TAMPA BAY HAMFEST – This Friday (12/13) and Saturday (12/14)
19TH ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION CONVENTION

Please join our Section Manager and his staff in Plant City at the Expo Center of the Strawberry Festival Grounds for the 44th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and 19th Annual ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention on Friday December 13th and Saturday December 14th.  Please be sure to stop by the ARRL table to meet and greet Norm Fusaro W3IZ, from ARRL HQ, and our ARRL Southeastern Division Director.  The ARRL forum is scheduled for 1200 EDT on Saturday December 14th.  Be sure to follow us on ARRL West Central Florida Section Facebook page for pictures from the Tampa Bay Hamfest and ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention.


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.

HURRICANE DORIAN ARCHIVES – 8/27/19 through 9/04/19


LATEST NEWS

Dave Rockwell W4PXE is the 2019 White Award recipient.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #19-42.
THE DECEMBER 2019 issue of the WCF PRESSER is published.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #19-41.
The 20th Anniversary of SKYWARN Recognition Day is this December.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #19-39.
The WCF EXPERIMENTER Fall 2019 issue is published.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #19-38.
MIKE SPRENGER W4UOO is awarded the ARRL AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE TO SCOUTING AWARD.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #19-35
BIKE MS CITRUS TOUR 2020 date announced and volunteer are needed.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #19-34.

UPCOMING SPECIAL MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

12/13/19 – 12/14/19:  44TH Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest – Strawberry Festival Grounds – Plant City, FL. – ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention.
1/18/20:  WCF Section ARES MeetingSouthwest Florida Regional Hamfest – Fort Myers, FL.  Note:  There will not be a WCF Section ARES Luncheon for this meeting.
2/07/20 – 2/09/20:  74TH Annual Orlando Hamcation – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Orlando, FL – 2020 ARRL Northern Florida Section Convention.
2/21/20 – 2/22/20:  6th Annual TECHCON (ARRL WCF Section Technical Conference) – Charlotte County EOC – Punta Gorda, FL

UPCOMING HAMFESTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

1/11/20:  TARCFEST WINTER 2020 – TARC Clubhouse – Tampa, FL.
1/25/20:  DESOTO COUNTY HAMFEST 2020 – Turner Agri-Civic Center – Arcadia, 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.