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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 Christmas Party and Year-End Meeting

The 2018 HCARS Christmas Dinner will be Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 6:00 PM at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, 1201 Sycamore Ln, in Danville. Please plan to attend.

Also on the docket for that evening will be officer elections for 2019.

Note: This is the HCARS meeting for December. HCARS will not have a meeting on December 10.

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.

2018 Officers

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

2019 Hendricks County Hamfest

LOCATION CHANGE

HENDRICKS COUNTY HAMFEST
Formerly Brownsburg Hamfest

Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

HAM RADIO, COMPUTER, ELECTRONICS FLEA MARKET

Sponsored by Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society

LOCATION CHANGE

Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center
1900 E Main St
Danville IN 46112

LOCATION CHANGE

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: 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.

Meeting notes: July 9, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 15 members and 3 visitor in attendance.

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

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Saturday July 21 is our Monthly Hospital Net on 147.570 MHZ simplex at 10:30am.
• New ARRL Indiana Section Manager is Jimmy Merry.
• Quarterly membership meeting, July 18that 7pm, Senior Services Center.
• SET will be October 5th.

RACES Report :
• Bob Burns will stay on as Hendricks County RACES Radio Officer.

Old Business :
• Field Day discussion.

Meeting notes: June 11, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 14 members and 1 visitor in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Expenses for this month, a power generator to be used at Field Day and other club events.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Saturday June 16th is our Monthly Hospital Net on 147.570 MHZ simplex at 10:30am.
• I.U.West hospital will be expanding their current building and will have to move the amateur radio station’s antenna to another spot on the roof.

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