ARRL School Club Round Up

The ARRL will be hosting the annual School Club Round Up Feb 9th -13th. This is a great contest as it gets our youth involved in amateur radio.

Please be sure to get on the air and help those students make QSO’s. Below is an excerpt of details from the ARRL website.

About School Club Roundup:

Objective: To exchange QSO information with club stations that are part of an elementary, middle, high school or college. Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate.

Sponsored by the ARRL, its Hudson Division Education Task Force and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC) to foster contacts with and among school radio clubs.

Award certificates will be issued for the following US and DX categories:

Schools: Elementary, Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School, High School and College/University
Non-school Clubs

Web Submission of Scores and Logs: Click here for the SCR score entry website. Scores and logs for any School Club Roundup may be entered from the time the contest begins through the log submission deadline published below. A logs-received page is also maintained and provisional scores will be published immediately following the log submission deadline. Thanks to WA7BNM for creating this new score reporting and publishing web site.

Multipliers: Note that a station can only count for a single multiplier as described in Rule 5 below. i.e. a contact may count for a “School” or a “Club” but not both. A “school club” counts as a “school” only. Contacts submitted claiming both multipliers will be scored according to the log submitted by the station contacted.

Post Photos and Stories: One of the best parts of School Club Roundup is showing off your team members and station. Other participants will enjoy hearing about how you did and reading the story of your contest. You can upload photos and text via the ARRL Soapbox web page. (The October 2014 contest will be added to the list of supported contests shortly – it is currently unavailable as of Oct 25 – we apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back on Oct 27th or after.)

Stay updated on SCR. Send an email to:



The full results write up for the October 2013 and February 2014 contests is now available here. (Version 1.1) Click here for the online results table. Click on a call sign in the results to see more information about the entry. Certificates have been emailed as PDF files to all participants who provided an email address. If you did not receive a certificate or wish to receive a paper certificate, contact

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Flagler ARES Weekly Net Reminder

The next session of the Flagler ARES weekly training net will be held this Thursday evening at 1830hrs local time.

The Flagler ARES weekly training net is held every Thursday evening at 1830 hrs local ( minus the second Thursday of each month and major holiday’s) all licensed amateur operators are invited to check in.

This weeks net will be held on the 147.075/R + 600 offset PL 123. We also have an echolink node of 130077.

All ARES members are encouraged to check the NCS schedule to make sure nets are covered and we are meeting on the announced frequency

This weeks NCS is W1GNS – Norm.

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January 2015 Section Manager Message

Good Morning, and Happy New Year!


The January 2015 Newsletter is posted to the NFL Section Web Page at  – PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS TO YOUR GROUPS, CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND SOCIETIES AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE – please pass that NFL Section Web Page link around too!


The results are in!!!  This month’s issue reflects the new name that members voted for.

Lou Mecseri KE1F in Palm Coast will be receiving a 2014 ARRL Handbook for his winning submission – “QST NFL” – congrats Lou!


I had the honor of attending a few of the closer holiday banquets that were held in in December in our section. I had a great time, met lotsa’ friendly folks, and watched with appreciation all of the participants enjoying the camaraderie and friendship of the “social” aspect of the Amateur Radio Service.  I did a short summary on each that you can read in the  Newsletter.


Like most folks, January 1st always brings New Year’s Resolutions… here’s mine for the NFL Section:

– Get the NFL Section Communications Plan updated by the end of this year

– Get an up-to-date net & repeater listing on the NFL WebPage (January


– Attend the Orlando Hamcation all three days (February)

– Attend the Playground ARC Hamfest in Ft. Walton Beach Hamfest


– Participate in the Florida Statewide Hurricane Exercise (May)

– Participate in my own Group’s Field Day on Saturday and visit at least one other groups site on Sunday (Most likely the Spring Hill ARC in Brooksville). (June)

– Participate in the ARRL Set (October)


Coupled with my local group’s Daytona 500/Speedweeks Special Events Operation in February; the Florida QSO Party extravaganza in April, and the various contests and field trips, it looks like I’ll be quite busy this year!  I am also planning on visiting several more Affiliated Club meetings throughout the year in the NFL Section and I still

work……maybe too ambitious??   Nah!  I like it busy!!  And so far,

it’s been FUN!  Thanks to all for the warm welcome no matter where I go!


I must say, every hamfest, tailgate, meeting, and banquet – whatever I attend – continues to keep my interest because of the great folks/groups that I meet!  Positive people, lots of activity, and great work.  I am proud to represent our section, and thank you for the privilege of serving!


Thank you for all of your work and efforts in the past year; I am happy to see our local groups working together and sharing resources.


Congratulations to West Central Florida Section Manager Darrell Davis, KT4WX who starts his term of office today.

Also join me in congratulating Phil Royce KE4PWE from the Gainesville Amateur Radio Society (GARS) who has been recently appointed to the communications section at State Emergency Management.


Have a great holiday, and best wishes for a safe and prosperous New Year!





Steve Szabo WB4OMM

NFL Section Manager


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Flagler Assist REACT Event

FWD: Reminder of event on Thanksgiving 

Bob Pickering <bpickering at>

Good Afternoon:

This is just a reminder…


The City of Palm Coast has asked for Flagler County REACT to assist with the Feet to the Feast 5K and 15K Race on November 27, 2014. I also told Palm Coast I would reach out to the various groups in Flagler County to see if anyone else would want to get involved.


I wanted to share this to see if any other organizations (ARES, CERT Teams, FECA) would be interested in helping with this. REACT is already booked to do this event. Generally they would be looking for persons to be along the course to help monitor the progress of the runners.  There may be some course marshalling, and other support involved. (making sure runners make turns etc)


The race will be based out of the Indian Trails school and feature a course through the woods to US 1, Matanzas Woods Parkway and to Belle Terre before reversing back towards the start.


The times would be from about 7 AM thru noon or so.


If anyone is interested in sending a few people to assist OR having your organization send a team of people to assist please contact me. Participating members should have GMRS capability, if we get enough who are hams we can work that in too.


FYI this is not an FEMV function I am sending it out as an FYI to see if any organizations would be interested and to give them the opportunity to get involved.





PLEASE NOTE: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners and employees regarding public business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications may be subject to public disclosure.

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Flagler ARES Weekly Net Reminder:

Flagler ARES Weekly Training Net Reminder:

The next session of the Flagler ARES training net will be this Thursday October 23rd. at 6:30 PM.

We will meet on the 147.075/R +600 offset PL123. There is also an echolink node of 310077.

Flagler ARES welcomes ALL licensed amateur radio operators to check in.

This weeks NCS is W8JW – John

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Flagler ARES Monthly Meeting, October 2014 at the Flagler EOC


This month’s Flagler ARES meeting will be on Thursday, October 9th at 1830 hours at the FLAGLER COUNTY EOC 1769 E. Moody Blvd. Bldg #3 in  Bunnell, Florida in the large traning room.

This months topic will be debrief and review the Bike MS exercise form September, and discussions and high level training on the ARES CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system.

Please direct any questions to

Please forward this notification to folks as appropriate.

73 and Thanks,

Jason KK4OSD


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