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

2016 Severe Weather Spotter Training

The National Weather Service Indianapolis office will be conducting annual Severe Weather Spotters training on Saturday, March 19, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the north room off the rotunda in the Hendricks County Government Center, 355 S. Washington St. in Danville, IN.

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.

Skywarn procedures

Attached are the Hendricks County Skywarn procedures for 2016. Please download this file and print it out for your reference.

Also attached is the net script.

Park2Park Relay: June 14, 2014

The Park2Park Relay (http://www.park2park.org/) is a race for ambitious runners looking for a challenge! Teams of four will run approximately 40 miles in a relay-style running event that will take runners through communities, across countryside and through challenging park trails.

Amateur radio will be heavily involved this year and we'll need several operators to fully staff the event. The assignment sheet and the maps are posted. If you would like to volunteer, send Bob Burns W9BU (w9bu@arrl.net) an email with the position you are volunteering for, your callsign, name, and a phone number where you can be reached the day of the event. You can even sign up for more than one assignment as long as the times don't overlap.

Links for Weather Spotters

Central Indiana Skywarn – http://www.w9nws.org
Indianapolis National Weather Service Forecast Office – http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind
Spotter Information Page – http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/?n=spotter
Severe Weather Overview – http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/?n=svrwx2
Local Watches/Warnings Summary – http://forecast.weather.gov/hazards/ind
NWS Storm Prediction Center – http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
Convective Outlooks – http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/
Midwest Mesoscale Analysis – http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/mesoanalysis/new/viewsector.php?sector=20
NWS Weather Spotter’s Field Guide – http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/brochures/SGJune6-11.pdf
NWS Spotter Report Data Quality Online Learning Module – http://wdtb.noaa.gov/modules/spotters/player.html
UCAR/COMET Online Spotter Training Course – https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23
NWS Jetstream Online Weather School – http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/

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 W9RXR
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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