April 14, 2015
1) On April 16th Wayne Fox, KE9P, will be hosting the monthly Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz. Bill Gouge, AA9EG, 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.
2) The 8th Annual North Central Indiana Hamfest sponsored by the Cass, Grant
and Miami County Amateur Radio Clubs. The Hamfest will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015 at the Miami County 4-H Fairgrounds from 7am to 1pm at. Fairgrounds are located at 1079 W. 200 N in Peru, Indiana.
Admission is $5.00 at the door, children 17 and under get in free. Parking is also free. Talk-in will be on the 147.345 MHz Repeater. For
more information contact Steve Shepler, WA9RVM, at email@example.com or by
phone at 765-661-5260.
3) For a list of 2015 hamfests, click on the link at the top left side of this page. The list will be expanded as information becomes available.
4) On April 21, 2015 Jay Wright, KK9L, will be hosting the Monthly ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net on the 147.570 MHz. 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.
5) 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 he 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.
6) 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.
7) 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 this website when it becomes available.
8) Wayne, AC9HP, reported that he just updated the ARES Facebook page. Check it out ! Wayne does a great job.
This Sunday, April 19th, is the ARRL Rookie Roundup on HF, designed for those of you first licensed in 2013 and later: April is the phone version, on single-sideband. It is explained on the arrl.org web site. This is a relaxed and fun event and I urge you to check it out – rookies can work anyone, and non-rookies can work rookies to help them learn the ropes.
Get on the simplex nets in April! If you have not participated, WE NEED YOU – when hams check in from around the county, using various types of radios, we know more about how well our signals get out in an emergency. April 16th at 9:30 a.m., and April 21st at 8 p.m. – details in the weekly net news.
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.
Finally, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org