Florida Repeater Council
The Florida Repeater Council, Inc. (FRC) is the ARRL-recognized amateur frequency coordinating body for the State of Florida. The FRC provides frequency coordination and interference resolution services to all Florida repeater operators, FRC members and non-members alike. We are a volunteer non-profit organization of fellow amateurs.
NOTICE: SEND CERTIFIED MAIL TO SECRETARY MIKE FLETCHER.
Visit our APPLICATION page to submit a repeater renewal, update or application for new coordination. Hard copy applications are no longer accepted and applications for NEW coordination without frequencies will be returned to the applicant. The Council is unable to search for available frequencies
Renewals received after 5/7/2016 have not been reviewed or processed.
Updates received after 1/25/2016 have not been reviewed or processed.
New coordination requests received after 1/25/2016 have not been reviewed or processed.
The next meeting of the board of directors will be held at the Melbourne Hamfest on Saturday, October 7, 2016 at 3 PM.
NOTICE: All new and renewing coordinations will be issued an expiration date of 9/30/2018.
The Council would like to clarify our policy on Wideband and Narrowband Repeater Coordinations:
Due to the tremendous growth of Amateur radio, especially 2 meters, there are few (if any) repeater pairs available in most areas in the state. Many of the coordinated repeaters are inactive, or are being used for other purposes, such as simplex autopatches. Some repeaters have no inputs and their outputs are simply re-transmitting other active repeaters simply to generate activity. Some amateurs simply like to hoard repeater pairs for future use. In addition, repeater licensees are relocating their repeaters or increasing the antenna height or output power without authorization from the FRC Coordinators - in direct violation of FRC Coordination Policy. Please notify the appropriate FRC Coordinator (see the Directory of FRC Staff and Directors), if you suspect that a repeater is inactive, is no longer in its coordinated location, has an abnormally large coverage area, has no receiver, or is being used for a simplex autopatch.
The FRC needs your help in locating the repeater pairs that are being used for anything but legitimate full-duplex repeaters, so that they may be re-coordinated to amateurs who will use them properly.