Ron Burke, KB9DJA
Emergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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Interested in Emergency Communications?

If you are, join our ARES team!

There are no dues or membership fees associated with being part of the Hendricks County ARES team. All you need is an interest in Public Service and a willingness to train and participate in activities supporting Emergency Communications.


You do not need to be a member of any club or organization to be a member of ARES, although many HCARES members are also members of one or more clubs.


If you are a licensed amateur radio operator, live or work in Hendricks County, Indiana, and would like to be part of an emergency communications team, we would love to hear from you! To apply for HCARES membership, please download a registration form by clicking here.



Completed registration forms can be given directly to the Emergency Coordinator, Ron Burke - KB9DJA. The Microsoft Word document can be downloaded from here. Fill it out on your computer and e-mail it as an attachment to KB9DJA at kb9dja@gmail.com.


Members are encouraged to complete a minimum level of training and regularly participate in activities in order to better support the ARES mission. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers some on-line courses that you take at your own pace. Testing can also be done on-line for many courses. The leadership of HCARES suggests successful completion of IS-100b, IS-200b, IS-700a and IS-800b as a minimum. These courses are part of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The training website can be reached by clicking here.





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