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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
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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October 17, 2017


1) The next Hendricks County ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net will be on November 14th.  Verne Madden, WB9HEV, will be hosting on the simplex frequency of 144.900MHz. The net will start right after the Scheduled ARES Weekly Tuesday Night Net. We use these nets to check the performance and capability of our equipment with a Net Controller and Hams in and around Hendricks County.  The nets ensure that we will be ready during an emergency or disaster.  All Amateurs are encouraged to participate by checking into the Net.


2) The next monthly Hospital Simplex Net will be Saturday November 21st, starting at 10:30am. Gordon Cotton, KD0EWM, will be hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital and Jake Stellmack, KI6PKV, hosting from IU Health West Hospital. The day of the net was changed to Saturday, in hopes to bring in more check in’s than in the past. These monthly simplex nets are on the 147.570 megahertz. These nets are conducted to check the performance and capability of our radios on a simplex frequency with hams in and around Hendricks County. All amateurs are encouraged to participate.We need to be ready in case of an emergency or disaster. NOTE: This will be the last scheduled Hospital Net of the year.  The monthly nets will resume January 20th. 2018.


3) The Ralph Polston/Shelbyville Tailgate Fest sponsored by the Blue River Valley Amateur Radio Society, will be on October 21, 2017. It will be at the Shelby County Fairgrounds located at 500 Frank Street in Shelbyville.  Talk-in will be on the 145.480MHz repeater with a sub-audible tone of 88.5Hz. For more information you can contact John Walker, K9SVL, at 317-402-5000 or email inprinter@att.net. You can also go to their website at www.brvars.com.


4) The Hendricks County ARES membership meeting has been canceled for the rest of the year, and will resume in January of 2018. Stay tuned to the Hendricks County ARES Weekly Nets for further information.


5) 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 and click on EVENTS for some good choices


6)  It’s always available: go to http://www.training.fema.gov/is, and earn the National Incident Management certifications that you do not already hold. To participate in all types of incidents, you will need IS-100b, IS-200b, IS-700a and IS-800b. These courses are a vital part of the Hendricks County ARES training.


 Gary Paschke, AB9SS, said Mike Palmer, N9FEB, is still needing two Amateur Radio volunteers for the November 4th Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.  He is asking anyone  interested in helping out to contact him at n9feb@comcast.net

Mike Rollins, WA9NCF, reminded everyone that the last Hendricks County Hospital Simplex Net of the season will take place this coming Saturday, October 21st. The net will start at 10:30am on 147.570MHz (simplex).



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.