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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.

Repeater update

The club's repeater of 147.015 MHz will have a new set of duplexers and will have a PL Tone of 88.5 Hz. after August 22, 2019.

2019 Officers

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

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: July 8, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 11 members and 0 visitors in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Expenses during the period; 48.77 for loading ramps for club generator and siphon pump to remove fluids out of club generator.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Monthly Hospital Net, Saturday July 20, on 147.570 MHz simplex.
• July 27 Tailgate-Hamfest at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance.

Old Business :

Meeting Notes: June 10, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 14 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• Repeater interference problems. The saga continues.
• Brian Dickerson sprayed the weeds around the tower site.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Monthly Hospital Net, Saturday June 15, on 147.570 MHz simplex.
• July 27 Tailgate-Hamfest at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance.

RACES Report :

Meeting Notes: May 13, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Club Vice President Mike Rollins.
There were 12 members and 4 visitors in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• No expenses for the period.

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• Repeater interference problems. JES & Sons did a rundown of the club’s repeater. Findings were bad Repeater radio receiver, and possible duplexer errors.
• Brian Dickerson will work on the weeds around the tower site.

ARES Report : Ron Burke

Meeting Notes: April 8, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 12 members and 5 visitors in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Expenses for the period: WB9IIV plaque.

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• Repeater interference problems.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Monthly Hospital Net, Saturday April 20, on 147.570 MHz simplex.
• Our S.E.T. will take place sometime in October.
• Packet Radio in Hendricks County is growing with more hams getting involved.

RACES Report :

Meeting Notes: March 11, 2019

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 February were read.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• No expenses for the period

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :
• Repeater interference problems.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Monthly Hospital Net, this Saturday on 147.570 MHz simplex.
• March 7th we participated in County Health’s exercise.
• Packet Radio in Hendricks County is growing with more hams getting involved.

RACES Report :

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.

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