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


Don Somerville, KD9DHJ
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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September 26, 2023

1) Preparedness In September Week 4
The month of September is national “PREPAREDNESS” month.  The Hendricks County ARES leadership encourages you to take this month to make a plan, and execute the plan with a drill and exercise for yourself and family.  We need people to put supplies in order prior to an event, people to assist in planning and people to support drills to test themselves and their equipment.  They must also build trust and a strong working relationship with public safety prior to an event. Remember, if you fail to plan, you have planned to fail.  If you are not currently a Hendricks County ARES member, and you would like to help us during an emergency/disaster, please get in touch with ARES AEC Ken Kayler SR. KC9SQD, 317-874-7068, or send email to kc9sqd425@gmail.com.

2) The Technician class at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Ln. in Danville, will continue September 30, 2023 with the test being in the afternoon.  The class and test are no charge.  For more information or to register, contact Gordon Cotton, W9GKC, at KD0EWM.IN@gmail.com.  

3) Attention all Hendricks County ARES Members & Amateurs: Halloween Patrol is coming upon us quickly.  The Hendricks County ARES Leadership are looking for volunteers to assist with this event.  Anyone interested in helping, or for more information, contact Gordon Cotton W9GKC, at KD0EWM.IN@gmail.com.  New ARES members or hams - this event is good training for you to learn what we do.  A background check is required for all participants.

4) The next Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) meeting, will be on October 9th.  It will be at the Cartersburg Masonic Lodge, located at 4252 Cartersburg Rd. - starting at 7pm.  The HCARS holds their meetings every second Monday of the month.

5) The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) meeting will be on October 18th - starting at 7pm, at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville.  The Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday night of each month.

6) The IDHS RACES/AUXCOMM group runs nets on VHF on the 147.210MHz repeater and HF on or about 3.920MHz.  Starting in September, the nets have moved to the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00pm for VHF, 7:30pm for HF.  Please feel free to check in.  The 147.210MHz repeater is linked to the 224.800MHz repeater, and Echolink node 690934 is connected to the 224.800MHz repeater.

7) The Indiana Section ARES HF Net is held on 7.272 (+/-) during the summer months, every Sunday at 5 PM EDT.  Net Manager is Jim Moehring, KB9WWM and he can be emailed at servo300@aol.com.


There were no additional announcements made during the net.

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 145.130MHz

You must transmit an 88.5Hz sub-audible tone to access the repeater.

RACES and SkyWarn Nets are called as needed on 145.130MHz
A subaudible tone of 88.5 Hz is required for repeater access.

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.