- Section Name:
- Southern Florida
- Jeff Beals
- Daytime Phone:
- Evening Phone:
Southern Florida Section Contact Information
Section Manager Jeff Beals, WA4AW 561-252-6707 email@example.com
Affiliated Club Coordinator Jeff Beals, WA4AW firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Observer Coordinator Al Flapan, KN4FA email@example.com
Assistant OOC Harry Newell, N3HN firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Coordinator Dan Fisher, AI4GK email@example.com
Assistant PIC Sherri Brower, W4STB firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Emergency Coordinator Larry Zimmer, W4LWZ email@example.com
Assistant SEC Jeff Beals, WA4AW firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Traffic Manager Vacant
Section Webmaster Barry Porter, KB1PA email@example.com
Section Youth Coordinator Bruce Ratoff, KO4XL firstname.lastname@example.org
ASM-Youth Activities Tom Loughney, AJ4XM email@example.com
State Government Liasion Sherri Brower, W4STB firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Coordinator Don Drennon, N4TZH email@example.com
District Assistant Section Managers
District Emergency Coordinators
Gold Coast District Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Counties
Asst. SM Marty Falk, KI4IQZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst. SM Barry Porter, KB1PA email@example.com
District EC Charlie Benn, WB2SNN firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasure Coast District Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties
Asst. SM Vince Weal, K4JC email@example.com
District EC Steve Lowman, N4SGL firstname.lastname@example.org
Space Coast District Brevard & Osceola Counties
ADEC Ricky Deluco, K4JTT email@example.com
Gulf Coast District Collier, Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties
ASM/DEC Larry Zimmer, W4LWZ firstname.lastname@example.org
SFL ARES NM Thom Street, N5KFR email@example.com
Recent SFL Field Organization Appointments
Brevard County Ricky Deluco, K4JTT EC/ADEC, Space Coast
Ed Johnson, W2PH ORS
Broward County Marty Falk, KI4IQZ ASM, Gold Coast
Kenny Hollenbeck, KD4ZFW NM
Pete Rimmel, N8PR TS
Scott Ireland, KK4WYB PIO
Jeff Stahl, K4BH EC
Hendry County Gary Striker, KB4K TS
Frank Harris, WA4PAM EC
Andrew Frame, WD4RCC AEC
Indian River County Sherri Brower, W4STB SGL & Asst. PIC
Gary Webster, N1PZB ARES PIO
Paul Bartoszewicz, KC2LXV PIO
Vince Weal, K4JC ASM, Treasure Coast
Phil Mollica, W2AR TS & OES
Lee County Larry Zimmer, W4LWZ SEC & ASM, Gulf Coast
Steve Smith, W9GPI EC
Palm Beach County Charlie Benn, WB2SNN DEC, Gold Coast
Barry Porter, KB1PA ASM & EC
Chris Anderson, KK4ENJ EC
Bruce Ratoff, KO4XL SYC
John Fulford, WA4VPY TS
Al Maslin, N3EA TS
St. Lucie County Richard Cassada, W4DAC TS
Jan C Lederman K9JCL
Jack Meehan KJ4VLV
Charlie Benn WB2SNN
Terri Moorhouse KJ4FJC
Simon Sapot KM4IQZ
Melen Ham KM4EWO
Kevin Jackson W4JKJ
Nicole Falcone-Weiner KM4MOM
Gene Weiner KK4UKC
Chris Anderson KK4ENJ
Karen Anderson KK4ENM
Mike Wilson KK4HPB
Brad Magill KW1P
Ron Schoner K4OIL
EC-016 Graduates Barry Porter, KB1PA
PR-101 Graduates Paul Bartoszewicz, KC2LXV
Jeff Beals, WA4AW
Barry Porter, KB1PA
Gary Webster, N1PZB
Mike Stowe, KV4MS
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, Barry, KB1PA. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Location: Martin County Fairgrounds
2616 SE Dixie Highway (A1A)
Stuart, FL 34994
Sponsor: Martin County Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.060 (PL 107.2)
Public Contact: Doug Shields , W4DAS
1450 SE 11th Street Stuart, FL 34996
April 29 & 30, 2017
The 2017 Florida QSO Party will be held April 29 and 30; we sure hope you'll join us by activating your FL HF stations – home, club, school, mobile and rover all welcomed. Let’s make all 67 counties RADIO-ACTIVE!
DETAILS: The Florida QSO Party
Object: Everyone works Florida, Florida works Everyone
Activate and work ALL Florida counties
Have as much FUN as possible!
When: April 29 & 30, 2017
Two ten hour operating periods, with a ten hour break:
Saturday, April 29 1600Z (Noon EDT) - 0159Z (9:59 PM EDT)
Sunday, April 30 1200Z (8 AM EDT) - 2159Z (5:59 PM EDT)
20 Hours total
Exchange: RST and County (Florida stations)
RST and QTH (State, Province or Country for non-FL)
Where: 10, 15, 20 and 40 Meters
CW : 28.035, 21.035, 14.035, 7.035 MHz
SSB: 28.485, 21.335, 14.260, 7.195 MHz
(Approximate center frequencies; lots of activity spreads out from there!)
At least 15 Mobile stations will be on and most can be found here:
CW: 7.025-7.035, 14.040-14.050, 21.040-21.050, 28.040-28.050 MHz
SSB: 7.180-7.190, 14.265-14.275, 21.340-21.350, 28.480-28.490 MHz
If you are not mobile, *please* refrain from calling CQ in these windows.
Single Op, Multi Op, Multi-Multi, Mobile, Technician and School.
Three power levels: QRP, Low, and High Power.
Use CW, SSB or both.
Web Site: http://www.floridaqsoparty.org/
Detailed rules, mobile routes, past results, plaques, county maps and much more!
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 KM2V@arrl.net
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 Mike, KM2V 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 Florida Phone Traffic Net -- 3.940 Daily 6:55 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) 146.610- 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,Jeff Beals WA4AW
Affiliated Club Coordinator
Section Youth CoordinatorBruce R. Ratoff KO4XL
Assistant Section ManagerBarry M. Porter KB1PA
Technical CoordinatorDonald P. Drennon N4TZH
Assistant Section ManagerVincent B. Weal K4JC
State Government LiaisonSharon Brower W4STB
Assistant Section ManagerMartin J. Falk KI4IQZ
Public Info CoordinatorDan Fisher AI4GK
Official Observer CoordinatorAlbert Flapan KN4FA
Assistant Section ManagerTom Loughney AJ4XM
Section Emergency Coordinator,Lawrence W. Zimmer W4LWZ
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