July 26, 2016
The countdown to the FIRST tailgate fest is under way. It is now only TWO WEEKS away ! See item #1, directly below, for more info and links . . . . . . . . . . . .
1) The new tailgate in Danville is only four weeks away, on August 13th. It is sponsored by the Hendricks County Radio Communications Support Group (HCRCSG), which provides financial support for Hendricks County ARES. You can click on this “Advance Purchase” link to get discounted tickets or to register as a vendor. You can view and download a flyer about the event by going to http://hcrcsg.org/tgf_Flyer.pdf (by clicking on url.
2) The next 2-meter hospital simplex net will be this coming Thursday; August 18th. The hospital nets are always at 9:30 a.m., on 147.570 MHz. This monthly check of radios at Hendricks and IU West hospitals is an important part of being ready for an emergency. It is a great opportunity to see how well your portable or mobile rig works on simplex.
3) The third frequency-change exercise of the summer will be execuited during the net on August 21st. It will make use of the Hendricks County Skywarn repeater. Check our radio programming list if you don't know which repeater we mean. It will also be announced sometime before the net.
4) A Fort Wayne ham is the new Vice Director of the Central Division of the ARRL, which includes Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. He is Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA. He succeeds Kermit Carlson, W9XA, who moved up to be Director upon the resignation of Dick Isley, K9GIG.
5) If you have not already done so, please go to training.fema.gov/is and earn any of the National Incident Management System certifications that you do not already hold: 100b, 200b, 700a and 800b.
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From Earlier this month:
The president of the Bloomington Amateur Radio Club invited Hendricks County hams to participate in their weekly net. Jimmy Merry, Jr., KC9RPX, checked in from Ellettsville, and invited us to participate in two weekly nets. The ARES Net is on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and the “Regular Net” is at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Both nets are on 146.640 megahertz, negative offset, with a PL tone of 136.5. (Editor’s Note: That repeater, owned by the Monroe County Repeater Association, is located on top of Eigenmann Hall on the IU campus in Bloomington. It’s about 45 miles straight south of downtown Danville.
• Ron, KB9DJA, announced that he completed the Field Day Special Edition of the HAM'ER newsletter, and sent it out via e-mail. If you didn't receive it, you can contact Ron at email@example.com or click on this LINK to download it from this website.
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