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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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July 16, 2019


1) This year’s Scrap Booking (fund-raiser) event, sponsored by Communications Technology Support (CTS), will be on Friday July 19th & Saturday July 20th.  It will be at the Bartlett Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 4396 E Main St, Avon (old US36). The event runs from 6pm Friday evening until 6pm Saturday evening. Volunteers are still needed for set-up and tear-down. For more information contact Wayne Michael, AC9HP, at wrmichael@hotmail.com.

The next Hendricks County ARES Hospital Net, will be on July 20th. The Net will start at 10:30am with Wayne Michael, AC9HP, hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital.  As usual, 147.570MHz simplex will be used for the net. This Net is to check the capability and performance of our radios with a Net Control Station as well as other Hams in and around Hendricks County, during an Emergency and/or Disaster.

3) The next Hendricks County ARES QSY Net will be on July 23, 2019. This net will be integrated into the regular ARES net. It will be hosted by Verne Madden, N9VAM.  Please stay tuned to the Hendricks County ARES Weekly Net for more information.

4) The first West side Tailgate Fest for 2019, sponsored by the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) and Communications Technology Support (CTS). will be on July 27, 2019. At the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), located at 7251 W McCarty St, in Indianapolis. From 8am till 12pm. For more information stay tuned to the Hendricks County ARES Weekly Net. The W9AIM Elmer’s Network Radio Station will be setup.

5)  The Angola Hamfest, sponsored by the Land of Lakes Amateur Radio Club, will be on August 10, 2019, at the Gateway Community Church. The church is located at 255 N. Gerald Lett Avenue, in Angola. Talk-in will be on 147.180MHz with a sub-audible tone of 131.8Hz. For more information, contact Steve Cleverly, N9YK, at scleverly@metalink.net or 260-665-3463.

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.


Attention all Hendricks County ARES members and all Amateurs:
Just before the net, Ron Burke, KB9DJA, made an announcement saying that he had removed the duplexer from the 147.015MHz repeater and placed a separate antenna for the transmitter. Thus, removing a lot of the problems that were experienced earlier in the year.  He further encouraged those hams who have Handy Talkies to try to get into the HCARES Net.  This will apply to the net next Tuesday night too.


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.