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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 Skywarn. The club owns and maintains the 147.015 MHz repeater located near Belleville, Indiana. The club call sign is N9HC.

2019 Officers

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

Amateur Radio Classes

The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will be hosting amateur radio license classes starting January 30, 2019, and ending with license testing on March 13, 2019.

This is for anyone who wishes to obtain a Technician class amateur radio license or upgrade to General class license only.

This class will be every Wednesday night from January 30 through March 13 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Classes will be held at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, 1201 Sycamore Ln., Danville, IN.

Registration will be at the January 30 session.

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: February 11, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 12 members and 1 visitors in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Monthly Hospital Net, this Saturday on 147.570 MHz simplex.
• March 7th we will participate in County Health’s exercise.

RACES Report :
• ID pictures are being taken for those who want to operate in the County EOC.

Old Business :
• My story series this month was by Mike Rollins WA9NCF. Next month Rick Burdan WB9DPN.

Meeting Notes: January 14, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 14 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from November 2018 and the Christmas Dinner were read.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Expenses for the period: for Christmas Dinner, balance of the County Fairgrounds, for business checks, for new Technician Class book.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Ron is pushing Packet mode amateur radio by having a radio station built and that later the hospitals and the County EOC will have Packet radio stations up and running.

Meeting Notes: December 8, 2018

The annual HCARS Christmas dinner and election of officers for the year 2019 was held at the Hendricks County Senior Services Building in Danville, IN. Chicken, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, dessert, and drinks, were provided by the club. 33 total in attendance.

The dinner started at 6pm with the meeting at 7:35pm. Club President John Farmer called the meeting to order.

The 2019 HCARS election of officers are :
President : John Farmer N9CQ
Vice-President : Mike Rollins WA9NCF
Treasurer : Wayne Fox KE9P
Secretary : Ron Burke KB9DJA

Meeting adjourned at 7:45pm.

Meeting Notes: November 12, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 12 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from October 2018 were read.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• $300 were given to the Avon Robotic Club.

Old Business :
• My story series by John Farmer of how he became involved in amateur radio was this month followed by Mike Rollins who will tell us his story in January.
• Club’s Hamfest: John Farmer has a list of possible food vendors to be select from for the club’s Hamfest.

Meeting Notes: October 8, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7:01 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 15 members and 6 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from September 2018 were read.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• No Expenses for this month.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Our SET (Simulated Emergency Test) October 5th went very well.
• We will be at the County Fairgrounds participating in the Kids Fair by having a display booth. Hours 12-4p.
• We also will be at McCloud Park to help with their marathon and Fall Festival on October 20th, 9a-4p.

RACES Report :

Meeting Notes: September 10, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 13 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from August 2018 were read.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• No Expenses for this month.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Saturday September 15th, Hospital Net; 147.570 MHz Simplex. The County Health Hams will practice passing a message to a hospital ham.
• Quaker Day Parade will be September 22.
• SET October 5th.

New Business :

Meeting Notes: August 13, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 13 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from July 2018 were read.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Expenses for this month, Club ARRL equipment insurance and weed killer for the repeater tower area.

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• It was observed recently that the weeds at the repeater site were tall and were weed-wacked down.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Saturday August 18, hospital net. 10:30am on 145.130.

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