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


Don Somerville, KD9DHJ
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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May 30, 2023

1) A training course for ICS-300 (Command System for Expanding Incidents) has been announced.  The target audience for this course are individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents.  This training is required for members of the Hendricks County EMA Ham Radio Operator group (EMA-HRO).  To register for this course, you need to have a Public Safety ID (PSID).
You can request one at  https://in.gov/dhs/3207.htm.  After getting your PSID number, login to acadisportal.in.gov and register for the course.

•  Prerequisites: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700 and ICS-800
•  Registration Dates: 02/05/2023 – 06/05/2023     
•  Training Dates:  06/05/2023 – 06/07/2023
•  Course will be held 8:00am to 5:00pm daily (21 hours of training + 1hr for lunch each day)
•  Training Location:
      Integrated Public Safety Commission (IPSC)
      128 South Park Blvd
      Greenwood, IN  46143

2) The Indiana Section ARES HF Net is held on 7.272 +/- during the summer months, every Sunday at 5 PM EDT.  Net Manager is Jim Moehring, KB9WWM and he can be emailed at servo300@aol.com.

3) The next Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) meeting, will be on June 12th  It will be at the Hendricks County Government Building, located at 355 S. Washington St. - starting at 7pm.  The HCARS holds their meetings every second Monday of the month.

4) The next Hospital Simplex Net will be held on June 17th 2023 starting at 10:30am on 147.570MHz simplex.  Jermey Enz, K9ENZ, will be the Net Control Operator, operating from the IU West Hospital.  These nets are to check our equipment performance and capability with the net control operator as well as other amateur radio operators in and around Hendricks County.  All amateurs are encouraged to participate.

5) The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) meeting will be on June 21st
starting at 7pm, at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville.  The Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday night of each month.

There were no additional announcements made during the net.

The Southern Gateway Radio League C4FM digital “Fusion" net, normally held on the W9ZSK 147.255 repeater in Martinsville, Indiana will be moved to the W9ZSK 444.250 repeater on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 8:30 P.M. (Eastern Daylight Time) to allow Wires-X users to access the net from beyond the repeater's regular coverage area. This will be a directed net and all participants are asked to pause between transmissions to allow Wires-X users to connect & disconnect. Wires-X users should connect to the N9AWU room #43978. Click HERE for more net details.

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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 145.130MHz

You must transmit an 88.5Hz sub-audible tone to access the repeater.

RACES and SkyWarn Nets are called as needed on 145.130MHz
A subaudible tone of 88.5 Hz is required for repeater access.

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.