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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May 15, 2018

1)  Attention ALL Radio Amateurs, in, and around Marion County: The Marion County ARES Wednesday night net moving BACK to the W9IRA 146.700MHz repeater starting THIS Wednesday, as every Wednesday.

            * 7:00PM Amateur Radio Newsline
            * 7:30PM Marion County ARES Net

We appreciate the work and efforts put forth into all the surrounding repeaters by the repeater owners and clubs. I want to specifically thank the Indianapolis Repeater Association for the use of the 146.700, and 147.120 repeaters and their hard work restoring the 146.700 repeater to good service. I would also like to thank the WB9FBZ Repeater Group for graciously letting us borrow the 147.210 repeater for the last few months. We hope to hear you on the net this week and in the future!

2) The ARRL election ballots are out for Indiana Section Manager for the 2018-2020 term.  Two hams have announced their candidacy for the position. They are Brian Jenks, W9GBJ, of Ft. Wayne and Jimmy Merry, KC9RPX, of Ellettsville.  ARRL members are reminded to fill out the ballot to vote for your choice.  Ballots must be returned to the ARRL no later than May 18th.  The HCARES Leadership wish both candidates the best of luck in this election.

3) 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, email Ron Burke, KB9DJA, at kb9dja@gmail.com.

4)   The Dayton Ham Convention/Computer Expo 2018, sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association, will be May 18th-20th.  It will be held at the Greene County Fairgrounds & Expo Center, located at 120 Fairground Road, Xenia OH.  Talk-in will be on the 146.940MHz repeater (sub-audible tone of 123Hz). Fore more information contact Henry Ruminski, W8HJR, at info@hamvention.org or by phone at 937-416-3739.  You can also visit their website at www.hamvention.org.

5) The next Hendricks County ARES Hospital Net will be on Saturday morning, May 19Bruce Jones, KD9AGH, will be hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital and Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, from IU Health West Hospital. The net starts at 10:30am. This net will be on 147.570MHz simplex. All Amateurs are encouraged to check-in.

6)   If you are looking for experience in emergency comms, 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.






  Verne Madden, KD9HEV, announced that next Tuesday night (May 22nd), will  be the start the 2018 Spring/Summer season of the Hendricks County ARES QSY nets. These nets will run on the 4th Tuesday night of the months of May thru August.  The Frequency of the net will not be announced until the night of the net - during the scheduled Hendricks County ARES Weekly Net. These nets will check the proficiency of the Radio Operator when switching from frequency to frequency.  This is a skill that will be necessary during an emergency or disaster.   Please join us in this important operating exercise.

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.