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 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: June 8, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by President John Farmer. There were 18 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report: Ron Burke

Minutes from May were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Wayne Fox

Expenses for the month; 9ft stainless steel cable, 600ft of poly rope, 12 padlocks.

Trustee’s Report:

The repeater is working fine.

ARES Report : Ron Burke

Meeting notes: May 11, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:08pm by President John Farmer. There were 18 members and 4 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report: Ron Burke

--Minutes from April were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Wayne Fox
--Report was read and approved.

Trustee’s Report:

--The repeater is working fine.

ARES Report: Ron Burke

--Invited our ARRL Indiana Section Emergency Coordinator Brent Walls, N9BA to the HCARS Field Day site. He accepted.

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 :

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