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Amateur Extra License Class

Interested in upgrading from General to Extra? Here is the perfect opportunity! Kings Point ARC will be hosting classes starting September 14th from 9am to 5pm taught by Bill Miller N1CDO. Hillsborough County ARES RACES will be hosting classes starting September 15th from 9am to 5pm taught by Bill Miller N1CDO. This classes will be […]

Community Outreach – Hurricane Preparedness

Hillsborough County ARES RACES recently teamed up with Hillsborough Fire Rescue Office of Emergency Management for a community outreach event for Hurricane Preparedness. The event was on July 27th from 10am to 2pm at County Center specifically for The Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities. Thank you to Bob McElroy KI4QAA and Chris Chandler KM4WBS for […]

Brandon Amateur Radio Society Praised by OEM

On Thursday, June 28th, I attended the Training and Exercise Meeting that is held quarterly at the PSOC. At this meeting we received updates on recent training offerings and exercises and what will be offered in the future. At this particular meeting the Mass Casualty Drill held on June 7th was discussed. In the sharing […]

Field Day 2018

Update 6/25/2018 Field Day 2018 is behind us now.  We had a total of 6 people at the PSOC on Saturday and operated for 3 hours.  We conducted Field Day orientation as well as held a class for FT-8 from Noon until 2 as well has had an information table setup in the radio room. […]

Evacuation Centers

Evacuation Center training is now available. Evacuation Centers opened when a safe refuge is needed for 72 hours or less, when refuge is needed for more than 72 hours the evacuation center becomes a shelter. Preston Cook, Emergency Manager and his staff have tasked Hillsborough County ARES RACES with providing radio operators for shelters here […]

Taking Emergency Response to the Next Level

New Public Safety Operations Complex brings support functions and personnel into one location Hillsborough County unveiled the latest in emergency management technology and capabilities during the opening of the new Public Safety Operations Complex. Home to Fire Rescue headquarters and the Emergency Operations Center, the complex is located at 9450 E. Columbus Drive. The facility […]