We had to take the repeater off line until it is relocated and has a better “temporary” home. Major antenna damage on the 146.610 tower. The antenna is bent to the point that it is grounding out against the guy wire. The tech committee determined that the best course of action was in fact, to shut it down for now.

Nets will be on 146.610 simplex unless otherwise notified or until it is repaired.



This is the official page for the

Marion County ARES Group and SKYWARN.

The ARES/SKYWARN net has been merged. There is a new preamble on the website for the net control operators to use. Upon completion of the net, please go to http://aresmcfl.org/netreport/ and fill out the form as indicated. This will be used by the Section Manager in his reports to the ARRL. It’s really painless and takes only 1 minute or less to complete.

If an ARES/SKYWARN event happens during the week you are scheduled (Wed – Tues), you are requested to bring up the net as soon as possible until relieved.

The next ARES/SKYWARN meeting will be at the Marion County Emergency Operations Center on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in the Training Room, in conjunction with the monthly MERT meeting.

Starting time 9:00 a.m. These meetings are held jointly with MERT and SKYWARN members in Marion County to foster interoperability, and espirit de corps. We need to work together as a complete group even though we all have different responsibilities.

Directions and a Map from Green Clover Hall to the EOC

Our mailing address is:
Marion County ARES
Attn: Ron Viola, KS4SW
PO Box 787
Silver Springs FL 34489
We hold discussions on upcoming events and training for ARES, SKYWARN, & MERT members. Please see the membership application for joining ARES.