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


Don Somerville, KD9DHJ
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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January 24, 2023

1) The Hendricks County EMA director and the county commissioners have expressed a need for special team of eight to ten radio operators.  These operators will be used to assist local  authorities in the event of Silver / Amber alerts, etc.  This will be separate from the RACES and ARES operators/duties.  Candidates will need to agree to a background check and have completed NIMS Modules 100, 200, 700 and 800 at a minimum.   Specialized training will also be provided to those selected.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Jeff Pennycuff, W9JAP, at w9jap73@gmail.com to be considered for this unique team.

2) The Hendricks County Hamfest returns on Saturday, February 11, at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville.  Vendor setup starts at 7 a.m., hamfest opens to public at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $7, table fee $10. This is the first Hamfest in Indiana in 2023.  Door prizes include 3 dual-band HT’s.  Plan to attend and sell things and/or shop for bargains!  To reserve a table, send email to hamfest@N9HC.org  or AE9R@ARRL.net.  The hamfest flyer can be downloaded at HendricksARES.org/Flyer2023.pdf.  

3) The next Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) meeting, will be on February 13, 2023.  It will be at the Hendricks County Government Building, located at 355 S. Washington, St. Starting at 7pm. The HCARS holds their meetings every second Monday of the month.

4) next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) meeting will be on February 15th starting at 7pm, at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville.  The Club will meet on the Third Wednesday night of each month.

5) The National weather Service (NWS), will be holding a severe weather presentation on March 11, 2023, from 11:00am to 1:00pm in rooms 4 and 5 at the Hendricks County Government Building located at 355 S. Washington St. In Danville. The room will be open at 10:30am for seat selection.  All amateurs and the general public are encouraged to attend.

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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.