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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November 12, 2019

1) The W9HCA Hendricks County ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net, was held on November 12th.  Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, was the Net Control Operator (NCO), hosting on the simplex frequency of 145.555MHz. These Nets are to test the performance and capability of our radio equipment with a Net Control Operator as well as Amateur’s in and around Hendricks County.

2) The Hendricks County ARES Hospital Nets have ended for the year, and will start back up on the third Saturday in January of 2020 at 10:30 am, on the Frequency of 147.570 MHz Simplex. Please stay tuned to the Hendricks County ARES Weekly scheduled Net for more information.

3) The Fort Wayne Hamfest and Computer Expo, sponsored by the Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society, will be on November 16th. It will be at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue in Fort Wayne. Talk-in will be on the 146.880MHz Repeater. For more information contact ACARTS Fort Wayne, W9INX at 260-579-2196. You can send e-mail to chairman@fortwaynehamfest.com or visit www.fortwaynehamfest.com.

4) The Turkey Fest, sponsored by the Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association Inc., will be on November 30th. It will be held at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. The location of the event will be 6560 North Street & Road 59 in Brazil. Talk-in will be on the 146.685MHZ Repeater. A sub-audible tone of 151.4Hz is required to access the repeater. For more information contact Chuck Procarione, W9COD, at 812-239-8061 or by email at hamfest@w9uuu.org.  You can also get more info by going to their website at www.w9uuu.org.

5) It is with sadness that we report the passing of Jennette McCleary, wife of Bill McCleary – KG9QJ.  Visitation will be Thursday, November 14th from 4 to 7pm at the Plainfield Hall-Baker Funeral Home.  The Funeral service will be at 11am on November 15th at St. Susanna Catholic Church. Complete details can be found at https://www.bakerfuneralservice.com/notices/Jennette-McCleary.


Last week, Jeff Pennycuff, W9JAP said:

I've made contact with the heads of Safety & Security at IU Health Academic Health Center which includes Methodist and University hospitals in an attempt to discuss the possibility of installing a Hospital Net Control Station at one or both locations. As they are currently in the planning phases of several years of upcoming construction projects including several new buildings, I thought the timing may be right to incorporate the benefits of Amateur Radio Emergency Services into the new building plans. The critical connection between Methodist & University Hospitals and the suburban hospitals such as IU West in a regional emergency are unmistakable and clearly advocate the need for discussions. I will keep you informed as to my progress.

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

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.