- Section Name:
- Southern Florida
- David L. Fowler
- Daytime Phone:
- 561-628 -4384 or 252-6707
- Evening Phone:
- 561-628-4384 or 252-6707
Southern Florida Section Contact Information
Section Manager David Fowler, K4DLF 561-628-4384 email@example.com
Assistant Section Manager Jeff Beals, WA4AW 561-252-6707 firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliated Club Coordinator Steve Lowman, N4SGL email@example.com
Official Observer Coordinator Al Flapan, KN4FA firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant OOC Marshall Paisner, K4MAP email@example.com
Assistant OOC Harry Newell, N3HN firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Coordinator Dan Fisher, AI4GK email@example.com
Section Emergency Coordinator David Fowler, K4DLF firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant SEC Jeff Beals, WA4AW email@example.com
Section Traffic Manager Phyllisan West, KA4FZI firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Webmaster Bill Laakkonen, N4BKT email@example.com
Technical Coordinator Don Drennon, N4TZH firstname.lastname@example.org
District Emergency Coordinators
Gold Coast District Jeff Beals, WA4AW email@example.com Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Counties
Palm Beach District Vacant
Treasure Coast District Steve Lowman, N4SGL firstname.lastname@example.org Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties
Space Coast District Ray Kassis, N4LEM email@example.com Brevard & Osceola Counties
Gulf Coast District Thom Street, N5KFR firstname.lastname@example.org Collier, Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties
Recent SFL Field Organization Appointments
Broward County Jon Kramer, W4JRK OO
Collier County Ed Esborn, K1UQE EC
Ken Bills, W9KB AEC
Mark Harms, AC4ZM AEC
Lee County Tom Muye, AC4TM OO
Richard Hillyer, W2RWH PIO
Martin County Steve Marshall, WW4RX EC
Monroe County Chris Vasilenko, K4FLL EC
Osceola County Mel Liwag, KF4PN OO
Palm Beach County Dr. Ron Goldstein, KJ4UUG ADEC
Bob Vastola, KK4ATI EC & OES
Chris Anderson, KK4ENJ AEC
St. Lucie County Steve Lowman, N4SGL DEC, Treasure Coast
PR-101 Graduates Richard Hillyer, W2RWH
Jeff Beals, WA4AW
Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management and Palm Beach District ARES sign Memorandum of Understanding
The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday, 11/25/13. The MOU outlines the commitment of the two agencies to work together to prepare for and respond to emergencies. ARES provides a critical link in emergency communications to shelters, emergency operating areas, the EOC, and CERT teams to highlight a few. “We are thrilled to formalize our relationship with ARES through this MOU, which will contribute to a heightened state of disaster readiness for the County,” said Bill Johnson Director of Palm Beach County, FL Division of Emergency Management.
David Fowler, K4DLF, SFL SM / PBC DEC signing the MOU at the Palm Beach County, FL Division of Emergency Management offices.
Larry Zimmer, W4LWZ, Lee County EC receives Doolittle award from Lee County DEM
May 22, 2013 -- Ft. Myers, FL -- (photo above) Larry Zimmer W4LWZ, ARES EC for Lee County and leader of A.L.E.R.T. was presented the General James H. Doolittle Award by Lee County EOC Operations Chief Sandra Tapfumaneyi.
The General James H. Doolittle Award is “Presented to volunteers who exemplify the volunteer spirit in their generous commitment of time, effort, and support to our endeavors”. The award is relatively new, with the first recipient being John Ludlum in 2010. Larry is only the second volunteer to receive it. Top photo : Larry and his wife Fran K4FPZ.
Visit our SFL Section Website
Surf to www.sflarrl.org to get additional info about our section & it's activities. Take a look at the site and if information about your county is missing or outdated, ask your EC or Club President to send the information to our Webmaster, Bill, N4BKT. His email is support@avatava.NET
If you need more detail on Section officials and District & County Emergency Coordinators go to www.sflarrl.org.
Please check the Affiliated Club listing and update the contact name, phone number, e-mail and web site address. You won't get new club members is your club can't be contacted and the meeting sites can't be located. Also, be sure to appoint a club PIO in order to have local media outlets contacted for meeting dates and club events.
Hamfests and Free Fleas
Any hamfest, no matter what size may request ARRL sanctioning. Please see: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/hamfests/rules.html for hamfest and convention rules
See: http://www.arrl.org/awards/dxcc/checkers.html for the list of ARRL awards checkers. If you wish to have an awards checker at your hamfest these arrangements must be made by the hamfest committee and the cards checker.
If you wish to have cards checked at a location other than a hamfest contact the card checkers directly
*** for details on submitting cards for DXCC awards go to: http://www.freewebs.com/fecdx/dxcccardchecking.htm
"A great hamfest is usually one that you find something you wanted or something you thought you would never see," says Bill, W2CQ.
Flamingo Net / UoM Free Flea April 19, 2014
Fort Pierce Hamfest August 9, 2014
Florida State Convention at Melbourne October 10, 2014
Flamingo Net / UoM Free Flea Nov. 15, 2014
Section policy has been and will continue to be: if health, family or work matters interfere with an appointee performing the duties of the appointment he/she may step aside without hard feelings and may apply for an appointment at a later date when the other matters are settled.
Amateur radio in many areas receives a lot of favorable press and praise from government officials for their work during and after the storms. Why? Because there were PIOs (Public Information Officers) working with ARES to get the information out in real time and the PIOs were available to the media. Where does your ARES group stand in this area?
Need to know who your ARES® Emergency Coordinator is? When the traffic nets are held? Hamfests throughout the area? How to complete the Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) report? Go to: www.sflarrl.org
Need traffic handling procedures? Need information about ARES® and RACES functions? Can't find information on your individual traffic count for your Station Activity Report? Go to: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pscm/index.html
I will be happy to mail traffic handling information to anyone interested... Just ask. de KA4FZI@ AOL.COM
SFAN (Saturday at 8AM local, 3.940MHz ), Net Manager is Thom, N5KFR.
All ECs are encouraged to check into these nets or send an OES representative if you cannot join the net. All ARES members are welcome to join the nets.
If your weekly net and local repeater has IRLP or Echolink check-in available please let Phylisan KA4FZI and us know. Also advise the ARES EC in your county and the neighboring counties. This information could be useful during disasters.
If you are going out of town for more than a few days when the season is quiet or more than 48 hours with a system beginning, please notify your local EC. Time is of the essence when a phone tree is activated or when members are phoned after they do not check into a resource net. And, especially if you can't deploy to a shelter or to another area, please offer your time to phone members, enter logs into a database, provide route directions, or other at-home activities. Everyone can do something.
Check into a net - better to learn how now than during a disaster!
FMSN (FL Medium Speed CW Net) 3.651 Daily 6:30 PM
QFN (All FL CW Traffic Net) 3.547 Daily 7:00 PM, 10:00 PM
FAST (FL Amateur Sideband Traffic Net) 3.940 Daily 6:00 PM
FMTN (FL Midday Traffic Net 7.242 Daily 12:00 Noon
FPTN (Friendly Phone Traffic Net -- FL AL GA) 3.940 Daily 7:55 AM
NFAN (North FL ARES Net) 3.950 M-S 9:00 AM
NFPN (North FL Phone Net) 3.950 Daily 5:30 PM Winter 6:30 PM Summer
SFAN (South FL ARES Net) 3.940 Sat 8:00 AM
TPTN (Tropical Phone Traffic Net) 3.940 Daily 5:00 PM
SEFTN (Southeast FL Traffic Net) (2 meter) 146.790- Daily 6:00 PM
SWFTN (Southwest FL Traffic Net) (2 meter) 146.685 M-S 10:00 AM
http://wx4j.com -- A great place to check for other ARES/NTS info
Does your club have a Publicity Chairperson? Is there a Public Information Officer for your ARES group? Are these people actively promoting amateur radio on an ongoing basis and are they known at the EOC by the county or city PIO? For more information read the e-magazine "Contact", at www.arrl.org/pio. For more info, contact our PIC, Dan Fisher, AI4GK at email@example.com
Say Hello to your world with Amateur Radio. Get on the air, talk up ham radio, be an Elmer to a new ham & support your local club and ARES group.
Southern Florida Officials
Section Manager,David L. Fowler K4DLF
Section Emergency Coordinator
Affiliated Club CoordinatorStephen G. Lowman N4SGL
Technical CoordinatorDonald P. Drennon N4TZH
Public Info CoordinatorDan Fisher AI4GK
Official Observer CoordinatorAlbert Flapan KN4FA
Assistant Section ManagerRay Kassis N4LEM
Assistant Section ManagerJeff Beals WA4AW
Section Traffic ManagerPhyllisan West KA4FZI
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