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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The next Tuesday night simplex net will be on December 8th on 146.460 MHz. Tom, WA9YI, will be
net control and will start at 8:00 pm - right after the regular Tuesday Night ARES Net on 147.015 MHz.

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December 1, 2015

This weekend, the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis is one of many hosting a special on-air event.  This is to recognize the Skywarn weather observation and reporting system and its many amateur radio volunteers.  Hams across the nation will be on the air between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday.  Frequencies and hours will vary by station, but operations should be underway on eight ham bands including VHF and UHF.  Details can be found at hamradio.noaa.gov.

2)  The next simplex net will be at 8 p.m. next Tuesday, December 8, on a frequency of 146.46 MHz.  Tom WA9YI will be net control.  All area hams are invited and encouraged to check in, as the simplex net provides us with important propagation data.

3)  Hamfests are over for this year, but it’s only ten weeks until the Fifth Annual Brownsburg hamfest.  For a Hamfest Flyer, click HERE.  Details are also on the Hamfest List on this website.

4)   In Washington, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has voted in favor of the proposed Amateur Radio Parity Act, known as S 1685.  This legislation would prohibit outright bans of ham radio antennas through land use restrictions like those found in many homeowners association agreements.  S 1685 also picked up its fourth cosponsor in the Senate, while the companion bill in the House, H.R. 1301, has 114 cosponsors.   

5)   Hendricks ARES has been invited to take part in the county Health Department’s emergency exercise, to take place on February 27th.  More details will be available in the coming weeks.

6)  A reminder to all Hendricks County ARES members who have not completed all four NIMS certifications:  Go to training.fema.gov/is for the online courses; use the keyword search to either look for NIMS, or for one of the four required courses:  100b, 200b, 700a and 800b.

7) The annual holiday dinner for members of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will be on Saturday, December 12th, in Danville.  Please contact a club officer if you need more information.

8)  Please print and keep at your station a copy of the ARES Emergency Plan, which can be found on our web site.  It lays out the proper procedures to use during an emergency or disaster.


Tom, WA9Y,I announced the list of training courses for 2016, and a rough schedule:

• January will bring two NIMS review classes, one covering 100b and 700a, and the other covering 200b and 800b.  Each will likely be offered on a Saturday afternoon and on a weekday evening.  Also January will have the Intro to Digital Modes seminar from last year.

•  February we will see a Digital Modes Workshop to build on the Intro class; a refersher class for our trained Hospital Hams; a class on messages and traffic handling covering both NTS and ICS systems; and a Net Control Operator training class, again with hands-on net practice.

•  In March we will have Skywarn Spotter training; an Intro to Damage Assessment class; and a “When You Get Deployed” class to prepare you to be prepared to take yourself, your rig and antennas and backup gear, and the things to sustain you, when you are deployed for a day or three during an emergency.



Specific details of training classes for 2016 will be announced on the December 8th regular
Tuesday Night ARES net (7:30pm on 147.015 MHz).

Information of Interest to New Hams - From our Documents Library

Ham Frequency Allocation Chart
Quickstart Guide for All Hams
Choosing A Ham Radio
Installing PowerPole Connectors   ( ARES  STANDARD CONNECTORS )
Programmed Radio Frequency List     ( VERSION 1.24 )
ARES Membership Info
ARES Registration Form    ( DOC file )

» These titles, and many more, are on our Documents page - Check it out «
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Recent Website Additions & Updates:

• Added latest edition of the HAM'ER newsletter • Updated ARES Leadership document •
• Added the Boy Scout 2015 JOTA Report ( Jamboree On The Air ) • Added Winter Weather Tips
• Fixed problem with PayPal DONATE button • Updated Hamfest list • Changed "Homepage   Quick Links" to buttons • Added link to the Indiana ARRL Section Newsletter

11-30-2014: Corrected my mistakes on some repeater information under On-Air Addtions


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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.