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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Quarterly Mtg July 27th & 30th HCARESRACES

The Next Quarterly ARES/RACES will be held on July 27th at 18:00 and on July 30 at 09:00. Attendance is REQUIRED but you may choose which of the two meetings to attend. There will be a Training session after the BOTH Meetings.

Join Hillsborough County Fire Rescue to learn the life-saving skill STOP THE BLEED. Participants will receive hands on training that will empower them to act when help is needed.

More information will be provided on as the date approaches.


The weekly ARES/RACES Net is held every Thursday evening at 19:30 on the W4BCI Repeater which is 444.225 MHz positive offset with a PL tone of 146.2.   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!!!

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 of the feedback, it was SPECIFICALLY mentioned about the professionalism of the team of radio operators at Brandon Regional Hospital! They were pleased with the traffic that you passed, they especially were pleased with the bed count information.

The leadership of Hillsborough County ARES RACES thanks BARS for their excellence, dedication and service to the amateur community and OEM. You have set the bar high for hospital operations!