2024 – April Activities


                                  MERT 20 – MERT’s biggest event of the year!                                       

                SIGN UP to enjoy a truly exciting day with MERT Members and friends!!            

April 27th starting at 8:00 am.  12-hours of Radio Contacts….. AROUND THE WORLD!



April 10th – SHREK Kit Operations Day – MERT goes LIVE testing Shrek Kit radio systems!


April 17th & 24th – MERT Weekly CHECK IN’s:

Kraig will be leading us in learning the details about MERT’s upcoming MERT 20 Special Event Exercise. Working together, we have a goal in surpassing last year contacts in 7 countries and 24 states!

These weekly meetings are open to all Amateur Radio Operators and the General Public where MERT provides assistance to Ham’s with radio programming, amateur radio technical support and learning more about MERT’s Operations. It is also the best time for MERT Members to work on learning new skills as well as new Members to complete the New Member Orientation Guide.

In 2024, MERT meetings are focused on training updates supporting Emergency Communications (EMCOMM) classes and practices consistent with the MERT Training Skill Book objectives.

All Check In meetings are held at the Marion County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located at 698 NW 30th Avenue, Ocala, FL and begin at 9:00 am.

April 4, 11, 18, 25 – MERT Weekly Nets: Our MERT D-Star Net is each Thursday at 1930 hours on KK4DFC (146.790 – D-Star) followed by a CERT & MERT Net at 2000 hours on KJ4CLL (145.330, PL123, -600kHz offset.

All Amateur Radio licensee’s are invited to participate!


April 20th – Saturday @ 10:00 am – MERT MONTHLY MEETING 

MERT will have its Monthly Meeting – Topics being developed.

All Amateur Radio Operators are invited to attend.


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