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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
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

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November 14, 2017


1) The next Hendricks County ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net will be on November 14th. Verne Madden, KD9HEV, will be hosting on the simplex frequency of 144.900MHz. The net will start right after the Scheduled ARES Weekly Tuesday Night Net, or at 8pm, whichever comes last. We use these nets to check the performance and capability of our equipment with a Net Controller and Hams in and around Hendricks County.  The nets ensure that we will be ready during an emergency or disaster.  All Amateurs are encouraged to participate by checking into the Net.


2) Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, has proclaimed this week, November 12-18, Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.  For more information go to www.weather.gov/ind/winterwxweek.


3) Due to the Holidays the monthly Hospital Simplex Nets have been canceled until January of 2018. Stay tuned to the Hendricks County ARES Net for further updates.


4) The 47th Annual Fort Wayne Hamfest and Computer Expo, sponsored by the Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Support (ACARTS), will be on Saturday November 18th from 9am to 4pm and Sunday November 19th from 9am to 2pm at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, located at 4000 Parnell Ave. For more information go www.fortwaynehamfest.com or  contact the Hamfest Chairman at chairman@fortwaynehamfest.com. You can also call the Hamfest Hotline at 260-579-2196.


5) The Turkeyfest 2017 indoor Hamfest and Computer Expo, sponsored by the Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association (WVARA), will be on Saturday November 25th, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. The location is 6550 North State Road 59 in Brazil. The event will run from 8am until 12noon. Talk-in will be on the 146.685MHz Repeater with a sub audible tone of 151.4Hz. For more information contact Ray Andrews, K9DUR, at hamfest@w9uuu.org or at 812-236-6522.


6) The Hendricks County ARES membership meetings have been canceled for the rest of the year, They will resume in January of 2018. Stay tuned to the Hendricks County ARES Weekly Nets for further information.


7) If you are looking for experience in emergency communications, consider helping with one of the public service events in the area. Go to http://www.indyhams.org and click on EVENTS for some good choices


8)  It’s always available: go to http://www.training.fema.gov/is, and earn the National Incident Management certifications that you do not already hold. To participate in all types of incidents, you will need IS-100b, IS-200b, IS-700a and IS-800b. These courses are a vital part of the Hendricks County ARES training.




  Ron Burke, KB9DJA, made an announcement about the Indiana Governor’s Winter Weather proclamation.  See item #2 above for complete information.

Ron also announced that the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) will be sponsoring the Brownsburg Hamfest on February 24th, 2018. Vendor setup will be from 8am to 9am. Doors open to the public at 9am. The event will  run until 2pm.  More information will be announced at a later date.

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.