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A Message from ARRL President Rick Roderick K5UR

•  Contact Your Senator Today – Support the Amateur Radio Parity Act…!

•  Amateur Radio Parity Act is Introduced in US Senate

•  ARRL President Issues Call for Members to Reach Out to their Senators to Support S. 1534 

•  The August 2017 QST NFL Newsletter is now available thanks to editor Marty Brown WB2VYK.
•  The NFARES NET ROSTER AUGUST 2017 (download) is now available thanks to Mac McArdle W4NFG.
•  The North Florida SEC DEC EC September 1 2016 is available thanks to Strait Hollis KT4YA.
•  The Northern Florida STM Reports for JULY 2017 are now available thanks to Tom Housworth KI0JO.

August Section Manager’s Message:  

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

Hi Folks,

Oops!  Two months in a row – I’m kinda’ sneaking this in as I pack to head to Colorado (visiting my daughter – YES!  I’m bringing my KX-3……) –  so it’s gonna’ be another short one! (and a bit early…….).

The Milton Hamfest was July 7th and 8th.  I was there both days, and actually did some card checking!

It was a fun time, and they had a good crowd.  Here I am “manning the ARRL Booth” with Mr. Ham Radio himself, the Great Frank Butler W4RH!





Photo: (left) Frank Butler W4RH, (right) Steve Szabo WB4OMM at the Milton, FL hamfest, August 2017.


The BIG NEWS this week – is the AMATEUR RADIO PARITY ACT – CALL THE TWO FLORIDA SENATORS!  Yes, I know Sen. Nelson will not back it.  CALL HIM ANYWAY!  Here is a link to the rally site: 


Call and send those letters NOW!

This month, I will visit the Gainesville Amateur Radio Society (GARS) on Tuesday August 15th.

Check out our fabulous NFL Section Web Page and read our spectacular Newsletter (August issue – out soon) QST NFLhttp://arrl-nfl.org/


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.

•  Silver Springs Radio Club Field Day
•  Silver Springs Radio Club Field Day on WOCA
•  Clay County ARES and Orange Park ARC Field Day on WJAX
•  Field Day Activities 2017
•  Gov. Rick Scott Declares Amateur Radio Week
•  ARRL Field Day – June 24-25 
•  Start of Hurricane Season 2017
•  Midway and Kure Islands Reinstated for DXCC 
•  Armed Forces Day Crossband Test – May 13
•  *EXERCISE*  FL Hurricane Exercise – May 1
• *EXERCISE*  FL Hurricane Exercise – April 28
• *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
• 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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