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


Don Somerville, KD9DHJ
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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January 18, 2022

1)1)   The January Tuesday Night Simplex Net was held tonight, January 18, 2022. Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, hosted the Net on 147.570MHz Simplex.  These Nets are used to check the performance and capability of our radio equipment with a Net Control Operator (NCO) and Amateurs in around Hendricks County.  All Amateurs are invited to participate.

2)   The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) meeting will be on
Wednesday, January 19, 2022.  It will start at 7:00pm at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane, in Danville.  The Club meets on the third Wednesday night of each month.

3) The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society, (HCARS) Hamfest will be on February 12, 2022 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds Conference Building. Located at 1900 E. Main St. In Danville.  For more information contact John Farmer at n9cq@live.com.

4)    The next meeting of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) will be at 7pm on Monday, February 14, 2022.  The meeting will be at the Hendricks County Government Center, located at 355 S. Washington Street. Please enter via the north-west door.  The club meets on the second Monday night of each month.

5) The Hendricks County Hospital Net has commenced for the 2022 season.  This net occurs every 3rd Saturday of each month from January through October.  These nets are used to test the hospital stations with net control alternating between HRH and IU West.  Every amateur radio operator is encouraged to join to test the capabilities of the hospital stations.  The next Net will be on February 19, 2022, on 147.570MHz simplex – at 10:30AM.

6)   The Hendricks Emergency Radio Operation’s (H.E.R.O.), now has a GoFundMe page.  A link to the page is on both the Hendricks County ARES website and the Hendricks County ARES Facebook page.  You may also go to http://heroradio.org for more information.  The money raised will allow us to purchase equipment to be used during an emergency of disaster as well as regular amateur communications.  Please help us out by telling all of your friends and family.

Tom Hansen, WA9YI, reminded everyone about the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society Club (HCARS) Hamfest on February 12, 2022 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, located at 1900 E. Main St. in Danville.  Times are 8am to 2pm, with Vendor setup starting at 7am.  There is a $5 Entry fee and a $10 Table fee.  The Club requests for everyone to have correct change, to help move the line along at the entry door.

Bill McCleary, KG9QJ, invited everyone to attend the Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC), tomorrow - January 19th.  This will be the first meeting of the year.  The meeting will be at the Hendricks County Senior Service Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville.  Meeting time is 7PM-9PM.

Jimmy Merry, KC9RPX, said that all Amateurs can go to 
http://www.arrl.org/hamfests-and-conventions-calendar to receive a list of your Hamfest and other Hamfest events for the year, or to get notification from a club officer.  Please send event information to kc9rpx@arrl.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 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.