Tag: Florida

Federal Court Complaint Filed to Recover Unpaid $11,500 FCC Fine in Amateur Case

The US Government has filed a civil complaint in Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to recover an unpaid $11,500 fine that the FCC imposed in a Forfeiture Order 2 years ago on Brian Crow, K3VR, of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The complaint was filed in Federal District Court for the Western District […]

Mike Foale, KB5UAC, and Ellen Ochoa, ex-KB5TZZ, to Join Astronaut Hall of Fame

Two NASA astronauts, both with one-of-a-kind career credits, will be honored on May 19 when they are inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 17:00 UTC. Honorees will include Ellen Ochoa, ex-KB5TZZ — the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #942

This Week in Amateur Radio #942 Week of March 18, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR942 Running Time: 1:06:49 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #942 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 18, 2017. This week’s edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, […]

Orlando HamCation a Hit, Posts New Attendance Record

When Orlando HamCation® hosted the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention February 10-12, it posted a new attendance record. As a result of its growing popularity, the Orlando show may now be the third largest ham radio gathering in the world — behind the JARL Tokyo Ham Fair, with an estimated 37,000 attendees in 2016, and Hamvention®, […]

QCWA Invites ARRL Members, Family, and Friends to 70th Anniversary Charity Cruise

The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Board of Directors has announced a 70th anniversary charity cruise this fall. The 11-day cruise, aboard the MS Koningsdam, will set sail on October 18 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with ports of call in Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts and Nevis, the US Virgin Islands, and the […]

via the ARRL: ARES Activates as Florida Girds for Hurricane Matthew

The entire State of Florida now is under an Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Level 1 — or full — activation as Hurricane Matthew heads for landfall in the US. The deadly storm already has caused 16 deaths, most of them in Haiti, as it moved northward through the Caribbean. Northern Florida Section Emergency Coordinator […]

via the ARRL: Frequencies in Use in Conjunction with Hurricane Matthew Response

These Amateur Radio frequencies are known to be in use or are available for use during the response to Hurricane Matthew. Please avoid interfering with these frequencies, and do not check into any emergency nets unless you genuinely have something of importance to contribute. Northern Florida ARES Net: 3.950 or 7.252 MHz International SATERN Net: […]

via the ARRL: Florida Coastal ARES Groups at Local Activation Level, Statewide Declaration Pending

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) groups in counties along Florida’s east coast are now at a Level 2 (local) activation for Hurricane Matthew. A Level 1 (statewide) declaration is expected by Thursday, October 6, according to Northern Florida Section Manager Steve Szabo WB4OMM. He said The Statewide Amateur Radio Network (SARnet) will be activated on […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Florida State Convention/Melbourne Hamfest Postponed

Due to the potential effects of Hurricane Matthew, the Florida State Convention — held in conjunction with the 51st Melbourne Hamfest — has been postponed from this weekend to Friday and Saturday, October 21-22. “Stay safe, make your preparations, and should you need assistance, just let us know,” said ARRL Southern Florida Section Manager Jeff […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Ramps Up to “Catastrophic Response Mode” for Matthew

Active for the past 2 days in response to the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) now has ramped up to Alert Level 5 — “Catastrophic Response Mode.” Matthew made landfall near Les Anglais in western Haiti at 1100 UTC. The HWN focuses on eliciting real-time “ground truth” weather information and […]

The signal heard ‘round the world’ (Florida)

Members of Clay County Amateur Radio Emergency Services and the Orange Park Amateur Radio Club recently hoisted up their 42-foot tall antenna outside of Orange Park High and set out on a mission to make as many contacts as possible within the allotted 24 hours. The exercise was part of the American Radio Relay League’s […]

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