County Radio Communications Support Group (HCRCSG) is a
not-for-profit group whose sole purpose is to provided funding for
the day-to-day operation of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio
Emergency Service (HCARES). Members of HCARES are not paid of
compensated for their service to the Community. Since HCARES is
unable to accept and possess funds (by charter of ARRL) there needs
to be a way to secure finances to meet various operating costs, thus
HCRCSG was formed.
emergency communications and can provide adjunct communications if
require. Our operational area is Hendricks County, however we are
available where needed as so activated and authorized by the
Hendricks County Emergency Management Agency Director (EMAD).
HCARES and the
Hendricks County Hospitals:
responsible for providing Hendricks Regional Health and I.U. West
Health, Amateur Radio operators as a resource for emergency radio
communications in the event of an emergency/disaster according to
the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that has been agreed and
signed by the hospital, ARRL and HCARES.
ARRL has written agreements with the following Served Agencies and
The American National Red Cross
Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials -
National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
United States Power Squadrons
Department of Homeland Security (Citizens Corps )
National Frequency Coordinators Council
The Salvation Army
REACT International Inc.
SKYWARN (National Weather Service)
Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE)
Boy Scouts of America
ARES as a Resource
HCARES is a
communications resource considered available to Non-Government
as requested by the NGO and approved by EMAD.
Donations to HCRCSG
equipment donations are accepted and appreciated. We can sell
donated equipment and use the money for ARES purposes, or keep the
equipment and let our volunteers use it for ARES operations.
Your gift will be appreciated and used wisely to support
emergency communications in Hendricks County.
HCRCSG Sponsored Events
The Winter Field Day,
sponsored by HCRCSG, was held on January 28 & 29. last
weekend. A total of 17 people
participated this year. Click
HERE to look at
stats and pictures of the 2017 Winter Field Day event.
18th: The Brownsburg Hamfest, sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio
Society, will be on February 18, 2017 at the Brownsburg
American Legion Post 331. The legion is located at 636 East
Main St. in Brownsburg. Setup will be on Friday February
17th from 3pm to 7:30pm, and Saturday morning February 18th
from 6am to 7am. On Saturday, the event is open to the
public from 7am until 2pm. Admission is $5 at the door.
There will be door prizes and a grand prize for attendees.
Talk-in will be on the 147.015MHz, N9HC, repeater.
A flyer can be downloaded by clicking
March 4th: The National
Weather Service Indianapolis office will be conducting their
annual Hendricks County Severe Weather Spotter training on
Saturday, March 4th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the north
conference rooms off the rotunda in the Hendricks County
Government Center, 355 S. Washington St. in Danville, IN.
Please enter through the northwest door and follow the
signs. The program will be presented by one of the
meteorologists from NWS Indianapolis. The training is free
and open to the public, but public safety, first responders,
and amateur radio operators are especially encouraged to
attend. The program is updated with the most recent photos
and videos, plus any updated information and reporting
requirements. Spotter safety is always a major part of the
program. Pre-registration is NOT required.