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2022 Service Denied Exercise

The 2022 Service Denied exercise is designed to evaluate the performance of Florida amateur and SHARES radio networks during a simulated communications emergency. It is a multi-county exercise with a total of thirty-four Florida county ARES® / ACS teams participating. The exercise is designed and administered by the North Florida Section of the ARRL®. Pinellas County ACS is a participant in this exercise.

The exercise is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 1st, 2022. It will start at approximately 0730 and will terminate at approximately 1300. The following draft documents have been posted to the PACS Website.

We are actively looking for volunteers to participate. If you want to participate in the exercise, please contact Mike Drake at no later than Wednesday September 28th so that we can assign you to a team.

PACS Training Material Posted

The following training material is now available online.

  • ACS Monthly Meeting
    • July 21st 2022 – Emergency Communications Protocols.
  • ACS Weekly Training and SKYWARN® Net
    • July 12th, 2022 – Event Specific Training: An overview of severe weather events that could cause ACS to activate.
    • July19th, 2022 – Formal Message Training: Practice receiving Radiograms and ICS 213 messages.
    • July 26st, 2022 – Message Content, Security, and Precedence: An overview of message precedence and information that should not be passed via Amateur radio.