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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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August 7, 2018

1) The Integrated Public Safety Commission (IPSC) is providing a FREE NIMS “All Hazards Unit Communications Unit Team Leader“ (COML) course.  The class will be held September 18th - 21st at the Decatur Township Fire Headquarters in Indianapolis. Must-have prerequisites of IC IS-100, 200, 700, 800 certifications. For further detailed information, contact Ron Burke, KB9DJA, at: kb9dja@gmail.com. Ron will send you all information for you to enroll in this Free training class.


2) This year’s Hendricks County Tailgate Fest, sponsored by Communications Technology Support Inc. (C.T.S.) and the Danville American Legion Post 118, will be August 11th, from 8am-12 Noon. It will be located at the Danville American Legion Post 118, at 846 South SR. 39 in Danville. Admission (with no Setup Fee) will be $5 at the gate. Free Parking for all and free admission for children under 16, and Youth under 18 that are FCC licensed.


3)  The Angola Hamfest, sponsored by the Land of Lakes Amateur Radio Club, will be on August 11th, 2018. The location will be the Gateway Community Church, located at 255 North Gerald Lett Avenue, in Angola Indiana. Talk-in will be on the 147.180MHz Repeater (PL-Tone of 131.8 Hz.).  For information contact Steve Cleverly, N9YK, at 260-665-3463 or at N9YK@arrl.net.


4) The Hendricks County ARES Monthly Hospital Net will NOT run from IU West Hospital in July and August, because the Hospital will be under construction. The Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Net will continue on the normal schedule. Verne Madden, N9VAM, will be hosting on the 145.130MHz Repeater frequency on August 18th at 10:30am. This Net is to check the capability and performance of our radio’s with the Net Controller, and other Amateurs in and around Hendricks County.


5) Owen County ARA Hamfest, sponsored by the Owen County Amateur Radio Association will be on August 25th, 2018. It will be at the Owen County Fairgrounds, located at 100 South East Street in Spencer, Indiana. Talk-in will be on the 146.985MHz Repeater (PL-Tone 136.5 Hz).   For more information contact Lanny Colgan, KC9OWW, at 912-508-9004 or at KC8OWW@gmail.com. You can also check out their website at http://www.owencountyara.org.


6)  Hendricks County ARES is looking for Amateur Radio volunteers who would like to be trained in Emergency Radio Communications.  These trained operators will be used to operate either the Hospital Radio equipment or any field work using amateur radio in Hendricks County during an emergency or disaster. If you are a licensed Amateur Radio Operator and would like join us in providing Emergency Radio Communications, e-mail Ron Burke, KB9DJA, at KB9DJA@gmail.com.


7)  The Hendricks County ARES  “QSY Net” will be held the fourth Tuesday each month. The frequency to be used for the net will be announced the night of the net. These nets are held to check the operator’s ability to change frequencies in an emergency.  All amateurs are encouraged to participate.


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.  Look on the left side of the page, under the heading called Upcoming Events, to find some good choices.


9)  This just in: FEMA Releases Revised Basic ICS/NIMS Independent Study Courses last month:

IS-100.c, An Introduction to the Incident Command System, and the
IS-700.b, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System.

These courses provides an overview of NIMS, which defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community - all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector - to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. Together, these two online courses form the foundation of ICS/NIMS training for all incident personnel. Note that IS-100.c and IS-700.b are updated versions of the IS-100.b and IS-700.a courses. If you have successfully completed a previous version of these courses there is no FEMA requirement to take the revised versions of the courses. However, because these courses contain new information based on the revised NIMS, October 2017, you may find it informative to review the new versions of these courses. The new courses will be available through FEMA's EMI website: https://training.fema.gov/is/





Jay Wright, KK9L, reminded everyone about the Tailgate Fest this coming Saturday. We would like to see a good turn out this year. So come out and Sell or Buy. Hope to see you all there. Breakfast will be served in the kitchen by the Ladies’ Auxiliary. SEE ITEM #2 (above) for more details.


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 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.