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


Don Somerville, KD9DHJ
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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September 27, 2022


Week  Four:  During this “PREPAREDNESS Month”, we encourage you to make an Emergency Plan, and execute that plan with a drill/exercise for yourself and your family.  We need people to get supplies in order prior to an event.  People need to have 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’ve planned to fail.

If you’re 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 Kenny Kayler, KC9SQD, at 317-874-7068, or e-mail: kayayler64@hotmail.com

2) There will be a SKYWARN Net exercise held on the 147.130MHz repeater at 8pm on October 4th - after the regularly scheduled Weekly ARES Net.  All interested participants are asked to provide their name, call sign and specific location such as “corner of US36 and Dan Jones Road in Avon” or “Half a mile East of Hendricks Regional Hospital on County Road 100 North”.  The purpose of this exercise is to test the capability and performance of the radio systems of hams in and around Hendricks County in times of severe weather.

3) The Hoosier Hills Hamfest, sponsored by the Hoosier Hills Ham Club, will be on October 8,2022. It will be at the Lawrence County 4-H Fairgrounds, located at 11265 US Highway 50 West in Mitchell Indiana.  Talk in will be on the 146.730MHz repeater.  The repeater has a sub-audible tone of 107.2Hz.  For more information contact Tim Wray, KB9SNL, at 812-675-6733 or email him at hamfest@w9qyq.org, or go to www.w9qyq.org/pdf/hamfest2022.pdf.

4) The next meeting of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) meeting will be on October 10, 2022 at the Avon United Methodist Church, located at 6850 E HWY 36 – next to the Avon Kroger store.  This is the location where we hold the Tail-Gate Fests.  The meeting will start at 6:00pm – because we have to exit the building at 8:00pm.

5)  The BRVARS Shelbyville Tailgate, sponsored by the Blue River Valley Amateur Radio Society, will be on October 15, 2022.  It will be at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, located at 500 Frank Street in Shelbyville, In.  Talk-in will be on the 145.480MHz with a PL-Tone of 88.5Hz.  For more information contact John Walker, K9SVL, at inprinter@att.net or call 317-402-5000.  Or go to http://www.brvars.com for more information.

6) The Hamtoberfest, sponsored by the Tri State Amateur Radio Society, will be on October 15, 2022.  It will be at the Lynnville Community Center, located at 416 West RD 68, IN-68 in Lynnville, In.  For more information contact Dennis Martin, WA2USA, at wa2usa.ham@gmail.com or call 812-598-8333. You can also go to www.hamtoberfest.com.

7) The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) meeting will be on Wednesday, October 19th.  The meeting starts at 7pm at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center– located at 1201 Sycamore LN in Danville.  The Club will meet on the Third Wednesday Night of each month.

8) The Hendricks County ARES leadership is looking for someone to fill a leadership position.  This position is the Liaison Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC). This position consists of the following duties:

a) Maintaining contact with assigned Agencies.
b) Maintaining contact with County Officials
c) Maintaining liaison with adjacent ECs
d) Maintaining contact with Stores Owners/Managers that will help with supplies, etc.  during a disaster
e) Maintaining contact with NTS

Anyone interested in being a part of the Hendricks County ARES/HERO Leadership, should contact Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at kc9sqd425@gmail.com or by phone at 317-874-7068.  Or contact EC. Don Somerville, KD9DHJ at Don.Somerville@outlook.com.

If you’re 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 Kenny Kayler, KC9SQD, at 317-874-7068, or e-mail: kayayler64@hotmail.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.