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