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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December 4, 2018

1) The Hendricks County ARES Net will not run on Tuesday Night December 25, 2018 due to it being Christmas Day, nor January 1, 2019 due to New Year’s Day. The net will return on January 8, 2019 at its normal time.

2The next Hendricks County ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net will be held at 8:00pm on December 11th. Bill Pfaffenberger, AE9R, will hosting the net on 147.570MHz - simplex.  The net will start right after the regular Hendricks County ARES scheduled Weekly Net.  If you are interested in helping out by running a Simplex Net, please contact Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at kakayler64@hotmail.com.

3) The IU Health West Hospital, in Avon, has moved their Emergency Command Room to accommodate the new HCARES ham radio base station during their remodeling of the hospital. The new Emergency Command Room will be able to handle not only voice but digital packet radio as well. Plans for the Packet Station will begin soon and it is anticipated to be in operation sometime next year. The Hendricks County ARES Monthly Hospital will return on January 19, 2019.



  Ron Burke, KB9DJA, had a sad announcement:

Dwight Dawson, K9SYK, old call was WB9SYK, passed away this past weekend.
Funeral Services pending.  Click HERE for Obituary and more info..

Dwight had been a ham in Hendricks County for a long time. I got to know Dwight by getting involved in Packet Radio Communications in the 1990's when he operated several BB's over the radio (Bulletin Board). Dwight also was known to help other hams out in Packet, as he ran his amateur radio stations all through the 90's. For the past couple of years Dwight would check in to the HCARES nets on Tuesday nights. I considered Dwight as a friend and ham who loved the hobby of amateur radio and especially think of him as one of the founding fathers of Packet radio communications in Hendricks County.

We will miss him !


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.