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


Don Somerville, KD9DHJ
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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January 19, 2021

1) The Hendricks County ARES Leadership, would like to congratulate the new officers of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS).  They are as follows:
   John Farmer N9CQ – President
   Bob Thompson KB9PGG - Vice President
   Tom Hansen WA9YI – Secretary
   Rick Burdan W9DPN – Treasurer

2) The Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC), will meet Wednesday January 20th at 1900 hour (7pm), at the Hendricks County Gov Center - located at 355 S. Washington St. in Danville.  (Please enter thru the Northwest Doors). The Club meets on the third Wednesday night of each month.

3) The February 9th Tuesday Night Simplex Net will be hosted by Bill Gouge, AA9EG, on 147.570MHz simplex.  These Nets are used to check our equipment performance and capability with a Net Control Operator, as well as other Amateurs in and around Hendricks County. These Net are conducted from now to April of 2021.  Anyone is interested in helping out running a Net, please contact Ken Kayler KC9SQD at kc9sqd425@gmail.com.

4) The Hendricks County Hamfest, sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS), scheduled for February 6, 2021 Has Been Cancelled.

5) The La Porte County Amateur Radio Hamfest, sponsored by the La Porte County Amateur Radio Club for February 26, 2021 Has Been Canceled.


Bill, KG9QJ invited all to the DCARC meeting. There will be a discussion of antennas for people in HOAs where they are forbidden to be outside (see item #2 above).

Scott, N9ARE:
    1- mentioned the van blowing up incident as a disaster and asked if we are prepared for an emergency like that.

   2- Winter Field Day will be on January 30th and 31st. Anyone interested in participating can call 765-229-2503, or go to www.winterfieldday.com for more information.

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 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.