Category Archives: EmComm


*****HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SIGNIFICANT WEATER ADVISORY***** RAINFALL EVENT The Office of Emergency Management has briefed ARES/RACES regarding the potential for heavy rainfall in our area over the next several days from reports out of the NHC: At this time we are … Continue reading

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ARRL Field Day – June 24th & June 25th

For Immediate Release For additional information contact: Bill Bode 813-382-9262 What is Field Day? (Click Here) “If the BIG ONE Comes, Who Ya’ Gonna Call? Tampa Bay Radio Hams!” Public Demo of Emergency Communications commencing 2:00 PM Saturday, June 24th until … Continue reading

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Upcoming Classes – General and Technician

TO: VOLUNTEERS FROM: K4MJG DATE: Sat Dec 24 1:32:03 UTC 2016 Good evening everyone! The Hillsborough County ARES/RACES are going to be offering new Technician and General training classes When: Saturday January 21st and February 4th (must be able to … Continue reading

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Photos of the New PSOC

The Hillsborough County ARES/RACES group recently held an open house at the new PSOC. Here are some pictures. There are pictures of the Operations Center and the ARES/RACES room (much roomier than the previous digs). And finally a picture of … Continue reading

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Good evening, We would like to provide an update as to the Hillsborough County ARES/RACES status regarding Hurricane Matthew. Thank you for those that have contacted us volunteering to deploy to our neighboring counties, we sincerely appreciate it. As an … Continue reading

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City of Tampa – Reported Street Flooding

If you live or work in Tampa, you can use this map to check real-time flooding status:

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TO: ALL HC ARES/RACES VOLUNTEERS FROM: KJ4NYD DATE: Tue Aug 30 20:23:01 UTC 2016 Due to tropical depression number 9, Hillsborough County ARES RACES has been asked to activate starting at 7am Thursday until 7pm or as the situation warrants. … Continue reading

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TROPICAL STORM COLIN FORMS – WCF SECTION PREPAREDNESS On Sunday morning at 0800 EDT, Tropical Depression #3 forms near the Yucatan peninsula, then is upgraded to Tropical Storm Colin at 1630 EDT Sunday afternoon. Tropical Storm Colin was located as … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Warning

TO: Hillsborough County ARES/RACES VOLUNTEERS FROM: AB2M DATE: Sun Jun 5 16:12:14 UTC 2016 —– Good afternoon everybody. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Hillsborough County. Tropical Storm Collin is expected to form later today and make landfall … Continue reading

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Gasparilla Parade Radio Net

As you all know the Gasparilla Parade is this Saturday.  The Tampa EOC will be activated.  We will have an informal net running from about 1000 to about 1900 (7:00 P.M.).  We will not be making net calls, just monitoring.  … Continue reading

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