HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SECTION!!
Thursday January 15, the ARRL West Central Florida Section will turn 15 years old. The West Central Florida Section began operation on January 15, 2000. The Section was created by the ARRL Board of Directors in October 1999, following a grass roots movement of ARRL members in nine counties in and near the Tampa Bay Area to create the Section in the spring of 1999. The ARRL Board of Directors authorized a ballot of these nine counties and the result of the ballot was in favor to create the Section by 92 percent. The original section did not include Pasco County. ARRL members in Pasco County, following a similar procedure as was used in the creation of the Section, voted in favor of joining the new West Central Florida Section and became part of the Section in March 2000.