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 Exelence Award given by the Indianapolis Radio Club Council (IRCC).   Click HERE for details

Weekly E-Net News

November 18, 2014

1)  The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Community along with the Hendricks County Commissioners and the Hendricks County Sheriff's Department will hosting the 26th Annual Amateur Radio and Volunteers Award Night on November 19, 2014 at 7pm  at the Hendricks County Government Center located at 355 South Washington St. in Danville.  The meeting will be held in the large conference room. The deadline for submitting nominations ended October 19th. Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, along with the American Legion Post 118, will be honoring our Silent Keys. Bring your family out and see the Amateur Radio volunteers of Hendricks County.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Ron Burke, KB9DJA. Ron brought home the IRCC Outstanding Amateur of the Year Award this year. He was nominated for the award last year, but did not win. Ron was nominated for all of his hard work and achievements for the past 20 years in Amateur Radio and for all of the hard work and success of the past 4 years with HCARES (Hendricks County Amateur Radio Emergency Service). You can CLICK HERE to see a picture of the award presentation. CLICK HERE for a close-up image of the award. Congratulations, again, Ron!!!

3) There will not be Hospital Simplex Nets for the month of December, due to the holidays. The Nets will resume in January 2015.

4) There will not be a Tuesday Night ARES Simplex Net for the month of December, due to the holidays. The Tuesday Night ARES Simplex Nets will resume in January 2015.

5) The 4th Annual Brownsburg Hamfest Sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will be on Saturday February 14, 2015. At the American Legion Post 331 located at 636 East Main St. in Brownsburg, In. Setup will be on Friday the 13th from 3pm till 7:30pm. Setup will also be at 6am on Saturday morning the day of the Hamfest. Doors will open at 7am for the Hamfest and will be ending at 3pm. Admission is $5 at the door, parking is free. Vendor Tables with power are $15, $10 without power. Table sales available at the door both days. (Bring your own power strips and extension cords). Food Service provided by the American Legion. Talk-In will be on the 147.015 repeater with a + shift. For more information and table reservations contact Wayne Fox, KE9P, at

6) The hamfests have ended for the year, but a new list of 2015 hamfests will be added to the site soon.

*NOTE*  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 kakayler64@hotmail.com


Recent Website Additions & Updates:

10-17-2014 - Added Emergency Response Guidebook to the Documents page.  (THE GUIDEBOOK CONTAINS HAZMAT INFO FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS)

10-21-2014 - Added more titles to Documents page (MARKED AS NEW)

10-29-2014 - Added Indiana ARES Emergency Plan to Documents page

11-14-2014 - Added the latest ARRL Indiana SM's newsletter to the Documents page. See pages 4-6 for story about the 2014 HC ARES S.E.T.

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Local  Events

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

No nets in Nov & Dec 2014 - Next net
January 15, 2015 :
Hospital Radio Net on 147.570 MHz simplex at 9:30am.  All Hams are invited to participate.

Our Congratulations
go to Barry Palencer, KC9WMS, for his recent appointment as Public Information Officer (PIO) and an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for the Hendricks County ARES team.  Barry has been our "acting" PIO for several weeks and our group has benefited greatly from his efforts.


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Last Website Update on October 28, 2014 by wrg