Amateur Radio Emergency Services Association (ARES)

 Sumter County, Florida


What is SARnet?

The Statewide Amateur Radio Network (SARnet) is a network of linked UHF voice repeaters that serves the State of Florida.  The repeaters are operated by their local trustees and the network that connects them together does not interfere with the local use of the repeaters.  These UHF repeaters were specifically chosen in part because the voice traffic on them is light.  This helps ensure that long conversations and reg-chews are rare on SARnet since any traffic brings up ALL of the repeaters on the network.  SARnet does not use the internet, cellular telephones, or land lines.

The SARnet includes a link to the State EOC and has been used for Emcomm exercises by the State EOC and the Miami Hurricane Center during 2016 during which Sumter County was one of the participants.

Check-in Net

SAR-net 0900 Friday morning check-in by Duval County EOC

Accessible Repeaters

Ocala 444.025 Mhz, CTCSS 123.0

Brooksville Tower site selected. No frequency has been coordinated.  No operational date set.

Lakeland 442.275 Mhz, CTCSS 82.5

Reference Documents

ARES E-letter 9-17-2014 Florida' SARnet Helps DOT with Tech Challenge

HAMCATION 2015 - The Florida Statewide Amateur Radio Network "SARnet" Forum

Statewide Amateur Radio Network "SARnet" as of July 4, 2015

Statewide microwave Network & Constructed "SARnet" sites as of June 19, 2016


 Last Update:  09/15/2016    Copyright Sumter County ARES. All Rights Reserved.