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1/29/2014 - The BEARS sprung in action in support of S.t Joseph's Hospital inthe early morning hours of January the 29th. As part of the testing of their new generator system all power to the hosptial was cut and the entire facility was run on generator power. In order to assure the constant availablity of communication lines, the BEARS were operating from 5 locations between 1:00 and 3:00 AM.

12/19/2013 - Once again, the BEARS established a direct communication line the the big man on the North Pole himself!

11/21/2013 - During the Great American Teach-in, Chris (KJ4JHT) showed the children at Folsom Elementary in Thonotosassa, Fl what the BEARS can offer in case of emergency.

11/16/2013 - The BEARS set up a field station at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg to show of our communication skills in case of emergency.

3/19/2013 - The BEARS were once again represented at the annual Hurricane & Healthcare Expo in St. Petersburg to demonstrate HAM radio.

1/12/2013 - To show our community what we have to offer, the BEARS set up a field station in front of Mease Countryside Hospital.

12/20/2012 - The BEARS were able to get contact with Santa on the North Pole and had him chat with several kids at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.

10/13/2011 - The BEARS will be hosting a Special Even Station on October 29th in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find out more on our Special Event Station page.

9/6/2011 - The 2011 Santa net is on! It will be held on December 21st from 10AM until 2PM

8/16/2011 - The BEARS now offer VE examinations. Take a look at our graduates.

2/7/2011 - The BEARS present at the FLSHCA meeting

12/22/2010 - BEARS is offering their third Santa Net

12/15/2008 - Hospital turns to radio to get message to Santa