All are Welcome to Participate!

Our MERT Net is each Thursday at 1930 hours on KK4DFC (146.790 – D-Star) followed by a CERT Net at 2000 hours on KJ4CLL (145.330).

All Amateur Radio licensee’s are invited to participate!


MERT’s next Monthly Meeting will be on October 21st. This is a Special Event meeting introducing AUXCOMM. 

Signup for the Intro to AUXCOMM Class at Marion County ARES website…..  https://aresmcfl.org/

Everyone is invited to join and learn more about the new national EMCOMM protocol starting at 10 am.

The person (Auxiliary Communicator) and the Incident Command System (ICS) position are used to provide auxiliary communications. Trained Auxiliary Communicators (AUXC) are a valuable communications resource tool that can be used by local, county, regional, tribal or state agencies/organizations. Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) is an all-inclusive term used to describe the many organizations that provide various types of communications support to emergency management, public safety, and other government agencies or describes the services themselves.


On September 27th after the MERT Check In…. participants will join the Florida Emergency Management Region 3 & 5 Exercise beginning at 11 am till 1 PM. This event occurs on the last Wednesday of each month and uses several different methods of communications verifying comm. operations. 

ALL MERT Members need to be familiar and confident with the different systems of contacting other County EOC’s in our area of Florida. This includes VHF, HF, Email, Winlink, SHARES and satellite telephone.


MERT, CERT, HEC, ARES and the General Public is welcomed to attend. Check In’s start at 9:00 am at the MERT Radio Room, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center – 698 NW 30th Avenue, Ocala, FL.


This website is for the MERT radio operators and the CERT volunteers in Marion County, Florida. It is used to pass information relating to each group, promote the use of amateur radio and pass along useful information to operate during emergencies for public safety.

The opinions expressed herein are not endorsed by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.