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

Weekly E-Net News

July 22, 2014

1)  At this year's Indianapolis Hamfest at the Marion County Fairgrounds, the IRCC held a forum to present the winner of the Indiana Technical Excellence ward.  Hendricks County EC Ron Burke, KB9DJA, was nominated for the award ...... Click HERE for the story

2)  The Hendricks County ARES Leadership would like to extend our deepest condolences to Spencer Gibbs, N9DVL, and his family at the passing of his Mother Glenna Lillian (Reid) Gibbs. She passed away on July14, 2014. She was laid to rest on July 19, 2014 at Spring Hill Cemetery.  She was 90 years of age. 

3)  The Marion County ARES Team will be hosting their next training session on July 26, 2014.  The topic will be "Field Operations Level 1".  For more information contact Brent Walls, K9CFE, at mcinares(at)gmail.com.

4)  On August 21, 2014, Mike Rollins, WA9NCF, will be hosting the Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz.  John Richardson, N9UYC, will be hosting the I-U West Hospital Net also on 147.570 MHz..  Both nets will start at 9:30am.  This is a short net with the exchange of names, calls and signal strength readings of participants.  This is an important exercise, so please try to arrange time to check in.

5)  The Annual Hancock County Amateur Radio Club's Hamfest will be on Saturday September 20, 2014 from 8am-1pm.  It will be at the First Church Of God located at 700 N. Broadway St. in Greenfield, IN.  This year the Hamfest will include an Outside Area on a paved parking lot.  There will also be an indoor heated space.  This year will be a Tailgate Hamfest and admission is free.  Setup will be any time after 6am.  Some tables, for inside use onl, ymay be available on a first-come first-serve basis.  Be sure to bring your own if you need one for outside.

6)  For a full list of upcoming Hamfests, click on the "2014 Hamfests" link at the left of this page. There you will find a full listing of upcoming hamfest, their locations and times for the year.

7)  This years S.E.T. (Simulated Emergency Test) will be on October 18, 2014.  A Warning Announcement at 9:30am will request that listeners to monitor the 147.165 MHz repeater.  The S.E.T. will begin at 10am.  The emergency scenario will be announced at a later time.  All Amateurs are encouraged to participate.

8ARRL Centennial QSO Party - W1AW in Indiana: 

W1AW / portable stations switched to Indiana at 00:00utc (8:00 local) Tue July 22nd.  Selected stations will operate as W1AW/9/ IN for one week.

Below is a link for the Official Indiana stations authorized to work as W1AW/9  Indiana .


Listings on this link can change so check back from time to time.

Techs on can work W1AW/9 on 2M Wed night 8:00pm till about 10:00 pm.  The station will be running 100 watts.

This will be a simplex frequency around 146.44 FM

Please see the above link for a full list.

All QSLs go via W1AW - information on QRZ.COM

*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(at)hotmail.com.

We have changed the way e-mail addresses are shown in the E-Net News.  The “@” symbol in the address will be replaced with “(at)” in its place.  If you want to send a message to an address that is mentioned, be sure to replace the (at) with @ when sending the message. This should cut down on spam that is received by the e-mail address owner.

    Website Additions & Updates:

07/20/14 - Files added to DOCUMENTS Page:

Field Day 2014 Special Edition of The HAMER
FM-4-25-11 First Aid Manual
Technical Handbook of HF Monitoring
VoIP and Amateur Radio

07/22/14 - Weekly E-News updated (this page)
and General Disaster Kit List added to Documents page

07/23/2014:  Added ARRL QSO Party info to end of
E-Net News (above)


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Webmaster: Bill Gouge - AA9EG - webmaster(at)hendricksares.org
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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

August 21, 2014 :
Hospital Radio Net on 147.570 MHz simplex at 9:30am.  All Hams are invited to participate.

Our Congratulations go to Ron Burke, KB9DJA, for his nomination for the Technical Exelence Award given by the Indianapolis Radio Club Council (IRCC).   Click HERE for details


Last Website Update at 8:00pm on June 24, 2014 by wrg