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 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

February 24, 2015

1) On March 19, 2015 Mike Rollins, WA9NCF, will be hosting the monthly Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Simplex Net on 147.570 MHz.  Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, 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) ARES training classes continue at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville. Classes begin at 1:00 pm and will generally end by 3:30 pm.

                         Currently Scheduled Classes:

February 28th:  Introduction to digital modes - Learn how A.R.E.S. can help in an emergency using digital modes that can send lists and other lengthy information faster than by phone or CW.

March 7th: Tentative date for First-Aid training.

March 21st:
Class on the National Traffic Systems (NTS) with practice using the standard ARRL Radiogram form.

March 28th: Tentative date for CPR and AED training.

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

 The D.A.R.C. Hamfest sponsored by the Dugger A.R.C. will be on February 28, 2015 starting at 8am. Located at the Dugger Community Building at Dugger Park,  898 South Popular Street in Dugger, Indiana. Talk-in will be on the 146.775MHz repeater with a sub-audible tone of 136.5Hz. For more information contact Wilma Fredrichs, KB9QJY, at 812-798-0457 or email her at onewjf@yahoo.com

4) 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.

5)  On March 10, 2015 Ken Kayler, KC9SQD, will be hosting the Monthly ARES Tuesday Night Simplex Net on the 146.520 MHz. 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 or disaster.  All ARES Members and Amateurs are "highly" encouraged to participate.

(6) On March 14, 2015, a National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorologist will hold a Severe Weather Training class. This class is often referred to as "spotter" training. The session starts at 12:30pm at the Hendricks County Government Center located at 355 South Washington St. in Danville. We will meet In the Conference Rooms 4 and 5. This training is open to the public. These sessions are usually have attendees from various public safety agencies.  Last year Robb Ellis, a Meteorologist with WISH TV, was in attendance and added some comments about Ham spotters from his perspective. So come and learn how to identify serve weather as well as what to do when it arrives.

7) The Amateur Radio licensing classes have already started. The class meets every Wednesday night from 7 pm to 9 pm until March of this year. Classes are held at the Senior Services Building located at 1201 Sycamore Lane in Danville. This is right behind the Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. These sessions are for all Technician Class licenses, upgrades to General Class licenses and upgrades to Extra Class licenses. For more information contact Wayne Fox, KE9P, at hcarshamclass@gmail.com or Jay Wright KK9L at drjwrght@gmail.com or at 317-203-3335.

    On-Air Announcements made during the Tuesday Night Net

  • Tom, WA9YI, said there is an article in the Flyer Group newspaper about the Brownsburg Hamfest held on Feb 14th. You can check it out in the printed version, or click HERE for the on-line version.

  • Bob, W9BU, mentioned the NWS "spotter" training to be held on March 14, 2015 is open to EVERYONE interested in attending.

  • Tom, WA9YI, said the NIMS ICS-800 training was not held last Saturday, February 21st because of bad weather.  It will be rescheduled for a later date.

    *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:

02-11-2015 - Corrected the date for weather spotter training (item 8 above) - The correct date is MARCH 14th

02-11-2015 - Updated 2015 Hamfest List

02-17-2015 - Update Training Class document




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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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