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


Don Somerville, KD9DHJ
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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June 21, 2022

1) A message from our Emergency Management Director Dawn Mason, “I can’t thank you all enough for all that you do! I’m happy to be working with everyone and look forward to all we can accomplish for the county in preparedness, response, and recovery.  I feel like we are moving in a positive direction which is very good."

2) Next week, June 28th, the Hendricks County ARES net will do a QSY to the 145.130MHz repeater.  This will allow us to see what the Tuesday night coverage will be like and see if we will lose anyone.

3) Field Day 2022 will be on Saturday June 25, 2022 and Sunday June 26, 2022 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds, located at 1900 E Main St. in Danville.  Set up will at the dirt track at 10am Saturday.  The actual event starts at 2pm Saturday, and continues until 2pm Sunday.

4) Attention all Hendricks County ARES members and Amateurs, starting July 5, 2022 - The Hendricks County ARES Weekly Tuesday Night Net will be on the 145.130 MHz W9HCA Repeater.  This Repeater does require a PL-Tone off 88.5Hz for access.  The Repeater is located in Danville Indiana, at the Danville Community School Corporation’s Maintenance Garage.  This Repeater will be the new home of the Hendricks County ARES & Skywarn activities.  Make sure your radios are programmed with the sub-audible tone before July 5th.  All Amateurs are encouraged and welcome to use the repeater.

5) The next meeting of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) will be at 7pm on Monday, July 11, 2022.  The meeting will be at the Hendricks County Government Center, located at 355 S. Washington Street. Please enter via the north-west door.  The club meets on the second Monday night of each month.

6) The next Danville Community Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) meeting will be tomorrow - Wednesday, July 20, 2022.  It will start at 7:00pm at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, located at 1201 Sycamore Lane, in Danville.  The Club meets on the third Wednesday night of each month. 


Special  Road  Closure  Report

The following closures/restrictions will be around for at least the whole summer months.

Bridge over I-70 and old S.R. 267 (Center Street).  This bridge is currently closed to all traffic.  If you are driving South, past the Hadley/Center round-a-bout, only local traffic is allowed to pass the road block - (Hawthorne Addition).

All along Quaker Blvd (S.R. 267) by-pass from Stafford Rd to South of I-70 bridge is one lane only in both North and South directions.  DOT working in the left lanes in both directions. This work is causing massive traffic disruptions not only on Quaker Blvd/ S.R. 267, but also Exit 66 ramp backups from East and West bound lanes of the highway.  The overpass bridge over I-70 is being worked on.  One lane on either side of the bridge is passable.  South of I-70 interchange, DOT is installing traffic lights at the intersection of S.R. 267 and Camby Road. Also, at this interchange they are building warehouses to the West.

My advice is for hams to stay clear of these areas if at all possible.  This issue took me 15 minutes to go over the I-70 overpass, at 3pm.  The traffic lights all along Quaker Blvd. are not reset to handle the extreme traffic and road construction work.  One last thing, there are also NO detours or alt route signs.


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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 147.015 MHz

As of August 2019, you must transmit an 88.5Hz sub-audible tone to access the repeater.

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.