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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 ALERT LEVEL: No Alert
- 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 1/12/20.
- 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 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.
Bike MS Citrus Tour 2022 date and venue set. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-40.
New ARRL Emergency Coordinator for Pasco County appointed. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-39.
New NHC Tropical Weather Outlook email dissemination list unveiled. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-38
Emergency Coordinator Reappointed and New Section Emergency Coordinator Appointed. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-37.
New ARRL Emergency Coordinator for Charlotte County appointed. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-35.
The July/August 2021 issue of the WCF PRESSER is published. For more information see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-34.
Tamiami Amateur Radio Club to host foxhunt in October. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-31.
8th Annual TECHCON date and venue are set. For more details see WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #21-30.
UPCOMING SPECIAL MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION
10/30/21 – 1100: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Luncheon – Summer 2021 – TBA.
10/30/21 – 1300: ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Meeting – Summer 2021:
- Face to Face:- Hillsborough County PSOC – 9450 E. Columbus Dr., Tampa, FL 33619.
- Zoom stream: Please go to the ARES webpage for Zoom information.
UPCOMING HAMFESTS IN THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION
10/08/21 – 10/09/21: 56th Annual Melbourne Hamfest – Melbourne Auditorium, Melbourne, FL: https://pcars.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/MelbourneHamfestFlyer.pdf
10/16/21: Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club Fall 2021 Tailgate – Millennium Academy – New Port Richey, FL: http://gulfcoastarc.com/.
10/23/21: 1st Annual Manatee County Hamfest – Bible Baptist Church – Bradenton, FL: https://www.manatee-arc.org.
11/13/21: SPARCFEST 2021 – Freedom Lake Park, Pinellas Park, FL.: https://www.sparc-club.org.
12/10/21 – 12/11/21: 46th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and Annual ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention – Strawberry Festival Expo Building – Plant City, FL: http://fgcarc.org.
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.