COVID-19 Update: Clubhouse Activities Suspended Until Further Notice

The TARC board of directors has made the decision to suspend ALL organized meetings, testing, events and open houses until further notice due to COVID-19.

The clubhouse will continue to be available for platinum members.

Please continue to monitor this site and / or our e-mail list for updates on club activities.


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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

To All Club Members,

As you well know, there are cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. Besides the Corona virus, there are the normal expected flu and cold bugs going around. We ask that you please be helpful to your fellow club members and take the following common-sense precautions to reduce everyones risk:

1) Please wash your hands before eating, drinking, or preparing any food, including coffee.

2) Please wash your hands before using the radios and/or computers.

3) If you have any flu or cold symptoms, please consider staying at home and refraining from attending meetings or visiting the clubhouse until symptom-free for at least a couple of days.

Some Club members have underlying medical conditions that may render them less resistant to any infections, making any resulting illness more severe. We want to keep our friends healthy, so please follow these three requests.

Currently, the Tampa ARC Board has not announced any moratoriums or suspensions on meetings and get-togethers, nor has the Board announced any closure of the clubhouse. The Board is monitoring the situation concerning COVID-19 and will provide updates as needed. Please check back for updates regularly, and monitor the 147.105 repeater.

Click here for updated information from the CDC:

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Paying Your Dues

To All Club Members,

If you haven’t paid your 2020-2021 dues yet, please do so. Your membership dollars help to support a club station with excellent antennas and equipment at each of six operating positions and a library with all the technical knowledge you will need to set up, operate, and maintain your station. You also support a meeting place where you and fellow hams can share technical knowledge, get assistance with many common problems in amateur radio, tell tall tales, and even have a laugh or two. For $35/year, it’s a great deal.

You can pay by clicking on the Join or Renew button from the main page, you may bring cash or a check to a Monday night or Saturday morning session, or mail your payment to TARC: P.O. Box 11933 Tampa, FL 33680.

We are not NPR, but the pitch sure sounds similar……………….

73 de Lee KX4TT

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Daylight Savings Time Begins This Sunday

Just a reminder – Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday at 0200. Remember to move your NON-UTC clocks forward one hour. Also, be safe and  please change your batteries in your smoke alarms.

73 de Lee KX4TT


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March Newsletter – Upcoming Events

Check out the latest Tampa ARC events!

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TARC Newsletter March 2020

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Treasurer’s Report – March 2020


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Upcoming Hamfests in March

The following hamfests are scheduled for March. For more information, contact the Sponsor club or check them out on the ARRL website at 73 de Lee KX4TT

03/07/2020 – Charlotte County Hamfest
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Sponsor: Peace River Radio Association

03/14/2020 – Gulf Coast ARC Spring Hamfest
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club

03/21/2020 – ZAARC Ham Fest
Location: Zephyrhills, FL
Sponsor: Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club

03/28/2020 – Pasco Co Spring HamFest
Location: Odessa, FL
Sponsor: Suncoast Amateur Radio Club

03/28/2020 – SERC Hamfest & Tailgate
Location: Sarasota, FL
Sponsor: Sarasota Emergency Radio Club

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Congratulations to Dawn, K2WLS for Earning Florida QSO Party Awards

Congratulations to Dawn, K2WLS for receiving two plaques for her outstanding efforts during the 2019 Florida QSO Party! Dawn earned First Place YL entry and First Place SSB for most points by any SSB low power entry!

Dawn logged over 1100 QSOs in the 20-hour Florida QSO PArty contest time period!

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Treasurer’s Report – February 2020


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W4G is available!

Please get with Biff, and coordinate your operating activity @ the Clubhouse.

We will be active till the 1st of Feb with this special event call.

Please be sure to log all contacts on the computers at the stations, and let Biff know the times you plan/do operate.

Also, as a rule with 1×1 calls, you MUST sign with your home call every 30 minutes, and be sure to announce the purpose of the call, and how to QSL.

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