Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Glades Amateur Radio Operators Asked To Participate

CQ, CQ, CQ! To All Licensed Amateur Radio Operators!

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- All licensed Amateur Radio Operators, please be aware that Terri and Austin Moorhouse will hosting as the Net Control Operators for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Glades County under the support and control of the Glades County Emergency Management EOC.

The ARES-RACES Network was established to provide emergency communications during civil emergencies such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes or any other civil emergency. All licensed Amateur Radio Operators in or near the Glades County area are invited and encouraged to participate in the ARES-RACES Net test drills held every Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. on the two-meter frequency of 147.300 Hz on the Glades County Repeater W4TEJ 147.300 + 600 PL 100.00 HZ. 

Non FCC-licensed citizens can monitor that frequency on any scanner equipment.

In order to “check in”, operators need only to give their call sign followed by their first name. Subsequent to check-in, announcements and updates will be provided by the Net Control after which comments, suggestions and announcements will be solicited from the participating members.

Participation is voluntary and there is no permanent or long-term obligation. Yet, your help may be sorely needed in the event of a civil emergency. Interested parties please contact Angela Snow Colegrove at the Emergency Management Operations Center 863-946-6020 or Austin Moorhouse at 683-946-0697.

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