The Southeastern Division encompasses the Alabama, Georgia, Northern Florida, Southern Florida, West Central Florida, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands Sections and has the largest number of members of the ARRL’s fifteen Divisions.
When an emergency like a pass of a Hurricane or after an earthquake happens and the telephone and internet services are interrupted, that is when amateur radio operators enter to offer their voluntary service to help the emergency agencies and the community. That is why the 4th ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention is dedicated to Emergency Communications to be held on January 30 and 31, 2016 on the Francisco “Pancho” Deida Coliseum in the city of Hatillo.
The event will count again with official visit from the ARRL, plus there will be emergency communications related conferences as well equipment exhibitions of FURA, AEROMED and the Hatillo EMA.
Also coming are radio companies YAESU, ICOM, ALPHA ANTENNAS and electronic accessories R & L. Amateur Radio testing and license renovation will be offered by the local ARRL/VE Team both days. Also there will be the first Amateur Radio IRONMAN event in Puerto Rico, and the official special event radio station KP4AW will be on the air inside the coliseum.
There will be prize raffles as well the Amateur of the Year award. Also on Saturday night the Coquifest 2016 get together will be held on el Gran Parque de Hatillo.
More than 1200 amateurs are expected to be present in the biggest amateur radio event of the Caribbean. The general public is invited to join the Convention. Entrance is FREE.
The Convention is sponsored by the ARRL, the Caribbean Amateur Radio Group, the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Group and the city of Hatillo. For more information visit the webpage www.arrlpr.org or you can communicate with José Vicéns al 787-633-6847.
***Space is Limited—Registration Required***
When:Friday, February 12, 2016 from 11:00 PM to 11:59 PM (EST)
Where: Drury Inn & Suites Orlando – 7301 Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL 32819
To register for the Wouff Hong Ceremony at the 2016 ARRL National Convention go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arrl-2016-national-convention-wouff-hong-ceremony-tickets-20523941662
You MUST be licensed AND a current ARRL member to attend the Wouff Hong Ceremony. When you register, you must include your callsign after your last name in the Last Name box (ie: Doe NG4US).