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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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Ron Burke, KB9DJA, was nominated for the 2014 Technical Excellence Award given by the Indianapolis Radio Club Council (IRCC).   Click HERE for details

Ron Burke, KB9DJA, IRCC Outstanding Amateur of the Year award recipient for 2014. You can click HERE for a picture of the award presentation. Click HERE for a close-up image of the award. Congratulations Ron !

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September 12, 2017


1) Tonight will be the first Hendricks County ARES Simplex Net of the season. Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, will be Net Control Operator for this first net, using 145.555MHz. The monthly Simplex Nets start in September and go thru April.




2) Anyone interested in running a monthly Tuesday Night Simplex Net should contact Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at kakayler64@hotmail.com or by phone at 317-874-7068.  Ken is the ARES Net Manager.




3) Preparedness in SeptemberWeek TWO
Imagine public safety and ourselves trying to operate without any electricity, cell phones, internet capabilities or landline telephones for more than 24 hours. A natural disaster, or well structured, well planned and executed attack on the infrastructure would be devastating for an extended period. We now have a populace who are in the dark, no electricity, no way of getting information, cannot communicate with loved ones. They begin to panic and call 911 - and there’s no answer. What would you do? How could you manage? Hendricks County ARES is proclaiming this month “PREPAREDNESS” month. We encourage you to take time this month to make a plan and execute the plan with a drill/exercise for yourself and your family. - More next week.




4)The next monthly Hospital Simplex Net will be on Saturday, September 16thstarting at 10:30am. Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, will be hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital and Wayne Michael, AC9HP, 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.




5)The next Hendricks County ARES membership meeting will be on September 20th at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center.  It is  located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville (right behind the Hendricks County Regional Health Hospital).  Everyone is encouraged to attend. Starting time is 7pm.




6) The Putnam County Auxiliary Communications 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 70 Cm net starting at 8pm. That net is on the 442,225MHz repeater with a sub audible tone of 88.5 Hz. Let’s show our support by checking into these WB9EOC nets from Greencastle.




7) 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.




8) On 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.




9) 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.




10) 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.


Mike, WA9NCF, invited everyone to participate in the annual IRC Hilltop Operating Event this coming Saturday, September 16th. During this event, Hams operate their portable stations from hilltops around central Indiana to make as many contacts as possible. The event is FREE. All participants will get a certificate, including non-operators. Hendricks County hams can meet at the Danville McDonald’s at 8am.  Contest hours are 9am to 1pm.  Visit http://hcars.org/node/86 for more information. 

•  The various meetings and nets mentioned above are all training opportunities.  Please participate in as many as possible.


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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.