Welcome One and All!

(7/16 8:05PM) After 59 years, AES is closing. Read about it here

(6/27 11:05AM) The first round pictures from Field Day 2016 from "Bob" KW4HU have been posted. (6/27 8:00PM) More pictures have been posted from "Al" KM4RME. (6/27 11:14PM) Just posted some more pictures from "Fred" AE2DX. (6/28 6:37PM) Just added a few more pictures from "Bob" KW4HU and "Fred" AE2DX. (6/29 9:14AM) Added some pictures I found on "Kevin's" KC7FPF Facebook page. (6/29 9:32PM) Added 12 more pictures from "Curtiss" KK4RIY.

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Keep the Field Day pictures coming. If you have pictures, feel free to send them.

to view the 2016 Field Day picture gallery. (50 Pictures)

David, N4EST
Posted - June 29, 2016

Over the past couple of days the SCARS email server has now been moved from my house in Sparr to our house in Davenport. All the same security to block SPAM is still in place. I will continue to do everything I can to make sure our mail server is secure from unwanted SPAM and hackers.

David, N4EST
Posted - June 29, 2016

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

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 IHOP on August 2nd, 2016 @ 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!!

GOOD NEWS! - NEW Network

Our website is now running on a different network because the old network was not very reliable. The server has been move to a cable TV Internet that has bandwidth speeds a little over 100mbs. Now we are watching to make sure everything works as it should. So far making this move has reduced our downtime due to Internet outage significantly. Let me know if you experience any problems.

UPDATE The website is complete. Of course there will always be things to update but for the most part, the core information is complete.

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: March 25th, 2016, 10:38AM

We fixed the 2 polls that we have online. The problem was that they were set to closed automatically after 2 months. This has been corrected and the polls are now open without an ending date.

Posted: March 25th, 2016

We continue to tighten the security of our mail server to ensure that SPAMMERS do not get access to it. In reviewing the mail server logs we can see that many people have attempted to hack their way in. We are now compiling a "Blocked Sender" list that the mail server uses to automatically reject mail from know SPAMMERS. We are also using a few SPAM detection services to block SPAM. As always, we strive to provide the very best SPAM FREE services possible.

Posted: March 25th, 2016

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
147.200 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

My HOA said they had a problem with this antenna. Wonder why?