The Hog County Amateur Radio Association, Inc. was birthed in July 2015, to give local Amateur (Ham) Radio Operators an organization through which to participate in local radio events, to socialize with other Hams and in general a place to call their Amateur Radio Home. Open to all licensed operators or those who would like to join in the hobby.
Radio Nets – the Hog County Amateur Radio Association, Inc. operates a Radio Net each Monday evening at 8:00 PM (2000) EST on the 145.490 Repeater with a PL: 123.0, the repeater is located in Bushnell, Florida and also accessible by EchoLink at KX4RS-R. All are welcome to check into the net and help us out with the count. To also share information with the Net and in doing so checking out their radio equipment for working order.
Friday Free For All Net – we also operate this Net as well and again open to all licensed operators. This Net is held on the KS4EOC / 146.925 Repeater located in Sumterville, Florida and also accessible by EchoLink at WV1TPR-R. This Net is a multi-purpose Net, we host a Traders / Swop, Technical, Informational and general Rag Chew sections, so a little something for everyone. Again you are welcome to join us and add to the fun.
Breakfast – the first Saturday of each month around 9:00 AM we meet for breakfast. This is usually at Howie’s Family Restaurant – 840 North Main Street, Bushnell, Florida. But again, please check the calendar just in case we go somewhere else.
Luncheon – the third Saturday of each month around 11:30 AM we will meet for lunch; locations may vary so please check the calendar of events. Note: this is more so from December – April when our Seasonal group is here.
VE Exams / Testing for Technician, General or Extra — we offer the exam on the 1st Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM at a location in Bushnell, Florida. To RSVP or to seek additional information please email us at SumterVE@gmail.com or give us at call.
All licensed Amateurs are invited and welcome to join the Hog County Amateur Radio Association, Inc. As of March 2016 we are a dues free association, meaning there are no “Club Dues”. We feel that if there is a need at the association level that we can ask for donations to cover the expenses.
Our Association is also open to supporting local Emergency Communications Groups such as RACES which is operated by the Sumter County Emergency Management; as well as Sumter County ARES. We also promote helping out in any community events that may have a need for radio communication and participating in positive events that share the hobby and service of Amateur Radio to the public audience. This does not mean that as an associate member you have to participate, it simply means that those who want to assist can do so.
President: Gene King – KI4LEH
Vice President: Bobby Smalley – KX4RS
Secretary / Treasurer: Gail King – KJ4GEK
Contact Information: Email: K4HOGFL@gmail.com Phone: 352-399-8932 Address: 4655 NW 68th Blvd., Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538