A New Way to ARES®
Dan Fisher, AI4GK
Like many locales, Brevard County, Florida is working to redefine its commitment to emergency operations, communications, and aerospace. Brevard, also known as Florida’s Space Coast, is home to the United States Space Force, and rockets are being launched on a near-weekly basis-sometimes daily. Brevard also is home to many high-tech firms, large and small. Embraer assembles business-class jets at Melbourne International Airport. Another startup plans to manufacture supersonic business-class aircraft. Two companies perform maintenance on jetliners, and two others maintain smaller, business jets. Brevard also is home to Port Canaveral, ranked as the world’s second busiest cruise port in multi-day embarkations.
Brevard has no fewer than eleven amateur radio clubs, for a population of approximately 600,000. Its geography is unique, in that it is 72 miles north to south, and about 20 miles wide. This makes coordination among all these clubs difficult, at best.
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Amateur Radio Emergency Services of Brevard, Inc.