April 21, 2015
1) On April 21, 2015 Jay Wright, KK9L, will be hosting the Monthly ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz - simplex. The net starts at 8pm - right after the regular Tuesday Night ARES Net. This net is to check the performance and capability of our radios in Hendricks County as well as surrounding counties when called upon during an emergency or disaster. All ARES Members and Amateurs are "highly" encouraged to participate.
2) The Dayton Amateur Radio Association will be hosting THE Hamfest at the Dayton Hara Arena and Exposition Complex on May 15th, 16th and 17th (Fri-Sat-Sun). The arena is located at 1001 Shiloh Springs Road in Dayton, OH. Get more info from the website is http://www.hamvention.org. Talk-In will be 146.940 MHz (- offset) with PL of 123 Hz. Contact Michael Kalter, W8CI, at PO Box 964 Dayton, OH 45401. Phone him at 937-776-7898 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
3) For a list of 2015 hamfests, click on the Hamfests for 2015 link at the top left side of this page.
4) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with this new information so he will be able to modify the records.
5) On May 21st Gordon Cotton, KD0EWM, will be hosting the monthly Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz. John Farmer, N9CQ, 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.
6) 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 35,000 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 ARES site, http://hendricksares.org/ when it becomes available.
Erik, KC9WRY, said there is going to be a “Use It Or Lose It” event on Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 pm. Everyone is invited to check-in to the net on 224.220 Mhz (88.5 Hz tone). If you don’t have a radio for that band, you can use 146.550 MHz (simplex) to join the net. No PL is required if you are using 2 meter simplex.
Ron, KB9DJA, expressed his appreciation for the work that Tom, WA9YI, has done by heading up the ARES Training. program. Others also expressed their appreciation.
Now in effect: you can no longer use your Social Security number to take the on-line tests for your NIMS certification. There is a link to the new procedure at the top of the page, if you visit thee FEMA website. Click HERE for a direct link to obtain your Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Student ID. For general training info, go to training.fema.gov.
Why not practice your skills on HF in the Indiana QSO Party on Saturday, May 2nd. The goal is for amateurs to contact other hams in as many Indiana counties as possible, on various HF bands and modes. The 12-hour event begins at noon. For more information, visit hdxcc.org/inqp.
From Tom Hansen WA9YI, Training Coordinator
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