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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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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  •  Recent Updates

             Next Event:  
Hoosier Hills Radio Club Hamfest at Bedford this Saturday, October 3rd.
                         For more info, see item # 3 of the E-Net News below.  You can get complete info
                         from our Hamfest List at this LINK.

September 29, 2015

1)  The next ARES monthly simplex net will be one week from tonight, on October 6th.  Chris Harrison KD9BIX will be running that at 8 p.m. on 146.430 mHz.  The next hospital net will be on the morning of Thursday October 15th, which is the third Thursday of the month.

2)  New ARES members are encouraged to attend a special orientation program, which will be in either mid-October or early November.  Members of the Hendricks County ARES leadership will acquaint you with ARES activities, equipment and training expectations.  If you would like to join ARES, go to our website, hendricksares.org.  Under New Ham Reference, there’s a link to ARES Membership Information.

3)  The next hamfest in our area is in Bedford, on October 3rd.  The Hoosier Hills Hamfest is sponsored by the Hoosier Hills Ham Club.  Remaining hamfests this year are in Shelbyville on October 24th, and Fort Wayne on November 14th and 15th.  For location, prices, and other information, go to the Hamfests link on this website.

4)  October 24th is the date for the Simulated Emergency Test, sponsored by Indiana ARES.  More information on this event will be shared as it becomes available.

5)  The ARES Emergency Plan is on our web site.  It lays out the proper procedures to use during an emergency or disaster. Please print and keep a copy of the ARES Emergency Plan at your station.

6)  If you have ideas for an ARES training class for 2016, please send it to Tom Hansen at wa9yi@arrl.net.

7)  Finally, remember that you can most easily hit the 147.015 repeater by using a subaudio tone of 123.0 Hz. This helps when you use 5 watts or less, such as with a handheld transceiver (HT).  Also, set your transmitter bandwidth to "narrow" to match the repeater’s setting. 



      Please check back later. . . . .


Please join us next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for the weekly Hendricks County ARES 2-meter net 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 «
BILL GOUGE, AA9EG - Webmaster



Recent Website Additions & Updates:

09-09-2015:  Added latest edition of the HAM'ER newsletter
09-10-2015:  Updated ARES Leadership document
10-22-2015:  Updated Hamfest list



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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.