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•  *EXERCISE*  FL State EOC Information – April 28

•  *EXERCISE* FL Hurricane Exercise – April 27

•  *EXERCISE* FL Hurricane Exercise – Briefing Packet

•  Florida QSO Party – April 29-30, 2017  THIS WEEKEND!

•  Armed Forces Day Crossband Test May 13


•  The April 2017 QST NFL Newsletter is now available thanks to editor Marty Brown WB2VYK.

•  The NFARES NET ROSTER APRIL 2017 (download) is now available thanks to Mac McArdle W4NFG.

•  The North Florida SEC DEC EC September 1 2016 is now available thanks to Strait Hollis KT4YA.

•  The Northern Florida STM Reports for MARCH 2017 are now available thanks to Tom Housworth KI0JO.

April Section Manager’s Message:

Greetings North Florida Hams!  Welcome to THE GREATEST HOBBY IN THE WORLD!

This month’s QST NFL Newsletter is now available! Read it at April 2017 QST NFL Newsletter.

I guess summer is here already.  At our portable op last Friday, it was 84 degrees. Two weeks ago, working in Maryland, it was 19 degrees and I watched 18 inches of snow fall!  Living in Florida is nice!

This coming month sports the 20th Anniversary of the Florida QSO Party, administered by the Florida Contest Group.  This is a fun event that runs for short period of time for two days, this year April 29 and 30.  More information is available at http://floridaqsoparty.org/.

Some upcoming events….the annual Florida Hurricane Exercise will be in May, also the Daytona Hamvention in it’s new digs (Xenia, OH), Four Days in May (FDIM) QRP gathering during the same time/location.

I made a request to the Governor’s Office for the proclamation of Amateur Radio Week (June 19-25) in Florida today.  Once received, I will forward and post for everyone.

Not a lot going on locally this time of year, and I am quite busy with work and some work-related travel – yeah, I’m retired!!  (Almost!!)  I apologize for the “short” message this month.

That’s all for now……I will be at the DEARS (Disney) meeting on April 12th.  I am also scheduled for the Orlando ARC for May 3rd.  More to come.  I hope to see you and say, “Hi” face-to-face!

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


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Steve Szabo WB4OMM
NFL Section Manager
ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio™

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Previous Monthly Headlines:

Below is a list of monthly headlines that have appeared in the past.  Some links are to external sources and their content may have been altered or removed by the original publisher.

•  CQ FL HAMS – FQP 2017 Announcement
•  Florida QSO Party – Seeking Mobile Participants
•  Club Log is Now a Logbook of The World Trusted Partner
•  Florida State Parks on the Air – April 1, 2017
• Amateur Radio Parity Act Speeds to House Passage 
 New FCC Chairman Praises Amateur Radio Parity Act
 Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) Kills Amateur Radio Parity Act in 2016 
 Amateur Radio Parity Act Bill Reintroduced in US House of Representatives
 Santa Claus is on the Air…!
• Amateur Radio Parity Act – Last Call
• Urge the US Senate to pass the Amateur Radio Parity Act
• Silver Springs Hamfest Dec 3 2016
• Amateur Radio Parity Act
• NFL Section Manager Urges Support for ARPA
• Hurricane Matthew Information
Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air Oct 14-16
•  NFL Section Manager, Steve Szabo, Revises ARES Structure and Procedures
•  Gov. Rick Scott Declares Amateur Radio Week in Florida
•  After Action Report Request Sep 6 2016
•  ARRL/TAPR Conference Sept 16-18
•  Section Manager Weather Guidance – Sept 12
•  Hurricane Hermine Information
•  FEMA Webinar on August 23
•  Amateur Radio Parity Act Receives Favorable House Energy and Commerce Committee Report
•  Contact Senator Nelson to Request Support for the Amateur Radio Parity Act
•  Hurricane Kimo Exercise 2016
•  Field Day is June 25 – 25.  Don’t miss it!
•  National Parks on the Air is in full swing!
•  Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015
•  The Florida QSO Party (Updated for 2017)
•  Heard Island and Juan de Nova DXpeditions Head Into Final Push
•  The Orlando 2016 HamCation and ARRL National Convention. What a great time!
•  Read about HamCation 2016 (Updated for 2017)
•  ARRL National Convention and Banquet in Orlando
•  Amateur Radio Parity Act Passes Senate Committee, Gains Sponsors
•  “Clarity on Parity” — The Video
•  Watch the “Clarity on Parity” Video
•  ARRL Clarifies the Amateur Radio Parity Act
•  Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 – H.R. 1301
•  Amateur Radio Week Proclamation 2015 from Governor Rick Scott
•  Florida Hurricane Exercise Story from The ARES E-Letter

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