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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.

2020 Officers

President : John Farmer N9CQ
Vice-President : Bob Thompson KB9PGG
Treasurer : Wayne Fox KE9P
Secretary : Tom Hansen WA9YI

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!

Exam session success!

The club hosted their annual testing event last night (3-18-20) at the Hendricks County Government Center.

The names listed below are now new hams:

Nischal KD9PDH (youth) (Tech)
Donald KD9PDI (Tech)
David KD9PDJ (General)
Jesse KD9PDK ( General)
Gweneth KD9PDL (youth) (Tech)
Michael KD9PDM (Tech)
David KD9PDN (General)
Andrew KD9PDO (Tech)

The "youth" were ten years old.

And, there was one upgrade:

Matthew KD9OJB (General)

Thank you to the VE team of AB9SS, KB9DJA, AB9D, WA9YI, and AC9HP.

Meeting Notes: December 9, 2019

The annual HCARS Christmas dinner and election of officers for the year 2020 was held.

The 2020 HCARS election of officers are :
President : John Farmer N9CQ
Vice-President : Bob Thompson KB9PGG
Treasurer : Wayne Fox KE9P
Secretary : Tom Hansen WA9YI

Respectfully submitted,
Ron Burke. KB9DJA
Club Secretary

Meeting Notes: October 14, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 12 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

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

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

Trustee Tech. Committee Report :

ARES Report : Ron Burke
Talked about the various activities HCARES has done during the month of September, including the Town of Plainfield’s Quaker Day Parade.

RACES Report :

Meeting Notes: September 9, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 12 members and 2 visitors in attendance.

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

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Monthly Hospital Net, has been moved early due to the SET to September 14th, on 147.570 MHz simplex.
• SET will be on September 14th.
• Several other events for HCARES during the month of September were mentioned.

RACES Report :
• Halloween Patrol on October 31st.

Old Business :

Meeting Notes: August 12, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Club President John Farmer.
There were 14 members and 3 visitors in attendance.

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

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

ARES Report : Ron Burke
• Monthly Hospital Net, Saturday August 17, on 147.570 MHz simplex.
• SET will be on September 14th.

Old Business :
• My story series this month was by Ron Burke KB9DJA, next month will be Bill McCleary KG9QJ.

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

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