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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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Avon - WT Public Library
Hendricks County Senior Services
Hendricks County
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FCC Pt 97 Radio Rules
FCC Data Lookup (ULS)

Tippecanoe Cnty ARES

Vigo County EmComm
KC9WRY 220 MHz Net

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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April 26, 2016

  For Hendricks County ARES, spring cleaning means updating your records.  If you have upgraded your license anywhere other than through the HCARS testing session, or have new equipment that lets you operate on bands where you couldn’t before, please notify Ken, KC9SQD, at kakayler64@hotmail.com.

2)  A good spring operating event on the HF bands is the Indiana QSO Party.  It will be on Saturday, May 7th, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.  The goal is to contact hams in as many Indiana counties as you can.  Details can be found at hdxcc.org/inqp.

3)  The next hamfest of interest in the area will be the Dayton Hamvention on May 20, 21, and 22, 2016. More details about the multi-day event can be found at http://hamvention.org.

4)  The next Hendricks County Hospital Net on 2 meters will be on Thursday, May 26th, at 9:30 a.m., on 147.570 MHz.  Please plan on joining in this simplex net which checks the stations at Hendricks Regional and IU West hospitals.

5)  With the arrival of spring comes a reminder to 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. 


Tom, WA9YI, thanked everyone who turned out for the NVIS – Near Vertical Incident Skywave – antenna event last Saturday.  Best antenna was the AS-2259 military antenna modified with loading coils for the ham bands, built by Bruce KD9AGH.  Surprise guests were Wayne, KE9P, and his XYL, Maura, N9ZFO.  Watch for photos from Ron KB9DJA.

Tom also announced that this Sat. April 30th, from noon to 2 p.m., will be a “Care and Feeding of PIGs” training session at the Senior Center in Danville.  All ARES members should be familiar with our portable emergency radios (Portable Integrated Gear), with their self-contained battery supply, multiple power options, Yaesu 8800R dual band transceivers, antenna options and related info.  You’ll learn how to set them up, monitor power use and needs, use the rig on VHF and UHF in simplex, repeater and cross-band repeater configurations, and more. 



Hendricks ARES participated in the NVIS Antenna Event sponsored by Ohio ARES last Saturday.  NVIS stands for Near Vertical Incident Skywave, and it involves low-to-the-ground antennas that cover a useful distance in emergency situations.  A total of four antenna variations were tried, with good results.  More information about the event with be shared soon.

Beginning in April, a monthly HCARES Digital Simplex Net will run every month, at 8 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.  Frequency will be on or around 3.856 MHz, using BPSK31.  Contact Chris Harrison KD9BIX, or Wayne Michael AC9HP, for more info.


The recent Ham license classes have yielded the following results:

Earning their Technician class amateur licenses were:
 John Catmull - KD9FVV
  Tyler Palencer - KD9FVW
       Andrew Phillips - KD9FVX
       Steve Parsons - KD9FVY
       Gregory Wright - KD9FVZ
       Vaughn L Jenkinson Jr - KD9FWA

Earning their General class amateur licenses were:

       Marvin Cheek - KC9GIL
       Richard Dorsey - KD9ECJ
       Don Somerville - KD9DHJ.

Earning their Extra class amateur licenses were:
       Richard Burdan - WB9DPN
       Dick Click - N9THO
       Jason Jackson - N9IMU
       George Jones - KC9YOR

Congratulations to all

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 )

Coming Soon: FCC Part 97 Rules ( FROM US GOVT PRINTING OFFICE )

» These titles, and many more, are on our Documents page - Check it out «
BILL GOUGE, AA9EG - Webmaster


Recent Website Additions & Updates:

• Added latest edition of the HAM'ER newsletter • Updated ARES Leadership document •
• Added the Boy Scout 2015 JOTA Report ( Jamboree On The Air ) • Added Winter Weather Tips
• Fixed problem with PayPal DONATE button • Updated Hamfest list • Changed "Homepage   Quick Links" to buttons • Added link to the Indiana ARRL Section Newsletter• Added script   for Tuesday Night 2-Meter ARES Net (documents section)
• 04-11-2016 : Added the Apr-May-Jun issue of the HAM'ER newsletter
• Added 2016 HC ARES Emergency Plan to website


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Hendricks County Sheriff, HC Emergency Management Agency, Plainfield PD, Avon PD, Brownsburg PD, Avon Fire Dept, Indiana EMA, National Weather Service, Hendricks County Hospitals, the Citizens of Hendricks County

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.