Partial credit for expired license

The FCC now offers partial credit for expired General, Advanced or Extra Amateur Radio licenses. A license that has expired and gone beyond the two year grace period will be canceled in the FCC system. The licensee will not automatically qualify for a new license. At a minimum, previous license holders must take the current 35-question Technician exam at a VE exam session to return to Amateur Radio. The FCC will issue a new call sign and a new license when the Technician exam is passed.

In other words. If you have let your license expire and can produce evidence you were previously licensed, you can take the Technician License test and when you pass it you will regain your General or Extra Class license (with a new callsign)

Go the link below for all the details and get back on the air!

Field Day 2018 Poster


CERT Training-April 2018

G-317 Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training-April 2018

CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and protect property.

This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice, and by working as a team, you will be able to protect yourself and do the greatest good for the greatest number after a disaster.

The target audience for this course are individuals who desire the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and respond to a disaster.

Individual Topics Covered:
–Disaster Preparedness
–Fire Safety and Utility Controls
–Disaster Medical Operations
–Light Search and Rescue Operations
–The CERT Organization
–Disaster Psychology
–Terrorism and CERT
–Course Review, Final Exam, and Disaster Simulation (Hands On)

Friday April 13th, 2018 – 1800 (6:00PM) – 2100 (9:00PM)
Saturday April 14th, 2018 – 0800 (8:00AM) – 1700 (5:00PM)
Sunday April 15th, 2018 – 1200 (12:00PM) – 1700 (5:00PM)

Graduation – Sunday ~17:00 (5 PM) – 18:00 (6 PM)

East Lake Fire Rescue Station 57
3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd
Palm Harbor, Fl 34685

More information about CERT:

Minimum Age Limit: 14 years of age

Cost: Free

Fri, Apr 13, 2018, 6:00 PM –

Sun, Apr 15, 2018, 6:00 PM EDT

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East Lake Fire Rescue Station 57

3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd

Palm Harbor, FL 34685

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Intro to amateur radio presentation


A Basic ‘What is Amateur radio’ presentation was held at the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club’s club house on Sunday. 03-11-2018. A non-ham Florida club “Florida III% Patriots” was in attendance. For the past couple of months I have assisted on helping members get licensed by getting them Tech manuals from A.R.R.L. We now have 3 new hams. Two techs and a General.

Ham Radio Podcasts


[Note:The following information was ‘borrowed’ off the site. Hey he has a really good list. please visit his site]

To further the hobby and bolster our community I’ve listed all known and current Ham Radio Related Media Providers below.  Enjoy!


Practical Amateur Radio Podcast

Linux in the Ham Shack

QSO Today

Everything Ham Radio

100 Watts and a Wire

ICQ Podcast

This Week in Amateur Radio

Ham Talk Live

Amateur Radio Newsline

ARRL: Audio News

ARRL: The Dr

Ham Nation

Solder Smoke

The RAIN Report

The Phasing Line

Foundations of Amateur Radio




Field Radio












Ham Radio 2.0

Ham Nation


Resistance Hams


Ham Radio Answers KE0OG

more to come