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

SKYWARN Recognition Day 2020 to be held as an online event.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-58.

The OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020 issue of the WCF PRESSER is published.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-55.

Nominations for the 2020 White Award being accepted.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-54.

TECHCON 2021 Date and Venue set.  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-49.

New Section Manager Elected for the ARRL West Central Florida Section:  For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-47.


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.

12/11/20 – 12/12/20:  45th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and 20th Annual ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention – Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds – Expo Center.

1/16/21: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Meeting – Winter 2021 – To be held as a Zoom Teleconference.  Zoom meeting info to be published in early January 2021.

2/25/21 – 2/26/21:  7th Annual TECHCON – Polk County EOC – Winter Haven, FL.


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.

1/23/20:  Desoto County Hamfest – Arcadia, FL

3/06/20:  Charlotte County Hamfest – Punta Gorda, FL.

For a list of all hamfests that are scheduled in the West Central Florida Section please go the Special Events Calendar.  NOTE:  If a particular hamfest has been cancelled, it will be marked as cancelled and the date of the cancellation will be listed.

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.