44th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and 19th Annual ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention A Wrap.
A sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to all who took their time, energy, and money to attend the 44th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and 19th Annual ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention. Although the attendance was down due to the weather, the spirit and energy was there from those who attended. A special thank you to Christine Duez K4KJN, Mike Douglas W4MDD, and Steve Muller KM4VRK who helped to staff the ARRL table. Also a special thanks for helping out goes the following: Jeff Beals WA4AW, Greg Sarratt W4OZK our current Division Director, Mickey Baker N4MB our incoming Division Director, Jim Schillings KG4JSZ our incoming Division Vice Director, and Norm Fusaro W3IZ for coming down from ARRL HQ.
LATEST SOLAR CONDITIONS
Courtesy of Paul L. Herrman N0NBH website:
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.
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
1/18/20: WCF Section ARES Meeting – Southwest 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?
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 followin ten counties in Florida:
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.