LATEST SOLAR CONDITIONS
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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
Venue set for 2023 ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Luncheon and Meeting. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-11.
Special Event Station to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-10.
UPCOMING SPECIAL MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION
10/13/23 – 10/14/23: 58th Annual Melbourne Hamfest – ARRL Florida State Convention – Melbourne, FL.
10/28/23 – 1100 EDT: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Luncheon – Fall 2023: Ham and Beans Edition – Lake Wales Radio Amateurs QRP and Tailgate Tech Luncheon – Lake Shipp Park, Winter Haven, FL.
10/28/23 – 1300 EDT: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Meeting – Fall 2023: Polk County Emergency Operations Center.
12/08/23 – 12/09/23: 48th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest – ARRL WCF Section Convention – TECO Expo Center – Strawberry Festival Grounds – Plant City, FL.
UPCOMING HAMFESTS IN THE ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION
10/21/23: MARCIFest 2023 – Bible Baptist Church – Bradenton, FL.
11/11/23: SPARCFest 2023 – Freedom Lake Part, Pinellas Park, FL.
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.