ARRL Sections - Northern Florida

Northern Florida

Northern Florida

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Northern Florida
Stephen W. Szabo WB4OMM
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Good Day to All!  

I would like to take just a few minutes of your time to say, “Hello”, and thank you for your contributions to our great hobby/service! Amateur Radio is people; people like you. And it’s the people that make us what we are.  

As the newly elected Northern Florida Section Manager, it is my obligation to represent all of the ARRL members (and potential members!) fairly and equally. With that statement, here is what the Section is in the process of committing to you:  

• Updated website – our Webmaster Ed W9CHA, is working hard to make the web page visually appealing and easy to navigate. Soon you will see dedicated pages to various interests across the hobby. Emphasis on ARRL Affiliated Clubs and club activities, pages dedicated to specialty operating modes. I encourage you to visit the site at: and “sign-up” for the section e-mail blog notification. Easy, simple to do, and you get notifications of postings sent to you free of charge! If you have suggestions, please let Ed know via the web page!  

• Updated ARES organization – an updated listing of over 100 plus ARES positions, and most vacancies already filled. A Yahoo!Groups reflector established, and regular e-mails sent to all ARES participants. If you are interested in an ARES position, let me know!  

•Updated ARRL Appointments – in the process of contacting the 200 plus appointments and updating the list and appointments. A Yahoo!Group reflector will be established for this group of folks in the next few weeks. If you are interested in an ARRL appointment, let me know!  

•I am in the developing stage for a “newsletter” or at least a monthly “update” that is sent regularly to everyone to keep you informed on a variety of topics. If you like to do this “kinda stuff”…..I am looking for a newsletter editor! Let me know!  

Enough “new “stuff for now….more to follow in the months to come. All of these initiatives are a result of comments and requests made by NFL Section folks. It is my sincere desire to serve each of you to the best of my ability based on your wants and desires (within reason!). No, I can’t give you that KX-3…..  

KUDOS to the NFL Section folks that have remained or retired from service to the ARRL, NFL Section and Communities they serve. The ARES folks and Appointees are what make us move in the right direction. And many have dedicated many hours and made personal sacrifices to get the job done. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, PRIOR AND/OR CONTINUED. We have GREAT FOLKS DOING GREAT THINGS!  

I would also like to thank outgoing Section Manger Paul Eakin KJ4G for his friendship, support and assistance in what is now appearing to be almost a “seamless transition”. We keep it positive!  

I am excited to be part of our future in the coming two years. Everyone Counts! We’re a team!  

Come and join the team………!  

73, and Happy Independence Day!  

Stephen W Szabo, WB4OMM

ARRL Northern Florida Section Section Manager

NFL Section Webpage

Northern Florida Officials

  • Stephen Szabo

    Section Manager,
    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Stephen W. Szabo WB4OMM

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  • Stephen Finch

    Technical Coordinator

    Stephen C. Finch AI0W

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  • Edward Biederwolf

    Assistant Section Manager

    Edward A. Biederwolf W9CHA

  • Joseph Bushel

    Assistant Section Manager

    Joseph D. Bushel W2DWR

  • John Reynolds

    Assistant Section Manager

    John C. Reynolds W4IJJ

  • Don Duckett

    Section Traffic Manager

    Don A. Duckett N9MN

  • Rick Lloyd

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Rick A. Lloyd AA4W

  • Donna Barker

    Assistant Section Manager

    Donna J. Barker WQ4M

  • Patricia Steinberg

    Assistant Section Manager

    Patricia A. Steinberg KB2EV

  • Stephen Barber

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Stephen W. Barber WA4B

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  • Ronald Mettler

    Assistant Section Manager

    Ronald K. Mettler WB4GHU

  • Kent Hutchinson

    State Government Liaison

    Kent B. Hutchinson KC4TOC