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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 MARSHALL PAISNER.


NOTICE: the Board of Directors has decided to merge districts 1 and 2 and move Martin County to district 3. District 1 consists of Monroe, Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. District 2 no longer exists.


NOTICE: beginning 10/10/2014 all new and renewing coordinations will be issued an expiration date of Sept 30 in the next even numbered year. Applications within 6 months of the Sept 30 expiration date will be issued an expiration date for the following 2 year cycle.


The Council Coordination Policy has been updated with changes approved at the February and October 2014 board meetings.


The Council would like to clarify our policy on Wideband and Narrowband Repeater Coordinations:

It is the goal of the FRC to minimize interference through the process of coordination. Faced with the influx of new repeater technologies, utilizing digital narrow band formats, the FRC has instituted a coordination policy that allows for these newer technologies while preserving the integrity of the existing analog wide band technologies. The FRC understands that ALL these technologies need to co-exist and will continue to grant coordinations as long as the goal of non-interference are maintained. We will continue to grant wide band coordinations after 1-1-2020 provided the requestor has users that utilize this mode and/or for experimentation. The requestor will need to specify this during the application process.


The next meeting of the board of directors will be held at the Orlando HamCation on Saturday, February 14, 2014 at 3 PM.


The Council By-Laws have been updated with changes approved at the February 2014 board meeting.


The REPEATER LISTINGS were updated on 09/30/2014.


Visit our APPLICATION page to submit a repeater renewal, update or application for new coordination. There is now a link to download the application, complete it and submit via U.S. Mail.


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.