Welcome One and All to our Website!

    Open Letter from John, KA4WJA
(Control Operator for the KA4WJA/R Repeater)

John, KA4WJA asked that the attached letter be posted on the website for all to read. It is HIGHLY recommend that all of you read the letter in its entirety and pass the word along to anyone who hasn't had the opportunity to read it.


Updated: April 13, 2021

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.

The Goal of our Repeater is to provide all licensed hams that behave properly, operate in accordance with FCC Part 97 Rules and Regulations, who are pleasant and welcoming to all, and willing try to uphold the 5 basic purposes of the amateur radio service are welcome on KA4WJA/R, 146.970 MHz (-600khz) repeater!

Those that are rude, crude, abusive, inappropriate, etc., or racist, sexist, misogynistic, etc. are not welcome, and should find another form of communication that better suits there needs (such as CB Radio, GMRS, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)!

Those that have differing views and opinions on this are absolutely entitled to them, however please understand it is the legal and ethical responsibility (FCC Part 97.1) for KA4WJA to uphold the purposes and principles of the amateur radio service on the KA4WJA/R, 146.970 MHz Repeater. Also please remember it is the reputation of KA4WJA for all that is broadcast on the 146.970 MHz repeater....so, should you desire to express rude/abusive ideas, please find somewhere else.

Our repeater is 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 6:30PM and continue on until we are ready to call it quits for the evening. Our next meeting is at McAlister's Deli on Tuesday - August 16 2022 @ 6:30PM.

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!!

*NEW* FCC Application Fee Instructions (Click Here for Details)

You MUST HAVE a valid email address!  REQUIRED

Federal Registration Number (FRN): If you are taking any class amateur radio exam, the VECs who are administering the exams are now required by the FCC to submit your FRN with your license application form. New license applicants should create an FCC user account and register their Social Security Number (SSN) in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES) before attending exam sessions. Registrants will be assigned an FRN which will be used in all license transactions with the FCC. For instructions on how to register your SSN and receive an FRN from the FCC, visit the FCC's Registration page and the FCC's Registration instructions page..

FCC Registration Instructions

If you do not have your FCC FRN Number, you can click on this link to REGISTER and get your FRN now. Simply click on the word "Register". (Be sure sign up as an INDIVIDUAL). MAKE SURE you have your FRN number with you before you plan on taking your next test.

We have not tested the above link using a cell phone so please don't wait until the last minute. We may not be able to help you. Just FYI.

Updated: October 30th, 2020

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.

(Updated) April 29, 2022

Sun Country 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 Ft 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 Ft 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 KS4EOC Summerfield, FL
147.030 MHz +600 kHz 123 K4HOG Lk Panasofkee
443.225 MHz +5 MHz 103.5 K4VRC The Villages, FL

Gainesville Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
146.640 MHz -600 kHz DMR KC4MHH Gainesville, FL
146.685 MHz -600 kHz DMR K4GNV Gainesville, FL
146.820 MHz -600 kHz 123 K4GNV Gainesville, FL
146.850 MHz -600 kHz 123 KD4MGR Gainesville, FL
146.865 MHz -600 kHz DMR K4GNV Gainesville, FL
146.985 MHz -600 kHz 123 K4GNV Gainesville, FL
147.270 MHz +600 kHz 123 KD4MGR Gainesville, FL
224.160 MHz -1.6 MHz No Tone K4GNV Gainesville, FL
444.8375 MHz + 5 MHz DMR KC4MHH Gainesville, FL
444.925 MHz +5 MHz No Tone K4GNV Gainesville, FL
444.9875 MHz +5 MHz 123 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
444.8125 MHz +5 MHz DMR K4USD Gainesville, FL

Other Misc. Repeaters (In order by Frequency)
Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
147.390 MHz +5 MHz 123.0 W4DAK Chiefland, FL
443.950 MHz +5 MHz 123.0 W4DAK Bell, FL

On The Lighter Side

Something a bit different. Normally "On The Lighter Side" is a comic that came from Facebook or the internet or somewhere else. This time it's a song it's a song written and performed by Steve - KE4SQR. Everyone should take the time to listen to this. It is funny but there is a lot of truth to it too!!

The Radio Song
Posted with permission from the song writer

Who knew we had all this talent among us?