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 Activation Status
WCF SECTION ARES ALERT LEVEL: No Alert
- Level 3: Tropical Storm Fred – 8/11/21 through 8/14/21.
- Level 2: Tropical Storm Elsa – 7/06/21 through 7/08/21.
- Level 2: Hurricane and Tropical Storm Eta – 11/11/20 through 1/12/20.
- 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 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
Former Section Emergency Coordinator Ben Henley KI4IGX SK. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #22-19.
The Southern Florida ARES Net to go to six day a week schedule. Participation from West Central Florida is encouraged. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #22-03.
UPCOMING SPECIAL MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION
10/01/22 – 0900 through 1300 EDT: OPERATION “SERVICE DENIED”. ARRL Florida Tri-Section ARES Simulated Emergency Test. ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES will be participating.
10/07/22 – 10/08/22: 57th Annual Melbourne Hamfest – Melbourne Auditorium – Melbourne, FL – ARRL Florida State Convention.
10/29/22 – 1100 EDT: ARRL West Central Florida Section Luncheon – Fall 2022 – Golden Corral – 815 Providence Road, Brandon, FL 33511.
10/29/22 – 1300 EDT: ARRL West Central Florida Section Meeting – Fall 2022 – Hillsborough County EOC – 9450 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619
For full meeting information: WCF Section ARES Page.
12/09/22 – 12/10/22: 47th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest – Strawberry Festival Grounds TECO Expo Center – Plant City, FL – ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention.
UPCOMING HAMFESTS IN THE ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION
8/20/22: TARCFEST Fall 2022 – Tampa ARC Clubhouse – Tampa, FL.
10/15/22: 2nd Annual Manatee Amateur Radio Club Swapfest – Bible Baptist Church – Bradenton, 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.