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

 Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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Tippecanoe Cnty 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

January 20, 2015

1) Hendricks County ARES now has a Twitter Page.  Aaron Daniel, KC9ZER, has graciously offered to be the caretaker of this page. Look us up on Twitter at HendricksCoARES and click like.  For more information about the Hendricks County ARES Twitter Page you can contact Aaron Daniel, KC9ZER, at kc9zer@arrl.net

2) The Hendricks County Amateur Community will be having their 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 call at 317-203-3335.

3) On February 10, 2015 Tom Stahl, KC9IUL, will be hosting the Monthly ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net on the 146.520MHz.  The net starts at 8pm - right after the regular Tuesday Night ARES Net. This net is to check the performance and capability of our radios in Hendricks County as well as surrounding counties when called upon during an Emergency/Disaster.  All ARES Members and Amateurs are "highly" encouraged to participate.

4) 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 hcars46122@gmail.com.

5)  For a list of 2015 hamfests, click on the link at the top left side of this page.  The list will be expanded as information becomes available.

6) On February 19, 2015 Gordon Cotton, KD0EWM,, will be hosting the monthly Hendricks County Health Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570MHz.  Brian Thompson, N9ZEQ, will be hosting the I-U West Hospital Simplex Net also on 147.570MHz.  The Net starts at 9:30am. This Net is to check the radio performance and capability on a simplex frequency through out Hendricks County as well as surrounding counties from both Hendricks Regional Health and I-U West hospitals. When called upon during an Emergency/Disaster. All ARES Members and non members are encouraged to check-in.

7) ARES training classes will be held January through April. Classes will be held at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville. Classes begin at 1 p.m. and will generally end by 3 o'clock.

                             Current Schedule:
January 24th is the second NIMS class, covering ICS-100B, Introduction to the Incident Command System. The

January 31st
is Net Control Operator training. It will cover the skills that successful NCOs use. This class will include hands-on simulations that will prepare new NCOs for their first net, and help more experienced NCOs as well.

February 7th will be the third NIMS Class - Unit 200, Incident Command System for Single Resources and Inital Action Incidents. 

The class schedule is subject to change, please monitor this site for updates.  Use the Training Classes link at the left side of this page.

8) The Hendricks County ARES Leadership has revised the ARES Emergency Plan. You can find the Emergency Plan on the ARES Documents page, or click HERE. The ARES Leadership *HIGHLY ENCOURAGES* all ARES members as well as the Hospital Hams to download a copy of the Emergency Plan and keep it at their Station.

9) The Hendricks Regional Health Hospital will be hosting an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on February 18, 2015 from 6 to 10pm. For more information or to register email hdellis@hendricks.org or call 317-745-3559.

10) Montgomery County ARES now has a Weekly Net that begins half an hour before this Net. The Montgomery County ARES Net begins at 7pm each Tuesday on 147.225 MHz with a plus offset and a PL Tone of 88.5 Hz. Alan Clements, KC9ZED, Emergency Coordinator for Montgomery County, invites Hendricks County Hams to with base stations to listen or check in.

11) The website has a new "Items For Sale" section.  If you have something to sell, send a note to Bill Gouge, AA9EG, at wrg@wrg.net. Please include a complete description and contact info. Pictures are okay. This is a FREE service to Hendricks County hams.

       --- Follow-up  ANNOUNCEMENTS  01/20/2015 ---

Ron Burke, KB9DJA, announced that a new repeater in on the air in Mooresville. It is on 145.110 MHz.  You need to transmit a of 114.8 Hz tone to access the repeater. The repeater will be using the call W9WWV, in memory of Louis Rodenbeck (sk), a long-time resident of Mooresville. 


*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:

01-08-2015 - Added a link to the new Twitter account for HC ARES.  

01-16-2015 - Updated the 2015 Hamfest List

01-20-2015 - Updated Training Schedule.



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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

Hospital Radio Nets are on 147.570 MHz simplex at 9:30am.  All Hams are invited to participate. The next Hpspital Net will be on January 15, 2015.


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