The Titusville Amateur Radio Club
Brevard County, Florida, USA
The Titusville Amateur Radio Club is affiliated with Amateur Radio Emergency Services, the Brevard Emergency Amateur Radio Service, and provides communications support for our community.
A Disaster Preparedness Organization
as defined by FEMA
146.910 MHz & 146.970 MHz
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TARC 2014 Field Day at Fox Lake Park
Saturday June 28th
Public invited to visit and see Ham Radio in action!
As heard on Public Radio, WMFE 90.7 FM.
PCARS Field Day
West Melbourne Park
2285 Minton Rd
WEST MELBOURNE, FL
WX (Weather) Links
Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 of each year.
Go To The Skywarn Home Page
Submit a Skywarn Storm Report
NHC Hurricane Home Page
Tropical Report Weather Underground
GOES Satellite Photo
Melbourne Doppler Weather Radar
Titusville Weather Forcast
W4GBW's Merritt Island WX
Fire Watch Index
On your WAP enabled phone:
- 4th Tuesday of each month at 1900 local time.
- Monthly meetings held 7pm-9pm on the 4th Tuesday
of each month at the Titusville Masonic Lodge.
Titusville Masonic Lodge
19 N Washington Ave (Click address for map)
Titusville, FL 32796
Click here for Newsletter Archives
Club Nets Frequency Day/Time (Local) Mosquito Net: 28.333 MHz USB Wednesday, 18:00-20:00 VIP Net: 146.910 MHz Thursday, 10:00 Other Local Nets Frequency Day/Time (Local) Central Brevard
146.940 MHz Monday, 18:30 Florida 2 Meter
144.210 MHz Monday, 19:00 Central Brevard
147.135 MHz Tuesday, 18:30 Central Brevard
147.135 MHz Wednesday, 19:30 IRARC
145.370 MHz Wednesday, 19:15 CARS
Club Repeaters are all open communications and closed patch:
- W4REN - Jan Ferguson, Trustee
Frequency: 146.910- MHz
Output Power: 30 Watts
Antenna approximately 150 ft above ground level at 8.5 dBd
Location: S. Titusville
- W4CEL - Warren Murray, Trustee
Frequency: 146.970- MHz
Output Power: 30 Watts
Antenna approximately 100 ft above ground level at 6.5 dBd
Location: N. Titusville
- KD4HNW - Ken Denman, Trustee
Output Power: 50 Watts
Antenna aproximately 105 Ft above ground level
Location: Aurantia, FL (Hog Valley)
- President - Jan Ferguson W4REN
- Vice President - Bob Farrington W4YBI
- Secretary - Sherry Ferguson KU4ZO
- Treasurer - Betty Sperry KK4BID
- Directors - George Swire N8HBY, Duane Pocock KF4FQW, Derek Roberts KJ4UFX, Archie Shetler WN3DHI
Commercial and Ham Radio Exams:FCC Exams are held anytime convenient to both the applicant and the volunteer examiners.
For information on exams, and directions contact: Sherry Ferguson - KU4ZO at 321-269-2796.
You should probably study up or at least (for Ham Radio) take the practice exams online (and perhaps more practice exams and even another) before then.
For Commercial Exams you might like to visit the following site. W5YI before testing.
FEMA courses, ICS Course List
- IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System
- IS-200.b, ICS for Single Recources and Initial Action Incidents
- IS-250, Emergency Support Function 15 External Affairs: A new Approach to Emergency Communications and Information Distribution
- IS-288, Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
- IS-700a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
- IS-800b, National Response Plan, An Introduction
- IS-802, Emergency Support Functions Communications
ARRL Emergency Communications Courses
- EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communications click on the '+' sign
- The above course is a replacement for the previous 3 levels of coursework.
- Make sure you complete the prerequisite courses required before beginning EC-100 (see FEMA training above)
Postion Task Books (PTB), National Wildfire Coordinating Group
- J-158, Radio operator (RADO)
- J-257, Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM)
The FEMA courses are now required for hams responding to disasters outside their local community (and everyone should take ICS-100). They are Internet Correspondence Courses that can be taken at home, with on-line testing. They are free, and FEMA issues a Certificate that you can download and print following the successful completion of the exam.
Regular Club and Local Events:
- Thursday Night "Eyeball QSO's" at local restaurants (Call "CQ Dinner" on 146.910 MHz for details)
- Indian River Raft Race safety communications (April)
- Amateur Radio Field Day (June)
- July 4th fireworks communications and security
- Christmas Parade marshalling and communications
Other information of interest to local hams:
- Brevard County Emergency Management
- OTHER RADIO CLUBS IN THE AREA:
- North Brevard Amateur Radio Club, Mims FL
- Cocoa Amateur Radio Society, Cocoa FL
- Indian River Amateur Radio Club, Merritt Island FL
- Harris/Intersil Amateur Radic Club, Melbourne FL
- Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Club, Melbourne FL
- LISATS, The Launch Information Service and Amateur Television System.
Other Area Repeaters:147.285 MHz + Altamonte 147.180 MHz + Clermont 145.190 MHz - Cocoa 147.360 MHZ + Cocoa 145.370 MHz - Cocoa Beach 147.000 MHz - Leesburg 146.850 Mhz - Melbourne 145.490 MHz - Mims 146.730 MHz - Orlando (ARES-RACES) 146.760 MHz - Orlando 147.135 MHz - Rockledge (EOC) 146.940 MHz - Shuttle to Ground chatter 443.100 MHz - Shuttle to Ground chatter 147.330 MHz + Titusville 146.970 Mhz - Titusville (107.2)
US Postal AddressTARC P.O. Box 73 Titusville, Florida 32781
Email comments to: TARC@TitusvilleARC.Org
or the Webmaster Pat KK4AXV
Last updated: 2012-06-29 23:15 UTC