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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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May 21, 2019


1) The next Hendricks County ARES QSY net will be on May 28th, with Vern Madden, W9VAM, as the Net Control. He will announce the operating frequency during the regular 7:30pm Tuesday Night Net. These nets are run during the weekly ARES net to check the ability to QSY to another frequency.  If anyone is interested in helping out running a QSY net, please contact Verne Madden by phone at 317-418-4424 or by e-mail at n9vam@sbcglobal.net.

2)  The next Hendricks County ARES Hospital Net, will be on June 15th. It will start at 10:30 am with Richard Dorsey, KD9ECJ, hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital.  He will be using 147.570MHz (simplex) for the Net. Nets like this are conducted to check the capability and performance of our radio’s with a Net Control Station as well as other Hams in and around Hendricks County. The information gained can be very important during an Emergency and/or Disaster.

3)  This year’s Hendricks County Field Day, sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society, will be on Saturday June 22nd thru Sunday 23rd, from 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday. As usual, it will be at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, located at 1900 East Main Street in Danville. Operations will be at the grandstands located on the Northeast corner of the Fairgrounds. Stay tuned to the Hendricks County ARES Weekly Nets for further details.

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 27th, at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), located at 7251 W McCarty St, in Indianapolis. This is at the corner of Girl School Rd and McCarty.  The event will be rom 8am until 12pm.  For more information stay tuned to the Hendricks County ARES Weekly Net or email Wayne Michael AC9HP at wrmichael@hotmail.com. The W9AIM Elmer’s Network Station will be in operation at the event.

5)  Important info for all Hendricks County ARES Members:  The Hendricks County ARES Leadership has just released the Revised Hendricks County ARES Emergency Plan for 2019. All HCARES members are required to print a copy of the E-Plan and keep at your station, you can do this by going to http://hendricksares.org/ and select "Emergency Plan" under the heading of Hendricks County Amateur Radio, or just click HERE.

6)  Attention all Hendricks County ARES members and all area Amateurs.  With the trouble we are having with the 147.015 N9HC Repeater. The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS), had JES & Sons, test the repeater. In order to fix problem, the repeater will be down during this process. The Hendricks County ARES Weekly Net, will run on the backup frequency of 147.360MHz KD9EST repeater. Please stay tuned to the Hendricks County ARES Weekly Nets for further details. 




  Ron Burke, KB9DJA, announced that the club is looking to replace the 147.015 repeater antenna and feedline soon.  For now, please use the high power setting of your radio.


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.