Marion County 
Amateur Radio Emergency Services

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Matthew Bechdol W9SOX

Marion County ARES Emergency Coordinator

Matthew was appointed as the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for the Marion County ARES team in November of 2014. The EC prepares for and engages in management of communications needs in the event of a disaster. 


Matthew previously served as an Assistant Emergency Coordinator of Logistics before being promoted to EC. Matthew also serves as a net control operator for the MC ARES Packet net and the MC ARES voice net. Matthew is also the net manager for the weekly Indiana ARES HF Digital net. Matthew is also the editor of the "Marion County Communicator" which is the quarterly newsletter of the Marion County ARES Team.



Tony Stokes KU9V

MC ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator Administration


Tony was appointed as an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for the Marion County ARES team in October 2012.  Tony was formerly assigned as the Administration Section Chief for the team, tracking training hours, roster updates, and maintains other official files. As of January 2014 Tony has moved into the role of Operations Section Chief. 


Tony was first licensed in 2012 as KC9WIO, he upgraded to General in October 2012 and Amateur Extra in March 2013 becoming AC9EG before finally taking the vanity call of KU9V. Tony enjoys contesting, HF operations and volunteering for public service events. Tony is also a ARRL Volunteer Examiner as well as a CERT volunteer in Indianapolis. Tony works in IT in Indianapolis and resides in Franklin, Indiana. 

Mark Burke W9MGB

MC ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator Liaison


Mark was appointed as an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for the Marion County ARES team in October 2012.  Mark has been assigned as the Liaison Officer for the team.  Mark works with local agencies to improve communications between the ARES team and the agency.  Mark is also the MC ARES National Traffic System liaison.


Brent Walls N9BA

MC ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator Planning


Brent was appointed as an Assistant Emergency Coordinator in December 2014.  Brent previously served as the Marion County  Emergency Coordinator (EC) but resigned after being appointed the Indiana Section Emergency Coordinator in November 2014.  Brent will focus on planning and training for the Marion County ARES Team in his role as AEC.


Brent was first licensed in 1996 and upgraded to General in June 2011.  Brent has since upgraded to Extra Class in June of 2013.  Brent is a Amateur Radio Relay League Volunteer Examiner and enjoys helping others discover the hobby of amateur radio.  Brent is also a Board of Directors member of the Indianapolis Repeater Association and a member of the Marion County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).


Norm Dingle W9IFW

MC ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator Operations


Jeff Skinner NN7C

Assistant Emergency Coordinator Logistics