13 May is the day for the East Pasco Amateur Radio Society tailgate in Dade City at 37745 Church Ave. Their website is available at http://eparsonline.org . 8AM-1PM, Donation $5, for info contact Chris, AA4CB, tel 727-484-8099.
27 May is Wormfest 2017 – the Glorious Society of the Wormhole will be hosting Wormfest 2017 at Freedom Lake Park (9990 46th Street North) in Pinellas Park. Flyer is available on the website ( w4orm.org )Festivities start at 8AM and admission is ham-friendly (free). Contact Mike Scott at 727-492-6454 for more details.
73 de Lee KX4TT
We have an additional vendor for TARC name badges. You can order online and they will be shipped directly to you. Click here for details or to order.
Two Hamfests in April for this area.
April 8th is the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club Annual Hamfest in Hudson. Info at http://www.gulfcoastarc.org.
April 15th is TARCFest XXXVIII right here at the clubhouse – tax refunds will be useful here!! Info on this website – look for the TARCFest button on the main page.
For those of you who want to travel further afield, the Gainesville Hamfest will be in Waldo on the 29th – http://gars.net is the website for the Gainesville ARS.
I can provide a pdf with a list of upcoming events in the West Central Florida section, and other selected events.
73 de Lee KX4TT SK
TO: Hillsborough County ARES/RACES VOLUNTEERS
DATE: Mon Mar 6 14:39:43 UTC 2017
March 15th – Get To Know Your Radio Night – 7-9pm at the Hillsborough County PSOC on Columbus
Come and meet some Elmer’s, ask questions to learn and discover all there is to the world of amateur radio. If need a radio or HT programmed please bring your cables, programming software and the radios! The Gulf Coast Makers will also be on hand, we are hosting their monthly membership meeting. www.gulfcoastmakers.com
March 18th – MS Walk at Al Lopez Park – Set up is 7am, registration t 8am and the walk starts at 9am.
This is a fun event to work and a great one to learn the ropes and get your feet wet so to speak. We have been assisting with this event for many years!
March 25th – ARES/RACES Meeting – 10am at the Hillsborough County PSOC
Refreshments will be served. Come and learn what is in store for us for the year. Please bring any suggestions for training or what else you would like to see ARES/RACES provide to you. There will be a mandatory Officers meeting immediately following the membership meeting.
April 1st – Train the Trainer – Technician/General Class teachers 9am at the Hillsborough County PSOC
Refreshments will be served. If you are interested in becoming a trainer for ARES/RACES please feel free to come and learn! If you are a Tech License holder you can teach other Techs. If you hold General Class or higher you can teach other Generals.
April 15th/29th – Technician/General Class 9a-5p at the Hillsborough County PSOC
April 19th – Get To Know Your Radio Night – 7-9pm at the Hillsborough County PSOC on Columbus
April 19th – NET Control Training
We will be going over how to run an informal Net, Directed Net and Directed Net during an emergency activation. This is open to any and all amateurs. Those that attend this training are highly encourage to come and participate in the radio room at the PSOC during the Statewide Exercise – get some “real time” experience in a controlled environment.
May 1st-4th – Statewide Hurricane Exercise – more information to follow
If you attended NET Control training please come, observe or even participate in a controlled environment
May 17th – Get To Know Your Radio Night – 7-9pm at the Hillsborough County PSOC
June 21st – Get To Know Your Radio Night – 7-9pm at the Hillsborough County PSOC on Columbus
June 24th – Field Day 2pm – ?? at the Hillsborough County PSOC on Columbus
Come and participate in Field Day! Just one of the many fun events that as an amateur you can experience! Just remember if you operate from the PSOC you cannot operate at another station during field day.
KG4, Guantanamo Bay, will be on the air from the 10th through the 24th per the NG3K website….I’ve exchanged e-mails with one of the ops, and they indicate tat they will be on the low bands a lot, as well as the Contest on the 18th. I’m hoping for some 80 and 160 action for us in the club.
73 de Lee KX4TT
TARCFest Hamfest XXXVII.V “Snowbird Edition” will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The clubhouse is at 7801 N. 22nd St., Tampa,FL 33610.
Talk in is on 147.105 MHZ (PL 146.2) | Click here for a flyer.