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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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May 16, 2017

1) The Hoosier Hikers Council has requested that we provide amateur radio communications again for their annual Run With The Foxes event in Morgan / Monroe State Forest on May 20, 2017 from 9am and should be finished around 1 pm. If you are available to assist with this event, please contact Brian Elliott, N9JPX, at n9jpx09@yahoo.com or at 765-346-1123.

2) The next monthly Hospital Simplex Net will be Saturday, May 20, 2017 starting at 10:30am, with Gordon Cotton, KD0EWM, hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. John Farmer, N9CQ, will be hosting from IU Health West Hospital.  These monthly simplex nets are on 147.570MHz. The nets are used to check the performance and capability of our radios on a simplex frequency with hams in and around Hendricks County.  This information will be of great value when called upon to provide communications during an emergency or disaster.

3) The Dayton Hamfest will be May 19th through May 21st at its new location at the Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia Ohio.  For more information go to www.hamvention.org.

4) If you are looking for experience in emergency communications, consider helping with one of the public service events in the area. Go to http://www.indyhams.org and click on EVENTS for some good options.

5) 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: IS-100b, IS-200b, IS-700a and IS-800b. These courses are a vital part of the Hendricks County ARES training.

6) Attention all Hendricks County ARES members that have not had your photo taken for your new ARES ID card.  Please contact Wayne Michael, AC9HP, at wmichael@hotmail.com ASAP to make arrangements for a photo shoot.  Up-to-date photos are needed for the newly designed ARES ID card.

7) If you are a Ham residing in Hendricks County, and would be interested in working amateur radio emergency communications with a local hospital, please contact the Hendricks County ARES Emergency Coordinator Ron Burke KB9DJA at kb9dja@gmail.com.


   Mike, WA9NCF, said Ken, KC9SQD, will fill in for Gordon Cotton as the Hospital Net Control Operator at HRH this coming Saturday.  This change is reflected in item #2 above.



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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 9:30am.  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.