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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December 6, 2016

1)  Tonight will be our monthly simplex net at 8 p.m. Tom, WA9YI, will be net control on 147.570 MHz.  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 station and other hams around the county.  Be sure to participate each month through April.  If you would like to volunteer to be the NCO for a simplex net, contact Ken at kakayler64@hotmail.com.  He can give you all the details and reserve a date for you.

2) The next monthly hospital net will be starting on the third Saturday at 10:30 a.m. of January of 2017. This change is in hopes of bringing in more check ins than in the past.  These monthly simplex nets on 147.570 MHz will resume after the first of the year.

3) The next hamfest in Indiana will be in Brownsburg on February 18h, 2017.  Check the hamfest link on this website for more details.

4)  Check into the “Use It or Lose It” net each Sunday at 7 p.m.  The net runs on 224.220 MHz from the KD9EST repeater in Danville. It requires a tone of 88.5 Hz. 

5)  If you are looking for experience in emergency communications, consider helping with one of the many public service events coming up this fall.  Go to indyhams.org  and click on  Events  for some good options.

6) It’s always available:  go training.fema.gov/is, and earn the National Incident Management System certifications that you do not already hold. To be deployed by local government agencies, you must have certificates for  100b, 200b, 700a and 800b.

The Indiana Elmer Network will be holding training classes for General Class (only) ham license on the 1st and 2nd Thursdays in January, February, and March of 2017. Testing will take place on the 3rd Thursday in March.  Training will take place at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The classrooms are located at 7251 West McCarty Street in Indianapolis.  If you would to attend, space is limited and please register at http://indianaelmernetwork.us/2017-general-amateur-radio-classes/. Or you can contact Wayne Michael, AC9HP, at ac9hp@arrl.net for more information.

8) The Putnam County 2 Meter Repeater that has been off line for a couple of months. It is now up and running on the frequency of 147.330 Megahertz positive offset with a sub-audible tone of 88.5 Hertz.  Any and all Amateurs are invited to check into their weekly nets every Tuesday Night starting at 8 p.m.

9) The District Emergency Coordinator ( D.E.C. ) position for District 5 is now open. If anyone interested in becoming the D.E.C for district 5 you can go to the ARRL website at www.arrl.org/district-emergency-coordinator. Or you can contact Tony Stokes at ku9v@arrl.net for more details.

10) The Hendricks County ARES Net Manager Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, is looking for anyone willing to run an ARES monthly Tuesday Night Simplex Net; for the months of February, March, and April. These nets are held after the weekly scheduled ARES Tuesday Night nets at 8 p.m. These nets are to check the capability and performance; of our radios with the Net Control Operator and other hams in and around Hendricks County and is a vital part of radio communications training for ARES members in Hendricks County. Anyone interested in becoming a N.C.O. for these nets please contact Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at kakayler64@hotmail.com for more information.  



Ron, KB9DJA, announced that the upcoming HCARS club Christmas dinner (party) will be on December 10th at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center. The center is located at 1201 Sycamore Ln. in Danville. Chicken will be the main course this year, as well as a slide show.  Mike Rollins, WA9NCF, is stepping down as the club's vice-president, so voting by paper ballot will take place at the party.

Scott Martin, N9ARE, is running for Vice President of the HCARS club.


  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.



   The new training schedule will be added soon.....  

10th - Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HC ARES) Christmas dinner party.  Starts at 6 p.m. at the Hendricks County Senior Center in Danville.

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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.

• 09-09-16: Added the Q4 issue of the HAM'ER newlsetter (oct-nov-dec) to the Document Library section of this website.

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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.