Join us at the 48th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and 23rd Annual ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention on Friday December 8th, 2023 and Saturday December 9th, 2023.
For the latest Tampa Bay Hamfest information, including a list of forums: https://fgcarc.org.
LATEST SOLAR CONDITIONS
Courtesy of Paul L. Herrman N0NBH website: http://www.hamqsl.com/solar.html
ARRL West Central Florida Section Social Media Outlets
ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Alert Status
WCF SECTION ARES ALERT LEVEL: None.
WCF Section ARES Providing Other Services:
- None at the present time.
Recent Activations: Activations Archive.
- Level 2: Hurricane Idalia – 8/26/23 through 8/30/23.
- Level 2: Hurricane Nicole – 11/07/22 through 11/10/22.
- Level 1: Hurricane Ian – 9/23/22 through 9/29/22.
WCF Section Alert Levels:
Level 3: One or more ARES groups on Standby for possible activation in one or more WCF Counties.
Level 2: One or more WCF Section ARES Groups are activated.
Level 1: All WCF Section ARES Groups are activated.
LATEST SECTION NEWS
Tampy Bay Hamfest forum highlights. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-17.
Date and Venue for 10th Annual TECHCON Set. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-16.
NWS Ruskin activating for Skywarn Recognition Day 2023. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-15.
Special editions of the Eagle Net planned for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-14.
Section Net Cancellations for November and December 2023. For details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-13.
Nominations for 2023 Ellen White W1YL Award are now open. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-12.
UPCOMING SPECIAL MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION
12/08/23 – 12/09/23: 48th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest – ARRL WCF Section Convention – TECO Expo Center – Strawberry Festival Grounds – Plant City, FL.
2/09/23 – 2/11/09 – Hamcation 2024 – ARRL Florida State Convention – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Orlando, FL.
2/23/24 – 2/24/24: 10th Annual TECHCON – Hillsborough PSOC – Tampa, FL.
UPCOMING HAMFESTS IN THE ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION
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?
The 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.