Serving the Hendricks County, Indiana, Emergency Management Department and the people of Hendricks County by providing auxiliary communications services.

Severe Weather Spotter Training

Sam Lashley, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NWS Indianapolis office, has made the following announcement regarding severe weather spotter training:

Skywarn procedures

Attached are the Hendricks County Skywarn procedures for 2018. Please download this file and print it out for your reference.

Also attached is the net script.

Emcomm frequencies

Attached is a PDF file with amatuer radio emergency communications frequencies for Hendricks County. Please download the file and print it out for your reference. Most of all, program your radios with all of these frequencies now so you will have them ready if needed.

Links for Weather Spotters

Central Indiana Skywarn –
Indianapolis National Weather Service Forecast Office –
Spotter Information Page –
Hazardous Weather Outlook –
NWS Storm Prediction Center –
Convective Outlooks –
Midwest Mesoscale Analysis –
NWS Weather Spotter’s Field Guide –
2021 NWS IND Spotter Talk -
UCAR/COMET Online Spotter Training Course –
NWS Jetstream Online Weather School –

Moving the Net

The order of priority for Hendricks County Skywarn net frequencies is:

147.165 MHz repeater (+600 kHz)
147.015 MHz repeater (+600 kHz)
442.900 MHz repeater (+5 MHz)
147.510 MHz simplex

If the current repeater becomes inoperable or unreliable, net control should move the net to the next frequency on the list. One person who is capable of monitoring both frequencies should remain on the original frequency to direct any newcomers to the active frequency.

Bob Burns AK9R
Hendricks Co. RACES Radio Officer

Bringing Up a Severe Weather Net Policy Statement

Activating a Hendricks County Skywarn Net

1. A Hendricks County Skywarn Net will be activated if any of the following conditions exist:

a. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning is issued for Hendricks County.

b. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning is issued for Boone, Montgomery, Putnam, Owen, Morgan, or Marion Counties and the severe weather appears to be tracking towards Hendricks County.

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