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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July 10, 2018

1) The 48th Annual Indianapolis Hamfest and ARRL State Convention, sponsored by the Indianapolis Amateur Radio Association - will be on July 13th and 14th at the Marion County Fairground.  The location is 7300 East Troy Ave in Indianapolis. Gates open on Friday from 2pm to 7pm. Gates will be open   from 6am to 2pm on Saturday.  All Indoor sales start at 7am.  Talk-in will be on the 146.160MHz repeater (no sub-audible tone). For more information Contact Bill Akin, K9YDO, at mailto:wtakin@gmail.com or by phone at 317-829-6868. You can also go to http://www.indyhamfest.com.

2) The next Hendricks County ARES Hospital Net will be on Saturday morning, July 21st. Bruce Enz, KC9SRN, will be hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital in Danville. The Net start at 10:30am and will be operating on 147.570MHz (simplex).  This net checks the capability and performance of our radio equipment with the Net Controller and other Amateurs in and around Hendricks County. All Amateurs are encouraged to participate. Note: The IU Health West Hospital Amateur Radio Station will NOT be in operation during the months of July and August, due to construction work on the building. 

3) This year’s Hendricks County Tailgate Fest, sponsored by Communications Technology Support Inc. (C.T.S.) and the Danville American Legion Post 118, will be August 11th, from 8am-12 Noon. It will be located at the Danville American Legion Post 118, at 846 South SR. 39 in Danville. Admission (with no Setup Fee) will be $5 at the gate. Free Parking for all and free admission for children under 16, and Youth under 18 that are FCC licensed.

4) Hendricks County ARES is looking for Amateur Radio volunteers who would like to be trained in Emergency Radio Communications.  These trained operators will be used to operate either the Hospital Radio equipment or any field work using amateur radio in Hendricks County during an emergency or disaster. If you are a licensed  Amateur Radio Operator and would like join us in providing Emergency Radio Communications, e-mail Ron Burke, KB9DJA, at KB9DJA@gmail.com.

5)  The Hendricks County ARES "QSY Net" will be held the fourth Tuesday each month. The frequency to be used for the net will be announced the night of the net. These nets are held to check the operator’s ability to change frequencies in an emergency.  All amateurs are encouraged to participate.

6)  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.  Look on the left side of the page, under the heading called Upcoming Events, to find some good choices.

7) 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.




 Gordon Cotton, W9GKC, announced that the quarterly ARES membership meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18th at 7pm in the Senior Services Building in Danville.

The American Red Cross is sponsoring ham radio classes on Saturday August 4th and Saturday, August 11th at the American Red Cross building downtown Indianapolis. August 4th is classroom work. The morning of August 11th will be classroom work.  Testing will be held in the afternoon. More info will be provided when it becomes available.

The various meetings and nets mentioned above are all training opportunities.  Please participate in as many as possible.

  Message recently received by Ron Burke:

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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.