B.E.A.R.S. - W4TCH

Bay area Emergency Amateur Radio Service
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Our Mission

Bay area Emergency Amateur Radio Service (BEARS) is located in West Central Florida, with a central operations center in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.

The group provides emergency communications for healthcare facilities via amateur radio equipment in Hillsborough county and surrounding communities.

Our Facilities

BEARS Net Control Tampa
Army MARS (Liason Station) Tampa
Brandon Regional Hospital Brandon
John Knox Village Tampa
Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa
Mease Dunedin Hospital Dunedin
Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater
Netpark (Relay Station) Tampa
Tampa General Hospital Tampa
Town & Country Tampa
St. Anthony's Hospital St. Petersburg
St. Joseph's Main Hospital Tampa
St. Joseph's North Hospital Lutz
St. Joseph's Recovery Center Tampa
St. Joseph's South (opening 2015) Riverview
St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Tampa
South Florida Baptist Plant City