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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October 18, 2016

1) Though Hurricane Matthew is history, it’s important to note that during and after such storms, hams should be aware of nets responding to the emergency.  Nets went up in Cuba and around the hurricane zone on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 meters.  Frequencies were posted on our Facebook page and other sites.  If emergency nets go up, do not interfere with those frequencies, and do not check in unless you genuinely have something of importance to contribute.

2)  Our next monthly simplex net will be at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8th.  Bill, AE9R, will be net control on 145.555 MHz.  These simplex nets are an important part of training.  They let you test your radio and antenna system on a simplex frequency with the NCO station and other hams around the county.  Be sure to participate each month through April.  If you would like to volunteer to be the NCO for a simplex net, contact Ken at kakayler64@hotmail.com.  He can give you all the details and reserve a date for you.

  The LAST hospital simplex net of the year will be at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 20th.  The frequency of this simplex net will be 147.570.  Mark your calendar and make plans to participate.  There will not be any hospital nets in Novermber or December.   The nets will resume in January of 2017.   The nets will be held on the 3rd SATURDAY of each month.

4) The next hamfest in the area is a tailgater in Shelbyville, on Saturday, October 22nd.  Check the hamfest link on this website for more details.

5)  The fall new-member orientation program is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th.  E-mailed invitations will be going out shortly to those who have joined since the last orientation.  Please RSVP for this important training program for new ARES members.

6) If you are looking for experience in emergency communications, consider helping with one of the many public service events coming up this fall.  Go to indyhams.org and click on Events for some good options.

7)  You can still go training.fema.gov/is, and earn the National Incident Management System certifications that you do not already hold. To be deployed by local government agencies, you must have certificates for  100b, 200b, 700a and 800b.



   Tom WA9YI announced that HCARS will be operating as a club during ARRL Sweepstakes on the weekend of Nov. 19-20.  Stations will be set up at the grandstand at the fairgrounds in Danville to operate on 10 through 80 meters and possibly 160.  Details in coming weeks.  Click HERE for info from ARRL.

  Tom, KB9RBB, urged the net to attend the Shelbyville Tailgate hamfest (see item 4 above to find link to more info).

  Reminder from Wayne, AC9HP, regarding the ARES digital net. If you need help setting up your HF equipment ahead of time, please contact Wayne at AC9HP@arrl.net for assistance.  We will use different modes each month, starting with PSK then moving to other digital modes like Olivia MKS63.   We will also experiment with RMS Express and WinMor.  Specific dates and times will be announced on the facebook page, the hendricksares.org website, and in future weekly ARES nets, so be on the lookout.



The fall new-member orientation program is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th.  E-mailed invitations will be going out shortly to those who have joined since the last orientation.  Please RSVP for this important training program for new ARES members.  

Oct 22nd : Tailgater in Shelbyville- #4 above in E-Net News

Oct 29th : ARES New-Member Orientation program.  Details will be in e-mailed invitations.

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Recent Website Additions & Updates:

•  07-05-16: Added the Q3 issue of the HAM'ER newlsetter (jul-aug-sep) to the Document Library section of this website.

• 07-05-16: Added the Field Day Special Edition of the HAM'ER Newsletter to the Document Library section of  this website.

• 09-09-16: Added the Q4 issue of the HAM'ER newlsetter (oct-nov-dec) to the Document Library section of this website.

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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.