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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August 30, 2016

1) The county Emergency Preparedness Festival will be held Wednesday, September 14th, from noon to 7 p.m. at the 4-H Conference Center and Fairgrounds in Danville.  Hendricks ARES has been invited, and will have two booths at the festival.  Stay tuned for more details.

2) Thanks to those hams who participated in the third and final frequency shift exercise last week.  Four of nine short-time and mobile stations made the switch to 147.165 and back, as did all ten stations checked in under the alphabetic roll call.

Watch your email mailbox for the next issue of the HAM-ER newsletter, scheduled for delivery on September 5th.

4) The net news will feature information on preparing for emergencies each week beginning September 6th, in recognition of Emergency Preparedness Month.

5)  Our monthly simplex nets will resume in September.  Each will be at 8 p.m. right after this net, and will give you a chance to test your radio on a simplex frequency.  If you would like to host one of them, contact Ken KC9SQD at the info at the end of the e-mailed net news.

6) The next 2-meter hospital simplex net will be on Thursday, September 15th, at 9:30 a.m.  The hospital nets are always on 147.570 MHz. 

7)  Hendricks ARES has been invited to assist with the Quaker Days Parade on September 17th.  More details as they develop.

8)  The next hamfest in the area is on September 24th in Bloomington.  If you need supplies to make your station more ready for an emergency, here is your chance.  Check the hamfest link at hendricksares.org/docs/hamfests.pdf
for more details.

9)  The fall New-Member Orientation program is now tentatively scheduled for the second or third Saturday in October.  Stay tuned for this important training program for new ARES members.

10)  What have more than 70 percent of Hendricks ARES members done, that you might not yet have done?  They went to training.fema.gov/is, and earned the National Incident Management System certifications that they did not already hold:  100b, 200b, 700a and 800b. 


 •   Jimmy, KC9RPX, checked in to the net from Bloomington to remind everyone about their hamfest on September 24th.  You can get all the details at http://hendricksares.org/docs/hamfests.pdf.

   REMINDER:  Regarding the ARES digital net, if you need help setting up your HF equipment ahead of time, please contact Wayne AC9HP@arrl.net for assistance.  We will use different modes each month, starting with PSK then moving to other digital modes like Olivia MKS63.   We will also experiment with RMS Express and WinMor.  Specific dates and times will be announced on the facebook page, the hendricksares.org website, and in future weekly ARES nets, so be on the lookout.



At the present time, our training consists of net operations.  A new-member ARES orientation is being planned for early fall.   Details will follow soon.    

September 5th:
  HAM-ER newsletter scheduled for delivery

September 14th: Hendricks County Emergency   Preparedness Festival - noon to 7 pm

September 15th:  Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz at 9:30am

September 17th:  Quaker Days Parade

September 24th:  The next hamfest in the area is in   Bloomington.

Information of Interest to New Hams - From our Documents Library

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check out our Documents page «

BILL GOUGE, AA9EG - Webmaster


Recent Website Additions & Updates:

•  07-05-16: Added the Q3 issue of the HAM'ER newlsetter (jul-aug-sep) to the Document Library section of this website.

• 07-05-16: Added the Field Day Special Edition of the HAM'ER Newsletter to the Document Library section of  this website.

• 08-09-16: Updated the Hamfest List

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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.