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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August 23, 2016

1) We are sad to report the passing of Larry Evans N9XVL, who died Friday.  Visitation will be tomorrow from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., with services to follow, at the G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue, in Indianapolis.

2) September is Preparedness Month, and here are three announcements related to that:

  A –  Hendricks ARES will have two booths at the county Emergency Preparedness Festival, from noon to 7 p.m. on September 14 at the county fairgrounds in Danville.  Stay tuned for more details.

  B –  The net news will feature information on preparing for emergencies each week in September.

  C –  Our monthly simplex nets will resume in September. Each will be at 8 p.m. right after this net, and will give you a chance to test your radio on a simplex frequency.  If you would like to host one of them, contact Ken, KC9SQD, at the info at the end of the e-mailed net news.

The next hamfest in the area is this Saturday, August 27, in Spencer.  Check the hamfest link, on this website, for more details.

4) The next 2-meter simplex hospital net will be on Thursday, September 15th at 9:30 a.m. The hospital nets are always on 147.570 MHz. 

5)  Congrats to Barry, KC9WMS, who is the new Public Information Officer for the Indiana Section of the ARRL.  Barry was appointed by Section Manager Brent Walls, N9BA.

6) If you are new to Hendricks County ARES or are thinking about joining, be advised that a new-member orientation is being planned for early fall.  Dates and details will be forthcoming.

7) What have more than 70 percent of Hendricks ARES members done that you might not yet have done?  They went to training.fema.gov/is and earned the National Incident Management System certifications that they did not already hold:  100b, 200b, 700a and 800b.


  Bob, W9BU, noted that when using the 147.165 repeater, it helps to key up for a second or two before speaking.

Bob also urged to engage in the best possible way to improve your emergency communicator skills:  participate in the many public service events that engage hams throughout the year.  He noted the web site indyhams.org, which has a list of upcoming running, hiking and bicycling events that use hams for on-course communications. 

Ron, KB9DJA, as Emergency Coordinator, added his endorsement to Bob’s comments.

Ron also noted the passing last Friday of Larry Evans N9XLV (see funeral information above), and the net observed a moment of silence in his memory. 

Bill KG9QJ echoed Ron’s comments and said 73 to his friend N9XLV.

   REMINDER:  Regarding the ARES digital net, if you need help setting up your HF equipment ahead of time, please contact Wayne 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.



At the present time, our training consists of net operations.  A new-member ARES orientation is being planned for early fall.   Details will follow soon.    

Aug 27th - Hamfest in Spencer on Saturday, Aug. 27th.
For more hamfest information, click on the link below: http://hendricksares.org/docs/hamfests.pdf

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Recent Website Additions & Updates:

•  07-05-16: Added the Q3 issue of the HAM'ER newlsetter (jul-aug-sep) to the Document Library section of this website.

• 07-05-16: Added the Field Day Special Edition of the HAM'ER Newsletter to the Document Library section of  this website.

• 08-09-16: Updated the 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

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.