Next ARES meeting - May 24, 2016 will be at the LWR Red Cross.

NEW!!! Manatee SKYWARN NET on the ARES 147.195+ PL 103.5 repeater
Thursday nights at 7:00!!!

Who Makes Up The Manatee County ARES

The MCESG is made up of Manatee County Amateur Radio operators dedicated to volunteering their time, equipment, and skills for emergency communications needs. This reserve of volunteers, working as one organization, provides communications for Manatee County Emergency Management during times of need.

Anyone, regardless of club or other Amateur Radio affiliations, with a sincere interest and desire to help the community with its emergency communication needs, is invited to become a part of the Manatee County - Amateur Radio Emergency Service.

Manatee SKYWARN Net
Thursday Nights at 7:00
on the ARES
443.875 Repeater

every Monday Night 7:00pm

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Manatee County Emergency Support Group

Manatee County ARES/RACES
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ARES Net - Every Monday night at 7:00 p.m.
on the ARES repeater 147.195+ PL103.5
Manatee SKYWARN net - every Thursday night at 7:00pm
on the ARES repeater 443.875+ PL 100.

Meetings: Every 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Red Cross on 59th Street
Red Cross in Lakewood Ranch
Manatee County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

What Services Does MC-ARES Provide?
The primary MC-ARES objective is to provide backup communications services to Emergency Management during emergencies or disaster situations. This may consist of deploying operators to the Emergency Operations Center, the Red Cross, Emergency or Special Needs Shelters, or other locations that may need communications.

We also work with our local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, to teach Communications and to encourage CERT members to become ham radio operators to assist their CERT teams and MC-ARES with communications.

Want To Help?
MC-ARES is always looking for additional team members. Are you interested? If you would like to help provide dedicated Emergency Communications assistance to our first responders and the residents of Manatee County, we can train you to become a skilled operator.