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Northern Florida

Northern Florida

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Northern Florida
Stephen W. Szabo WB4OMM
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July 1 2016

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


I hope you had a chance to participate in this year’s ARRL Field Day.  I worked with my local group, and I’m still kinda’ numb, so this month’s message will be short! I hope you have “captured” the Field Day activities and have sent them to our Newsletter editor for publication!  I’m sure our Webmaster would also like a copy!!


Newsletter – Marty Brown WB2VYK

Webmaster – Bert Garcia N8NN


As always, Marty’s July 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 is also on the NFL Web Page – administered by our official Webmeister, Bert Garcia N8NN.


Remember to “hot wash” or review you and/or your groups performance so you can improve were needed…and I certainly hope you had fun….I know I did!  It was nice to “play in the sandbox” all weekend. 


New appointments this month:  Kevin Bess KK4BFN, Official Observer; Lotsa’ Official Relay Stations:   Andy Gausz, Jr, KG4QCD; Dennis Burgoyne, WD3B; Diane Balber, WB4RJW; John Gardner, N3JUY; Wallace Brubeck, KZ8Q.  Congratulations to all, and THANK YOU for contributing your time, efforts and skills to better our hobby/service!


Section Leadership Officials can be located on the NFL Web Page - .  There are no leadership changes this month.

My scheduled visits to Hamfests and “tailgates”, club and ARES meetings for July:

·         Friday & Saturday July 8th & 9th, Milton Hamfest, Milton, FL.  The NFL Section Convention Event!  DXCC Card Checking both days, lots of swap/sell tables, and GREAT FOOD!  I will be there both days.

·         Saturday, July 23rd, Central Florida QRP Group, Sanford, FL 

It’s HOT out there!  If you venture out, stay hydrated and use care in how long you remain in the elements; Heat Stroke/Heat Exhaustion comes quick.


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!



73, Steve WB4OMM

Steve Szabo WB4OMM

NFL Section Manager 

ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio™


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