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!!!

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The HCARS club meeting will be on October 12th at the Gordon Graham Airport,
2749 Gordon Graham Blvd,  Danville   (300E & South of US36).   Time will be 7pm.
DO NOT GO to the Hendricks County Government Building - IT WILL BE CLOSED !

October 6, 2015

1)  The next ARES monthly simplex net will be tonight, at 8 p.m. on 146.430 MHz.  Chris Harrison, KD9BIX, will be Net Control Operator (NCO). 

2)  The next hospital net will be at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.  Gordon Cotton, KD0EWM, will host the net at Hendricks Regional, and Bill Gouge, AA9EG, will host the net at IU West.  The simplex frequency is 147.570 MHz.  This net needs your participation, to check the performance of the stations at the hospitals, and propagation from various types of radios around the county. All ARES members and all local amateurs are encouraged to participate. 

3)  New ARES members are encouraged to attend a special orientation program, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7th.  It will be held at the Hendricks County Senior Center, 1200 E. Sycamore in Danville, just north of Hendricks Regional Hospital. Members of the Hendricks County ARES leadership will acquaint you with ARES activities, equipment and training expectations.  If you would like to join ARES, go to our website, hendricksares.org.  Under New Ham Reference, here’s a link to ARES Membership Information.

4)  Scout Troop 306 Avon in Hendricks County will be operating as K9W for JOTA – the Jamboree On The Air - on October 16, 17 and 18.  JOTA is in its 58th year within Scouting and the ARRL.  HCARS is co-sponsoring this event.  The K9W operation will include two HF stations, DSTAR, DMR radios and simplex analog radios.   All school aged children are encouraged and welcome to participate.  If you plan to camp at the site please register with the troop at troop306avon.com.  For more information, please contact Wayne, AC9HP, at wrmichael@hotmail.com.

5)  The next hamfest in our area is a tailgater in Shelbyville on October 24, and the last of the year is the annual state ARRL convention in Fort Wayne on November 14 and 15.  Also, note that the Brownsburg hamfest date is set for February 13.  For details, go to the Hamfests link on hendricksares.org.

6)  We would like to welcome Jake, KI6PKV, as the newest member of theThe Hendricks County ARES Net Control Team.

7)  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.

8)  If you have ideas for an ARES training class for 2016, please send it to Tom Hansen at wa9yi@arrl.net.

9)  Finally, remember that you can most easily hit the 147.015 repeater by using a sub-audible tone of 123.0 Hz. This helps when you use 5 watts or less, such as with a handheld transceiver (HT).  Also, set your transmitter bandwidth to "narrow" to match the repeater’s setting. 



by Ron Burke, KB9DJA, Hendricks County ARES Emergency Coordinator

Since 9-1-1, the way that public safety has handled emergencies, have changed here in this country.  A lot of the old ways of how a disaster was being handled through emergency amateur radio communications has also changed.

Our government has made a standard that all emergency responders and related groups must work together in a common format. In order to expedite, and to make sure things are handled the best way possible, the National Incident Management System was established. All public safety, public service, and those who will be associating, working with these groups will need to be involved and certified in “NIMS”.   (Read More)

Brian Elliott, N9JPX, Morgan County EC, really needs your help for the Tecumseh Marathon on October 24th.  He has 18 amateur radio positions to fill along the route and only has 11 volunteers at this time.  The marathon runs from Morgan/Monroe State Forest to Yellowwood Lake in Brown County.  Two or three hour shifts will start at 9:00 A.M. & run till 6:00 P.M.

Please contact Brian if you would like to help out with this event.  His e-mail address is n9jpx09@yahoo.com.  His cell number is 765-346-1123.



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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:

09-09-2015:  Added latest edition of the HAM'ER newsletter
09-10-2015:  Updated ARES Leadership document
10-22-2015:  Updated Hamfest list



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Local  Events
Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society club meetings: 2nd Monday of each month. HC Government Center at 7:00pm (except Oct 12th - meeting will be held at the Gordon Graham Field airport.

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.