Hendricks County (Indiana) Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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Misc. Links 

FCC Pt 97 Radio Rules
FCC Data Lookup (ULS)

Tippecanoe Cnty ARES

Vigo County EmComm
KC9WRY 220 MHz Net

Ron Burke, KB9DJA, was nominated for the 2014 Technical Exelence 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!!!

E-Net News  •  On-Air Additions  •  Training News  •  New Ham Reference  •  Field Day 2015 Pictures

July 28, 2015

1) The Angola Hamfest, sponsored by the Land Of The Lakes Amateur Radio Club, will be on Saturday August 8, 2015 from 8am until 12pm (noon). It will be held at the Angola Community Church of the Nazarene at 255 North Gerald Lett Avenue.  Admission is $6.00. Indoor tables as well as Trunk Sales are free.  All table reservations are required before August 1st . No indoor tables given the day of Hamfest. Vendor set-up will be on Friday August 7th from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday August 8th from 7am to 8am. Talk-in will be on the Angola repeater frequency of 147.180 MHz (+) with a PL-Tone of 131.8 Hz. For information or reservations contact Sharon Brown, WD9DSP, at landoflakesarc@gmail.com or by phone at 260-475-5897.

2) For a list of 2015 hamfests, click on the Hamfests for 2015 link at the top left side of this page.

3) On August 20th, John Richardson, N9UYC, will be hosting the monthly Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz . Jeff Pennycuff, W9JAP, 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 IU 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.

4) 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.

5) Due to an interference problem, the bandwidth of the 147.015 MHz Repeater receiver had to be reduced.  As a result, over-modulated signals cause audio clipping (chopping of message).  This can be reduced by setting your transmitter bandwidth to "narrow", which is programmable on most newer radios.  Talking softer of "backing out of the mic" will also help. Some received signals are "choppy" because of weak signal conditions.  This problem can be reduced by setting a sub-audible tone (PL) of 123.0 Hz on your transmitting frequency.  This will open the squelch on the repeater receiver, allowing your weak signal to be heard.

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 kakayler64@hotmail.com


Tom, WA9YI, said the next Frequency Agility QSY (FAQ) exercise will be August 11th. The QSY frequency will be to a repeater frequency, which will be announced later. When the frequency is made known, please have it programmed in your radio before the Net.

Jay, KK9L, affirmed his belief of the importance of God in the “big scheme of things”, and wished blessings and good health to all listeners . (Note: This is basically how each session of the United States Senate and House of Representatives is opened)



Tom, WA9YI, said the next Frequency Agility QSY (FAQ) exercise will be August 11th. The QSY repeater frequency will be announced at a later date.

- Tom Hansen WA9YI, Training Coordinator


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 «
BILL GOUGE, AA9EG - Webmaster


Recent Website Additions & Updates:

07-01-2015 - Please note that the Indianapolis Hamfest is a one day event, which will be held on Saturday, July 11th.  Advance, discounted, tickets are available at select area merchants.  See the hamfest flyer for details.

07-02-2015 - Uploaded the third quarter issue of the Ham'er Newsletter

07-08-2015 - Added New Ham Reference section to website

07-08-2014 - Added Quick Links at the top of this page

07-09-2015 - Added ARES info to New Ham Reference section


Look for pictures in the Field Day 2015 issue of the Ham'er . . .
. . . Coming Soon


Click the link to see the Amateur Radio Week proclamation fron the
Hendricks County Commissioners, that was presented at the 2015 Field Day event.



Thanks to these supporters of Amateur Radio in Hendricks County

Beacon Sign Company of Avon

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Hendricks County Sheriff, HC Emergency Management Agency, Plainfield PD, Avon PD, Brownsburg PD, Avon Fire Dept, Indiana EMA, National Weather Service, Hendricks County Hospitals, the Citizens of Hendricks County

Local  Events
Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society club meetings: 2nd Monday of each month. HC Government Center at 7:00pm (except Oct 12th - meeting will be held at the Gordon Graham Field airport.

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.