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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June 20, 2017

1)  The next monthly Hospital Simplex Net will be on Saturday - July 15th starting at 10:30am. Mike Rollins, WA9NCF, will be hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital and Jake Stellmack, KI6PKV, from IU West Hospital. The day of the week was changed in hopes of getting more check-ins than we had been getting in the past. Monthly simplex nets are held on 147.570 MHz. These nets allow us to check the performance and capability of our equipment on a simplex frequency with hams in and around Hendricks County. This preparation is necessary for us to be ready when called upon during an emergency or disaster.

2) The 47th annual Indy Hamfest for 2017, sponsored by the Indianapolis Hamfest Association, is a two day event. It starts on Friday July 7th and ends on Saturday July 8th.  It will be held at the Marion County Fairgrounds, located at 7300 East Troy Avenue. Talk in will be on the 146.76 MHz repeater. For more information, go to www.indyhamfest.com or contact Bill Akin, K9YDO, at wtakins@gmail.com or by phone at 317-829-6868.

3)  Field Day 2017, sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society, will be on June 24th and 25th, at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds,  behind the grandstands. The location is 1900 E. Main Street in Danville. Setup will begin at 10:00am on Saturday.  Operating starts at 2:00pm.  Sign up for operating times and dinner reservation at the club’s website at  http://hcars.org.

4)  The Putnam County Auxiliary Communications (RACES) is inviting everyone from Hendricks County to check into their two weekly nets. Every Tuesday night there is a 2M net starting at 8pm. It is on the 147.330 MHz repeater with a sub audible tone of 88.5Hz.   Every Thursday night there is a 70Cm net starting at 8pm. That net is on the 442.225 MHz repeater, and also requires sub audible tone of 88.5Hz. Let’s show our support by checking-in to these WB9EOC nets from Greencastle.

5) 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 choices.

6) 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.

7)  Attention all Hendricks County ARES members: if you have not yet had your photo taken for your new ARES ID card, please contact Wayne Michael, AC9HP, at wmichael@hotmail.com.  Arrangements need to be made ASAP to get your photo taken. You will need your NEW ARES photo id card in order to be deployed to in the field.



  Bob, KB9PGG, said he still needs a couple of volunteers to help with the July 4th parade in Brownsburg. Bob said the hams should be finished before noon. If interested, contact Bob at 317 892-8113. The volunteers will meet at 7:30am at the McDonald’s on SR-267, just south of where I-74 crosses.

  Rick, WB9DPN, had a reminder about the ARES meeting tomorrow evening, June 21st, at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center in Danville. The meeting starts at 7:00pm.


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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.