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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.

2016 ARRL Field Day

Avon United Methodist Church at the Shelter House.
6850 E US Hwy 36, Avon, IN 46123

Talk in 147.015 + .600 FM Repeater

Set up time on Saturday June 25th at 10:00 am

On the Air actives start at 2:00 pm EDT.

Need more details, check out the ARRL web site for “Find A Field Day Site”
http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator

All are welcome, please join for the fun.

2016 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: May 9, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer. There were 20 members and 7 visitors in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :John Farmer

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

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Hospital net this month on 147.570 MHz 9:30am Thursday, May 19, 2016.
• Hendricks Regional hospital moved their amateur radio station, however when a SWR check was done, there’s a short near the antenna.

Special Event Station: June 11, 2016

SPECIAL EVENT ON HAM RADIO HONORS ADRIAN PARSONS

An Indiana soybean pioneer from Avon will be honored with a special event on amateur radio in Danville on Saturday, June 11.

Adrian Parsons was an Avon area farmer who first brought soybeans to Indiana in the 1880s, and promoted their cultivation among Hoosier farmers in the ensuing years.

To help commemorate Hendricks County's role during Indiana's Bicentennial year, ham radio operators will be set up during the day on June 11 at the Gazebo in Ellis Park in Danville.

Meeting Notes: April 11, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm by Club President John Farmer. There were 16 members and 7 visitors in attendance.

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

Treasurer’s Report :Wayne Fox
• Due to Wayne’s illness, President John Farmer will temporary take on the Treasurer’s job until further notice. No report for this month.

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

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Hospital net this month on 147.570 MHz 9:30am Thursday, April 21, 2016.

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

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