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 7, 2023

Jeff Hammer, N9NIC, is planning a diverse Public Service Communications presentation for the November Indianapolis Radio Club meeting, coming up on Friday, November 10th at the Salvation Army EDS Facility.  The facility is located at 4020 Georgetown Road, in Indianapolis.  ARES, RACES, LDS ERC, SATERN, MARS, and CERT are confirmed for attendance.  The participating groups will have table-top displays and information available by 6:30 pm for meeting attendees.  The meeting will start with a short radio club businessmeeting at 7:30 pm, followed by short presentations by each of the groups.  Following their presentations, an open panel discussion will entertain questions from those present.

The next Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) meeting will be on November 13th, at the Hendricks County Government Building, located at 255 S. Washington St. In Danville - starting at 7pm. The HCARS holds their meetings every second Monday of the month.

The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) meeting will be on November 15th - starting at 7pm, at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville.  The Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday night of each month.

4) Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo
, sponsored by the Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society, will be on November 18, 2023.  It will be at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Located at 4000 Parnell Ave. in Fort Wayne.  Talk in will be on the 146.880MHz repeater with no PL-Tone.  For more information contact ACARTS Fort, W9IWX, at 260-579-2196 or send email to  chairman@fortwaynehamfest.com or go to www.fortwaynehamfest.com.

The Turkey Fest & Computer Expo, sponsored by the Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association Inc. Will be on November 25 2023, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds, located at 6550 North St. Rd. 59 in Brazil, IN.  Talk in will be on the 146.685MHz repeater - with a PL-Tone of 151.4Hz.  For more information contact Chuck Procarione, W9COD, at 812-239-8061 or send email to  famabc@yahoo.com or go to www.w9uuu.org

6) The Indiana Section ARES HF Net is held on 7.272 (+/-) during the summer months, every Sunday at 5 PM EDT.  Net Manager is Jim Moehring, KB9WWM and he can be emailed at servo300@aol.com.

The IDHS RACES/AUXCOMM group runs nets on VHF on the 147.210MHz repeater and HF on or about 3.920MHz.  Starting in September, the nets have moved to the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00pm for VHF, 7:30pm for HF.  Please feel free to check in.  The 147.210MHz repeater is linked to the 224.800MHz repeater, and Echolink node 690934 is connected to the 224.800MHz repeater.


There were no additional announcements made during 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 145.130MHz

You must transmit an 88.5Hz sub-audible tone to access the repeater.

RACES and SkyWarn Nets are called as needed on 145.130MHz
A subaudible tone of 88.5 Hz is required for repeater access.

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.