Welcome to the web site of the Amateur Radio Association of Southwest Florida (ARASWF). Our club calls
are WB2QLP and K4YHB. We are an affiliate Special Service Club with the American Radio
Relay League (ARRL), and we serve the local community of Naples and Collier County, Florida.
We're in grid EL96.
The club mailing address for payment of dues and
other correspondence is:
P.O. Box 111604
Naples, FL 34108
We'd like to say
"Hello, and Welcome Back" to our seasonal members who are arriving in Naples and returning to their seasonal homes. We hope you will announce your arrival on the club net held every Wednesday at 8:00 PM on the club repeater WB2QLP, 146.67 (-) 136.5PL. (It's easy for you to stay in touch with your friends up north via Echolink - our node number is 389568.) Also, our club continues to meet monthly every 4th Tuesday at the American Red Cross building - see below for details.
We have some interesting things happening soon, including the annual meeting and Christmas Party on Saturday, December 7th, starting at 6:00 PM, at the Royal Wood Country Club. This is a great opportunity to show your support of your club, meet the new officers and directors for 2014, and renew old acquaintances. See below for additional information.
D-STAR REPEATER IS ON THE AIR!
The D-Star repeater is fully functional!
Program the following frequencies:
145.490 MHz -0.600 MHz offset CQCQCQ AA4PP__C AA4PP__G
441.500 MHz +5.000 MHz offset CQCQCQ AA4PP__B AA4PP__G
Linking to various repeaters is made easy with standard DMTF tones.
Click on the "D-STAR" tab at the left for more information about D-Star registration, programming, operating, and procedures.
This Upcoming Events section is revised as needed to inform you of events of interest.
Dates and times of future events are accurate as of the most recent information available,
and are always subject to change due to re-scheduling, conflicts, etc. Please be sure to
verify dates and times before committing yourself - this usually can be done on the Wednesday
Please inform the
of any other event that should be listed here.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - Christmas Party and Annual Meeting
The Christmas Party is the club's annual meeting and is the only regularly scheduled social event of the year, and replaces
the regular December membership meeting. New club officers and directors for the following year are installed at this meeting. This year,
the party is at the same location as last year's party - the Royal Wood Country Club - and begins at 6:00 pm with cocktails (cash bar) followed by dinner at 7 pm. Cost will be the same as last year - $25 per person. It is imperative that the membership support this party, so plan to attend with your wife, husband, boy or girlfriend, or significant other - you'll enjoy yourself, as we did last year.
Below is a map showing the location of the Royal Wood Country Club:
LICENSE EXAM TEST SESSIONS
License examination test sessions are planned to be held immediately prior to the regular membership meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month (excluding June, July & August) at the American Red Cross building, at 5:30 PM. Candidates and VEs should plan to arrive at 5:15 PM to get settled and prepared for the exam..
Anyone applying for a new license will need to bring a photo ID (drivers license, etc.), a ball point pen, and $15.00 examination fee. Exact change will be appreciated.
Anyone planning to upgrade their present license, will need also to bring their original and one photo copy of their amateur license, and the original and one photo copy of any non-expired
CSCEs from a previous exam date. (Photo copies will be retained and sent to ARRL VEC).
To make an appointment, please contact
The testing session will be followed by our regular membership meeting at 7:00 PM. When you make plans for the testing session, you might like to join us at the meeting. It is open to all with an interest in Amateur Radio. You do not have to be a member to attend, nor do you have to have an amateur radio license to attend.
Regular monthly membership meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month (except as noted below), at 7:00 PM, at the American Red Cross building at 2610
Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples. Everyone is welcome! You do not have to be an ARASWF member to attend these meetings. All interested persons (and interesting persons) are invited!
There is no membership meeting in June, due to Field Day activities, and there are no meetings in July & August, due to summer recess. Also, the December meeting is replaced with the annual Christmas Party and Annual Meeting, usually held early in the month of December. Annual elections for Officers and Directors are held at the November meeting.
During 2013, the meeting dates are as follows:
January 22nd, 2013
Febuary 26th, 2013
March 26th, 2013
April 23rd, 2013
May 28th, 2013
June 22-23, 2103 - Field Day
September 24th, 2013
October 22nd, 2013
November 26th, 2013 - Election of 2014 Officers and Directors
December 7th, 2013 - Christmas Party & Annual Meting
Here is a map of the meeting location:
A complete list of hamfests in the ARRL Southeastern Division can be found at:
Check back often as
this list will grow throughout the year.
MEMBERS GALLERY PHOTOS
Check out the new Members
Gallery by selecting the
Photos link at the
left, then selecting Members Gallery. Here will be posted photos of
members and their stations, together with whatever details the member submits.
Be among the first on your block to have your photo and station
details (or mobile station details) listed here. Simply send photo and
station information via email to the webmaster - click on the
Webmaster link at the left.
Photos are best sent in .jpg format, but almost any format can be converted if
PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS
Also, visit the Photos
page and click on any of the links there to view photos from past
events, including Field Days, Keewaydin Dxpeditions, Oil Well Park Special
Event, and other
notable events that are worthy of archiving. (Incidentally, if you have any old
photos, please email them to the Webmaster so they can be posted here.)
Net and Repeater Notes
The primary 146.670(-) club repeater WB2QLP is on the air! PL is 136.5
(Backup 2 meter repeaters are on 146.64(-) 136.5 PL,
and the EOC repeater on 147.03(+) 136.5 PL )
Please join us every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm on the ARASWF Information Net on
146.67(-) 136.5 PL). Members and non-members with or without traffic are welcome.
Echolink is active on 146.67 MHz. Identify with your callsign, then enter " * " before the node number to connect. Enter " # " to disconnect when your QSO is complete.
Our new node number is 389568.
AMATEUR RADIO NETS IN COLLIER COUNTY
1. SFL 10 METER NET
Tuesdays, 5:00 pm - 28.430 MHz. USB [+/- 2 KHz.].
2. SOUTH FLORIDA VOIP & TECH NET
Tuesdays, 7:30 pm - 146.670(-) PL 136.5 - WB2QLP - ARASWF Club Repeater
YOU CAN CONNECT VIA ECHOLINK - WB2QLP/R, Node #389568>
The South Florida VOIP and Tech Net informs you of Amateur Radio events, Amateur Radio Hamfests, Trivia questions, Trade or Sell. Even ask any questions about Ham Radio.
3. ARASWF NAPLES INFO NET:
Wednesdays, 8:00 pm - 146.670(-) PL 136.5 - WB2QLP - ARASWF Club Repeater
YOU CAN CONNECT VIA ECHOLINK - WB2QLP/R, Node #389568
A.R. NEWSLINE is on the air after the net
4. EMCOMM NET:
Thursdays, 8:00 pm - 146.67(-) PL 136.5 - WB2QLP - ARASWF Club Repeater
Come on members...
It's time to include a photo of your home station,
together with a brief description of your station and equipment, in the
that is the first choice on the "PHOTOS" page of this web
So far, we have only 13 members whose stations are shown in
the "Members Gallery", and we need all of you to be there.
Just take a photo of your station (hopefully with you
included, but not necessary) with your digital camera, then prepare a few words
about your station, and send them both to: email@example.com
Or, if you don't have a digital camera, then send a scan
or copy of a photo print instead - we'll do the rest.
It's easy and it's fun, so no more excuses - send your
photo and station info today.
So do what Uncle Webmaster (pictured above) says - he's
looking forward to being able to publish your photo and write-up soon.
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