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ARRL West Central Florida Section YouTube Channel:

Direct Link: ARRL West Central Florida Section – YouTube Channel


LATEST SOLAR CONDITIONS

Courtesy of Paul L. Herrman N0NBH website:  http://www.hamqsl.com/solar.html


WCF SECTION ARES STATUS

 

WCF SECTION ARES ACTIVATION LEVEL: No Activation

Last Activations: 

  • Level 2 – Hurricane and Tropical Storm Eta – 11/11/20 through 11/12/20
  • Level 2 and 3 – Hurricane Dorian – 8/29/19 through 9/04/19

WCF Section ARES Groups Currently Activated: None at the present time.

WCF Section ARES Providing Other Services: None at the present time.

WCF Section Activation Levels:

Level 3 – Stand By: ARES on Standby for possible activation in one or more WCF Counties.

Level 2 – Partial Activation: One or more WCF Section ARES Groups are activated.

Level 1 – Full Activation: All WCF Section ARES Groups are activated.


LATEST NEWS

Former Section Traffic Manager and Lakeland Amateur Radio Club Vice President SK.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-20.

The March/April 2021 issue of the WCF PRESSER is published.  For more information see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-19.

Spring 2021 Quarterly WCF Section ARES Meeting to be held via Zoom.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-18.

Charlotte Amateur Radio Society Plan Another Emergency Communications drill.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-17.

24th Annual Florida QSO Party set for the end of April.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-16.

The Lakeland Amateur Radio Club is setting up a special event station at the Sun N Fun Fly Inn.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-15.

Mike Lunsford KB4FHP appointed as Public Information Coordinator.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-14.

Sanford Wyatt KM4WXX appointed as Net Manager for the Section ARES and Information Net – VHF/UHF.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-13.

Chuck Johnston W4CWJ appointed as an Assistant Section Manager.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-12.

Norman Xanders WX4NEX appointed as an Assistant Section Manager.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-11.


UPCOMING SPECIAL MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

Note:  These events are tentatively scheduled.  If they are cancelled a WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE will be disseminated to announce their cancellation.

4/24/21 – 1330: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Meeting – Spring 2021 – To be held as a Zoom Teleconference.


UPCOMING HAMFESTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

Note:  These events are tentatively scheduled.  If they are cancelled, a WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE will be disseminated to announce their cancellation.

5/29/21: WORMFEST 2021 – Freedom Lake Park, Pinellas Park, FL.  Tentatively Scheduled.
6/12/21: 2nd Annual Pre-Field Day Tailgator – Dade City Masonic Lodge No. 48, F&AM of Florida, 13642 21st Street South, Dade City, FL 33523

Note:  Due to plug in issues with our website the special events calendar will have to be rebuilt.  Our apologies to all for this inconvenience.

For hamfests in the Northern Florida Section:  http://arrl-nfl.org/

For hamfests in the Southern Florida Section:  http://sflarrl.org/


WHAT IS THE ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION?

wcfcountiesThe ARRL West Central Florida Section is one of seventy-one administrative sections of the ARRL – The American Radio Relay League.   The ARRL is the National Association for Amateur Radio in the USA.

The West Central Florida (WCF) Section of the ARRL Field Organization serves amateur radio operators in the following ten counties in Florida: Charlotte, Desoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota.

The WCF section includes the following cities and towns:  Arcadia, Auburndale, Avon Park, Bartow, Bradenton, Brandon, Clearwater, Englewood, Haines City, Lakeland, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Land O Lakes, New Port Richey, North Port, Palmetto, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, St. Petersburg, Riverview, Sarasota, Sebring, Sun City Center, Tampa, Venice, Wauchula, Winter Haven, and Zephyrhills.

This web page has information specific to the ARRL Field Services activities in the ARRL West Central Florida Section.