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 representing Hillsborough County ARES RACES!

At the event we talked about the role Ham Radio plays in severe weather situations and we encouraged the community to become involved with ham radio. A lot of the folks attending stopped and spoke to us, of course the biggest question was, “what is this, and what is it all about.” We had several requests for classes and times, and locations. We also had a couple of requests to attend and/or speak at different events. Here are pictures of our setup.