New Paperless ARES Reporting System Soon to be Released

Read about the new on-line ARES reporting system now being tested and anticipated to be announced in September 2018:   ARES Continues Move Toward Enhanced Training, Paperless Reporting

Read about the Revised ARES Structure for the Northern Florida Section

Revised ARES Structure and Procedures

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®)

emergency vehicleThe ARRL Emergency Coordinator (EC) is a key team player in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service on the local emergency scene. Working with the Section Emergency Coordinator, the District Emergency Coordinator and Official Emergency Stations, the EC prepares for, and engages in the management of communications needs in disasters.

The Northern Florida Section Emergency leadership is listed here:

Click on the button below to go to ARES Connect to Register or SignUp to participate in ARES.

ares_clUse this automated form to submit your monthly EC report:

Click on –> FSD-212 EC Monthly Report Form

•  Instructions for the EC Monthly Report Form

Additional information about your monthly report:

  1.  You will receive an email with a copy of the report you submitted.  Type your email address carefully.  If you make an error typing your email address, you will not receive a copy of your report.  After you submit your report, the website displays a message indicating success or failure.  A failure will occur if you do not complete all items in the report form.
  2. If you don’t receive a copy of your report, check your spam or junk folder.  The system will always send you a copy of your report.  Add this domain to your contact list:  Add this email address to your contact list:
  3. Before you hit the submit button, review all your entries to make sure you have typed the correct numbers.  The form cannot correct your math or your entries.
  4. Thank you for your monthly report!

This is our current NFL Section communications plan:

NFL Section Comm Plan FINAL May 1, 2016

Read about the Incident Command System for emergency communications:

Incident Command System (ICS)

For more information about ARES and the responsibilities of emergency coordinators, see these manuals.

• The ARRL Emergency Coordinator’s Manual

• ARRL ARES Manual 2015

• ARES Field Resources Manual

• Marion County ARES Manuals:

ARES Items of Interest:

•  Florida Nassau County Assisted by ARES Tests 60 Meters 

•  Panhandle ARES – 2017 Cottonmouth 100 After Action Report – Part 1 of 2 

•  Panhandle ARES – 2017 Cottonmouth 100 After Action Report – Part 2 of 2 (download)

•  Major DOD Exercise Held; MARS, Amateur Radio Local Components Active 

•  Alachua ARES & Santa Fe College Amateur Radio Club Tech Course

•  Alachua ARES gears up for BITX HF Transceiver Projects, Oct 2017

•  Alachua ARES gears up for BITX HF Transceiver Projects Part 2, Dec 2017

•  Alachua County ARES S.E.T. 2017, summary.  Read the full report Entire Steinhatchee Planning and Report 2017.

•  Escambia County ARES Exercise and Training Schedule 2017 v 0.4  

•  Escambia ARES 2016 Annual Report – v.2.1

  Clay County ARES Prepares for Tropical Storm Hermine (two videos, August 2016, featuring Joe Bassett W1WCN):



  Strait Hollis KT4YA NFL SEC Helps Lead Statewide Hurricane Exercise 

 Hurricane Kimo Exercise 2016  

•  Escambia County Participates in Annual Hurricane Exercise 2016

•  Escambia County ARES – Cottonmouth 100 After Action Report, Nov 2015

The ARRL-NFL Section does not endorse commercial entities or products.  The following link is provided as a public service:

Natural Disaster Preparedness Guide

Links to individual ARES County Services:  

Clay County Amateur Radio Emergency Service:

Madison County Amateur Radio Emergency Services:

ARES® and the name Amateur Radio Emergency Service are registered marks of the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission. 

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