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 Excellence 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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July 19, 2016

The countdown to the FIRST tailgate fest is under way.  It is now only FOUR 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; July 21st.  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.

 The second frequency-change exercise of the summer will be execuited during the net on July 26th. The simpelx frequency to be used will be 147.570 MHz or 145.555 MHz, which will be announced by the Net Control Operator (NCO).

4) The next monthly digital net with also be on July 26th, at 8 p.m. - right after this net.  The NCO will be Chris KB9BIX and the net will be held on 40 meters, at or about 7.085 MHz.  The mode will be MT63 – 1000.  All amateurs are encouraged to participate.  You can contact Chris at kd9bix@arrl.org for more information or help.

5) It seems that all lost or found items left from Field Day have found their home.  If something else shows up, you can contact Tom, WA9YI, by email at WA9YI@arrl.net.

6) 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.  The new ARES ID card color and wording reflect the NIMS Certification status of the member.  NIMS Certification is required for deployment to certain locations during an emergency or disaster.


• Bob, W9BU, reported he has received his QSL cards from the W1AW state contest stations set up during ARRL’s centennial in 2014.  Hams made more than a million QSOs with stations in every state during the year.

• Tom, WA9YI, said the August issue of QST has a good article about fun club activities involving on-air contests. He asked people to put on their thinking caps about contests and events we can take part in as ARES or as HCARS during the year.

From Last Week:

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.


From Two Weeks Ago:

•  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 gunship@wildeblue.net or click on this LINK to download it from this website.


73, please join us next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for the weekly Hendricks County ARES 2-meter net on 147.015 MHz.



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Recent Website Additions & Updates:

•  07-05-16: Added the Q3 issue of the HAM'ER newlsetter (jul-aug-sep) to the Document Library section of this website.

• 07-05-16: Added the Field Day Special Edition of the HAM'ER Newsletter to the Document Library section of  this website.

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Local  Events
Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society club meetings: 2nd Monday of each month. HC Government Center at 7:00pm

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.