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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 Activations: 

  • Level 2 – Hurricane and Tropical Storm Eta – 11/11/20 through 11/12/20
  • 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 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.


LATEST NEWS

ARRL WCF Section debuts YouTube channel.   7th Annual TECHCON to be streamed on YouTube.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-10.

New Affliated Club Coordinator appointed.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-09.

The February 2021 issue of the WCF PRESSER is published.  For more information see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-08.

Change of venue for the Charlotte County Hamfest 2021.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-07.

7th Annual TECHCON speaking schedule and list of presentations are now published.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-06

Bike MS Citrus Tour 2021 is cancelled.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-05.

7th Annual TECHCON going virtual.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-04.


UPCOMING SPECIAL MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

Note:  These events are tentatively scheduled.  If they are cancelled a WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE will be disseminated to announce their cancellation.

2/27/21:  7th Annual TECHCON – Virtual via Zoom:  As of 1/26/21.  Note:  The Friday Afternoon Workshop and Friday Evening Social have been canceled as of 2/16/21 and 1/26/21.

4/24/21 – 1330: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Meeting – Spring 2021 – To be held as a Zoom Teleconference.


UPCOMING HAMFESTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

Note:  These events are tentatively scheduled.  If they are cancelled a WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE will be disseminated to announce their cancellation.

3/06/20:  Charlotte County Hamfest – 30337 Cedar Road, Punta Gorda, FL.  Talkin:  147.225 MHz W4DUX/R – PL 136.5 Hz.  Please see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-07 for details on this new venue.

3/20/20:  Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club Hamfest 2021 – St Elizabeth Episcopal Church – 5855 16th Street, Zephyrhills.  Talkin:  146.910 W1PB/R – PL. 146.2 Hz.

Note:  Due to plug in issues with our website the special events calenar 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?

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 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.