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Ham Radio on Florida's West Coast
224.22 KO4CR/R, Largo
Amateur Radio activities on Florida's West Coast, including links to Hamfests
and Ham Club links plus links to sites relating to the space program, weather,
digital photography, motorcycle events, and other stuff.

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224.22 Repeater Update

EchoLink® is up and running on 224.22.

See below for more on EchoLink.

The 224.22 repeater has an audio test function.
If you would like to hear how you sound over the repeater, just follow this procedure:
- Key up and identify.
- Enter "8 1" on your TouchTone pad and unkey. If your input is decoded properly, you'll hear "O K" in CW.
- Key up again and make a short (10 seconds or less) voice transmission and unkey.
- You should hear your audio played back over the repeater.

Updated 06/09/17


EchoLink software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities.

EchoLink software opens up new possibilities for communicating around the world with other amateurs. Your PC links you or your local repeater to any of the more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 151 of the world's 193 nations — with about 6,000 online at any given time.

Sign up and download the free software here!

EchoLink is up and running on the following area repeaters:
224.220-    KO4CR-R    NODE 363699    PL Tone - NONE
147.060-    WA4AKH-R    NODE 1002437    SPARC Club repeater via NZIQ Link    PL Tone - NONE
443.050+    WD0DIA-R    NODE 385591    HEART Club repeater    PL Tone - 141.3
147.030-    WD4SCD-R    NODE 155568   PL Tone - Multiple

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Darrell Davis, KT4WX - Section Manager

Serving the needs of the Amateur Radio Operators in Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota Counties



February 7-9, Orlando Hamcation, Southeastern Division Convention, Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 West Colonial Drive, Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at door. Talk in 146.760 (-600/ PL 103.5) and D-Star 146.850. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 9am to 5pm, 9am to 2pm on Sunday. All the information at or call 407-841-0874

Feb. 21-22, Punta Gorda 5th Annual TECHCON Convention, Formerly known as the West Central Florida Section Technical Conference. Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center, 26571 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, for more info goto or contact Darrell Davis at [email protected]

Saturday April 18 Tampa TARCfest, at the TARC clubhouse located at 7801 N 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33610. For directions go to and click on "Map to Clubhouse" button on left. Cost $5 per person to get in, free to set up for tailgate with paid admission. Limited room inside clubhouse for $15. Tailgaters setup at 7:00 and public in at 8:00. Talkin 147.105 + 146.2 tone. INFO: William Bode, N4WEB, 813-878-7654.

Saturday May 23, Pinellas Park Wormfest, Freedom Lake Park, Southeast corner of US 19 and 49th Street. Free, park opens at sunrise, Talk-in on 146.850 - , PL 146.2, INFO: Bill, AG4QX, 3215 West Tambay Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611-1539, phone: (813) 837-3833, Email: [email protected],Web:

The WD4SCD Repeater Page

Check out the 147.03 Repeater system!
The transmitter is located in mid-Pinellas county,
and there are several remote receiver sites
serving Pinellas and North Hillsborough Counties.
Click on the map to learn how to access the receive site nearest to your location.

The 147.03 Repeater is on EchoLink®!
See below for more on EchoLink.

Ham Club Links

St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club



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A collection of images from past Shuttle flights.
Also, audio and video files from past Shuttle missions.

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Click below for a TON of Tampa Bay Area Weather forecast information!

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Lucianne Goldberg's page of articles and postings.

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The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council (FGCARC) has information about its
member clubs as well as information about Amateur Radio classes and testing.
FGCARC is sponsor of the Tampa Bay Hamfest.

The Florida Repeater Council page contains a complete up-to-date listing
of all Florida repeaters as well as information on repeater coordination
and most everything else you might want to know about the FRC.

NORAD Two Line Element Sets from Dr. TS Kelso for tracking satellites.
Dr. Kelso has been generating Keplerian element files for more than 20 years.


The STSPLUS program is intended for use during Space Shuttle missions and for general
satellite tracking using NASA/NORAD 2-Line Orbital Elements like those supplied by Dr. Kelso (above).
The author of STSPLUS, David H. Ransom, passed away in November, 2006. His website has been taken off line.

STSPLUS© Version 0223 dated 10 June, 2002 is still available! Please email me at [email protected] if you would like a copy.
This program runs in DOS only.

U.S. Naval Observatory Data Services

Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset, and Twilight
Earth's Seasons - Equinoxes, Solstices
Celestial Navigation
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The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum

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N4WAK Steve's Digital Camera Page.

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The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders
from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles.
We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives
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Visit SAM'S BOOKS at the Oldsmar Flea Market.
Used books at a good price.

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This stamp is on sale by the U.S. Postal Service to help fund breast cancer research. Please consider using these stamps, as it is vitally important that we take a stand against this disease that kills and maims so many of our wives, mothers, sisters, and friends.

Instead of the normal $0.41 per stamp, this one costs $0.55 per stamp. The differential goes to breast cancer research. Seventy percent of the differential is transferred to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and 30 percent of the differential is transferred to the Medical Research Program of the Department of Defense (DoD).

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