For the health concern of all our Members, it has been decided to cancel our Club Meetings until further notice. Don Roberts has also decided to cancel the QCWA Meetings and Randy Payne has cancelled the ARES Meetings also until further notice. If you have not yet paid your Club Dues, please mail them into Highlands County Amateur Radio Club, P.O.Box 7441, Sebring Florida, 33870. With the expense of having to move the Avon Park repeater every dollar is needed ! So please if you have not paid your 2020 dues yet we really need your help. Thank You ! Also of note: the Club picnic we had scheduled for April 4th, 2020 has also been cancelled.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Avon Park Repeater
We will be taking the Avon Park Repeater, 442.350 off line Monday, March 16th, in the morning due to the new power lines being activated within feet of our antenna. It has been a deep concern that we will have a termendous amount of RF getting into the new repeater from these 230k power lines and damaging it. As soon as a new site can be located, we will put the repeater back on line. This was not an easy decision but one that needed to be made. Thank You for your understanding and patience, and hopefully we can find a new location soon !
HIGHLAND COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
NEW MORNING NET
We have started a new morning net everyday at 9:00AM on the 147.045 club repeater, with a PL tone of 100. Since our Club Meetings have been cancelled until further notice, the Board Members thought it would be a good thing to have a net every morning to check on the health and welfare of our Members. This is not a formal net, and anyone anywhere can check in, especially all of our hams in neighboring counties ! So pour yourself a cup of coffee and come join us for some informational and sometimes humorous conversations ! Also please join us on our weekly Club Net Wednesday nights at 8:30PM. 73 Everyone !
Welcome to The Highlands County Amateur Radio Club Website.
Join us and enjoy the exciting world of Ham Radio.
Regardless of your area of interest in the hobby, we strive to make this a club for all to enjoy
Interested in Learning more or getting a Amateur Radio Operators license? Let us know, and we'll be more than happy to help you.
No Club Meetings are Scheduled untill futher notice due to Covid-19 Pandemic.
We invite all guests to attend our regular monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month, or join us at our breakfast get togethers.
Tuesday andThursday Breakfast: Lake Placid - 8:30 am to 10 am. At the Smoke Shack next to Dunkin Donuts
Fridays at Dee's Restaurant 138 North Ridgewood Dr. Sebring, just off the circle at 9:00AM
Quarter Century Club meets for lunch at Noon the third Wednesday of each month also at Dee's restaurant
President: Brad Haag - KM4VRU
Vice President: Ben Henley - KI4IGX
Secretary: Randy Payne - K4EZM
Treasurer: John Chaput - KK4LI
Individual Membership: $30.00
Associate Membership: $10.00 (No License / No Vote)
Highlands County ARC
PO box 7441 Sebring Florida
The weekly club net is held on Wednesday at 8:30 pm on the club repeater (147.045 / 442.350 Mhz, PL 100).
A simple roundtable QSO is held daily at 7 pm on 147.550 Mhz simplex.
Weekly Highlands County ARES- Skywarn nets are held at 8pm. Listen to the club repeater just before the net for the announcement of which frequency will be used that night. The ARES simplex net is held following the repeater net on 146.535 Mhz, and is usually a roll-call format of those stations who checked into the repeater net. Anyone is welcome to check into these nets.
The Lake Wales Club conducts testing on the first Saturday of the month at the Red Cross in Winter Haven.
ATTENTION: We're looking for HCARC members that would be willing to "Elmer" people interested in becoming Amateur Radio Operators.
Repeaters & nets
Highlands County ARC
Net Wed. 8:30 pm Linked System
Lake Placid 147.045 pl 100.
Avon Park 442.350 pl 100.
7 pm Roundtable 147.550 simp.
Net Wed. 8:00 pm
Avon Park 145.330 pl 100
Sebring 147.270 pl 100
Avon Park Bombing range 444.825 pl 100.
Lake Placid 145.210 pl 100.
7 days 8:30 pm
Lake Placid 443.950 pl 100.
Verna 145.430 pl 100.
Net. Mon.7:00 pm
Wauchula 146.625 pl 127.3
Lake Wales RA
Net. Tues. 7:30 pm
147.330 pl 127.3
442.425 pl 127.3
WC4PEM Linked System
Net Wed. 7:30
Frostproof 444.950 pl 127.3
Dundee 146.985 pl 127.3
Davenport 444.625 pl 127.3
Kathleen 443.900 pl 127.3
Net. Mon. 8:00 pm
147.195 pl 100.
147.075 pl 100.
147.180 pl 100.
147.300 pl 100.
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