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  • WPA Section News – January 30, 2018

    We are pleased to announce the 2017 WPA Yearbook is finally here! You can scroll to the bottom of the WPA Section Page at arrl.org to download it, or download it right here: 2017 Yearbook Our 2017 WPA Yearbook is 64 full-color pages  that chronicle our Section’s Amateur Radio activities over the past 12 months in...

  • SKYWARN Recognition Day Webinar – November 27

    REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5263200920866289410 A free webinar, “What is SKYWARN™ Recognition Day and how can you participate?” will take place on November 27 at 8 PM EST (0100 UTC on November 28). Register online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar SRD this year takes place on Saturday, December 2 from 0000 until 2400 UTC (starts on...

  • Section News, October 11

    Western Pennsylvania Section News October 11, 2017 2017 WPA SET “Very Successful” Saturday, October 7th was the date for the 2017 SET. In the weeks leading up to the event, our WPA DECs and ECs finished all the preparation it takes to have a great exercise. At 9:00 am on Saturday, October 7th the WPA...

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  • Digital Voice Radio Seminar – March 3, Indiana PA Quality Inn

    SIGN UP FOR THE DIGITAL VOICE RADIO SEMINAR – COMING IN MARCH Last year, we held a WPA section-wide DV Radio Seminar – at the Uniontown ARC. The response was fantastic. In fact, we had more hams wanting to sign up than we could accommodate. Now, we’re holding one again – in a more central...

  • WPA Section News – January 30, 2018

    We are pleased to announce the 2017 WPA Yearbook is finally here! You can scroll to the bottom of the WPA Section Page at arrl.org to download it, or download it right here: 2017 Yearbook Our 2017 WPA Yearbook is 64 full-color pages  that chronicle our Section’s Amateur Radio activities over the past 12 months in...

  • Section News – January 10, 2018

    Thank you for your support and participation in all our Western Pennsylvania activities during the past year, and best wishes for success, happiness and prosperity in the new year! Our WPA Secton is already getting 2018 off to a great start. In the last several weeks, I’ve had the opportunity — and pleasure — of...

  • Season’s Greetings!

    Thank you for your support of our Western Pennsylvania Section. Best wishes for a joyous holiday season to you, your family and friends, and for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

  • Good Morning everyone! We are still getting photos and articles for the WPA 2017 Yearbok. If you have some pictures and stories to share, you still have time. But not much time! Please get your submission in by Friday, to yearbook@wpa-arrl.org. We hope that everyone is taking part in the WPA 1 QSO Each Day...

  • SKYWARN Recognition Day Webinar – November 27

    REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5263200920866289410 A free webinar, “What is SKYWARN™ Recognition Day and how can you participate?” will take place on November 27 at 8 PM EST (0100 UTC on November 28). Register online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar SRD this year takes place on Saturday, December 2 from 0000 until 2400 UTC (starts on...

  • Section News, October 31 2017

    Western Pennsylvania Section News October 31, 2017 October – What a Month! What a busy month it was for our WPA Section! From the very successful SET to the PA QSO Party, the multiple stations that participated in the Jamboree On The Air and the North-2 District meeting, we have seen an incredible amount of...

  • Section News, October 11

    Western Pennsylvania Section News October 11, 2017 2017 WPA SET “Very Successful” Saturday, October 7th was the date for the 2017 SET. In the weeks leading up to the event, our WPA DECs and ECs finished all the preparation it takes to have a great exercise. At 9:00 am on Saturday, October 7th the WPA...

  • Section News, September 18 2017

    Western Pennsylvania Section News September 18, 2017 Near Space Balloon Launch – September 20, Noon to Recovery From Cory W3CDG: “We will be using my call W3CDG-11 for the launch. Plan is to have APRS, pressure, temperature, and position data sent. The computer will also record flight data and take pictures as it goes. That will be...

  • South-2 District Meeting Handouts

    Here is the file containing the Meeting Handouts 2017 South-2 District Meeting Handouts

  • Section News, August 1 2017

    Western Pennsylvania Section News August 1, 2017  Hamfest Season Is Here It is now the middle of the Hamfest Season. Take some time to get out and show your support for at least one local hamfest this year. Our section staff has been to several very good ones this year, and the turnout is very...

  • Section News – July 14, 2017

        Western Pennsylvania Section News July 14, 2017     Hamfest Season Is Here It is now the middle of the Hamfest Season. Take some time to get out and show your support of at least one local hamfest this year. Our section staff has been to several very good ones this year, and...

  • Happy 91st Birthday WPA

    Happy 91st Birthday to our WPA Section! On July 1, 1926 The ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section officially came into being. One of the first four ARRL Sections to complete elections, our Western Pennsylvania Section has the honor of being the first section to be named in the July 1926 QST article Changing Over, found on page 47. The First Section...

  • Section News – July 1, 2017

    Western Pennsylvania Section News July 1, 2017 Happy Independence  Day! Field Day has come and gone, and now it’s time for us to celebrate America’s 241st Birthday! Let’s all resolve to make it a safe and happy holiday for all our friends and families. Once again this year, the 13 Original Colonies event will take...

  • Section News – June 20, 2017

    Western Pennsylvania Section News   June 20, 2017 Field Day is In The Air! Mark your calendars for June 24 and 25th. The biggest event in Amateur Radio takes place all over the country. Yes, it’s the annual ARRL Field Day, and your local groups need your participation. Our ARRL WPA Section staff will be...

  • Section News – June 5, 2017

    Western Pennsylvania Section News June 5, 2017   Section Convention Recap The Western Pennsylvania Section Convention was held on Sunday, June 4th at the Breezeshooters Hamfest. The facilities were set up at the Big Butler Fairground, west of the City of Butler. Reports are that over 1,500 were in attendance at the Breezeshooters Hamfest. I...

  • Butler County Amateur Radio Swapfest HAMFEST/CONVENTION 09/10/2017Start Date: 09/10/2017 End Date: 09/10/2017 Location: Unionville Fire Department 102 Mahood Road Butler, PA 16001 Website: http://w3udx.org Sponsor: Butler County Amateur Radio Association Type: ARRL Hamfest Talk-In: 147.36/96 (PL 131.8) Public Contact: Joseph Sciulli , N3WH 1020 Bonniebrook Road Butler, PA 16002 Phone: 412-337-1687 (after 5 PM) Email:...

  • 2017 NW PA Hamfest HAMFEST/CONVENTION 07/08/2017Start Date: 07/08/2017 End Date: 07/08/2017 Location: Greene Township Municipal Building 9333 Tate Road Erie, PA 16501 Website: http://www.wattsburg-wireless.us/hamfest.htm Sponsor: Wattsburg Wireless Association Type: ARRL Hamfest Talk-In: None Public Contact: Neal Proper , WB3EQC 4039 Ridge Parkway Erie, PA 16510 Phone: 814-882-2739 Email: nlproper@verizon.net

  • Somerset County PA Hamfest HAMFEST/CONVENTION 07/02/2017Start Date: 07/02/2017 End Date: 07/02/2017 Location: Somerset County Technology Center 281 Technology Drive Somerset, PA 15501 Website: http://www.k3smt.org Sponsor: Somerset County Amateur Radio Club (K3SMT) Type: ARRL Hamfest Talk-In: 147.195 (PL 123.0) Public Contact: Stewart Saylor , AK3J 156 Sequoia Drive Friedens, PA 15541 Phone: 814-444-0637 Email: ak3j@arrl.net

  • Race For The Cure Support

    Allegheny County ARES operators support the 2017 Race For The Cure in Pittsburgh.  Race for the Cure 5.14.2017 L to R: K3WNY and WC3O NU3Q in the mobile