SFDXA meeting is held on the first Wednesday every other month, at 7:33pm at the Florida Medical Center at 5000 West Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale in the auditorium.
Come before 7pm and have dinner with us, $7 and all proceeds go the the club.
Members assemble at the Hospital Cafeteria for Dinner at 6:00 PM.  The charge for Dinner is $7.00 which is a donation to the club.
Talk-in on the SFDXA repeater 147.330/.930 subaudible tone of 103.5Hz.

Bill NZ5N
SFDXA President

New Club for Morse Code Enthusiasts

A new club has been formed among Amateur Radio operators who are Morse Code (CW) enthusiasts.  It is called The CW Operators’ Club (CWops).  CWops encourages the use of CW in Amateur communications, and it promotes goodwill among Amateurs around the world by planned CW activities. 

CWops is international in scope, membership and management.  Its focus is the use of CW, whether for contesting, DXing or rag-chewing.  Moreover, it promotes every form of sending -- if it's CW, CWops supports it!

For further information, go to www.cwops.org.  There you will find everything that you might want to know about CWops, including our bylaws and articles of incorporation, our planned activities, an explanation of how to become a member, and a list of current members.

Jim Talens, N3JT
Secretary, CWops

Miami, Florida
QCWA Chapter 12 - Andy Clark - Miami, Florida
Chartered February 15, 1962

QCWA Chapter 12 meets on the 3rd Saturday every month at Noon at the Piccadilly American Cooking restaurant at 8301 West Flagler Street in Miami.

The Andy Clark Chapter 12 was charted February 15th 1962 as the Southeast Chapter #12 . On January 14th 1999 the name of the chapter was changed to The Andy Clark Chapter 12 in Andy's Memory. Andy became a silent key on December 31st 1998. Andy was a Florida Legend in the Florida Ham Community.

Andy was born in Kansas on May 21st 1923. He was first licensed as W9KCS at the age of 16. He joined the US Navy during world War II and lost several fingers during a accident on shipboard.

He founded and published "Florida Skip", a ham magazine that carried the news of all the Ham activities in the state of Florida. He was a life member of QCWA and ARRL. He was a FCC section Emergency Coordinator in addition to being Chairman of the Community Red Cross. He was employed for many years as a radio operator at Aeronautical Radio. He was President of Chapter 12 many times and served as its guiding light.

Public Service was always a word he associated with ham radio. He was a Florida legend in Amateur Radio and our chapter felt we needed to honor Andy by naming our chapter after him.

73, Art Rauch, W4VZ, Secretary

Arthur Rauch, W4VZ
10950 SW 105th Ave
Miami, FL 33176

Palm Beach, Florida
QCWA Chapter 111 - K4YPO - West Palm Beach, Florida
Chartered November 4, 1978

QCWA Palm Beach Chapter 111
meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 1130 local time for their monthly luncheon meeting at Perkins Restaurant meeting room, Military Trail & Cresthaven Blvd., West Palm Beach All QCWA members & guests are welcome to join us. Talk in on the 147.045 + 600 pl 110.9 repeater. See you there.

Jeff WA4AW
QCWA Chapter 111
Secy / Treas.
Florida ARRL Southeastern Division
Hamfests for 2016
Updated 1/29/16

ARRL National Convention (Orlando HamCationŽ)



Start Date: 02/12/2016
End Date: 02/14/2016
Location: Central Florida Fairgrounds
4603 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32801
Website: http://hamcation.com
Sponsor: Orlando Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 146.760 (no PL tone)
Public Contact: Lidy Meijers , KJ4LMM
PO Box 574962 Orlando, FL 32857
Phone: 407-841-0874
Email: info@hamcation.com

Brooksville Hamfest



Start Date: 02/20/2016
End Date: 02/20/2016
Location: Sand Hill Scout Reservation
11210 Cortez Blvd. (Highway 50)
Brooksville, FL 34601
Website: http://www.hcara.org
Sponsor: Hernando County Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.715
Public Contact: John Nejedlo , WB4NOD
15430 Waxweed Avenue Spring Hill, FL 34610
Phone: 813-838-5432
Email: wb4nod@tampabay.rr.com

Highlands County Hamfest



Start Date: 02/20/2016
End Date: 02/20/2016
Location: First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine
111 Lake Josephine Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Website: http://www.highlandsamateurradio.com
Sponsor: Highlands County Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.045 (PL 100)
Public Contact: John Bliss , K4IZT
615 North Roberts Road Avon Park, FL 33825
Phone: 863-452-6600
Email: kf4izt@hotmail.com

2nd Annual West Central Florida Section Technical Conference



Start Date: 02/27/2016
End Date: 02/27/2016
Location: Hillsborough County EOC
2711 East Hanna Avenue
Tampa, FL 33601
Website: http://www.arrlwcf.org
Sponsor: ARRL West Central Florida Section
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 147.105 (PL 146.2)
Public Contact: Darrell Davis , KT4WX
6350 Mills Road Fort Meade, FL 33841
Phone: 863-245-9923
Email: kt4wx@arrl.net



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