LATEST SOLAR CONDITIONS

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ARRL West Central Florida Section Social Media Outlets

ARRL West Central Florida Section – YouTube  Channel.

  ARRL West Central Florida Section – Facebook Page.


ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Alert Status

WCF SECTION ARES ALERT LEVEL:  No Alert.

  • Return to No Alert:  Effective at 2100 EST – 11/10/22.
  • Level 2 Alert:  Effective at 1800 EST – 11/09/22 – Hurricane Nicole  – Hillsborough County ARES/RACES, Hardee County ARES, and Highlands County ARES – staffing shelters.
  • Level 3 Alert:  Effective at 0800 EST – 11/08/22 – Subtropical Storm Nicole.

WCF Section ARES Providing Other Services:

  • None at the present time.

Recent Activations:  Activations Archive.

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

WCF PRESSER is back.  January/February 2023 issue available for download.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-04.

New Affiliated Club Coordinator and two Net Managers appointed.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-02.

New Section Traffic Manager, Assistant Section Manager, and Eagle Net Manager appointed.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #23-01.

New ARRL Emergency Cooordinator appointed for Sarasota County ARES.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #22-33.

Section Manager announces cabinet level changes at the Tampa Bay Hamfest.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #22-31.

The 2022 Ellen White W1YL Award given to two recipients this year.  For more information see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #22-30.

9th Annual TECHCON date and venue set.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #22-20.


UPCOMING SPECIAL MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

2/10/23 – 2/12/23:  76th Annual Orlando Hamcation – Central Florida Fairgrouds – Orlando, FL.  ARRL Southeastern Division Convention.

2/24/23 – 2/25/23:  9th Annual TECHCON – Hillsborough County EOC – Tampa, FL.

3/18/23 – 3/19/23:  2023 Bike MS Citrus Tour – Champions Gate to the eastern side of Polk County.  Looking for volunteers to help with communications.


UPCOMING HAMFESTS IN THE ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION

2/18/23:  2023 Highlands County Hamfest – Lake Josephine Baptist Church – Sebring, FL.
3/18/23:  2023 ZAARC Tailgate – St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church – Zephyrhills, FL.
4/08/23:  2023 EPARS Tailgate – Church Street Park – Dade City, 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?

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.