- Section Name:
- Northern Florida
- Stephen W. Szabo WB4OMM
- Daytime Phone:
June 1 2016
Good Day to You! I hope this message finds you enjoying the Greatest Hobby and Service in the World!
It has been another busy month……again! And I love it!! Not a large amount of news, but here’s what’s happenin’.
I got to visit with the Lake Monroe Amateur Radio Society in Winter Springs and North Florida Amateur Radio Society in Jacksonville – and saw many, many NFL folks in Dayton! I checked more cards in the RadioSport booth than I remember in a long time, got to speak with ARRL HQ folks, and hob-nob with at least 8-10 other Section Managers present. There was a Section Mangers meeting too. Al in all, a very educational trip and lotsa’ fun!
As always, Marty’s June edition of QST NFL is again chock full of information! Take a look at this excellent “rag” that is produced by Marty Brown WB2VYK on the NFL Web Page – administered by our official Webmeister, Bert Garcia N8NN at http://arrl-nfl.org/
Pretty much all of our EC positions are filled (in counties that have ARES groups) and all of the Section Leadership appointments are filled. Please welcome the following folks to their new positons:
ARES County Emergency Coordinators:
Hernando County – Ron Wright N9EE
These and all of the Section Officials can be located on the NFL Web Page - http://arrl-nfl.org/?page_id=2781
The Statewide Hurricane Exercise was a great success according to the State Liaison. Initial reports noted poor propagation on HF (both 80M and 40M were exceptionally bad), but the SARNet system worked great. Many groups “relayed” messages to other groups to get the response in the system……and it worked! No “official” word yet, but look like 26 counties reported in – not to bad! Many also checked into the NHC activity with info and WX reports. THANK YOU to those who participated! More will be distributed as soon as we can get the data.
HURRICANE SEASON STARTS TOMORROW JUNE 1ST!!!! Get Ready!
I have no scheduled visits to Hamfests and “tailgates”, club and ARES meetings for this month.
I will be participating in the prep and operations of my own local group, DB CERT ART for Field Day – both days this year. The next big trip will be the Milton Hamfest, July 8 and 9. Hope to see you there!
The 2016 ARRL Field Day event, the weekend of June 25-26 – start preparing! I have asked for a State Proclamation form the Governor – I am still waiting on it – I will post/provide as soon as I receive it. More on Field Day here: http://www.arrl.org/field-day .
Get involved, get active, get happy! Stay safe, get on the air, and have fun!!
I hope to see you at a club meeting/activity soon!
Steve Szabo WB4OMM
NFL Section Manager
ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio™
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Northern Florida Officials
Section ManagerStephen W. Szabo WB4OMM
Assistant Section ManagerPatricia A. Steinberg KB2EV
Technical CoordinatorFrank N. Haas KB4T
Assistant Section ManagerNeil Light KK4VHX
Assistant Section ManagerRaymond Gerard Crepeau K1HG
Affiliated Club CoordinatorStephen D. Palmer W4LOM
Section Traffic ManagerDon A. Duckett N9MN
Public Info CoordinatorScott Alan Roberts KK4ECR
Assistant Section ManagerJoseph D. Bushel W2DWR
Assistant Section ManagerJeffrey D. Capehart W4UFL
Section Emergency CoordinatorL Strait Hollis KT4YA
Assistant Section ManagerJohn C. Reynolds W4IJJ
Section Youth CoordinatorJames G. Lea WX4TV
State Government LiaisonDarrell L. Brock N4GOA
Official Observer CoordinatorRick A. Lloyd AA4W
Assistant Section ManagerDavid A. Davis WA4WES