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Hendricks  County  Radio
Communications  Support  Group


Who is H.C.R.C.S.G. ?

The Hendricks 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.

provides 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:

HCARES is 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 organizations:

   •  The American National Red Cross
   •  Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
   •  The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials - International (APCO-International)
   •  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
   •  SATERN
   •  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 Organizations (NGO’s)
as requested by the NGO and approved by EMAD.

Donations to HCRCSG

Money or 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.


Upcoming Non-HCRCSG Sponsored Events

•  February 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 HERE

•  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.











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