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


Don Somerville, KD9DHJ
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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November 24, 2020

1) Turkey Fest 2020, sponsored by the Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association Inc., was scheduled for Saturday November 28, 2020 but it HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Details at: https://www.w9uuu.org/home.php.

There will be an ARES Hospital Net on Saturday, November 28th from Hendricks Regional Health hospital (HRH). The net will start at 10:30am on 147.570MHz simplex. All ARES members are encouraged to participate in the net. Non-members are also invited to join in.

The Tuesday Night Simplex Net will be held on December 8th at 8:00pm. Richard Click, N9THO, will be hosting on 147.570MHz – simplex. These nets are conducted to check the performance and capability of our radio equipment with a Net Controller Operator as well as other Amateurs in, and around, Hendricks County. These Simplex Nets are conducted from now to April of 2021. If you would like to host a Simplex Net in the future, please contact Ken Kayler at kc9sqd425@gmail.com.

The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) meeting will be December 16th. It will start at 7pm at the Hendricks County Government Building. It is located at 355 S. Washington St. All Hendricks County ARES members as well as all Amateurs are welcome to attend.


• Tom Hansen, WA9YI, said the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS), will still be hosting their annual Hamfest in February of 2021. More to come at a later date.

• The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society club, will be hosting their annual Christmas Party/Club Meeting on December 14, 2020 at 7pm, at Portillo's - located at 10444 E US Hwy 36 in Avon. All Club Members are encouraged to attend.

• Starting January 1st 2021, the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society club will raise the Membership Dues to $20's. This decision was made due to the COVID-19 Virus.


• Don Somerville, KD9DHJ, said “Happy Thanksgiving” to everyone listening on the Net.

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.