Membership in the Alachua County ARESŪ program no longer requires residence in Alachua County, but does require 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
Section Presentation, April '09 (PowerPoint)
Amateur Radio Emergency Communitions Plan, Sept. '10
Alachua County is now in the ARESŪ Sante Fe District of the North Florida Section.
"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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