Hendricks County (Indiana) Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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October 8, 2019

1) There are three events that have been posted on ARES Connect, requiring amateur radio communications.

    1◊ The Hoosier Hikers Council has requested assistance with communications for their Knobstone Mini Marathon (walk/run) in Morgan/Monroe State Forest on October 12th.

    2◊ The Martinsville Fall Foliage Festival has requested assistance with their annual parade in Martinsville on October 13th.

    ◊3◊ The Indiana Trail Runners Association has requested amateur radio support during their annual Tecumseh Marathon which runs from Morgan/Monroe State Forest to Yellowwood Lake in Brown County on October 26th.

If you are available to assist with any or all of these events, you can register on ARES Connect or let Brian Elliott, N9JPX, at 765-346-1123 or at n9jpx09@yahoo.com, and I will put you on the list of volunteers.  THANKS for your participation and support.

2) The next W9HCA Hendricks County ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net was held on October 8th, right after the regular ARES Tuesday Night Net.  Nicolus Moon, KD7YUF, hosted on the simplex frequency of 145.570MHz. These Nets are used to test the performance and capability of our radio equipment with a Net Controller as well as Amateurs in and around Hendricks County. Please plan to join in next month. The date and frequency will be announced at a later date.

3) The next Hendricks County ARES Hospital Net, will be on October 19th. The net will start at 10:30am with Mike Rollins hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. The frequency of 147.570MHz simplex will be used. These nets are used to check the capability and performance of our radio equipment with a Net Control Station as well as other Hams in and around Hendricks County. By doing this, we ensure that we will be ready during an Emergency or Disaster.

4) The 2019 Shelbyville Tailgate Fest, sponsored by the Blue River Valley Amateur Radio Society will be on October 19, 2019. At the Shelby County Fairgrounds, located at 500 Frank Street, in Shelbyville. Talk in will be on the 145.480MHZ repeater with a PL-Tone of 88.5Hz. For more information contact John Walker K9SVL, at 317-402-5000 or inprinter@att.net. Or go to the Shelby County BRVARS website at www.brvars.com.

5) The 2019 Hamtober Fest, sponsored by the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society will be on October 26th.  It will be at the Lynnville Community Center, located at 416 West Street, Road 68, in Lynnville IN. Talk in will be on the 146.790MHz repeater with a PL-Tone of 88.5Hz. For more information contact Dennis Martin WA2USA, at 812-598-8333 or at wa2usa.ham@gmail.com.


Ron Burke, KB9DJA, had two announcements:

This month’s Hospital Net, (October 18th), will be the last one for the year. The reason is all of the holidays that come up this time of the year. The next hospital net will be in January 2020.

HCARS club meeting will be Monday October 14th, 7pm at the Hendricks County Govt. Center, 355 S. Washington Street in Danville.

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

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.