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 SectionARES Groups are activated.


LATEST NEWS

THE JANUARY 2020 issue of the WCF PRESSER is published.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-05.

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

WCF Section 20th Anniversary Party at the next TARCFest.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-03.

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.

Dave Rockwell W4PXE is the 2019 White Award recipient.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #19-42.

Geoff Haines Retiring as Technical Coordinator and Dave Birnbaum K2LYV appointed as Technical Coordinator.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #19-40.

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


UPCOMING SPECIAL MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

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.

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


UPCOMING HAMFESTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

1/25/20:  DESOTO COUNTY HAMFEST 2020 – Turner Agri-Civic Center – Arcadia, FL.

2/15/20:  HIGHLANDS COUNTY HAMFEST 2020 – Lake Josephine Baptist Church – Between Sebring and Lake Placid, FL

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.

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