2024 – May Activities

May activities are focused on final inspections, testing and preparations for the start of the 2024 Hurricane season.

  • SHREK Kit audits and restocking will be completed.
  • Testing of all SHREK Kit radio systems will be completed.
  • School Shelter Inspections and Tests are planned.


May – MERT Weekly CHECK IN’s:

These weekly Wednesday 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.


MAY – 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!


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.