We are always looking for new volunteers – Come Join Us !

Requirements to Join

You must be at least 18 years old.

You must either have an Amateur Radio License or be willing to get one with our help,


No previous training or experience is required.  Training will be provided by our knowledgeable staff.

Examples of training provided include, but are not limited to:

  • Evacuation Center Operations
  • ICS-213 Message Handling
  • National Traffic System Messages
  • NET Control Operation
  • EOC Operations

Prior to being activated outside of Hillsborough County (outside if you choose) for an emergency or disaster, you must have successfully completed the following FREE online courses:

The following class is also strongly recommended to be completed so that you have a full understanding of how emergency communications works:


Please note, to participate in ARES/RACES activities within Hillsborough County, FEMA Training is now required.

Click link below for instructions to Register

Register For Local Emergency Alerts & Notifications:

Join A Club:

  • American Victory Ship Amateur Radio Club – website
  • Brandon Amateur Radio Society (BARS) – website
  • Clearwater Amateur Radio Society (CARS) – website
  • Glorious Society Of the Wormhole Ham Radio Club – website
  • Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club – website
  • Kings Point ARC – W4KPR – website
  • Pinellas County Auxiliary Communication Service (PCACS) – website
  • REACT Tampa Bay – website
  • St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) – website
  • Sun City Center ARC (SCCARC) – website
  • Tampa Amateur Radio Club (TARC) – N4TP – website
  • Tampa Latin Radio Club – website
  • West Central Florida ARRL affiliated clubs
  • West Central Florida Group (WCFG) – website