May 26, 2015
1) On June 18th, Dave Leimenstoll, N9XOQ, will be hosting the monthly Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz. John Richardson, N9UYC, will be hosting the IU West Hospital Simplex Net also on 147.570 MHz. The Net starts at 9:30 am. This Net is to check the radio performance and capability on a simplex frequency throughout Hendricks County as well as surrounding counties from both Hendricks Regional Health and I-U West hospitals. When called upon during an emergency or disaster, these stations will be a valuable asset to Hendricks County. All ARES members and non-members are encouraged to check-in.
2) ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 40,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. This year Field Day is June 27th & 28th. As usual, the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) will be participating in the Field Day activities. Visit their website at http://www.hcars.org/ for more information. Info will also be posted on the this ARES website when it becomes available.
3) It is that time of year again!!! The Hendricks County ARES Leadership needs to update the records. Let us know if you are a member of Hendricks County ARES and have experienced a change in the past year of license class, address, phone number, NIMS Certifications, added a base, portable or mobile radio. We also need to know if you operating privileges have changed to give you access to HF frequencies. Please email Ken Kayler KC9SQD at email@example.com with this new information so he will be able to modify the records.
4) The 45th Annual Indianapolis Hamfest will be on July 12, 2015. The event is sponsored by the Indianapolis Radio
Club at the Marion County Fairgrounds located at 7300 E. Troy Ave. Setup will be Friday May 11th from
4 to 9pm. Gates open at 6am on Saturday. Hamfest starts at 7am. Free admission to all Active Military
Personel by showing your Active Military ID. Talk-in will be on 146.76 with a (- 600 Offset). For more
information go to www.indyhamfest.com or by going to the HCARES Website at www.hendricksares.org or call 317-261-6658 and leave a message.
5) For a list of 2015 hamfests, click on the Hamfests for 2015 link at the top left side of this page.
6) You can now view and download the ARES Emergency Plan from this website. This plan is a tool that will teach you the proper procedures to use during an
emergency or disaster. All ARES members are highly encouraged to print and keep a copy of the ARES Emergency Plan at your station.
Erik Cohee, KC9WRY announced there is a net on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of each month. To check-in to the"Use It Or Lose It" net, set your radio to receive on 224.220 MHz and transmit to 222.620 MHz. This is an offset of -1.6 MHz and a tone of 88.5 Hz. The repeater antenna is operating at 160 feet with an output power of 30 watts. Hendricks County handhelds should be able to hit the repeater. The next net will be on June 4th at 7:00pm.
Palmer, N9FEB, needs to fill 16 more positions for the 2015 ADA Tour de Cure on Saturday June 20th, 2015. Many of the positions are in Boone and Hendricks Counties are it is a great way to get involved in these types of events. If available and interested, contact Mike Palmer, N9FEB at 317-753-8691
or visit www.indyhams.org
for more information.
HCARS and HCARES will be together again for the 2015 ARRL Field Day weekend at the Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds in Danville. This year there will be a VHF/UHF station running, and check-ins will be needed. Frequencies to follow in the coming weeks, but if you will be around the area and have VHF/UHF capabilities, please check in.
Watch for attachments with this week's net news email from Ken, KC9SQD. This week's email will contain attachments about field day 2015. Contact Ken or Ron if you don't receive the attachments or have any questions about them.
Two items in training news this week:
First, the first Frequency Agility QSY exercise is two weeks from tonight. On June 9th, we will check in to this net as usual; then switch to the 147.165 repeater for a roll call of checked-in stations; then return to the 147.015 repeater frequency for announcements and the net news. Two weeks later, we will do the same, but with a simplex frequency.
Second, please help spread the word about the New Ham Workshop, to be offered twice during Field Day, and sponsored by Hendricks County ARES. It is designed for new hams and those interested in getting their license. It will answer the most common questions about radios, power supplies, antennas, repeaters, ARES, RACES and Skywarn, online resources, and more. It will be in the Conference Center at the Fairgrounds in Danville. All who attend will have a chance to operate on VHF or UHF, and then go to the Field Day site to learn about HF operations. Tentative times for the two 2-hour sessions are 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27th, and 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 28th.
From Tom Hansen WA9YI, Training Coordinator
If anyone has a comment or would to add something to the
ARES Net News Please feel free to contact Ken Kayler
at 317-874-7068 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org