Section website forms are now functioning – 6/02/21

See WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-25 for the details.


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

Revised May/June 2021 issue of the WCF PRESSER is published.  Call for July WCF PRESSER articles and change in publication date.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-26.

Section website forms are now functioning.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-25.

The May/June 2021 issue of the WCF PRESSER is published.  For more information see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-24.

New Section Emergency Coordinator appointed.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-23.

Upcoming NTS Radiogram Training over the air.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-22.


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.

7/17/21 – 1330: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Meeting – Summer 2021.


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.

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.