, there will be a presentation on Maximizing Antenna Performance.  See item #2 above for location and time.


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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

Weak signals can get into the repeater better when transmitting a 123.0 Hz tone.  However, a tone is NOT required.

RACES and SkyWarn Nets are called as needed - 147.165 MHz

Hospital Radio Nets are on 147.570 MHz simplex at 9:30am.  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.