Marion County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Marion County, Indiana includes 403 square miles encompassing the cities, towns and municipalities of Beech Grove, Clermont, Crows Nest, Cumberland (western portion), Homecroft, Indianapolis, Lawrence, Meridian Hills, North Crows Nest, Rocky Ripple, Southport, Speedway, Spring Hill, Warren Park, Williams Creek and Wynnedale.
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 N9UN
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 Liason
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.
Norm Dingle W9IFW
MC ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator Operations
Norm was appointed as an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for the Marion County ARES team in 2015.
MC ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator