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 at 8:00 PM (2000) ET on the 145.490 Repeater with a PL: 123.0, the repeater is located in Bushnell, Florida and also accessible by AllStar at Node Number 40487 or via EchoLink at KX4LEO-R or Node Number 297091. 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.
Tuesday’s High Noon Net – held each Tuesday at 12:00 PM ET. This Net is held on the K4HOG / 147.030 Repeater located in Summerfield, Florida and also accessible by AllStar at Node Number 49829 or EchoLink at K4VEB-R or Node Number 294541. 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.
Friday Free For All Net – held each Friday at 8:00 PM ET. This Net is held on the K4HOG / 147.030 Repeater located in Summerfield, Florida and also accessible by AllStar at Node Number 49829 or EchoLink at K4VEB-R or Node Number 294541. 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 or our Facebook page just in case we go somewhere else.
Luncheon – the third Saturday of each month around 11:45 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