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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April 13, 2021

1) Any Hendricks County ARES members that have completed the NWS online SkyWarn weather spotter course, please send Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, a copy of your certificate for your file, at kc9sqd425@gmail.com

2) The next HRH Hospital Net will be conducted on April 17th.  Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, will be hosting the net on 147.570MHz simplex.  This Net starts at 10:30am.  This Net will run every other month thru October of the year.  If you have any questions, please send a mail message to n9vam@sbcglobal.net.

3) The last Tuesday Night Simplex Net of the season will be on April 20th at 8pm on 147.570MHz simplex.  Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, will be hosting the net right after the conclusion of the regular scheduled Tuesday Night ARES Net.  These Nets are used to check our equipment performance and capability with a Net Control Operator, as well as other Amateurs in and around Hendricks County. These Nets are conducted thru April of each year. If you are interested in helping out by running a Net, please contact Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at kc9sqd425@gmail.com

) The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC), will meet Wednesday April 21st at 7pm, at the Hendricks County Gov Center - located at 355 S. Washington St. in Danville. (Please enter thru the Northwest Doors). The Club meets on the third Wednesday night of each month.


•  Vern, N9VAM, said the 2-meter QSY nets will begin in May and run through September.  If anyone is interested in running a QSY net, please contact Vern at n9vam@sbcglobal.net.

Tom, WA9YI, encouraged all with HF capabilities to participate in the Indiana QSO party.  It is scheduled for May 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Information can be found at http://www.hdxcc.org/inqp/rules.html.

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 147.015 MHz

As of August 2019, you must transmit an 88.5Hz sub-audible tone to access the repeater.

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.