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 Activation:  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

6th Annual TECHCON Saturday speaking schedule and list of presentations are now released.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-10

6th Annual TECHCON Friday Workshop information released.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-09.

THE FEBRUARY 2020 issue of the WCF PRESSER is published.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-08.

K4WCF Special Event Station operation planned for WCF 20th Anniversary.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-04.

Jim Weslager K3WR Appointed as an Assistant Section Manager.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-02.

Section 20th Anniversary Logo Unveiled and website makeover.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-01.

Bob Allison WB1GCM to be ARRL HQ guest for TECHCON.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #19-43

The WCF EXPERIMENTER Fall 2019 issue is published.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #19-38.


UPCOMING SPECIAL MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

2/21/20 – 2/22/20:  6th Annual TECHCON (ARRL WCF Section Technical Conference) – Charlotte County EOC – Punta Gorda, FL.

3/07/20 – 3/08/20:  Bike MS Citrus Tour 2020 – Volunteers Needed – To register go to http://www.citrustour.org.

4/11/20: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Luncheon – Spring 2020 – Sonny’s BBQ – Winter Haven, FL.

4/11/20: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Meeting – Spring 2020 – Polk County EOC, Winter Haven, FL

7/11/20: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Luncheon – Summer 2020 – Der Dutchmen Restaurant – Sarasota, FL.

7/11/20: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Meeting – Summer 2020 – Sarasota Red Cross HQ – Sarasota, FL.


UPCOMING HAMFESTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

3/07/20:  CHARLOTTE COUNTY HAMFEST 2020 – Punta Gorda Boat Club – Punta Gorda, FL.

3/14/20:  GULF COAST ARC SPRING HAMFEST 2020 – Millennium Academy – New Port Richey, FL.

3/21/20:  ZAARC HAMFEST 2020 – St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church – Zephyrhills, FL.

3/28/20:  SERC HAMFEST AND TAILGATE 2020 – American Red Cross HQ – Sarasota, FL.

3/28/20:  PASCO COUNTY SPRING 2020 HAMFEST – Gunn Highway Flea Market – Odessa, FL.

4/18/20:  TARCFest SPRING 2020 – TARC Clubhouse, Tampa, FL.

 

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 followin ten counties in Florida:

Charlotte Manatee
Desoto Pasco
Hardee Pinellas
Highlands Polk
Hillsborough Sarasota

The WCF section includes the following cities:  Bradenton, Clearwater, Lakeland, New Port Richey, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Sebring, Tampa, and Winter Haven.

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