Marion County 
Amateur Radio Emergency Services


MC ARES Volunteer Opportunities

Planning Committee: This committee consists of the Marion County ARES EC and AEC's, do you have something to contribute, if so please contact Brent Walls the Marion County EC at

Training Committee: Do you want to share your expertise in amateur radio and emergency communications? If so the training committee is the place for you, this committee develops the Marion County ARES training plans and training courses, if you wish to volunteer or want more information please email us at

Recruiting Committee: The Marion County ARES recruiting committee would needs your help! Our goal is to recruit new volunteers for MCINARES, if you would like to volunteer for this committee please email us at

Net Control Operators: We are always looking for new net control operators and training is available. If you would like more information about volunteering as a net control operator send an email to Tony Stokes KU9V the Marion County ARES operations AEC at or

Community Event Volunteer Opportunites

Purdue Outdoor Club Adventure Race

Saturday January 16 - Monday January 18, 2016


The Purdue Outing Club Adventure Race (POCAR) is a 48 hour orienteering race held over Martin Luther King weekend somewhere in Indiana. For 2014, they operated inside the footprint of the Morgan-Monroe State Forest - Yellowood State Forest Area. The course can range from 20-40 miles as the bird files, depending on the location and planners. Teams should be prepared to cover 50 miles on foot.

Amateur Radio assists by supplementing their Safety Personnel around the course. Hams are strageticly positioned to communicate with Fire / Water Checkpoints around the course. To volunteer, contact J.Eberle (W9EB) at for more information.

Sam Costa Run

Sat March 21, 2015 9 AM - 1 PM


The Hamilton County Amateur Radio Team coordinates this half marathon.

It is time once again to round up volunteers for the Sam Costa Half Marathon. As you all know, without volunteers we have no race, so please encourage others to join you as a volunteer this year. We really appreciate early sign ups so that we can make assignments to ensure that all areas are fully covered.

Carmel Marathon (Hamilton County)

Saturday April 18, 2015
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM


The Hamilton County Amateur Radio Team is again assisting this event for 2015. This is both a 13.1M and 26.2M Marathon.

The 5th annual Carmel Marathon will be run Saturday, April 18, 2015. The Carmel Marathon is comprised of a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and Carmel 8K. The races will begin at 7:30 AM and starts and ends at the Carmel Paladium (126th Street just west of Range Line Road). Amateur Radio communication has been requested. Each Amateur radio operator will be assigned to a combined water stop and medical aid station on the route and will provide communication for Medical personnel that are assigned to each location.

Like last year Amateur radio operators will be assigned to medical aid locations. The assignments will be posted on a web page and emails will be sent out with updates. All locations are posted on the map with letter assignment, green with a circle below them After the race has passed your assigned position, the Net Control will either reassign or dismiss you from the event. The communicators are not required to remain in one spot until the entire race is finished. The event is expected to run from 6:30 AM until 1:30 PM. On the day of the race the net will be on the 145.17+ crossband 443.55+ Repeater, tone 77.0. Net control will also be monitoring 146.46 Simplex if you are not able to make the repeater.

If you are able to help with this event please email Steve Kremer, KF9ZA at If you’ve volunteered for this in the past I’ll make every attempt to assign you to the same location as in past years. I’ve already had a meeting with the race organizer and our role will be the same as in past years.

Please note: If you have volunteered for the Carmel Marathon there is a real good chance you will get an “automated” email from their volunteer coordinator. In the past they’ve been sort of consistent in having a volunteer choice of “ham radio” as a choice. Please follow their instructions as best you can, but please don’t let their sign up form take the place of a direct email to me. Also, for some reason my email is not working. Please email me at: