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Rural Radio Preparedness Association

Rural Radio Preparedness Association

Contact Information

Club Name:
Rural Radio Preparedness Association
Call Sign:
Arc J. Thames W4CPD
Daytime Phone:
(850) 979-4101
Evening Phone:
(850) 979-4101

Basic Information

Call Sign:
Annual Report:
Jun 17th 2021
Meeting Time:
See our events page -
Meeting Place:
Santa Rosa County, FL Emergency Operations Center
Affiliation Date:
Jun 03rd 2020
Contest, Digital Modes, DX, General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, Repeaters, VHF/UHF
Services Offered:
Club Newsletter, Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, License Test Sessions, Mentor, On-The-Air Bulletins, Repeater

 The Rural Radio Preparedness Association is an association of radio operators seeking to enhance family preparedness and radio communication options for rural communities.

All of our events, meetings, and activities are open to anyone.  Our activities are done to help people learn, have fun enjoying the hobby, and fellowship with others.

We work closesly with the team from South Alabama SKYWARN and the National Weather Service of Mobile, AL to support our areas SKYWARN program.  We also directly support the Santa Rosa County, FL ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) and Escambia County, AL RACES teams.

Our mission: To enhance reliable, robust, and redundant communications options for rural communities while supporting local Emergency Management officials and the National Weather Service. We provide life saving early warning during severe weather events, and auxiliary communications after, by harnessing the latest amateur radio technology and assets through a network of professionally trained observers and operators.

The RRPA is a 501(c)3 Public Service Non-profit Association EIN 82-4667676


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