WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #6

MUNICIPAL PARKS ON THE AIR OPERATING EVENT COMING TO THE SECTION

Today the ARRL West Central Florida Section is announcing the “Municipal Parks On The Air” operating event for the West Central Florida Section. Due to the success of National Parks On The Air in 2016, it was felt that the hams here in the Section needed an operating event that would allow more of them to be activators and more frequently, due to the fact that most hams have a municipal park within a few miles on their home. Also it would give more opportunities for chasers to work more parks and on more bands as well.

Tentatively, the event is scheduled to begin on April 1, and run through November 30.  This will allow us to get totals in and have the top category winners recognized at the ARRL forum at the Tampa Bay Hamfest.  The Section Cabinet has had much preliminary discussion on how the event should operate, getting a municipal park list compiled and finalize the rules.  The rules will be published on a dedicated page on the Section website.  Municipal parks by definition will include all city, town, or county parks.

Stay tuned to the Section website, the WCF PRESSER, and the Section ARES and Information net on Monday evenings on the NI4CE Repeater System as details emerge.

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