Citrus County Florida ARES Callsign: KC4EOC
A 501 (c) (3) organization.
Your contributions to Citrus County ARES, Inc. are now tax deductible. You do not need a PayPal account to donate.
General Description :
Citrus County Florida ARES, Inc. is composed of FCC-licensed Amateur Radio operators who volunteer their services as communicators when disaster strikes. Every licensed radio amateur, regardless of other affiliations, is a resource in ARES. The only qualification other than holding a valid Amateur Radio operator’s license is a sincere desire to serve in the public interest.
Note: ARES and Amateur Radio Emergency Service are registered servicemarks of the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission.
c/o Citrus County EOC
3549 Saunders Way
Lecanto, Florida 34461
Citrus County ARES Meeting Information:
2020 ARES meeting dates. ARES meeting dates will be announced on the weekly net and on the ARES repeater. Please arrive no later than 6:55 PM as the front doors will be locked for security reasons.
Click here for directions to the Emergency Operations Center.
Note: Soveriegn Path has been renamed to Saunders Way !
Nets: Citrus County ARES Net:
Note: ARES nets will now be held on the W4CIT repeater only!
All ARES nets will now be held on the W4CIT/R repeater, 146.775 mhz. with a PL tone of 146.2 hz. at 7:30 pm local time on Wednesday night.
The weekly two meter net announces emergency communications news, provides a forum to answer your questions about ARES procedures and offers training to sharpen operator skills.
North Florida AREC Net :
The Northern Florida AREC Net meets at 09:00 am on 3950 khz Monday thru Saturday. Amateurs are welcome to participate in this wide area net.
ARRL North Florida Section Website:
Local Area Nets:
Local area net listing in PDF.
Note: Need Adobe Reader, click below!
ARRL ARES Newsletter Article Links:
Ham Radio Digital Sounds
The History of ARES
Notable Events in Ham Radio
Citrus County ARES Manual in PDF.
Citrus County ARES Manual in MS Word.
Online ARES Net Control Script in PDF.
Net Check IN Work Sheet.
Online ARES Membership roster in PDF.
Citrus County Emergency Management Website. Lot’s of good info!
Citrus County Shelter maps/Floor Plans
List of items to bring when providing radio communications during an emergency operation.
ARRL Radiogram/Disaster Welfare Message blank forms .
North Florida ARES Emergency Communications Plan.
North Florida ARES Emergency Communications Plan in PDF format. .
ICS Training !
Incident Command Systems online training and testing !
Home Land Security Interoprability Between Agencies!
Field guide for radio operations between agencies.
ARRL Public Service Communications Manual !
ARRL Public Service Communications Manual. Lot’s of good ARES and NTS stuff !
Skywarn Training Site!
Skywarn Amateur Radio Site!