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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February 20, 2024

1)  The Indiana NWS office will hold Skywarn®, weather spotter training on Saturday February 24, 2024, from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Hendricks County Government Center conference rooms 4 & 5.  It is located at 355 S. Washington St. In Danville.

2) The Cabin Fever Hamfest sponsored by the Laport Amateur Radio Club, will be on February 24, 2024 at LaPorte Civic Auditorium, located at 1001 Ridge St. In LaPorte, In. Talk-in will be on the 146.610MHz Repeater with a PL-Tone of 131.8Hz.  For more information contact Richard Oberie, KC9DJP, at cabinfeverhamfest@gmail.com or go to www.lpcarc.org.

3) The Dugger Amateur Radio Club Hamfest, sponsored by the Amateur Accessories will be on Saturday February 24, 2024 at the Dugger Community Building, located at 840 Hicum Street in Dugger Indiana.  Talk-in will be on the 146.775MHz Repeater with a PL-Tone of 136.5Hz.  For more information contact Jon Olvey, KD9AMN, at 812-564-6461 or at jonolvey@gmail.com.

4) The next Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) club meeting will be on March 11th, 2024 at 7:00 pm, at the Hendricks County Government Building.  It is located at 355 S. Washington St. In Danville. 

5) The next Hospital Net will be Saturday March 26th on 147.570MHz simplex at 10:30 AM.  Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, will be the Net Control Operator (NCO), at Hendricks Regional Hospital.  All amateurs are encouraged to participate.


Dave Leimenstoll, N9XOQ, announced that the HCARS program for March will be on “Frequencies and Equipment you may Need in the Future”.

 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.There were no additional announcements made durint the net.

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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.