September 16, 2014
1) On September 18, 2014, Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, will be hosting the Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz. Bill Gouge, AA9EG, will be hosting the IU West Hospital Net also on 147.570 MHz. Both nets will start at 9:30am. This is a short net with the exchange of names, calls and signal strength readings of participants. This is an important exercise, so please try to arrange time to check in.
4) On October 14ththe Scheduled Weekly ARES Net, Bill Paffenburger, AE9R, will host a Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz simplex starting at 8pm - right after the weekly Tuesday Night ARES Net. This is a very important net where we are testing our radio's capabilities and performance in case of an emergency. All ARES members
and all amateurs are encouraged to participate.
3) The annual Hancock County Amateur Radio Club's hamfest will be on Saturday September 20, 2014 from 8am to 1pm. The First Church of God located at 700 N. Broadway St. in Greenfield will be the site of the hamfest. This year will be a Tailgate Hamfest and admission is free. The outside area is a paved parking lot. Indoor spaces will also be available. Setup will be any time after 6am. Some tables may be available on a first come first serve basis for inside use only. Bring your own table for outside use.
4) For a full list of upcoming Hamfests, click on the "2014 Hamfests" link at the left side of our home page. There you will find a full listing of upcoming hamfest, their locations and times for the year.
5) The S.E.T. (Simulated Emergency Test) for this year will be on October 18, 2014. There will be warning announcements on the 147.165 MHz and 147.015 MHz repeaters at 9:15am and 9:30am. Listeners will be instructed of what frequency to monitor for further information. The S.E.T. will begin at 10am. The emergency scenario will be An Ice Storm. All licensed Amateurs are encouraged to participate in this exercise - you don't have to be a member of ARES..
6) Week Three of Preparedness in September - Because of the numerous repeaters around and the ingenuity of many Amateur Radio Operators, we can make a difference in disaster communications. Before we do that, we as Hams need to look at three areas of concern.
EQUIPMENT: If we don’t have functional equipment stored in a place where numerous Hams can access it, then we fail before we even begin. Put what you need together before it’s needed. Hendricks County ARES has such a place to be used in times of emergencies.
TRAINING: While just having Amateur radio operators available is an asset to the public safety, you can increase your credibility by taking additional training such as the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency courses, and most importantly National Incident Management System (NIMS) The NIMS courses are free to take from FEMA online. You need courses in 100, 200, 700a and 800b. Taking these courses will help the communications operator to better understand the various public safety needs during a disaster.
We need good, dedicated, accountable, well trained individuals to accomplish this. Hendricks County ARES is proclaiming this month "Preparedness " month.We encourage you to take this month to devise a plan and to execute the plan with a drill/exercise for yourself and your family.
..More Next Week
7) The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Community along with the Hendricks County Commissioners and the Hendricks County Sheriff's Department will hosting the 26th Annual Amateur Radio and Volunteers Award Night on November 19, 2014 at 7pm. at the Hendricks County Government Center located at 355 South Washington St. in Danville.
The meeting will be held in the large conference room. If you would like to nominate for an award you can contact Ron Burke, KB9DJA, at email@example.com, Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jay Wright, KK9L, at 317-203-3335.
Please give a brief description of why you think your nominee should receive an award. Please include your nominee's name, call sign, phone number, and e-mail address when you submit your nomination.
Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, along with the American Legion Post 118, will be Honoring our Silent Keys.
*NOTE* 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 email@example.com.
Website Additions & Updates:
08/03/2014 - Corrected frequency for S.E.T.
08/-6/2014 - Updated 2014Hamfest List
08/09/2014 - Added Ham-er Special Weather Edition Vol 1 to Documents page
08/20/2014 - Added more to Documents page
08/29/2014 - Updated Radio Programmed Frequency List in Documents section. ( THIS IS FOR ALL ARES & RACES MEMBERS )
08/31/2014 - Added 6 more content to Documents page
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