Section Clubs – Your local amateur radio connection
ARRL WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION AFFILIATED CLUBS COORDINATOR – Jim Schillings KG4JSZ
LOCAL CLUBS – YOUR PLACE FOR CAMARADERIE AND SUPPORT
Clubs are one of the most important parts in amateur radio. Clubs provide amateurs a place to get together (whether it is at a club meeting, a picnic, a hamfest or on the air nets.) The ARRL West Central Florida (WCF) Section has over twenty amateur radio clubs affiliated with the ARRL.
The Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC) is responsible for working with clubs that are ARRL affiliated clubs to help meet their needs and acting as liaison between the clubs and the section. The ACC also works with new amateur radio clubs or currently non affiliated amateur radio clubs in becoming affiliated with the ARRL.
Please keep the ACC of your club activities on a regular basis.
ARRL Affiliated Clubs – What every amateur radio club can easily become
NEW CLUB AFFILIATION
Clubs wishing To Be ARRL Affiliated for the first time have to file directly with the ARRL. Jim Schillings KG4JSZ, our ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator can help you with that process if you need any. In most cases, your club will need for at least 51 percent of the membership to be ARRL members, in order to affiliate with the ARRL .
You will need to file an application with ARRL Headquarters by email or U.S. Mail. The email address to file is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The U.S Mail address is:
225 Main St.
Newington, CT 06111
RENEWING YOUR AFFILIATION
Once a club is affiliated it is always affiliated. However a club may be listed as active or inactive. In order to remain on the active affiliated club roster, clubs must update their information with ARRL Headquarters annually.
If two years pass without an update then the club will be moved to inactive status. You can renew your ARRL Affiliated Club status on the ARRL website.
ARRL Special Service Club – Recognition for the very active club
ARRL Special Service Clubs are the leaders in their Amateur Radio communities who provide active training classes, publicity programs and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities. To join the ARRL Special Service Club (SSC) Program please apply below.
If you need assistance with doing this online application, do not hesitate to contact, our ARRL Affiliated Clubs Coordinator.
LIST OF CLUBS IN THE ARRL West Central Florida Section:
(Note: This section will have more details added to it as soon as they are available)
Regional Clubs (Clubs that encompass more than one county):
West Central Florida Group Inc. – Owners/Operators of NI4CE Repeater System which host ARRL West Central Florida Section Nets on VHF/UHF.
Florida Contest Group Inc. – Sponsors Florida QSO Party and contesting activities throughout the State of Florida.
DeSoto Amateur Radio Club