Hillsborough County ARES
Hillsborough County ARES

Welcome to Hillsborough County ARES

Next Meeting Wednesday May10 at 7:00 pm on Zoom



This month NA1T will talk about Go Boxes and other portable operations.  Members should consider a Go Box for their station operation, even a simple one.


Link to the Zoom meeting for the above session:




Note: Watch this website for the Zoom link to the HC-ARES meeting the week of the meeting.





                                  NBEMS Training Plan


Links to our recent four session NBEMS training are below.

  • Session 1- January 12  Link  https://youtu.be/uiAfZiWLZH4
    • Download and configure FLdigi, FLmsg and FLamp on the computer
    • Download and configure Virtual Audio Cable
    • Discuss sound cards for interfacing computer and radio (needed for Session 4)
    • Homework - Open FLdigi and explore its features, click on macros, review Configuration menu features and Op Mode menu features
  • Session 2 – February 9  Link  https://youtu.be/3K6PJ-vC7QM
    • Communicate with FLdigi over the Zoom connection using the computer keyboard and simple macros
    • Download Hillsborough County ARES macros from Digital tab on k1hil.org
    • Homework - Practice using macros. Click on them to see what they do. Right click on them to see how they are structured.
  • Session 3 – March 9  https://youtu.be/sigMoaoY8AE 
    • Prepare an ICS-213 using FLmsg
    • Conduct a regular digital net over Zoom
    • Homework - Practice writing ICS-213 messages and "transmit" them through FLdigi
  • Session 4 – April 13  https://youtu.be/FZxrSzMIlSQ  
    • Transition what is learned during Zoom training to 2m FM
    • Connect and configure sound card
    • Conduct a digital net on CH51

For the last session please review the PDF at the following link:




Before using Fldigi for the first time, please download the latest software files for your computer from this web page




Also download Virtual Audio Cable driver from this web page





If you are new to this group or don’t have the Zoom information, please contact Jack, NF1L at nf1l@arrl.net for the link.



Steve Davidson


EC Hillsborough County ARES



Weekly Analog Nets

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at Mon at 7 PM

Weekly Digital Nets

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