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•  Contact Senator Nelson to Request Support for the Amateur Radio Parity Act  NEW!

•  Gov. Rick Scott Declares Amateur Radio Week in Florida  NEW!

•  NFL Section Manager Steve Szabo Revises ARES Structure and Procedures  NEW!

 •  Hurricane Kimo Exercise 2016  NEW!


•  The QST NFL Newsletter June 2016 is now available thanks to editor Marty Brown WB2VYK.

•  The NFARES NET ROSTER JUNE 2016 (download) is now available thanks to Mac McArdle W4NFG.

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

June Section Manager’s Message:

Good Day to You! I hope this message finds you enjoying the Greatest Hobby and Service in the World!

It has been another busy month……again!  And I love it!!  Not a large amount of news, but here’s what’s happenin’.

I got to visit with the Lake Monroe Amateur Radio Society in Winter Springs and North Florida Amateur Radio Society in Jacksonville – and saw many, many NFL folks in Dayton!  I checked more cards in the RadioSport booth than I remember in a long time, got to speak with ARRL HQ folks, and hob-nob with at least 8-10 other Section Managers present.  There was a Section Mangers meeting too.  All in all, a very educational trip and lotsa’ fun!

As always, Marty’s June edition of QST NFL is again chock full of information!  Take a look at this excellent “rag” that is produced by Marty Brown WB2VYK on the NFL Web Page – administered by our official Webmeister, Bert Garcia N8NN.

Pretty much all of our EC positions are filled (in counties that have ARES groups) and all of the Section Leadership appointments are filled.   Please welcome Ron Wright N9EE to his new position:

ARES County Emergency Coordinator:
Hernando County –  Ron Wright N9EE

All of the Section Officials can be located on the NFL Web Page – NFL Section Officials .

FHN logo PNGThe Statewide Hurricane Exercise was a great success according to the State Liaison.  Initial reports noted poor propagation on HF (both 80M and 40M were exceptionally bad), but the SARNet system worked great.  Many groups “relayed” messages to other groups to get the response in the system……and it worked!  No “official” word yet, but looks like 26 counties reported in – not to bad!  Many also checked into the NHC activity with info and WX reports.  THANK YOU to those who participated!   More will be distributed as soon as we can get the data.


I have no scheduled visits to Hamfests and “tailgates”, club and ARES meetings for this month.
I will be participating in the prep and operations of my own local group, DB CERT ART for Field Day – both days this year.  The next big trip will be the Milton Hamfest, July 8 and 9.  Hope to see you there!

2016_FD_Web_Image_333_x_222__00000002_The 2016 ARRL Field Day event is the weekend of June 25-26 – start preparing!  I have asked for a State Proclamation from the Governor – I am still waiting on it – I will post/provide as soon as I receive it.  More on Field Day here: http://www.arrl.org/field-day .

Get involved, get active, get happy!  Stay safe, get on the air, and have fun!!
I hope to see you at a club meeting/activity soon!

As always, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO.  Without you, nothing else happens, and nothing else matters.



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

→  Previous Monthly Headlines:

•  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

→  Meet the NFL Section Manager

→  Read Archived Section Manager’s Messages

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