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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November 29, 2022

1) NWS Winter Weather Webinar --
The NWS Indianapolis office is offering two Winter Weather Spotter and Safety virtual presentations.  Attendees will learn about winter weather hazards, how to stay safe, and how to measure and make reports to NWS Indianapolis.  Each class should last about 90 minutes.   Registration is required.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration Information:

Nov 29, 6 PM EST:

Dec 14, 4 PM EST:


NWS has also posted their 2022 Winter Partners Webinar to YouTube at:

2) The Hendricks County Skywarn Coordinator, Jeff Pennycuff, W9JAP, is looking for anyone interested in joining the county Skywarn Team.  There are no requirements, but you are encouraged to attend spotter training either for the first time or to refresh your skills and knowledge on severe weather.  If you are interested, you can go online to https://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter and look for the section “Upcoming Spotter Training”. This section has a link to the NWS sponsored online training module and is completely free.  If you do take the course, please send a copy of your certificate to Ken Kayler, KC9SQD for his files.  If you need more information, please contact Jeff Pennycuff W9JAP at w9jap73@gmail.com.

3) Attention all HCARS Members, the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society Club, will be having their Christmas Dinner on December 12, 2022 at the Pizzaville Restaurant, located at 5201 E. Hwy 36, in Avon.  The dinner will start at 6pm.  Following the dinner, there will be a short meeting and the Election of Officer’s for 2023.  Membership Due’s for 2023 will be taken at that time.  All HCARS members are encouraged to participate.

4) The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) meeting will be on December 21St, 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.


 There were no additional announcements made during the 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 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.