WPA ARES

WPA Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Bud Plants N3TIR, Section Emergency Coordinator
bud@n3tir.com

The Mission of the WPA Amateur Radio Emergency Service® is to provide excellent communications assistance, planning and coordination with served agencies and communities throughout Western Pennsylvania. The Section Emergency Coordinator and local Emergency Coordinators are responsible for developing plans and procedures to coordinate and deploy teams of qualified, well-trained, volunteer amateur radio operators with their own equipment who will provide reliable and robust communications in times of need for areas that have lost their regular communications capabilities, to provide specialized communications services to the public, and to accurately and efficiently transfer messages to and from stricken areas.

 

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...Read More »

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...Read More »

South-2 District Meeting Handouts

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

South-1 District Meeting - Washington Hamfest

The South-1 District Meeting is scheduled for Sunday November 5 from noon to 4 pm at the WACOM Hamfest at the Washington County Fairgrounds. 12:00– Sign-in and Seating 12:15 — Greeting, ARRL Briefing and WPA News – Joe Shupienis W3BC, WPA Section Manager and Juan Manfredi NA0B, Assistant Section Manager 12:30 — Public Service and...Read More »

North-2 District Meeting - Du Bois

Saturday October 28, Penn State DuBois Campus, Hiller Auditorium The North-2 District Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 28 from 12:00 noon to 4 pm at the Penn State DuBois Campus in the Hiller Building Auditorium. 12:00 — Sign-in and Seating 12:15 — Greeting, ARRL Briefing and WPA News – Joe Shupienis W3BC 12:30 — Public...Read More »

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...Read More »

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...Read More »

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...Read More »

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...Read More »

WPA Section Convention June 4 at Breezeshooters Hamfest!

BREAKING NEWS!!! 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...Read More »

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North-1 District

Jamie Tolbert WW3S , WPA North-1 District Emergency Coordinator
ww3s@arrl.net

Emergency Coordinator
Frequencies
Operations
Clarion Co
146.565 Simplex
147.075+ 110.9
Thursday 2015 146.550 Simplex
Crawford Co
 Jamie Tolbert WW3S 147.525 Simplex
145.130- 186.2
Sunday 2100 145.130- 186.2
Erie Co
Dave Wellman WX3E 145.590 Simplex
146.730- 186.2
Sunday 2100 146.610- / 146.820- / 146.700- 186.2
Forest Co
147.540 Simplex
145.490- 186.2
Lawrence Co
Gregory Singer KB3WCU 146.595 Simplex
147.195+ 131.8
Thursday 2030 147.195+ 131.8
Digital: 1st/3rd Thursday 2100 147.195+ 131.8
Mercer County
Michael Varga NR3C 146.580 Simplex
145.350- 186.2
Venango Co
 Russell Campbell KA3WNL 147.555 Simplex
145.230- 186.2
Warren Co
 Lisa M. Bush WC3PO 147.585 Simplex
145.270- 186.2
N1 District-wide
145.530 Alt
145.630 DMR
145.750 Digital

 

North-2 District

Kevin Snyder KA3YCB, WPA North-2 District Emergency Coordinator
ka3ycb@arrl.net

Emergency Coordinator
Frequencies
Operations
Cameron Co
147.570 Simplex
147.180+ 173.8
Sunday 2100 147.180+ 173.8
Centre Co
Carmine Prestia K3CWP 145.510 Simplex
146.850- 146.2
147.105+ DMR
147.255+ D-STAR
Sunday 2100 146.850- o
Clearfield Co
146.535 Simplex
146.460+1 173.8
Clinton Co
146.565 Simplex
147.360+ 173.8
Elk Co
146.580 Simplex
147.000+
442.200+ 173.8
Sunday 2000 147.000, 2030 442.200
Jefferson Co
Steve Waltman KB3FPN 146.550 Simplex
146.865- 173.8
Monday 2000 146.865
McKean Co
145.530 Simplex
147.240+ 173.8
Sunday 2030 147.240+ 173.8
Potter Co
145.570 Simplex
146.685- 173.8
N2 District-wide
146.595 Alt
145.590 DMR
145.730 Digital

 

South-1 District

Terence Nemitz KA3UTD , District Emergency Coordinator
t.nemitz@sbcglobal.net
Steve Fazekas K3FAZ, Assistant District Emergency Coordinator
fazekas@zoominternet.net

Emergency Coordinator
Frequencies
Operations
Allegheny Co
Robert Timmins AB3ED 145.530 Simplex
147.090+ 88.5
Wednesday 2100 147.090+ 88.5
Armstrong Co
Steve Fazekas K3FAZ 145.590 Simplex
145.410- 173.8
Monday 2000 145.410- 173.8
Beaver Co
John Cole N3TN 145.550 Simplex
146.850- 88.5
Monday 2030 146.850- 88.5
Butler Co
Bill Hastings KB3TBT 145.570 Simplex
147.360+ 131.8
Fayette Co
146.550 Simplex
147.045+ 131.8
145.170- 131.8
Thursday 2100 147.045+ 131.8 (145.170 alt)
Greene Co
Larry Shumaker KC3DQY 146.535 Simplex
146.430+1 131.8
Indiana Co
147.570 Simplex
146.910-
Monday 2000 146.910- o
Washington Co
Bob Ketzell KB3IN 147.525 Simplex
146.790- 131.8
Tuesday  2030 146.790- / 147.390+ / 147.285+ / 145.250- / 147.315+ 131.8 (all linked)
Westmoreland Co
Paul Byers N3LQE 147.585 Simplex
147.180+ 131.8
Wednesday 2100 147.180- 131.8
Tuesday 0800 443.400+ 131.8
Wednesday 2030 146.640- 131.8.
S1 District-wide
145.510 Alt
145.610 DMR
145.730 Digital

 

South-2 District

 

Emergency Coordinator
Frequencies
Operations
Bedford Co
Steve Elliott KA3UDR 146.580 Simplex
145.490- 123.0
Blair Co
Drew Mc Ghee KA3EJV 147.540 Simplex
146.820- 123.0
Monday 2000 28.440 USB (10 meter HF)
Tuesday 2000 146.820- 123.0
Wednesday 2000 146.550 Simplex
Cambria Co
 Dylan M. Beaty KC3DVR 147.555 Simplex
146.940- 100.0
Sunday 2100 145.210- 123.0
Franklin Co
Daniel McGlothin KB3MUN 145.550 Simplex
147.120+ 97.4
Sunday 2100 147.120+ 97.4
Fulton Co
146.595 Simplex
145.250- 118.8
Huntingdon Co
147.525 Simplex
146.700- 123.0
Sunday 2030 146.700- / 145.310- 123.0
Mifflin Co
145.570 Simplex
146.910- 123.0
Somerset Co
146.550 Simplex
147.195+ 123.0
Sunday 1930 147.195+ / 443.250+ 123.0
S2 District-wide
145.530 Alt
145.650 DMR
145.750 Digital
1st Thursday 2000 147.150+ 167.9