Ron Burke, KB9DJA
Hendricks County ARES
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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January 17, 2017
1) The next Hendricks County monthly simplex net will be on February 7, 2017 starting at 8pm. Erik Cohee, KC9WRY, will be net control on 147.570 megahertz. These simplex nets are an important part of training. They let you test your radio and antenna system on a simplex frequency with the Net Control Operator other hams around the county. Be sure to participate each month through April.
2) The next monthly Hospital Simplex Net will be on Saturday January 21, 2017 starting at 10:30am, with Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, hosting from Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. Richard Dorsey, KD9ECJ, will be hosting from IU West Hospital. The day for the nets was change is in hopes of bringing in more check-ins than in the past. These monthly simplex nets are on 147.570 megahertz. These nets are to check the performance and capability of our radios on a simplex frequency with hams in and around Hendricks County. This information will be of great value when called upon to provide communications during an emergency or disaster.
3) The Brownsburg Hamfest, sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society, will be on February 18, 2017 at the Brownsburg American Legion Post 331. The legion is located at 636 East Main St. in Brownsburg. Setup will be on Friday February 17th from 3pm to 7:30pm, and Saturday morning February 18th from 6am to 7am. The event is open to the public on Saturday from 7am until 2pm. Admission is $5 at the door. There will be door prizes and a grand prize for attendees. Talk-in will be on the 147.015MHz, N9HC, repeater. The ARRL Central Indiana Division Director, Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, and ARRL Indiana Section Emergency Coordinator, Tony Stokes, KU9V, will have a booth at the hamfest this year. Contact the new Hamfest Coordinator, Bruce Jones, KD9AGH at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the hamfest link at www.hendricksares.org for more details.
4) If you are looking for experience in emergency communications, consider helping with one of the public service events this fall. Go to www.indyhams.org and click on Events for some good options.
5) It’s always available; you can go to www.training.fema.gov/is, and earn the National Incident Management certifications that you do not already hold: IS-100b, IS-200b, IS-700a and IS-800b. These courses are a vital part of the Hendricks County ARES training.
6) The National Weather Service Indianapolis office will be conducting their annual Hendricks County Severe Weather Spotter training on Saturday, March 4th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the north conference rooms off the rotunda in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 S. Washington St. in Danville, IN. Please enter through the northwest door and follow the signs. The program will be presented by one of the meteorologists from NWS Indianapolis. The training is free and open to the public, but public safety, first responders, and amateur radio operators are especially encouraged to attend. The program is updated with the most recent photos and videos, plus any updated information and reporting requirements. Spotter safety is always a major part of the program. Pre-registration is NOT required.
• Gordon Cotton, KD0EWM, announced that there will be monthly meetings for HC ARES members on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The meeting for January will be on the 18th. These informative meetings will be held at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center in Danville, located just behind (north of) Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. Keep up to date about Hendricks County ARES by attending these meetings.
• 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.
Wednesday, January 18: Meeting of HCARES members at 7:00 pm at the Hendricks Counry Senior Services Center in Danville, behind Hendricks Regional Hospital.
Saturday, March 4th: The National Weather annual Severe Weather Spotter training from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. See item #6 above.
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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.