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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
E
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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August 25, 2015


1)
The monthly ARES Simplex Nets will be starting in September 2015 and will continue through April 2016. The Hendricks County ARES will be hosting the Tuesday Night ARES Simplex Net starting at 8pm right after the ARES scheduled weekly Net. The Net Controller will pick his or her choice of a simplex frequency and a Tuesday night he or she would like to run it. The purpose of these nets are to check the radios capability and performance in the event of a emergency or disaster. If you would like to help out in running a Net, contact ARES Net Manager Ken Kayler, KC9SQD at kakayler64@hotmail.com for more information.


2) Ken Kayler KC9SQD  will hosting the Monthly Tuesday Night, 2 Meter Simplex Net on September 15th on the simplex frequency of 147.570 MHz at 8pm - right after the Hendricks County ARES scheduled weekly net.


3) On September 17th, Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, will be hosting the monthly Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz . Brian Thompson, N9ZEQ, 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 IU 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.


4)
  The Hancock County ARC Hamfest sponsored by the Hancock County Amateur Radio Club will be on Saturday September 19th from 8am to 1pm. It will be located at the First Church Of God located at 700 N. Broadway St. in Greenfield, IN. Setup will anytime after 6am the morning of the Hamfest. Talk-in will be on the frequency of 145.330 MHz. For more information contact Joe White, KC9UKE, at joewhite@myninestar.net  or at 317-908-4664.


5)
  For a list of 2015 hamfests, click on the Hamfests for 2015 link at the top left side of this page.


6) You can now view and download the ARES Emergency Plan from our website. This plan is a tool that will teach you the proper procedures to use during an emergency or disaster. All ARES members are highly encouraged to print and keep a copy of the ARES Emergency Plan at your station.


7)  Due to an interference problem, the bandwidth of the 147.015 MHz Repeater receiver had to be reduced.  As a result, over-modulated signals cause audio clipping (chopping of message).  This can be reduced by setting your transmitter bandwidth to "narrow", which is programmable on most newer radios.  Talking softer of "backing out of the mic" will also help. Some received signals are "choppy" because of weak signal conditions.  This problem can be reduced by setting a sub-audible tone (PL) of 123.0 Hz on your transmitting frequency.  This will open the squelch on the repeater receiver, allowing your weak signal to be heard.


8)  Next month will be Preparedness in September month.  Each week on the ARES Weekly Tuesday Night Net we will read a segment over the air on how to prepare yourself and your families and what to do during a emergency or disaster.  So, stay tuned for next month’s ARES Nets.


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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 )


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HENDRICKS COUNTY
AMATEUR RADIO:

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 (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

Note:
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.