The next ARES / RACES meeting
will be held on the third Tuesday of the month
at Broward General Hospital which is located at
1600 South Andrews Avenue,  Fort Lauderdale,  FL at 7:30 PM.
The meeting is on the second floor of the main building in the Boca Meeting Room B. Parking will be in the 6 story parking garage
FEMA ARES / RACES Required courses, ICS Course List
The above listed ICS Courses, these are Required CERT Courses.

Two Other Important Courses on the above Course List

The FEMA courses are now required for hams responding to disasters outside their local community. They are Internet Correspondence Courses that can be taken at home, with on-line testing. They are free, and FEMA issues a Certificate that will be mailed to you following the successful completion of the exam.

ARRL Emergency Communications Training

Broward County Emergency Preparedness Net


The Broward County Emergency Preparedness Net meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. EST on the Broward Amateur Radio Club Repeater, 146.910 MHz. -600 KHz. tone 110.9 Hz.
Check-ins will be taken followed by the general session of the net.

(If the net cannot be held on the Broward Amateur Club repeater it will be held on the Motorola Amateur Radio Club Repeater 146.790 MHz.) 


Amateur Radio Operators
Evacuation Shelter & Hospital Checklist

Minimum Equipment

  • Handheld 2 Meter Transceiver
  • Extra Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • PL-258 Double Female Splice (barrel connector)
  • 25’ Coax Cable (with PL-259 connectors)
  • Interseries Adaptor: 
    • UHF Female to BNC Male
    • or
    • UHF Female to SMA Male
  • HeadPhones

  • Paper Pad & Pen
  • This Guide Book

Suggested Equipment

  • 2 Meter/440 Mobile Transceiver with Cross band Capable
  • Dual Band HT
  • 12 Volt Power Supply
  • 12 Volt Gel Cell Battery
  • (with battery charger)
  • 12 Volt Marine Battery
  • PL-258 Double Female Splice (barrel connector)
  • 50’ Coax Cable (with PL-259 connectors)
  • Headphones
  • Paper Pad & Pens
  • This Guide Book
  • Clip Board
  • J-Pole Antenna
  • SWR Meter
  • 50’ AC Power Cord


Minimum Supplies

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medication
  • Change of Clothes
  • Personal Hygiene Products


Suggested Supplies

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medication
  • Change of Clothes
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Air Mattress (with pump)
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Portable TV
  • Notebook Computer
  • Tape (Masking & Duct)



Amateur Radio Operators Preparation Checklist

  1. Do I have all the radio equipment I need?
  2. Are all my batteries charged and working?
  3. Does all my radio equipment work properly?
  4. Have I packed everything I need?
  5. Do I know how to get to my assignment?

Repeater Frequencies List

North of I-595:           146.910 MHz.,   -DUP, PL tone 110.9 Hz.

South of I-595 :         146.850 MHz.,   -DUP


Back-up Frequency:   146.790 MHz., -DUP

                                147.210 MHz., +DUP PL tone 91.5 Hz

                                146.985 MHz., -DUP PL tone 88.5 Hz
                                145.470 MHz., -DUP PL tone 103.5 Hz


In the event that we loose the repeaters, use the output frequency.

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