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 Check out the new Operating Events page 

 New Article posted on the QRP and Portable Operation page

 New Articles posted on the Emergency Communications page

 ARRL Requests Expanded HF Privileges for Technician Licensees

 Gainesville Hamfest – April 21, 2018 

• Florida Statewide Policy on ARES

 ARRL Requests Your Help to Call and Write Senator Nelson about the Amateur Radio Parity Act 


•  The April 2018 QST NFL Newsletter is now available thanks to editor Marty Brown WB2VYK.
•  The NFARES Net Rosters are now available thanks to Mac McArdle W4NFG.
•  The North Florida SEC DEC EC Jan 1 2018 is available thanks to Steve Szabo WB4OMM.
•  The Northern Florida STM Reports are available at thanks to Tom Housworth KI0JO.

April Section Manager’s Message

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

Not much going on right now……but it looks like Spring/Summer is back! Wow! Where did the “winter” go?

This is a great time to go out and inspect those antennas, cables, wires, et al., that sometimes don’t fare too well in the cold/cooler temperatures. Check those connections too! Spring Cleaning? Absolutely! Do it in the shack too!

As I wind down my tenure as the NFL Section Manger, I look back on how much has happened in the last 4 years (good, and not so good!). Our ARRL membership is about the same in the section as it was last year, but still up several hundred from the start some 4 years back; we have a stellar Newsletter and Web Page, and our various clubs and groups are still active and alive. In my June message, you get the thanks, but I did want to remind everyone that we all count. No matter what part of the Amateur Service you dwell in, you are special.

While I hope to be able to make some more rounds to various clubs before the end of May, my boss at the PD seems to want to make other arrangements for me…..yeah, I’ll get this “retired” stuff right sooner or later! But, you just never know where I may show up!

Please continue to send in the EC Monthly Reports to the NFL Web Page EC Monthly Report Form unless otherwise notified by me. It’s important to document our activities.

Check out our fabulous NFL Section Newsletter.  It’s there for all to enjoy!

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

EVERYONE COUNTS!

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

386-566-2085  wb4omm@arrl.org


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