HCARS is a family of amateur radio operators dedicated to helping others. This is especially true during natural disasters or other emergencies. Many of our members are affiliated with ARES, RACES, and SATERN. The club owns and maintains the 147.015 repeater located near Belleville, Indiana. The club call sign is N9HC. HCARS is a member of the Indiana Radio Club Council, Inc.

2015 ARRL Field Day

The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will conduct their annual Field Day exercise on June 27-28, 2015, at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex, 1900 E Main St Danville, IN 46122. Please enter using the gate on CR 200E near the grandstands.

Tom Hansen WA9YI will be General Chairman for the HCARS Field Day effort this year. Other committee members include John Farmer N9CQ, Wayne Fox KE9P, and Dave Leimenstoll N9XOQ. The committee has had some preliminary discussions, but they need input from the membership.

2015 Officers

President: John Farmer N9CQ
Vice President: Mike Rollins WA9NCF
Secretary: Ron Burke KB9DJA
Treasurer: Wayne Fox KE9P
Repeater Trustee: Harold Davis K9PZ

HCARS Regular Meetings

Regular meetings of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society are held the second Monday of the month at 7:00pm at the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville.

Everyone is welcome!

Meeting notes: April 13, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm by President John Farmer. There were 19 members and 8 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from March were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Monthly expenses were reported.

Trustee’s Report :
• The repeater is working fine.

ARES Report : Ron Burke

Meeting notes: March 9, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:07pm by President John Farmer. There were 19 members and 1 visitor in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from February were read by Gordon Cotton and approved.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox

Trustee’s Report :
• The repeater is working fine.
• No further news on building a tower at Belleville by the county.
• The club’s new Yaesu repeater does not have an ETA yet.

ARES Report : Gordon Cotton
• Hospital simplex net @ 9:30am on 147.570 MHz.
• Training classes coming up for March/April as Tom Hansen reported.

Meeting notes: February 9, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by President John Farmer. There were 24 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from January were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Expenses for the month were approved.

Trustee’s Report :
• The repeater is working fine. Bought a new 2m/440 MHz repeater through Yaesu in a special club arrangement.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Gordon Cotton will be on the County L.E.P.C. committee overseeing our part of the S.E.T. for 2015

Meeting notes: January 12, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:06pm by President John Farmer. There were 22 members and 7 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from October, November, and HCARS dinner were approved.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Report was read and approved

Trustee’s Report :
• The repeater cans are being heated by heating tapes.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Hospital net this Thursday at 9:30am on 147.570 MHz.
• Gordon Cotton talked about going to meet with the County L.E.P.C. group this Thursday to discuss this year’s S.E.T.

Meeting notes: December 3, 2014

The annual HCARS Christmas dinner and election of officers for the year 2015 was held at the Hendricks County Senior Services Building in Danville, IN. Pizza, salad, drinks, and snacks were provided by the club. 20 members and some spouse’s, families were in attendance.

The dinner started at 6pm with the meeting at 7:05pm. Cub President John Farmer called the meeting to order.

The 2015 HCARS election of officers are:
President: John Farmer N9CQ
Vice-President: Mike Rollins WA9NCF
Treasurer: Wayne Fox KE9P
Secretary: Ron Burke KB9DJA

Meeting notes: November 10, 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by President John Farmer. There were 21 members and 6 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report: Ron Burke

Treasurer’s Report: Wayne Fox

RACES Report : Bob Burns
• Thanked everyone for participating in the Halloween Patrol.

Other Announcements :
• Due to the two special reports and activities, Dennis Gilbey made a motion to table the minutes & reports till January meeting. Motion was carried with no opposed.

Special Report :

Meeting notes: October 13, 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:02pm by President John Farmer. There were 20 members and 2 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report: Ron Burke
• Minutes of the September report was read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Wayne Fox

Trustee’s Report: Harold Davis
• Repeater is working fine. Will be working on it Saturday Oct.18th.

ARES Report: Ron Burke
• The hospital radio net this Thursday (Oct.16th.) at 9:30am on 147.570
• S.E.T. exercise this Saturday (Oct.18th.)

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