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

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!!!

Weekly E-Net News

November 25, 2014

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

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.

3) 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

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

5) The Hendricks County Amateur Community will be having there 2015 Amateur Radio Licensing Class starting on January 28, 2015 and will go until March of 2015. This class is a 7 to 8 week course. The class will be at the Senior Services Building located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville from 7pm to 9pm. This class is for Technician class licenses, upgrades to General class licenses, and
upgrades to Extra class licenses. This class is free to take. There will be a $15.00 charge for testing. We ask that you pay in Cash at the time of testing for more information contact Wayne Fox KE9P at hcarshamclass@gmail.com or Jay Wright KK9L at drjwrght@gmail.com or at 317-203-3335

*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