Marion County 
Amateur Radio Emergency Services


Marion County Public Service Communications

Amateur Radio operators in and around Central Indiana volunteer their time and equipment to provide communications support to public events such as marathons, bike rides, and parades.  Public service events are a great opportunity for new and old hams alike to use their skills to give back to the community.  If you are interested in volunteering at any one of the events listed on the right side of this page, please click the "sign up" button below.

If you have any questions about signing up for a public service event, please contact Brent Walls N9BA by email at .

Upcoming Opportunities

Bike MS Ride

Saturday September 8, 2018

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The MS Society annual Bike MS Ride will start and stop at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon.  Radio operators will be needed to man water stops or provide APRS tracking in Boone, Hamilton, and Tipton counties.

Indianapolis Half Marathon at Fort Ben

Saturday October 6, 2018

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM


The marathon will be held at the Historic Fort Benjamin Harrison in Lawrence.  Radio operators will be stationed at aid stations along the route.

ADA Tour de Cure Bike Ride

Saturday October 20, 2018

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM


The bike ride will start and stop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Radio operators will be stationed along the route in Northwest Marion County and Southern Boone County.  APRS tracking may be needed for this event.

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Saturday November 3, 2018

7:30 AM - 2:30 PM


The marathon will start and stop in downtown Indianapolis.  Radio operators will be stationed at water stops along the route.