Disaster Radio Service Membership

Fire, Flood, Hurricane, Accident, Tornado

When Communications are OUT!
Landlines, Cell Phones, and the Internet will not work!

What is it?

A voluntary service provided by the KPARC Inc. Non-Profit Amateur Radio Club and is a low cost, radio service intended to provide a way to request emergency services when the local phone and cell systems are out of service.

Who provides the service?
The local amateur radio and GMRS operators with the support of Kings Point Radio Club Inc.

How does it work?

Radio Amateurs and GRMS operators set up listening stations throughout the community to receive the emergency request, then relay the request to the SCC Emergency Squad or the 911 operator via ham radio links.

Where can I learn more about this program? 

Visit the Kings Point Radio Club on Thursday and Saturday mornings between 9 AM and 11 AM to become a member. 

What is the cost of membership?

Becoming a member of the Kings Point Amateur Radio Club as a DRS Associate has a one time tax-deductible membership fee of $15.

Click here for information about joining the program.

DRS Station Map – Sun City Center, FL (population 26K)

The user radios are shown in blue, Amateur Radio operators control Stations are shown in red. Because the interactive map contains sensitive personal data, this image is for visualization of the program.