Florida Repeater Council
The Florida Repeater Council, Inc. (FRC) is the ARRL-recognized amateur frequency coordinating body for the State of Florida. The FRC provides frequency coordination and interference resolution services to all Florida repeater operators, FRC members and non-members alike. We are a volunteer non-profit organization of fellow amateurs.
NOTICE: SEND CERTIFIED MAIL TO DIRECTOR NILO HERNANDEZ, W4HN.
Visit our APPLICATION page to submit a repeater renewal, update or application for new coordination.
Mike Fletcher of the Council Coordinating Committee has authored a white paper titled Spectrum Use Recommendation. Click HERE to view it.
ALL D-STAR COORDINATIONS ISSUED ON 144 AND 440 MHz ARE CONDITIONAL. THE COUNCIL IS ESTABLISHING A PLAN TO COORDINATE D-STAR REPEATERS (POSSIBLY ON SPLINTER FREQUENCIES). THIS MAY RESULT IN A SMALL CHANGE IN FREQUENCY FOR A REPEATER ALREADY IN SERVICE.
I would like to remind all repeater trustees of section 9 of our coordination
policy that states "As stated in the Coordination document, no technical or geographical changes may be made to
a coordinated repeater installation, such as effective radiated output power (ERP), antenna height, or location,
without prior approval by the FRC. In some cases, such as moving the repeater more than a mile or so,
recoordination may be required." The trustee MUST file a LONG-FORM update so that I can check for new conflicts.
See our Repeater listings page for a list of expired and uncoordinated coordinations.
Donations for membership in the Council can now be submitted on-line using secure PayPal. Click the "Donate" link to the left. Thanks for your support.
Due to the tremendous growth of Amateur radio, especially 2 meters, there are few (if any) repeater pairs available in most areas in the state. Many of the coordinated repeaters are inactive, or are being used for other purposes, such as simplex autopatches. Some repeaters have no inputs and their outputs are simply re-transmitting other active repeaters simply to generate activity. Some amateurs simply like to hoard repeater pairs for future use. In addition, repeater licensees are relocating their repeaters or increasing the antenna height or output power without authorization from the FRC Coordinators - in direct violation of FRC Coordination Policy. Please notify the appropriate FRC Coordinator (see the Directory of FRC Staff and Directors), if you suspect that a repeater is inactive, is no longer in its coordinated location, has an abnormally large coverage area, has no receiver, or is being used for a simplex autopatch.
The FRC needs your help in locating the repeater pairs that are being used for anything but legitimate full-duplex repeaters, so that they may be re-coordinated to amateurs who will use them properly.