The Section Traffic Manager for the Northern Florida Section is Tom Housworth KI0JO.   Monthly, Tom collects the activity reports from the Northern Florida ARES Net (NFAN), the Statewide Amateur Radio Network (SARnet), and data for the Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) for ARRL.  Here are the Northern Florida STM Reports for MARCH 2017.  The Assistant Section Traffic Manager is Don Duckett N9MN.

There are many nets available to operators in a variety of modes. To add net information, fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page.

ares_clNorthern Florida ARES Net (NFAN):

9:00 AM Eastern time Monday through Saturday 3950 KHz, alternate frequencies are 7242 KHz and 7247 KHz, Net Manager is Mac Ardle W4NFG in Port St Joe, FL.

NOTICE (May 29, 2015):  Due to poor propagation on 75 meters, the NFARES Net is moved to 7.242 MHz primary with 3.950 MHz as secondary operating frequencies until conditions change.

•  NFARES NET ROSTER APRIL 2017 (download) from Mac McArdle W4NFG (Opens as a spreadsheet file.)

•  Northern Florida ARES Net – The Net Preamble.

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Northern Florida Phone Net (NFPN):

Daily at 7:30 PM Eastern time on 3950 KHz; alternate frequencies are 7.242 and 7.247 MHz.
Net Manager is Dan Moniz KI4HGO in Tallahassee.

Ham-radio-operator PNGFlorida Phone Traffic Net (FPTN):

Daily at 6:55 a.m.  on 3940 KHz.  Net Manager is Helen Straughn WC4FSU in Ormond Beach.  The FPTN is a combined-section net that maintains daily liaison with the National Trafic System, handles formal written traffic and trains for emergencies.  Email  Website at

FHN logo PNGFlorida State-Wide Hurricane Net (FHN)

FHN is a seasonal net from May 1st to the end of the hurricane season in November.  The net meets Monday at 9:00 PM local time. Brevard County will use the Brevard D-Star repeater KJ4OXT Port C located in Cocoa, Florida on 147.045 MHz + offset linked to REF037C. All participating repeaters should connect directly to REF037C. Dongle and DV AP users may access the net connecting directly to REF037C.  The Purpose of the net is to provide training and information to D-Star operators and to check connectivity for REF037C and the CFL Ratflector. The net manager is Bob Jones N6USP  For more information visit the Florida Hurricane Net website.

The Hurricane Net functions are (1) Send out notice of pending Tropical Storm, Hurricane, or a Major Emergency that is State-wide, and (2) Provide training to those interested and information to D-Star operators.

dstar-whiteNorthern Florida D-Star Net

Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time, Reflector REF046C, D-Rats on

computer 1North Florida Digital Net

Sunday at 7:00 p.m. local time, 3.590 MHz USB, PSK31.  Net control is Don Pace KK4SIH.

Cendstar-whitetral Florida D-Star Training Net

Thursday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, Reflector REF046C, D-Rats on

ares_clClay County ARES Net

The Clay County ARES Net meets every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. local time on 146.925 MHz, pl tone 156.7 Hz. This is the “Sleepy Hollow Repeater” located near Fleming Island, Florida.  All Amateurs are welcome to join the net.  For more information, contact Scott Roberts KK4ECR at

trainging-smallCrestview Gulf Coast VHF Training Net (GCVTN)

Daily at 8:00 p.m. on 147.360 (+) MHz, pl 100 Hz.

sarnetCrestview SARNet

Friday at 9:00 a.m. on statewide UHF net via linked repeaters on 444.900 (+) MHz, pl 100 Hz.

ares_clCrown District ARES Net

First Wednesday monthly at 8:30 p.m. on 146.925 MHz, pl 156.7 Hz.

Walton County ARCDuFuniak Springs Walton County ARC Net

Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:30 p.m. on 147.285 (+) MHz, pl 100 Hz.

ares_clDuval County ARES Net

Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on 146.700 MHz, pl 127.3 Hz; alternate 147.315 MHz, pl 127.3 Hz.

sarnetDuval County EOC SARnet

Friday at 9:00 a.m. on 444.900 (+) MHz, pl 100 Hz.  All amateurs welcome.  This net serves the following cities: Bluewater, Bay, Chochtaw Beach, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Navarre, Niceville, Seminole, Shalimar, Valparaiso.

ares_clFlagler County ARES Net

Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on 147.300 (+), pl 123 Hz.  If the 147.300 repeater fails, backup is 146.745 (-), pl 123 Hz.  Information provided by Eddie Cail, email  The website for Flagler County ARES Net is

PARCFort Walton Beach – Playground ARC Net

Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on 146.790 (-), pl 100 Hz.  This is an informal swap net.  Sell your used equipment or just meet with friends.  See for more information.

K4HOG/Hog County Amateur Radio Association Net

Monday at 8:00 p.m. local time on 145.490 MHz, pl tone 123.0 Hz in Bushnell, Sumter County.  Website at

Holmes CountyHolmes County Ham Club Net

Sunday at 8:30 p.m. local time on 145.110 (+) MHz, no pl tone.  If the repeater is down, call on 145.110 MHz simplex.

Hurricane Watch NetHurricane Watch Net (

SECURED SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 on 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz, until further notice per Bobby Graves KB5HAV, Net Manager.  Hurricane Watch Net Activation Sept 2 2016 Update

ares_clMadison County ARES and Madison County ARC Net

Madison County ARES and Madison County Amateur Radio Club conduct a weekly net on 145.190 Lee repeater PL 123 @ 9:00 p.m. local Sunday night. Check ins and regular business followed by roll calls on other designated repeaters and simplex.

Milton ARCMilton ARC 2-Meter Monday Night Net

Monday at 8:00 p.m. on 145.490 MHz, pl 100 Hz.  This is the MARC repeater.

ares_clMilton Santa Rosa County ARES Net

Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. on 146.700 (-), pl 100 Hz.

ares_clNassau County ARES Net

Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. on 147.000 (-) MHz, pl 127.3 Hz, except the first Wednesday in the month to avoid conflict with the Crown District net.

cqdxNorthwest Florida DX Net

Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on 147.555 (simplex).

ares_clOkaloosa County ARES Net

Monday at 7:30 p.m. using the linked WIRES-X system in FM (not digital).  Frequencies are 442.950 MHz (DCS023) in Crestview for the north end of the county and 444.800 MHz (100Hz) on Eglin AFB for the south end of the county.  Information provided by Stephen Strom N4GXX, Okaloosa EC.

Orange County ARESOrange County ARES Net and SkyWarn

Effective immediately the 443.050 MHz repeater will be used for the 7:00 p.m. Thursday night Orange County ARES net and Skywarn activation.  This is a change from the 146.730 MHz repeater used in the past. John Knott N4JTK EC, Orange County ARES.

Panama City ARC logoPanama City Amateur Radio Club Net

Monday at 7:00 p.m. local time on 145.210 (-) MHz, pl 100 Hz.

ares_clPensacola Escambia County ARES Net

Monday at 7:30 p.m. on 146.760, pl 100 Hz.

QCWA oldman PNGQCWA Citrus Chapter #45 Net

QCWA Citrus Chapter 45 operates its state of the art repeater, W4PLA, on 147.195 MHz and conducts a net every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. local time.  Also we now offer an Echo link connection every Tuesday. The link is “W2AS-L” and the node # is 627152. If you are a QCWA member (any chapter!) feel free to join us!

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QCWA The Villages Chapter #217 Net

Friday at 10:00 a.m on 443.150 MHz, pl 103.5 Hz and Echolink K4LFK-R.

nts-cl-high by VA3DGNQFN CW Traffic Net

The QFN CW Traffic Net meets daily  on 7.105 MHz (summer) 3.547 MHz (winter) at 7:00 p.m. eastern time.  John Thompson WA4BAM is the net manager.

ares_clSt. Johns County ARES Net

Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. on 145.210 MHz, pl 127.3 Hz; alternate 147.015 MHz, pl 127.3 Hz.

SKYWARN LOGO NEWSanta Rosa County SkyWarn Net

Monday at 8:00 p.m. on 146.700 MHz analog.

NOTICE (May 29, 2015):  The SkyWarn Net for Santa Rosa county has been moved to the K4SRC repeater, 146.700 MHz analog.  This move was made because of the extensive coverage area of this repeater, increasing the reporting capability of severe weather in the Western Florida panhandle to the national Weather Service.

Chuck Strnad N4QEP will be the Net Manager and Primary Net Control, Robert Speser NB8S will be the Alternate Net Control.

Whenever a Watch is issued for the Western Florida Panhandle by the NWS, an announcement will be made about the Watch on the 700 machine and the SkyWarn Net will be fully activated.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Chuck Stnard N4QEP at, or Robert Speser ND8S at, or Steve VanDerAkker W4SJV

Thank you  very much for your assistance.  Steve VanDenAkker W4SJV.


The Statewide Amateur Radio Network (SARnet) is a network of linked UHF voice repeaters that serves the State of Florida.

ares_clSeminole County ARES Net

Monday at 8:00 p.m.  The first Monday of each month on 146.460 MHz simplex.  Each following Monday of the month on 147.090(+) MHz, pl 103.5 Hz.

Old_Time_MicrophoneSeminole VHF Traffic Net

The Seminole VHF Traffic Net meets daily at 7:15 p.m. on 147.090 MHz with an offset of +600 kHz and a pl tone of 103.5 Hz. On the first Monday of each month, the SVTN meets on 147.450 MHz simplex. On the first Thursday of the month, the SVTN meets only under emergency conditions. The purpose of this net is to handle formal written traffic into, out of, and within Seminole county and the surrounding area.

The SVTN is an official net of the National Traffic System and maintains liaisons with other recognized traffic nets.  Net Manager is Andy Gausz KG4QCD.

sarclogo150Suwannee ARES/Emergency Preparedness Net

The Suwannee ARES/Emergency Preparedness Net is conducted by the Suwannee Amateur Radio Club (SARC) on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. local time with check ins on the Live Oak 145.410 MHz, pl 100.0 Hz repeater. For more information see

ares_clSKYWARNSuwannee Valley – ARES/Skywarn Net

Thursday at 7:45 p.m. on 146.940 MHz, pl 123.0 Hz on the WA4ZFQ repeater.  Alternate is the WB4VFT (CARS) repeater on 145.490 MHz, no pl.  Simplex 146.420 MHz for Columbia, Gilcrest and Union counties.  Simplex 146.550 MHz for Suwannee, Madison, and Hamilton counties.

TARS News and Information Net (Tallahassee, FL)

Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on 147.030 (+), pl 94.8 Hz on the K4TLH repeater.  Information provided by Jason Ford W4JMF, Public Information Officer, Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society.,

TVARC 2The Villages Amateur Radio Club (TVARC) Ragchew Net

Monday at 7:00 p.m. on 443.225 MHz, pl 103.5 Hz and Echolink K4VRC-R.

Traders NetThe Traders Net

The Traders Net meets every Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. on 3.933 MHz.  Please join us for equipment and friendship!  Carl Zelich AA4MI.

Florida state flagTropical Florida Sideband Traffic Net

Daily at 5:45 PM on 3942 KHz.

Net Manager is Ed Johnson W2PH.  Email

Valparaiso FLNiceville FLTwin Cities ARC Sunday Night Net (Niceville, Valparaiso)

Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on 146.730 (-) MHz, no pl tone.

If the repeater is off the air, go to 147.120 (+) MHz, pl 100 Hz.

ares_clVolusia County ARES Net

Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on 147.240 (+) MHz, pl 123 Hz.

nts-cl-high by VA3DGNVolusia County Traffic Net

Daily at 6:45 p.m. on 147.150 (+) MHz, pl 127.3 Hz.  Alternate frequency 145.330 (-) MHz, pl 127.3 Hz.  Net manager Dennis Burgoyne WD3B.  Email is

ares_clWalton County ARES Net

Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on 147.375 (+), pl 100 Hz.

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