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.
The Staff of the Florida Repeater Council extend our heartfelt thanks to outgoing District 1 co-director, Secretary and Vice President, Marshall Paisner, K4MAP. He has been a tremendous asset to the Council and he will be sorely missed. We wish him well in his new career in southern Ohio.
District 4 Director Mike Fletcher, NI4M is now the Secretary, District 7 Director Doug Stewart, KI4NAD is now the Treasurer and District 5 co-director Ralph Betts, W4ORL is now the Vice President.
The Staff of the Florida Repeater Council would like to welcome new District 1 co-Director Joaquin Pidal, KZ4TI.
The Staff of the Florida Repeater Council would like to welcome new Digital Modes Representative Barry Isbell, N2DB.
NOTICE: SEND CERTIFIED MAIL TO SECRETARY MIKE FLETCHER.
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.
Renewals, updates and 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: 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.
Until 3/31/2016, all new and renewing coordinations will be issued an expiration date of 9/30/2016. Beginning 4/1/2016 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.