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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January 15, 2019

1) The Hendricks County ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net was held at 8:00pm on January 15, 2019. Mike Rollins, WA9NCF, hosted on 147.570MHz. If you are interested in helping out by running a Simplex Net, please contact Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at kakayler64@hotmail.com.


2) The next Hendricks County ARES Hospital Net will be on January 19, 2019. Dave Liemenstoll, N9XOQ, will be hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. The simplex frequency of 147.570 MHz will be used. This Net is to check the capability and performance of our radios with a Net Control Station as well as other Hams in and around Hendricks County, during an Emergency or Disaster.


3)  Winter Field Day in Hendricks County, will be on January 26th & 27th. The Field Day will run from 2pm Saturday until 2pm Sunday, at the Hendricks County Senior Services Building, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville. It is right behind the Hendricks Regional Health Hospital.

4) The 2019 Ham Radio Training Class, sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society, will begin on January 30, 2019 and will be every Wednesday night thru March 13, 2019, from 7pm till 9pm. Testing being on March 13th. Classes are held at the Hendricks County Senior Services Building, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville.

5)  The Hendricks County Hamfest 2019, sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS), will be February 9, 2019.  It t will be at its New Location,  the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds.  It will start at 8am and end at 1pm.  For more information go to hcars.org.


6)  Jim Baughn, K9EOH, is looking for twenty one radio amateurs to assist with the Owen-Putnam State Forest 50/50.  The Owen-Putnam State Forest (OPSF) 50/50 has been described as the "toughest 50 mile, 50 Kilometer or 14 mile run in Indiana" with over a 6500 foot elevation gain over 50 miles. It runs through beautiful and rugged Owen-Putnam State Forest and there will be mud! Last year it was completed during the second worst one day snow total for that date in March!

Over the years amateur radio has played an important role assisting the organizers by relaying runner check ins to the Start Finish line and Aid Stations. Also reporting any Aid Station needs, such as low supplies, runner assistance (injury and/or runner dropping or changing race selection, such as 50 K to 50 M) and any other critical information.

The race creates a sense of camaraderie between runners who face the challenge and the runners appreciate our presence. The participants are among the most positive people with whom I have had the pleasure of being involved. This makes for a great day!

The event will be held Saturday March 23, 2019.  For more information or to sign up contact Jim Baughn K9EOH home phone 812-828 9086, cell phone 812-585 1385 or e-mail k9eoh@arrl.net.

7)  The IU Health West Hospital, in Avon, has moved their Emergency Command Room to accommodate the new HCARES ham radio base station during their remodeling of the hospital. The new Emergency Command Room will be able to handle not only voice but digital packet radio as well. Plans for the Packet Station will begin soon and it is anticipated to be in operation sometime in 2019.



  Zach Minnick, KD9HIG, reminded everyone about the Putnam County ARES Nets every Tuesday night at 8pm on 147.330MHz. The repeater requires a sub-audible tone of 88.5Hz for access.


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.