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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January 16, 2018

1)  In December of 2017, Radioddity donated to HCARES a brand new QB-25 Mobile FM Amateur Radio to be used at the Hendricks County Health Dept. Amateur Radio Station in Danville Indiana during Emergency/disaster in real time and drills/exercises. This donation was accomplished through the workings of one of the HCARES AEC's, Wayne Michael - AC9HP. We not only owe a big thanks to Wayne for making this happen but also to Radioddity who donated this brand new amateur radio equipment to HCARES. Check out their products at www.radioddity.com.

2) The next Hendricks County ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net will be on January 16, 2018.  Vern Madden, KD9HEV, will be hosting on the Simplex Frequency of 147.570 MHz at 8pm, right after the scheduled ARES Weekly Tuesday Night Net. These Nets are to check the performance and capability of our radios on a simplex frequency during an emergency or disaster, with a Net Controller and Hams in and around Hendricks County. All Amateurs are encouraged to participate by checking in to the Net.

3) The next Hendricks County ARES Hospital Simplex Net will be on Saturday January 20, 2018.  Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, will be hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital, and Bill Gouge, AA9EG, will be hosting from IU Health West Hospital. This Net starts at 10:30am. The net will be on a simplex frequency of 147.570MHz.  All Amateurs are encouraged to participate.

4)  The next Hendricks County ARES membership meeting will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. It will be at the Hendricks County Seniors Services Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Ln. in Danville - just North of the Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. These meetings have been changed from monthly to a quarterly (3 Month) schedule.  All Hendricks County ARES member, and any other interested Amateurs is encouraged to attend.

5)  Ham Radio license classes, sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS), will begin on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 and will run thru March 21, 2018.  Technician, General and Extra Class license training will be covered.  The Wednesday classes start at 7pm and go to 9pm. Classes will be at the Senior Services Center in Danville.  Get the latest information at http://hcars.org.

6) The Hendricks County Hamfest in Brownsburg, sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS), will be on February 24, 2018. It will be at the Brownsburg American Legion Post 331, located at 636 E. Main Street. Vendor setup will be from 8am-9am the morning of the event. Doors open to the public at 9am. The event will run until 2pm. The ARRL Central Division Director - Kermit Carlson, W9XA, as well as the Indiana Section Manager, Brent Walls, N9BA, will be at the ARRL booth.

7) 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.

8It’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.

9)  Severe Weather Spotter Training Class in Hendricks County, will be held on March 3rd. Hours are 12-4pm at the  Hendricks County Govt. Center, 355 S. Washington St, Danville Indiana. This class is hosted by the  Hendricks County Emergency Management Agency (HCEMA).



 Mike Rollins, WA9NCF, reminded everyone about the Hospital Simplex net this coming Saturday.  See item #3 above for complete information.

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.