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

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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April 17, 2018

1)  The ARRL election ballots are out for Indiana Section Manager for the 2018-2020 term.  Two hams have announced their candidacy for the position. They are Brian Jenks, W9GBJ, of Ft. Wayne and Jimmy Merry, KC9RPX, of Ellettsville.  ARRL members are reminded to fill out the ballot to vote for your choice.  Ballots must be returned to the ARRL no later than May 18th.  The HCARES Leadership wish both candidates the best of luck in this election.

2) Hendricks County ARES is looking for Amateur Radio volunteers who would like to be trained in Emergency Radio Communications.  These trained operators will be used to operate either the Hospital Radio equipment or any field work using amateur radio in Hendricks County during an emergency or disaster. If you are a licensed  Amateur Radio Operator and would like join us in providing Emergency Radio Communications, email Ron Burke, KB9DJA, at kb9dja@gmail.com.

3) The SATERN net is now on every week on Thursdays at 7:00pm on the 146.880 repeater.  No sub-audible tone is required for access. All licensed  amateurs are welcome to check in.

4)  The last Hendricks County ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net of the season will be held tonight, April 17th.  Nicholas Moon, KD7YUF, will be hosting on the simplex frequency of 145.555MHz - at 8pm, right after the scheduled ARES Weekly Tuesday Night Net. These Nets are to check the performance and capability of our radios on a simplex frequency during an emergency or disaster, with a Net Controller and Hams in and around Hendricks County. All Amateurs are encouraged to participate by checking in to the Net.

5)  The next Hendricks County ARES Hospital Net will be on Saturday morning, April 21st.  Wayne Fox, KE9P, will be hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital and Rick Dorsey, KD9ECJ, will be hosting from IU Health West Hospital. The net starts at 10:30am. This net will be on 147.570MHz simplex. All Amateurs are encouraged to check-in.

6)  The 14th Annual North Central Indiana Hamfest, sponsored by Cass, Grant, and Miami counties and Kokomo Amateur Radio Clubs, will be on Saturday April 28th from 8am - 1pm. At the Miami County 4-H Fairgrounds, located at 1029 W. 200 North, in Peru Indiana. Talk-in will be on the 147.345MHz repeater with a sub-audible tone of 131.80Hz. For more information, go to http://www.nci-hamfest.net,.  or contact Steve Shepler via e-mail at shepler1@gmail.com.

7)   If you are looking for experience in emergency comms, consider helping with one of the public service events in the area. Go to http://www.indyhams.org.  Look on the left side of the page, under the heading called Upcoming Events, to find 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.




  Jeff Snodgrass, KD9JTV, of Martinsville, announced that the Morgan County ARES Net runs every Wednesday night at 8pm on the 147.060MHz Repeater.  All Amateurs are invited and encouraged to check in.

The various meetings and nets mentioned above are all training opportunities.  Please participate in as many as possible.

  Message recently received by Ron Burke:

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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.