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Radio Emergency Networks in Indiana

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is used by authorities to advise the public in the event of a major disaster or emergency. Indiana law enforcement also uses the broadcast EAS for distributing AMBER missing children alerts, when a child is in danger. Other missing person reports are distributed through conventional means, and not through EAS.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NOAA) are the federal agencies that determine the implementation of EAS at the federal level.

At the state level, groups of broadcast engineers, technicians and emergency managers are members of the Indiana Broadcasters Association State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC). Indiana has a broadcast EAS plan that has been approved by the FCC and includes the EAS regions listed here and the Local Primary (LP) stations that should be monitored for EAS information. Indiana Counties are listed alphabetically below, along with their associated regions and Local Primary stations.

The Indiana Broadcasters Association (IBA) maintains the list that can be found here: Emergency Alert System (EAS).

Indiana’s Required Monthly Test schedule can be found here.


Coverage Area: When All Else Fails®

ARRL: The National Association for Amateur Radio®
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Newington, CT, 06111-1400 USA
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The Emergency Ham Network

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HAM Emergency Radio Operations, Inc.

Coverage Area: Hendricks County

Hendricks County HERO (Ham Radio Emergency Radio Operations Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) charity founded to provide assistance to the amateur radio community in the event they are required to support communication requirements during an emergency or disaster in Hendricks County. 

Our organization hopes it never happens, but we need to be prepared to supply communications to Hendricks County if we were to experience the same thing that happened to Joplin Missouri in 2011 as a result of the tornado outbreak where they lost all police, fire and emergency communication capability. 

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The Importance of Radio Emergency Networks

Radio emergency networks play a crucial role in ensuring effective communication during disasters and emergencies. These networks provide a reliable means of communication when traditional systems fail, ensuring that emergency responders can coordinate their efforts efficiently.

In Indiana and across the United States, these networks are vital for maintaining public safety. They facilitate the rapid dissemination of information, helping to save lives and protect property. By bridging communication gaps, radio emergency networks enable responders to act swiftly and decisively.

Moreover, these networks are supported by dedicated amateur radio operators who volunteer their time and expertise. Their commitment enhances the resilience of our emergency response infrastructure, making our communities safer and more prepared for any eventuality.

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