The 2017 ARRL WPA Section Convention
is taking place at the Breezeshooters Hamfest,
Sunday, June 4th from 8:30 am – 11:30 am.
Your Western Pennsylvania Section is pleased to announce the 2017 Section Convention with ARRL speakers and programs. Get to meet and speak with your ARRL WPA Section staff, your Atlantic Division Director Tom Abernethy W3TOM, and from ARRL HQ in Newington, CT, ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey KI1U!
Schedule of Events
|0830 – 0930||Digital Voice Modes (DMR, D-STAR, System Fusion, P25, NXDN, TRBO…)||Cory Sickles WA3UVV, WPA PIC|
|0930 – 1030||ARRL Updates and discussion||Tom Abernethy W3TOM, Atlantic Division Director
Western PA Section Staff
|1030 – 1130||Featured Program- ARES and Public Service||Mike Corey KI1U, ARRL HQ
ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager
Mike Corey KI1U is the ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager, with his office at ARRL Headquarters in Newington Connecticut. He will be the keynote speaker at our WPA Section Convention.
Mike Corey, KI1U, joined the ARRL HQ staff in April 2010 as Emergency Preparedness Manager. Prior to joining League staff he worked in law enforcement in Indiana and Mississippi. He has also served as an emergency management volunteer, disaster response volunteer, reserve police officer, law enforcement academy and public safety instructor, and on emergency operations center staff.
Mike, along with Vic Morris, AH6WX, is the author of the ARRL publication Storm Spotting and Amateur Radio.
Mike has been licensed since 1988 and holds an Amateur Extra class license. Besides ARES and SKYWARN Mike’s interests in Amateur Radio are diverse; DXing, contesting, CW, satellites, digital modes, and being on the business end of the pile up are a few of his favorite activities.
He is a life member of the ARRL, alumni member of Indiana University Amateur Radio Club, member of the University of Mississippi Amateur Radio Club, Yankee Clipper Contest Club, and the Kokomo Amateur Radio Club. He is also a member of the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials, International Association of Emergency Managers, Radio Club of America, and American Meteorological Society.