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• Potential Severe Weather Alert from Melbourne Dec 8 2017

• End of 2017 Hurricane Season 

• NFL Section Emergency Coordinator Needed

 Major DOD Exercise Held; MARS, Amateur Radio Local Components Active – Madison County ARES

• Florida Statewide Policy on ARES

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

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•  The December 2017 QST NFL Newsletter is now available thanks to editor Marty Brown WB2VYK.
•  The NFARES NET ROSTER DECEMBER 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 NOVEMBER 2017 are now available thanks to Tom Housworth KI0JO.

December Section Manager’s Message:  

Hi Folks,

Greetings this holiday month!

Last month I got to visit with the Lake Amateur Radio Association (LARA) at their annual tailgate in Tavares…..it was fun.  Even I bought something! If you are in the area next year, make it a point to stop by!  Support your local club functions!  In a few days I will be at the Silver Springs (Ocala) Hamfest and the Orlando Holiday Banquet.  I have invitations to many holiday extravaganzas and will make as many as I can!

I have found a new Section Emergency Coordinator – and most likely some assistants (maybe 2??).  More on this in to come in the new year…….

On an important note –  it’s taken me much introspection and many discussions with some folks over the last few months……but I have decided I am not running for re-election for the next term (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020).  After serving the last 5 years (1 year as SEC, and almost 4 years as SM), I feel it’s time for some fresh perspectives and renewed energy.  While I am proud to reflect back on the many positive changes and initiatives that I helped foster, I hope someone will step up to continue the service to the NFL Section and community.  I would also hope the new SM would welcome our excellent Newsletter Editor and Webmaster!!  (Along with many other excellent appointed folks who work diligently and quietly in the background).  With the many events that have impacted our Section in the last few years, everyone should be proud of what we experienced and accomplished.  We all showed, “We Count!”.

Check out our fabulous NFL Section Web Page and read our spectacular Newsletter (December Issue) QST NFLhttp://arrl-nfl.org/

As always, my best wishes to each of you and your families for a safe and wonderful Holiday Season, no matter what you celebrate.  Remember those not so fortunate.



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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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