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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The next hamfest opportunity is Saturday, November 28, at the TurkeyFest in Brazil.  
Check the hamfest link for details.


November 24, 2015

Besides Thanksgiving, this coming weekend features the year’s last hamfest.  It will on Saturday morning, Nov. 28th, at the Clay County Fairgrounds south of Brazil.  Next will be the Fifth Annual Brownsburg hamfest, just eleven weeks from now.  Check the hamfest link for details.

2) Hams should be getting new operating privileges on 60 meters in a year or two.  The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) has just approved an allocation for a global ham band from 5.3515 to 5.3665 megahertz.  This would be on a secondary basis with a 15 watt power limit.  At present, U.S. hams can operate at up to 100 watts on five narrow channels near those frequencies.  That won’t change unless and until the F.C.C. adopts the recommendation and approves rules for the new band.

3)  In Washington, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has voted in favor of the proposed Amateur Radio Parity Act, known as S-1685.  This legislation would prohibit outright bans of ham radio antennas through land use restrictions like those found in many homeowners association agreements.  S-1685 also picked up its fourth cosponsor in the Senate, while the companion bill in the House, H.R. 1301, has 114 cosponsors.

4) The next Tuesday night simplex net will be on December 8th on 146.460 MHz. Tom, WA9YI, will be net control and will start at 8:00 pm - right after the regular Tuesday Night ARES Net on 147.015 MHz.

5)  Hendricks ARES has been invited to take part in the county Health Department’s emergency exercise, to take place in late February.  More details will be available in the coming weeks.

6)  A reminder to all Hendricks County ARES members who have not completed all four NIMS certifications:  Go to training.fema.gov/is for the online courses; use the keyword search to either look for NIMS, or for one of the four required courses:  100b, 200b, 700a and 800b.

7) The annual holiday dinner for members of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will be on Saturday, December 12th, in Danville.  Please contact a club officer if you need more information.

8)  Please print and keep at your station a copy of the ARES Emergency Plan, which can be found on our web site.  It lays out the proper procedures to use during an emergency or disaster.



  • Ron, KB9DJA, reported on the Hendricks County ARES Simulated Emergency Test (SET) held last Thursday, Nov. 19, in conjunction with the county’s Local Emergency Planning Committee.  Local ARES members were on site at the local emergency operations center and at the two hospitals in roles related to the mock cyberattack on county facilities.

  • Ron also reported that in addition to the 147.015 and 145.130 repeater, there are six repeaters
    in Hendricks County that ARES members and those listening might want to try.  They are:

       444.025 MHz     151.4 Hz tone      KD9EST   (TEMPORARLY  OFF  THE  AIR,  PENDING  REPAIRS)
       224.330 MHz       88.5 Hz tone      KB9DJA
       147.165 MHz      no tone                KO9F    (linked to 442.900 for SkyWarn nets)
       442.900 MHz      no tone                KO9F
       145.290 MHz      88.5 Hz tone       AB9D
       444.200 MHz      88.5 Hz tone       W9BU

    Ron also noted a list of all repeaters in Indiana can be found at ircinc.org, look for the link to Repeater Directory.

  • Tom, WA9YI, announced that the list of training classes for 2016 will be announced two weeks from tonight. 


Please check back later for the latest Training News......


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 )

» These titles, and many more, are on our Documents page - Check it out «
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Recent Website Additions & Updates:

• Added latest edition of the HAM'ER newsletter • Updated ARES Leadership document •
• Updated Hamfest list •

11-06-2015: Added the Boy Scout 2015 JOTA Report ( Jamboree On The Air )
11-10-2015: Added Winter Weather Tips
11-10-2015: Updated Hamfest list 
11-13-2015: Fixed problem with PayPal DONATE button



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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.