Simulated Emergency Test coming October 1

On Saturday, October 1 ARES members in the West Central Florida section of the ARRL will be participating in a simulated emergency event called “Service Denied”, which will simulate a cyber-attack taking down communications and various other services. ARES groups from the entire state will be participating.

All amateur radio operators are welcomed and encouraged to participate, not just ARES members. If you’ve thought about participating in ARES this would be a perfect time to get your feet wet.

For more information, please check out the ARRL WCF website at and the Polk ARES website at