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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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August 13, 2019


1) The Hendricks County ARES will be participating in the Hendricks County Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on September 14th from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.

2) The W9HCA Hendricks County ARES Monthly Tuesday Night Simplex Nets will start back up in September, and will run until April of next year. Each Month, a Net Controller will run a Tuesday Night Simplex Net on a Simplex Frequency of his/her choosing. If you are interested in helping out by running a Tuesday Night Simplex Net, please contact the Hendricks County ARES Net Manager Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at kakayler64@hotmail.com.

3) September is Preparedness Month. Each Week in September on the W9HCA Hendricks County ARES Net, the Net Controller will read a portion of the Preparedness for September tips. The Preparedness in September theme is designed to help keep you and your family safe during a disaster or emergency. Please stay tuned to the W9HCA Hendricks County ARES Net for information.

4) Bob Burns, W9BU, says The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Indiana Chapter, is organizing a bike ride to be held on August 17, 2019, and they've asked for amateur radio support. The ride headquarters will be at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Indiana, and the ride covers parts of Boone, Hamilton, Clinton, and Tipton Counties. The organizers have asked us to provide amateur radio operators at six rest stops located in:

Northwestern Hamilton County
Southeastern Clinton County

In addition to the rest stops, the organizers would like to have 4-5 "sweep" vehicles patrolling the routes to make sure nobody gets left behind. These sweepers should have APRS. And, I would like 1-2 people to help me staff Net Control. All operations, from either the rest stops or mobiles, will be conducted on various 2m and 70cm repeaters in the area. I'll have more details about that as we get closer to the event. Many of you have supported this ride in the past and I hope you will volunteer again. If you haven't participated in MS bike rides in the past, give it a try! The riders are friendly and very appreciative of our support. If you would like to volunteer or if you have questions, please contact Bob at w9bu@rlburns.net.

5) The next Hendricks County ARES Hospital Net, will be on August 17th. The Net will start at 10:30am with Vern Madden, N9VAM, hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital.  The Net will be conducted on 147.570MHz simplex. This Net is 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, during an Emergency and/or Disaster.

6) The Owen County Hamfest, sponsored by the Owen County Amateur Radio Association, will be on August 24, 2019.  It will be at the Owen County Fair Grounds, at 100 South East Street in Spencer, In. Talk-in will be on the 146.985MHz with sub-audible tone of 136.5Hz.  For more information go to www.owencountyara.org, or contact Larry Colgan, KC9OWW, at kc9oww@gmail.com or call 821-508-4004.


There were no additional over-the-air announcements made this week.

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.