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Northern Florida

Northern Florida

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Northern Florida
Stephen W. Szabo WB4OMM
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February 1 2016

Good Day to You! I hope this message finds you enjoying the Greatest Hobby and Service in the World!

The current issue of the NFL Newsletter (another spectacular issue!!) is available on the NFL Webpage  - feel free to distribute this as widely as possible!  Thank you Marty and John for the excellent work you do!! 

Here is the NFL Web Page Address:   Thank you Bert for the excellent work you do too!

And here is the Web Page Newsletter Address:

The “National Parks on the Air” (NPOTA) activity has started!  Several folks have already activated a number of National Parks in various location in the US this month…. details of this operating event are at: .  I am planning on being involved in at least one of these National Park activations in March.  Be a “chaser” or be an “activator” …this should be as much fun as the “Red Badge” and W1AW/Portable activities from last year!

I submitted the documents for nomination as the NFL Section Manager for the next term starting July 1, 2016 this past week to ARRL HQ.   I hope I have earned your support.

This month, the 2016 National Convention is hosted by the OARC in Orlando – a big deal!  There will be many forums and booths for ARRL and related activities, and just about all of the ARRL staff will be present, including the new President and other notables.  OARC puts on a first-class show, so make plans to attend!  There is an ARRL banquet planned for Saturday night, along with a Wouff-Houng Ceremony and other “national convention only” events.  Take a look at or for more information.  I will be at Hamcation all three days (from 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, 9am to 2pm Sunday); at the Florida Contest Group Banquet Friday night; and the ARRL Convention Banquet Saturday night.  There are two forums Saturday you should try to attend – my NFL Section Forum at 10am, and our SE Director’s Forum at 1:45pm.  Look for me and please say “Hi!” 

For you DX hounds……the VP8STI (S. Sandwich Islands – Thule) operations had over 50K in QSOs, and the same group is now active as VP8SGI (S. Georgia Island).  #3 and #8 on the DXCC Most Wanted list! 

Get involved, get active, get happy!  Stay safe, get on the air, and have fun!!

I hope to see you at the Orlando Hamcation/ARRL National Convention this month!



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Steve Szabo WB4OMM
NFL Section Manager
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Northern Florida Officials

  • Stephen Szabo

    Section Manager

    Stephen W. Szabo WB4OMM

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  • Patricia Steinberg

    Assistant Section Manager

    Patricia A. Steinberg KB2EV

  • Rick Lloyd

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Rick A. Lloyd AA4W

  • Stephen Barber

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Stephen W. Barber WA4B

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  • John Reynolds

    Assistant Section Manager

    John C. Reynolds W4IJJ

  • Joseph Bushel

    Assistant Section Manager

    Joseph D. Bushel W2DWR

  • Don Duckett

    Section Traffic Manager

    Don A. Duckett N9MN

  • Kent Hutchinson

    State Government Liaison

    Kent B. Hutchinson KC4TOC

  • L Hollis

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    L Strait Hollis KT4YA