May 19, 2015
1) On May 21st Gordon Cotton, KD0EWM, will be hosting the monthly Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz. John Farmer, N9CQ, will be hosting the IU West Hospital Simplex Net also on 147.570 MHz. The Net starts at 9:30 am. This Net is to check the radio performance and capability on a simplex frequency throughout Hendricks County as well as surrounding counties from both Hendricks Regional Health and I-U West hospitals. When called upon during an emergency or disaster, these stations will be a valuable asset to Hendricks County. All ARES members and non-members are encouraged to check-in.
2) It is that time of year again!!! The Hendricks County ARES Leadership needs to update the records. Let us know if you are a member of Hendricks County ARES and have experienced a change in the past year of license class, address, phone number, NIMS Certifications, added a base, portable or mobile radio. We also need to know if you operating privileges have changed to give you access to HF frequencies. Please email Ken Kayler KC9SQD at email@example.com with this new information so he will be able to modify the records.
3) You can now view and download the ARES Emergency Plan from this website. This plan is a tool that will teach you the proper procedures to use during an
emergency or disaster. All ARES members are highly encouraged to print and keep a copy of the ARES Emergency Plan at your station.
4) ) ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 40,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. This year Field Day is June 27th & 28th. As usual, the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) will be participating in the Field Day activities. Visit their website at http://www.hcars.org/ for more information. Info will also be posted on the this ARES website when it becomes available.
5) The 44th Annual Indianapolis Hamfest will be on July 12, 2015. The event is sponsored by the Indianapolis Radio
Club at the Marion County Fairgrounds located at 7300 E. Troy Ave. Setup will be Friday May 11th from
4 to 9pm. Gates open at 6am on Saturday. Hamfest starts at 7am. Free admission to all Active Military
Personel by showing your Active Military ID. Talk-in will be on 146.76 with a (- 600 Offset). For more
information go to www.indyhamfest.com or by going to the HCARES Website at www.hendricksares.org or call 317-261-6658 and leave a message.
6) For a list of 2015 hamfests, click on the Hamfests for 2015 link at the top left side of this page.
Last week Erik Cohee, KC9WRY announced -
Every other Thursday at 7pm on the 224.220 Repeater Frequency there will be a net called
"Use It Or Lose It". If you do not have a 220 MHz radio you can check into the net by using
the 146.550 MHz Simplex Frequency. The next Net will be on May 21st at 7pm.
Four items in training news this week:
Be sure to participate Thursday morning in the hospital simplex nets. Last time, we had 8 or 9 check-ins, and you can help increase that number. Details in the net news.
Remember to be ready for the Frequency Agility QSY exercise three weeks from tonight. On June 9, we will check in to this net as usual; then switch to another repeater for a roll call of checked-in stations; then return to this frequency for announcements and the net news. Two weeks later, we will do the same, but with a simplex frequency.
The New Ham Workshop during Field Day is taking shape. We will be using an air conditioned classroom at the Fairgrounds for the two offerings of this workshop, which is designed to answer the most common questions newly licensed hams have about radios, power supplies, antennas, repeaters, ARES, RACES and Skywarn, online resources, and more. New hams, and those who are interested in getting their license, will have opportunities to operate various rigs. Tentative times for the two 2-hour sessions are 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, and 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 28.
Finally, a clarification from last week’s e-net news: The New Ham Workshop at Field Day will focus on VHF and UHF. The Get On The Air station (GOTA) at Field Day will be on 10 through 80 meters, and is for visitors, new hams and those who have not been on the HF bands recently.
From Tom Hansen WA9YI, Training Coordinator
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 firstname.lastname@example.org