Alachua County ARESŪ

Gainesville, Florida

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Local Organizations:
GARS, K4GNV
GARC, W4DFU
Alachua CERT
Northern Florida District
Florida SERT

National Organizations:
ARRL
ARES
RACES
FCC Amateur Service
CERT
DART

Welcome to Alachua County ARESŪ

Membership in the Alachua County ARESŪ program requires residence in Alachua County, a valid amateur radio license, active participation in training and ARESŪ events or activations, and the registration in the North Florida Section database.

Division of Forestry wildfire information and maps

National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG) is a technical reference for radio technicians responsible for radios to be used in disaster response applications. The NIFOG includes rules and regulations for use of nationwide and other interoperability channels, frequencies and channel names. NIFOG 1.4 PDF

Accessories Guide for Handy Talkie Radios

North Florida Section Presentation, April '09 (PowerPoint)
North Florida Amateur Radio Emergency Communitions Plan, Sept. '10 (PDF)

Alachua County is now in the ARESŪ Sante Fe District of the North Florida Section.

11 NFL Districts + WC and SFL Sections

"The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARESŪ) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARESŪ. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARESŪ is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership."

 


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