On Wednesday December 17th a group of local ARES members met with LTC (IN) Spencer L. Gibbs of the Indiana Guard Reserve. He made a presentation concerning the need to utilize the communications abilities of local amateur radio operators. Below is a copy of one of the emails I put on our club list serve.
If you would like to get in touch with LTC (IN) Spencer L. Gibbs, his contact info is below.
LTC (IN) Spencer L. Gibbs USA ret.
Indiana Guard Reserve Communications/Electronics Officer
Master Military Emergency Management Specialist
Tel: 317 745 2134 Cell: 317 538 2636 email (see From: above)
N9DVL 147.130- 88.5 PL/444.575+ 88.5PL
The web site for the Indiana Guard Reserve is:
This immediate area in Indiana is under the jurisdiction of the 3rd Brigade, which is commanded by MAJ Harold Hensley. On the left hand side of their web page is a list of links that are full of great information about this group, way better than I could explain in my email. If you wish to join, there is a link for that as well and numbers to contact members.
They explained their need for amateur radio operators living in Indiana who were willing to volunteer their time and use their knowledge, along with additional training they will provide to communicate with other IGR Brigades and agencies.
Dave Hudgens - WT9I
West Terre Haute, Indiana
Emergency Coordinator: Vigo County ARES®
Assistant Coordinator: Illiana Skywarn
Member of the W.V.A.R.A.
Member of the ARRL