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

•  Amateur Radio Parity Act Receives Favorable House Energy and Commerce Committee Report 

•  Gov. Rick Scott Declares Amateur Radio Week in Florida 

•  NFL Section Manager, Steve Szabo, Revises ARES Structure and Procedures


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

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

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

July Section Manager’s Message:

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

I hope you had a chance to participate in this year’s ARRL Field Day.  I worked with my local group, and I’m still kinda’ numb, so this month’s message will be short! I hope you have “captured” the Field Day activities and have sent them to our Newsletter editor for publication!  I’m sure our Webmaster would also like a copy!!

Newsletter – Marty Brown WB2VYK   wb2vyk@gmail.com
Webmaster – Bert Garcia N8NN   n8nn@earthlink.net

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

Remember to “hot wash” or review you and/or your group’s performance so you can improve where needed…and I certainly hope you had fun….I know I did!  It was nice to “play in the sandbox” all weekend.

New appointments this month:  Kevin Bess KK4BFN, Official Observer; Lotsa’ Official Relay Stations:   Andy Gausz, Jr, KG4QCD; Dennis Burgoyne, WD3B; Diane Balber, WB4RJW; John Gardner, N3JUY; Wallace Brubeck, KZ8Q.  Congratulations to all, and THANK YOU for contributing your time, efforts and skills to better our hobby/service!

Section Leadership Officials can be located on the NFL webpage NFL Section Officials.  There are no leadership changes this month.

My scheduled visits to Hamfests and “tailgates”, club and ARES meetings for July:

  • Friday & Saturday July 8th & 9th, Milton Hamfest, Milton, FL.  The NFL Section Convention Event!  DXCC Card Checking both days, lots of swap/sell tables, and GREAT FOOD!  I will be there both days.
  • Saturday, July 23rd, Central Florida QRP Group, Sanford, FL.

It’s HOT out there!  If you venture out, stay hydrated and use care in how long you remain in the elements; Heat Stroke/Heat Exhaustion comes quick.

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!


73, Steve WB4OMM

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

→  Previous Monthly Headlines:

•  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

Go To →  Meet the NFL Section Manager

Go To →  Read Archived Section Manager’s Messages

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