ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Alert Status
WCF SECTION ARES ALERT LEVEL: Level 2 – Partial Activation – 1200 EDT – 10/01/22.
Current Activation: Hurricane Ian
- Level 2 – Effective for Post Tropical Cyclone Ian – Since 1200 EDT, Saturday 10/01/22.
- Level 1 – Effective for Hurricane Ian – Since 1500 EDT, Tuesday 9/27/22.
- Level 2 – Effective for Hurricane Ian – Since 1200 EDT, Monday 9/26/22.
- Level 3 – Effective for TD #9 – Since 1215 EDT, Friday 9/23/22.
WCF Section ARES Groups Currently Activated:
- Charlotte County ARES/RACES: Level 1 Activation – 9/27/22
- Desoto County ARES/RACES: Level 1 Activation – 9/27/22.
- Hardee County ARES: Level 2 Activation – 9/30/22, Level 1 Activation – 9/28/22.
- Highlands County ARES: Level 1 Activation – 9/27/22.
- Hillsborough County ARES/RACES: Level 2 – 9/30/22, Level 1 Activation – 9/26/22.
- Manatee County ARES: Deactivated – 9/29/22, Level 1 Activation – 9/27/22,.
- Polk ARES/RACES: Deactivated – 9/30/22, Level 1 Activation – 9/27/22.
- Pasco County ARES/RACES: Deactivated – 9/29/22, Level 1 Activation – 9/27/22, Level 2 Activation – 9/26/22,
- Pinellas County ARES/ACS: Deactivated – 9/30/22, Level 1 Activation – 9/27/22, Level 2 Activation – 9/26/22,
- Sarasota County ARES: Level 1 Activation – 9/27/22.
WCF Section ARES Providing Other Services:
- None at the present time.
- 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 11/12/20.
- Level 2 and 3: Hurricane Dorian – 8/29/19 through 9/04/19.
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 SOLAR CONDITIONS
Courtesy of Paul L. Herrman N0NBH website: http://www.hamqsl.com/solar.html
ARRL West Central Florida Section Social Media Outlets
LATEST SECTION NEWS
Fall 2022 Section ARES Luncheon and Section ARES Meeting date and venue set. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #22-21.
9th Annual TECHCON date and venue set. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #22-20.
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
Postponed due to Hurricane Ian:
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
10/08/22: Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Hamfest – Fall 2022 – Millennium Academy – New Port Richey.
10/15/22: 2nd Annual Manatee Amateur Radio Club Swapfest – Bible Baptist Church – Bradenton, FL.
11/05/22: SERC Fall Hamfest 2022 – American Red Cross – Sarasota, FL
11/12/22: SPARCFest 2022 – Freedom Lake Park – Pinellas Park, 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.