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 Fifth Annual Brownsburg Hamfest is only a few days away, on Saturday, February 13th
You can see the hamfest flyer by clcking HERE.

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February 9, 2016

  The Fifth Annual Brownsburg Hamfest is here!  Join throngs of hams this Saturday, February 13th, at the American Legion hall at 636 East Main Street.  Setup is the evening before, and doors open at 7 a.m. Saturday.  More details can be found on the hamfest link on this webste.

2)  The next Hendricks ARES monthly 2-meter simplex net is tonight, at 8 p.m., right after this net.  Tom KC9IUL will be net control, on 145.555 MHz.  Please plan to be part of the fun and see how many people check in; we have had a dozen or so the last two months.

3)  The next hospital simplex net will be nine days from now, on the morning of Thursday, February 18th, at 9:30 a.m., on 147.570 MHz.  Dave N9KQI will be hosting at Hendricks Regional Hospital, and Gary AB9SS will do the same at IU West, as we test these stations and propagation within the county.

 Hendricks ARES members not already assigned for the February 27th Family Assistance Center (FAC) exercise are needed for a good operating experience that morning.  Duties will include taking down health and welfare messages to and from Hendricks Regional and I.U. West hospitals.  The assignment will be from 7 a.m. to noon at Danville High School.  If you are interested in sharpening the skills you will need as a trained amateur radio operator during a real disaster, contact Ron KB9DJA at gunship@wildblue.net

5)  NWS Indianapolis and the Indiana Chapter of the American Meteorological Society will host the 2016 Central Indiana Severe Weather Symposium at Butler University on Saturday, March 5.  Speakers include Chris Wright of CBS4, storm chaser Jeff Piotrowski, and disaster preparedness expert Dr. Laura Myers, and NWS Indianapolis meteorologists.  Details can be found at weather.gov/ind/2016CISWS.

6)  Ham license classes on Wednesday evenings began Jan. 27th, but it is not too late join in.  The classes are from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Center in Danville, for Technician, General and Extra class licenses.  These classes are sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society.  More information is on the HCARS website, which is hcars.org.

7)  Mark your calendar for the Skywarn severe weather spotter training class in Danville.  It will be on Saturday, March 19th, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hendricks County Government Center.  All hams and anyone interested in helping the National Weather Service identify severe weather are welcome.  Dates for training in neighboring counties can be found at weather.gov/ind/spotter_talks.

8)  Hendricks County ARES is fortunate that about two-thirds of our members have their four NIMS certifications.  These are obtained through on-line classes as part of the FEMA training program.  If you need to complete one or more:  Go to training.fema.gov/is and then use the keyword search to look for any of the four required courses:  100b, 200b, 700a and 800b.  You’ll need your student ID number, which you can obtain on that site.

9)  It’s almost spring, and severe weather is coming.  You will be best able to serve in an emergency with a printed copy of the Hendricks County ARES Emergency Plan at your station.   You can view and print it from this website, by clicking HERE.



   Please check back later for updated information . . . . . .


Ham license classes on Wednesday evenings have begun, but it is not too late to participate.  The classes are from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Services Center in Danville, for Technician, General and Extra class licenses.  These classes are sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society.  More information is on the HCARS website, which is hcars.org.

  March 19th: The National Weather Service, Indianapolis office will be conducting annual Severe Weather Spotters training from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the north room off the rotunda in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 S. Washington St. in Danville, IN


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• Corrected my   mistakes on some repeater information under On-Air Addtions

• 01-12-2016: updated Hamfest list
• 01-18-2016: Added script for Tuesday Night 2-Meter ARES Net (documents section)


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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

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.