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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
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Hendricks County ARES

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January 21, 2020

1) Winter Field Day 2020 will be held on January 25-26 in Danville at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, 1201 Sycamore Ln. Setup at 12 noon on Saturday 25th. Operate your radio at 2pm Saturday until 2pm on Sunday 26th. Bands of operation are: HF, VHF, and UHF except 12,17,30, and 60 meters. To register for this event, email us at w9hca2010@gmail.com. If you intend to operate, you will need to bring your own radio, tuner, etc. Rules for this event can be found at www.winterfieldday.com/rules. Registration deadline is January 17th.


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) Starting on January 29, 2020, the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS), will be sponsoring amateur radio training classes with testing. Those of you who are interested in getting a Technician or General license will have an opportunity here.

Location: Hendricks County Senior Services Center 1201 Sycamore Ln, Danville.
Time: From 7-9pm Wednesday nights.
Duration: Every Wednesday night from January 29th through March 18th.
FCC testing: March 18th.

These classes will teach you about amateur radio, plus help by going over questions (from a pool) that may be on the test. For further information go to the club’s website: at www.hcars.org.


3) The Hendricks County Hamfest, sponsored by Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society, will be on February 8, 2020. It will run from 8am to 1pm. It will be at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center, located at 1900 E. Main Street in Danville. Vendor set up is 3:00pm to 7:00pm Friday and 6:00am to 8:00am on Saturday. For reservation of tables or more information, please contact the HCARS Club at hcars46122@gmail.com no later than Friday February 7, 2020 at 6:00pm.


4) The Hendricks County ARES Monthly Hospital Net will be on February 15th. Jake Stellmack, KI6PKV, will be hosting on 147.570MHz Simplex.  The net will start at 10:30am. These Nets are to test the propagation and equipment capability with a Net Controller as well as other amateurs in and around Hendricks County.


5) Hendricks Regional Health and IU West Hospitals have imposed visitor restrictions in their respective hospitals. In addition, IU Methodist in Marion County has done the same. Effective immediately individuals under the age of 18 (unless they are a patient or the parent/guardian of a patient), as well as anyone with the following symptoms: Fever, Cough, Sore Throat, Runny Nose, or Nasal Congestion must not visit patients in our hospitals.


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The next W9HCA Hendricks County ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net, will be held right after the scheduled weekly W9HCA Hendricks County ARES Net. Verne Madden, N9VAM, will be hosting on the frequency of 147.570MHz Simplex. These Nets are held to test the performance and capability our radio equipment with a Net Controller as well as Amateurs in and around Hendricks County.



 

•  Ron, KB9DJA, reminded everyone about the upcoming ham radio license classes – see item #2 above for more information.

•  Jeff, K9JTV, had three announcements:

  1. Everyone invited to check in to the Morgan County ARES net every Wednesday at 8pm on the 147.060MHz (88.5Hz tone)

  2. The Southern Gateway Radio League will host the second Yaesu WiresX Seminar/Q&A/Training session on Sunday January 26 at 2:00 PM at the Lake Edgewood Community Center, 1715 West Shore Drive, Martinsville Indiana.  Any amateur radio operator interested in Yaesu WiresX is invited to attend.  For more information please e-mail k9jtv@k9jtv.net.

  3. There will be a c4fm (Yaesu System Fusion) net every Wednesday night    on 147.225MHz at 8:30pm – except the 4th Wednesday, which will be on 444.254MHz.

•  Vern, N9VAM, announced a training class on the “ICS-4 Form” to be held on February 15th at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center in Danville.  The class will be from 1pm to 3pm.







Starting on January 29, 2020, the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS), will be sponsoring an amateur radio training classes with testing. Those of you who are interested in getting a Technician or General license will have an opportunity here.

Location: Hendricks County Senior Services Center 1201 Sycamore Ln, Danville.
Time: From 7-9pm Wednesday nights.
Duration: Every Wednesday night from The 29th of January through March 18th.
FCC testing on the 18th.

These classes will teach you about amateur radio, plus help by going over questions (from a pool) that may be on the test. For further information go to the club’s website: at www.hcars.org.



 




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Hendricks County Sheriff, HC Emergency Management Agency, Plainfield PD, Avon PD, Brownsburg PD, Avon Fire Dept, Indiana EMA, National Weather Service, Hendricks County Hospitals, the Citizens of Hendricks County

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

Note:
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.