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NFARC Club History
NFARC Exercise History
2021 Field Day
North Florida Amateur Radio Club
created to support Alachua County ARES(R)
We are a DYNAMIC and VIBRANT amateur radio club involved in almost every aspect of this incredibly fun hobby, teaching and training as many people as we can, both to benefit them and to increase support for serving our Community through backup radio communications in times of need.
Read About Us in the Gainesville Sun!
For new ham....
Dave had to go back to troubleshoot a non-working antenna -- we'll have him explain next meeting how he solved that!
I've lost track. But I'm sure we're up to 30 antennas our group has put up -- not counting the field day antennas!!
Another of our hams-helping-hams efforts...
Contacts Per State
ARES(R) NF4AC FIELD DAY
Our best Field Day Ever! Over 500 contacts!
Awesome Gainesville Sun Coverage!
Great article by Emily Mavrakis with great photos. Kudos to David Huckstep and Craig Fugate and Jim Bledsoe for this media success.
OPERATIONS (Brett) got us started with a briefing at 0830
Learning new antenna skills
Earl's microwave network was a marvel in operation!
(2.4 GHz Yagi pictured)
Serving hot lunch suitable for a sit-down restaurant....in a grass field? No problem for Emily!!
You had to be there to believe the incredible gourmet lunch that Emily served us ALL!
Emily had no shortage of satisfied customers!
AND THEN THE DELUGE HIT
It rained SO HARD that we had 1-2" of standing water! 30mph gusts took down tents and if Amy hadn't saved the RV awning, that recently rebuilt awning would have been ripped off.
Ron Lewis our Satellite Hero teaching his craft!!
Amy Teaching FT8!!
Dean Covey getting SOLAR contacts
A Famous FEMA fellow hauling in tons of 6 meters!
The real 6 meter champ at work!! Go, Hoyt!!
Mike & Wisper at work
ES(R)/NFARC meeting ZOOM
FIVE SELECTED MAJOR THREATS TO ALACHUA COUNTY THAT NFARC/ARES(R) ARE FOCUSED UPON FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS
Alachua County Shelter Radio Systems Testing Has Begun: https://qsl.net/nf4rc/2021/MassCareShelterAntennaTesting.pdf
Hooray for Col. Huckstep!!
Strong-backed Volunteers Requested.....
CONTACT COL DAVID HUCKSTEP TO VOLUNTEER
Contact Col. David Huckstep W4JIR to volunteer -- you can borrow my Cosco upright/horizontal dolly if you would like.
Shelters on their list that are NOT part of the antenna-installation program: (Hooray Col. Huckstep for spotting this issue!!)
HIGH SPRINGS COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Apparently these new shelters were envisioned due to extra space requirements caused by COVID-19. We have our work cut out for us at those locations -- no pass thrus! -- We may be back to the "taking up the threshhold" plan..... More investigation of the possibilities is ongoing....
DO THE BEST You CAN!! We will come up with something. That's what we all do!
Largest Volunteer Communications Exercise In FloridaFREE WhirlwindBoom AAR/IP Here
Whirlwind Boom 2021 huge success thanks to 85+ participants, >>400 messages transferred.
After Action Report/Improvement Plan is Published
(And an error corrected on page 11 & Republished)
AMAZON PAPERBACK / Kindle Version
GREAT WORK EVERYONE!! Many new connections were made and much training accompllished.
Leadership in our group is SERVANTHOOD
FCC Licensed Club Callsign:
Gordon Gibby MD [email protected]
More information on qrzcq.com
Forest Grove NF4RC-7 FireTower station
Beatty Tower dual-frequency station
Our two digital antennas at base of Beatty Towers antenna installation. W4DFU-7/8/9
Art on top of Beatty Towers (164' up!)