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


Don Somerville, KD9DHJ
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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October 12, 2021

1)  The Tuesday Night Simplex Net was held on October 12th at 8:00pm on 147.570MHz, conducted by Pfaffenberger, AE9R.  These nets will run from September to April.  The Nets are held to check the capabilities and performance of our equipment with a Net Control Operator (NCO) as well as other Hams in and around Hendricks County.  If you are interested in helping out by running a net, please contact Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at 317-874-7068 or by email at kc9sqd425@gmail.com.

2)  Shelbyville 2021 Tailgate, sponsored by the Blue River Valley Amateur Radio Society, will be on October 16, 2021.  It will be at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, located at 500 Frank St. In Shelbyville, In. Talk-In will be on the 145.480 MHz with a PL-Tone of 88.5Hz. For more information contact John Walker, K9SVL at 317-402-5000 or at inprinter@att.net or www.brvars.com.

3)  Brian Elliott, N9JPX, is looking for volunteers to provide amateur radio communications for The Indiana Trail Runners Association.  They have requested several volunteers for its Tecumseh Trail Challenge 2021 around Yellow Wood Lake in Brown County.  The event will be on Saturday, October 23rd. It will run from 8:00am to 7:00pm & will be split into shifts if we get enough volunteers.  Eight or more volunteers are needed.  This event is not like past years when the runners were transported to Morgan/Monroe to start.  It's all loops around the Yellow Wood Lake area. 

If you are interested in volunteering for either or both events, please contact Brian via
e-mail at n9jpx09@yahoo.com or by cell at 765-346-1123. 

Please do this as soon as possible so you can get on the list and have the required information forwarded to you. Thanks for your consideration & 73.

4) The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) meeting will be on
Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00pm at its new location.  It will be at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane, in Danville. The Club meets on the third Wednesday night of each month.

5) The Hamtober-Fest, sponsored by Tri State Amateur Radio Society, will be on October 23rd.  It will be at the Lynnville Community Center, located on St. Rd. 68 in Lynnville, IN.  Talk-In: 146.790 PL88.5 Analog, 145.250 Yaesu C4FM. For more information contact, Dennis Martin, WA2USA at 812-598-8333 or wa2usa.ham@gmail.com. Or go to http://www.hamtoberfest.com.

6) The next meeting of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) will be at 7pm on Monday, November 8th at the Carters burg Masonic Lodge. The club meets on the second Monday night of each month.

7) The Hendricks Emergency Radio Operation’s (H.E.R.O.), now has a GoFundMe page.  A link to the page is on both the Hendricks County ARES website and the Hendricks County ARES Facebook page. Here is a direct link too: https://gofund.me/5b6257b1.  You may also go to http://heroradio.org for more information. The money raised will allow us to purchase equipment to be used during an emergency of disaster as well as regular amateur communications.  Please help us out by telling all of your friends and family.                               




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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.