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50th Anniversary of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue

August 25 @ 8:00 am - August 28 @ 5:00 pm


Hillsborough County ARES RACES will be running a special event station, K4F, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) August 25-28, 2023. All contacts will learn a fun fact about the department’s history and operations. We will be operating from the RACES room located in the Hillsborough County Public Safety Operations Complex, home of HCFR’s Headquarters. 

Operating Schedule: 

Friday, August 25 – Monday, August 28, 2023 

1200-2200 Zulu; 8AM – 6PM, EST Daily 

Note: The operating schedule is subject to change. Please check this page frequently for updates

We are seeking volunteers for each day to operate; all license classes and skill levels welcome. 

If you are interested in volunteering, email both Myesha Johnson johnsonmr@hillsboroughcounty.org and Tom Grace tgrace@hcaresraces.net preferably by Thursday at 5PM to allow us to finalize a schedule. Include your name, call sign, phone number, license class, preferred modes, and your available time slot(s).

Bands & Modes: 

VHF – TARC Repeater: 147.105; PL Tone 146.2 

15M & 20M; General portions of the bands; Voice & Digital Modes 

Available Digital Modes: PSK & FT8 (subject to availability) 


To request a commemorative certificate confirming contact, send an email to info@hcaresraces.net with your name, call sign, & date/band/mode of contact no later than 8-31-2023.


August 25 @ 8:00 am
August 28 @ 5:00 pm