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NEXT MEETING: December 1st, 5:30pm, at the MVA Office, talk in on 443.05+, PL Tone 141.3

This page was last updated on November 29, 2022.


Serving Pinellas County

An ARRL Affiliated Club

H.E.A.R.T. Repeater:

443.050 MHz
Tone: 141.3 Hz

EchoLink is temporarly down.

About H.E.A.R.T.:

We, the Honeywell Emergency Amateur Radio Team (H.E.A.R.T.) club, are an association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio. It shall be our purpose to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, and to conduct club programs and activities so as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.

We hold monthly meetings followed by the "Meeting-After-the-Meeting", usually at Sonny's BBQ on Park Blvd. We also have dinner get-togethers quasi-monthly as well as other social events.

Meeting Information:

Fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30pm
Minnreg Veterans Association (MVA) Office
Oaklefe Center, Suite 103
12467 62nd St. N.
Largo, FL 33733
MAP: MVA_Office

There are no Heart meetings in June or July.

Planned Future Meetings & Events:

Meeting Talk-in on 443.05 MHz + Offset

Thursday Dec 1  Minnreg office  Heart meeting, 5:30 PM, 12467 62nd St. N., Unit 103, Largo, FL 33773, talk in on 443.05.

Saturday Dec 3  Vero Beach      Hamfest sponsored by the Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club at Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960. 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Talk-in on 146.640 tone 107.2, Weekend camping available. Web: INFO: Jan Goodman , KK4GGJ, 3455 58th ave Vero Beach, FL 32966, Phone: 305-282-4228, Email: [email protected]

December 9-10   Plant City      West Central Florida Section Convention, Plant City, at the Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds in the Strawberry Festival Expo Building, 301 Berryfest (was N. Lemon), Plant City, FL 33564, Tailgate open 1 PM to 6 PM Friday and 8 AM-4 PM Saturday, Talk-in 145.410 (PL 131.8), for information contact Bill Williams AG4QX, [email protected], Website: or.


January 14      Glendale, AZ    Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club Hamfest, Haven Church, 5902 W. Cactus Rd., Glendale, AZ 85301, Website:, Talk-In: 446.15 PL 100.0 & 147.040 PL 162.2, Public Contact: Richard Tejera , K7TEJ, 5643 W. Pontiac Dr. Glendale, AZ 85308, Phone: 1-623-572-0713, Email: [email protected]

January 20 - 21 Fort Myers      Southwest Florida Regional Hamfest, at the Florida Southwestern State College 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919, noon to 5 PM Friday and 8 AM-3 PM Saturday, 147.165 (127.3 Tone), Web: WWW.SWFLHAMFEST.INFO, Public Contact: Steve Clayton , K4SJC, PO Box 061183 Fort Myers , FL 33906-1183, Phone: 239-850-3207, Email: [email protected]

January 22 - 28 Quartzsite, AZ  Quartzfest HAMFEST/ ARRL CONVENTION, The location and details have not been finalized yet, but last year it was held at the Roadrunner BLM, US-95 and 53rd St N, Quartzsite, AZ 85346, Website:, Talk-In: 146.550 simplex, Public Contact: Kristyn Weed , KR1SS, 2225 Ferguson Rd Winterhaven, CA 92283. Phone: (520) 730-1806, Email: [email protected]

Thursday Jan 26 Minnreg office  Heart meeting, 5:30 PM, 12467 62nd St. N., Unit 103, Largo, FL 33773, talk in on 443.05.

February 10-12  Orlando Hamcation, Southeastern Division Convention, Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 West Colonial Drive, Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door. Talk in 146.760 (-600/ PL 103.5) and D-Star 146.850. RV check-ins begin February 9 and may stay to the 14th. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 9am to 5pm, 9am to 2pm on Sunday. All the information at, Email: [email protected] or call (407) 841-0874 or 800-214-7541

Thursday Feb 23 Minnreg office  Heart meeting, 5:30 PM, 12467 62nd St. N., Unit 103, Largo, FL 33773, talk in on 443.05.

Mar 17-18       Fort Walton Beach       Preliminary Info, subject to change: Hamfest, NWF Fairgrounds at 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Friday 4pm-8pm and Saturday 8am-2pm, 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd. Info: Dustin DJ Stewart , KI4ZER, 17 First St SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, Phone: 850-359-9186, Email: [email protected], Website:, RV Parking $30 per night, 30A,water,sewer included.

Saturday Mar 18 Sevierville TN  Sevierville Hamfest & Craft Expo at the Sevier County Fairgrounds, Can Setup On Friday 17th  Tailgating can Enter At 7 AM At The Main Gate Saturday,  General Attendance  Can Enter At 8 AM Through The Entrance Gate Left Of Main Gate, For more info call 865-428-2754, or 865-446-4535, email [email protected], web page

Thursday April 27       Minnreg office  Heart meeting, 5:30 PM, 12467 62nd St. N., Unit 103, Largo, FL 33773, talk in on 443.05.

Thursday May 24 Minnreg office  Heart meeting, 5:30 PM, 12467 62nd St. N., Unit 103, Largo, FL 33773, talk in on 443.05.

          There are no Heart meetings in June or July

Thursday Aug 25 Minnreg office  Heart meeting, 5:30 PM, 12467 62nd St. N., Unit 103, Largo, FL 33773, talk in on 443.05.

September 1-3   Shelby NC       HAMFEST/CONVENTION at Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1751 E Marion St, Shelby, NC, Website:, Sponsor: Shelby Amateur Radio Club Inc., Talk-In: 146.880 (-),Phone: 980-295-5151, Email: [email protected]. For on-site RV & Tent Camping the week of the hamfest contact Lynn Winkelman for more information  [email protected], All RV sites will have water, sewer, and 30/50 - amp AC service, $30 a night. Area 2 is centrally located.

- Enter your state (or other info) and click the Search Button.
- In the Hamfest List, click the website links to check for possible cancellations.

H.E.A.R.T. Newsletter:

You can download the October, 2022 H.E.A.R.T. Newsletter right here!

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H.E.A.R.T. Officers:

President -- Jim Hansen WDØDIA
Vice President -- Bill Williams AG4QX
Secretary -- Dan Bobczynski KG4HNS
Treasurer -- George Shipley W4OGQ
F.G.C.A.R.C. Director -- Bill Williams AG4QX
Trustee -- Jim Hansen WDØDIA
Webmaster/SYSOP -- Alan Gilbert KO4CR

Contact Info:

Call Jim, WDØDIA, H.E.A.R.T. President, at 727-424-1322
or send

Snail Mail address:
404 Yelvington Avenue,
Clearwater, FL 33755

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Online since 05/02/99

Last updated: November 29, 2022