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.
The next meeting of the board of directors will be held at the Melbourne Hamfest on Saturday, October 10, 2014 at 3 PM.
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 would like to clarify our policy on Wideband and Narrowband Repeater Coordinations:
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.