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The Osceola County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is committed to providing reliable Amateur Radio communications support to the Emergency Management Communications Assistance Team of the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management. Missions may be assigned to this unit in situations of an emergency nature or natural disaster anywhere within Osceola County or adjacent counties with which there is a Amateur Radio Emergency Service Mutual Assistance Team (ARESMAT) agreement. Additionally, Osceola County ARES may participate in non-emergency events as requested by event organizers, provided the services requested are within the unit's capabilities and in compliance with Federal Communications Commission Part 97 Rules.

Next Meeting will be June 1, 2015

Our normally scheduled meeting on May 25, 2015 has been rescheduled for June 1, 2015. May 25th is a holiday so we will move the meeting one week forward on the calendar. The topic of the June 1, 2015 meeting will be related to Field Day. Hope to see you then! 73 de Joe/N4ZIQ

How to program your WX Alert Radio

Presentation from NWS on how to program your WX Alert Radio for the Central Florida Area...

Antenna Presenation

Packet/Digital Presentation

For those that were not able to make the meeting where Dean Groe presented Packet & Digital Radio please see the PowerPoint presentation.

KG4EOC has EAS!

What is that? Thanks to a donation from K9EPW (Brett), We now have an official EAS station up and running. This is the same type of system that radio, cable and TV stations use to alert the public in the event of a Civil or Weather emergency or alert. Radio stations had to upgrade to a more modern and robust version of EAS a couple years back, and that left a lot of radio stations with older EAS units left unused. Brett acquired some of these units from the radio station that he worked at thinking they would be a cool project for ham radio clubs, like ARES, to implement.

Amateur Radio Testing

The Osceola County ARES group offers Amateur license testing during our monthly meeting. Anyone intersted in taking a test should contact: Manuel Fernandez-Longo [np3il@yahoo.com] prior to the meeting. Advance notice is requested so that test materials will be ready for the person wanting to take the test.

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