Welcome One and All to our Website!

The goal of this website is to provide you with a little information about the Sun Country Amateur Radio Society, our repeaters, some of the activities associated with our group and a bunch of general ham radio information.

We are located in North Central Florida, Marion County, in the town of Anthony, just north of Ocala, FL. We are about 90 NNW of Orlando, about 75 miles from the east or the west coast of Florida and about 35 miles south of Gainesville. MAP

KA4WJA/R, 146.970, Voted "Best (non-Linked) Repeater" in "4" Call Area. Click Here to Read about more about it Needless to say, we are very proud of this recognition!

Our group is more of a social group rather than a official structured club. We get together every 2 weeks and meet at one of the local restaurants in town for some food, fun and relaxation. We start at 7:00PM and continue on until we are ready to call it quits for the evening. Our next meeting is at Cracker Barrel on Tuesday - April 24, 2018 @ 7:00PM.

If you would like to learn more about ham radio, if you think you have some interest in ham radio but would like to learn more or if you are a local ham operator looking for a great group of people to socialize with, we encourage you to come and join us. Everyone is welcome!!


IN THE NEWS!

Changed ISP: We changed our Internet Service Provider from Spectrum (Brighthouse) to Frontier FiOS. They offered a much better package for about the same service that we had before at a lower cost. Hopefully their service will be as good as what they advertise.

Email Server: Due to some issues caused by the take-over of Brighthouse by Spectrum, we are no longer able to host a mail server on our system. We are fine with the web server because we have a way to fix that using a small program. The likelihood of Spectrum changing their policies is very slim so we are no longer pursuing remedies to get the mail server running again. The status of the email server has not changed with the new ISP.

Website: Even though the website has been completed, we are constantly working to make this website more informative.. The latest changes have been toward automating as many of the functions of the website as possible. We try to do as much of the development as we can during the late night hours to try and keep any interruption of service to a minimum. We always welcome any new items to post on the website.

Website Development: It took a lot of time to get everything moved over from the old website and then move the server to the new network without any interruption of service. There will be some things that I will add from the time to time. If you can't find something you were looking for, let me know and I will try to restore it back as it was. Otherwise we'll try to keep the information here as up to date as we can.

Updated: December 18th, 2017, 11:01PM

Some of the Local Area Repeaters

Here are of few of the repeaters in the area. This is not a complete list but these are some of the popular ones. If you have a repeater in the area and would like to be listed, send us an email with the necessary information and we'll add it as soon as we can.

Our Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
146.970 MHz -600 kHz No Tone KA4WJA Anthony, FL
147.165 MHz +600 kHz 123 N4STP Fort McCoy, FL
224.100 MHz -1.6 MHz No Tone N4TSV Anthony, FL
444.325 MHz +5 MHz No Tone KA2MBE Anthony, FL
444.375 MHz +5 MHz 123 N4STP Fort McCoy, FL

Other Ocala Area Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
145.170 MHz -600 kHz D-Star KG4NXO Ocala, FL
145.270 MHz -600 kHz 123 KQ4PP Ocala, FL
145.430 MHz -600 kHz 141.3 KD4GME Ocala, FL
146.610 MHz -600 kHz 123 K4GSO Ocala, FL
146.790 MHz -600 kHz D-Star K4GSO Ocala, FL
147.210 MHz +600 kHz 123 KI4MTN Ocala, FL

The Villages Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
146.925 MHz -600 kHz 123 W4OE Summerfield, FL
147.030 MHz +600 kHz 123 KJ4AN The Villages, FL
443.225 MHz +5 MHz 103.5 K4VRC The Villages, FL

Gainesville Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
146.820 MHz -600 kHz 123 K4GNV Gainesville, FL
146.865 MHz -600 kHz 123 K4GNV Gainesville, FL
146.985 MHz -600 kHz 123 K4GNV Gainesville, FL
224.160 MHz -1.6 MHz No Tone K4GNV Gainesville, FL
444.925 MHz +5 MHz No Tone K4GNV Gainesville, FL

University of Florida Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
146.910 MHz -600 kHz No Tone W4DFU Gainesville, FL
444.725 MHz +5 MHz No Tone W4DFU Gainesville, FL





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