Bulls Family Fest March 2, 2024

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Emergency Management Director, Tim Dudley, invited Hillsborough ARES/RACES to join the EOC staff at the exciting event at USF.  Many people took information and Brochures about what Ham Radio does in an emergency.


The Thursday ARES/RACES Net

The weekly ARES/RACES Net is held every Thursday evening at 19:30 on the N1CDO Repeater which is 440.100 MHz positive offset with a PL tone of 162.2.   All amateur radio operators are invited to check in to the net.  We will have some special training and shared experiences that will make it interesting.

See you There!!!

Field Day 2023 June 24-25

Field Day 2023 is June 24th and 25th

Lets beat last year’s Great Event this Year


Field Day 2022  ARES/RACES was held on June 25th and June 26 at the PSOC

We were honored to have many guest visit us on Saturday from 14:00 – 16:00. 

To kick things off ARES/RACES and Hillsborough County Emergency Management partnered for an Open House Event to educate the public on amateur radio, emergency communications, and hurricane preparedness.  Tim Dudley, Director of Emergency Management, graciously welcomed our guest and started the program.  We were also honored to have our Section Manager for ARRL West Central Florida, Mike Douglas W4MDD, visit our site for Field Day.

Winlink Emails were sent to all visitors to demonstrate the use of Winlink during a time when cell phone and regular email is down.  This allows distant family to know you are safe when we have been hit by a hurricane.


Amateur Radio Week in Hillsborough County

Amateur Radio Week

Hillsborough County ARES RACES was honored by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners with a Proclamation to recognize their contributions to promoting amateur radio and supporting Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Office of Emergency Management and the cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace with emergency communications during disasters and major incidents.

In addition, the week of June 20-26th was proclaimed as Amateur Radio Week in Hillsborough County. Thank you to Commissioner Gwendolyn Myers for sponsoring the proclamation to honor our organization.




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New FCC License Fee for Amateur Radio

The new $35 application fee applies to new, renewal, rule waiver, and modification applications that request a new vanity call sign. The fee will be per application.

Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, and modification applications to upgrade an amateur radio licensee’s operator class or to request a sequentially issued call sign, are exempt from fees.

You can review the details of the Fee on the ARRL Website at