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

Ron Burke, KB9DJA
mergency Coordinator
Hendricks County ARES

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FCC Pt 97 Radio Rules
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Tippecanoe Cnty ARES

Vigo County EmComm

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!!!

April 28, 2015

1)  As the Fall and Winter season comes to an end so does the Monthy ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Nets. As the ARES Net Manager, I would like to thank all of you who helped out in running these nets through the Fall and Winter months. These Nets are a vital part of training and testing the performance and capability of our radios in Hendricks County as well as the surrounding counties during an emergency or disaster when called upon. The ARES Monthly Tuesday Night Simplex Nets will resume in September of this year and go through April of 2016. If you are interested in running one of these nets, please contact Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, at kakayler64@hotmail.com or at 317-874-7068. He will help schedule you for a net.

2) The Dayton Amateur Radio Association will be hosting THE Hamfest at the Dayton Hara Arena and Exposition Complex on May 15th, 16th and 17th (Fri-Sat-Sun). The arena is located at 1001 Shiloh Springs Road in Dayton, OH. Get more info from the website is http://www.hamvention.org. Talk-In will be 146.940 MHz (- offset) with PL of 123 Hz. Contact Michael Kalter, W8CI, at PO Box 964 Dayton, OH 45401. Phone him at 937-776-7898 or send e-mail to info@hamvention.org.

3) For a list of 2015 hamfests, click on the Hamfests for 2015 link at the top left side of this page.

4) 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 kakayler64@hotmail.com with this new information so he will be able to modify the records.

5) 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.

6) 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 35,000 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 ARES site, http://hendricksares.org/ when it becomes available.


Tom, WA9YI, suggested that everyone should make a list of goals for themselves during 2015, pertaining
to Ham Radio. Want to upgrade your license, get on a new band, get your NIMS certifications or try a
new operating mode?  Make your list and go for it!   Check the items off the list as you attain them.

Now in effect: you can no longer use your Social Security number to take the on-line tests for your NIMS certification. There is a link to the new procedure at the top of the page, if you visit thee FEMA website.  Click HERE for a direct link to obtain your Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Student ID.  For general training info, go to training.fema.gov.

Why not practice your skills on HF in the Indiana QSO Party on Saturday, May 2nd. The goal is for amateurs to contact other hams in as many Indiana counties as possible, on various HF bands and modes. The 12-hour event begins at noon. For more information, visit hdxcc.org/inqp.

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 kakayler64@hotmail.com

Recent Website Additions & Updates:

04-01-2015 - Added info about Hendricks County Communications Support Group (HCRCSG), a way to support Emergency Communications in Hendricks County.

04-15-2015 - Training News section (above) was added.

04-16-2015 - Updated the Documents section of the website.

COMING  SOON:  In-depth stories about the Hendricks County Pigs and ERN system.




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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 holidays - meeting will be held at HC Senior Services Center)

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.