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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.

2018 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 conduct Amateur Radio License classes starting January 31, 2018, and continuing every Wednesday night until March 21, 2018.

Times for each class are : 7-9 pm.

Location: Hendricks County Senior Services Center, 1201 Sycamore Ln., Danville.

We will teach all three amateur radio class licenses: Technician, General, and Extra.

Purchasing of books and other information will be announced at the beginning of each class.

For information, email hcarshamclass@gmail.com

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: January 8, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 17 members and 2 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from November and the Club’s Christmas dinner+ were read.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Raddioddity has donated a brand new QB-25 FM mobile radio to HCARES to be used by the amateur radio operators for the Hendricks County Health Dept emergency drills/exercises and during emergencies/disasters. The radio w/AC power supply are contained inside a small tool box.

Meeting Notes: December 9, 2017

The annual HCARS Christmas dinner and election of officers for the year 2018 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. 36 total in attendance.

The dinner started at 6pm with the meeting at 6:07pm. Club President John Farmer called the meeting to order.

The 2018 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 6:10pm.

Meeting Notes: November 13, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer
There were 18 members and 1 visitor in attendance.

*** NOTE***
Both the October and November Club meetings were held at the Hendricks County Airport.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• Repeater is working fine. There is a slight error on the CW Id’er.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Participated in the County L.E.P.C. exercise.
• Hospital Nets will resume on January 20th at 10:30 am on 147.570.

Meeting Notes: October 9, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer
There were 22 members and 2 visitors in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• Tom Hansen reported that the weeds at the repeater site does not need anything done for this period.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Monthly hospital net on Oct. 21, 10:30am on 147.570 MHz.
• Next membership meeting will start back up next year. The meetings will take place quarterly instead of monthly.

Meeting Notes: September 11, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer
There were 19 members and 4 visitors in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Expenses for this period was buying a spare projector bulb, ARRL insurance renewal, and to Erik Cohee for weed cleanup at the club’s repeater site.

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• Tom Hansen to observe the repeater site for weeds then report to the club.
• Paul Cowger to give the club a quote from a contractor for weed control at the repeater site.

Meeting Notes: August 14, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer
There were 23 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Expenses for this period was buying a new combination lock for Field Day.

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• Spraying for weeds around the repeater site will need to be done soon.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Monthly hospital net on August 19, 10:30am on 147.570 MHz.
• Membership meeting on August 16 at 7 pm at the HCSSC.

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