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.

2016 Officers

President: John Farmer N9CQ
Vice President: Mike Rollins WA9NCF
Secretary: Ron Burke KB9DJA
Treasurer: Wayne Fox KE9P
Repeater Trustee: Harold Davis K9PZ

Amateur Radio Classes

The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will be conducting amateur radio license classes every Wednesday starting January 27, 2016, and running for eight to ten weeks, depending on "snow days" and the pace of the students' learning. Classes will be held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, 1201 Sycamore Ln, Danville IN 46122.

A volunteer examiner FCC license testing session will be conducted on the last day of class.

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: March 14, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm by Club Vice President Mike Rollins. There were 13 members and 4 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from February 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
• Hospital net this month on 147.570 MHz 9:30am Thursday, March 17, 2016.
• Had two training classes this month.

Meeting Notes: February 8, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 pm by Club Secretary Ron Burke. There were 22 members and 3 visitors in attendance.
*Club President John Farmer took over the chairing of the meeting after the reading of the Minutes.*

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from January with one amendment were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Monthly report was approved.

Trustee’s Report : Harold Davis
• The repeater is working fine.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Hospital net this month on 147.570 MHz 9:30am Thursday, February 18th.

Meeting Notes: January 11, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by President John Farmer. There were 21 members and 5 visitors in attendance.
* V.P. Mike Rollins took over after the introductions.
* John Farmer made a motion to hold the club meeting until after the special presentation by the Avon Robotic club. Dave Leimenstoll seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from November with one amendment and of the clubs Christmas dinner were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Was read to the club.

Trustee’s Report : Wayne Fox

Meeting Notes: December 12, 2015

The annual HCARS Christmas dinner and election of officers for the year 2016 was held at the Hendricks County Senior Services Building in Danville, IN. Pizza, salad, and drinks, were provided by the club. 36 total in attendance with 22 members.

The dinner started at 6pm with the meeting at 7:30pm. Club President John Farmer called the meeting to order.

The 2016 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 9, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by President John Farmer. There were 24 members and 2 visitors in attendance.

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

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

Trustee’s Report : Harold Davis
• The repeater is working fine.
• Made a “Hat” to cover the top of the repeater from a leaky roof. This hat is made out of aluminum.

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• No more hospital nets until the first of the year 2016.

Meeting Notes: October 12, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by President John Farmer. There were 24 members and 3 visitors in attendance.
(SPECIAL NOTE: THIS MEETING WAS HELD AT THE GORDON GRAHAM AIRPORT IN DANVILLE.)

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from September were read and approved except of one amendment which Dave Leimenstoll made a motion, seconded by Barry Palencer that follows: Jay Wright mentioned about using the Laurel Testing group for the ham radio testing that will follow the ham training classes next year.

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

Meeting notes: September 14, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:02pm by President John Farmer. There were 20 members and 5 visitors in attendance.

Secretary’s Report :Ron Burke
• Minutes from July and August were read and approved. (No Minutes were read during August meeting due to the special presentation.)

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Expenses for the month: $21 for Grommets for the 4-H fairgrounds, $20 for brush killer at the club’s repeater site, $100 for brush clean-up.

Trustee’s Report : Harold Davis

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