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Section News, October 11

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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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Section News, September 18 2017

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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…

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Happy 91st Birthday WPA

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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…

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Section News – July 1, 2017

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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…

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Section News – June 20, 2017

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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…

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Section News – June 5, 2017

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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…

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Race For The Cure Support

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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

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Wings Over Pittsburgh Airshow

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Wings Over Pittsburgh Airshow

Allegheny County ARES Wings Over Pittsburgh Airshow 5.13.2017   Net Control: L to R  AB3ED Bob Timmins, EC W3YJ  Harry Bloomberg

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National Weather Service – Flood Safety Awareness Week

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National Weather Service – Flood Safety Awareness Week

The National Weather Service Flood Safety Awareness Week Begins March 27. Considering we experience flooding in our area rather often, it is likely worth your time to check out the National Weather Service flood safety week web page at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/spring-safety   The week starts out with information on the continuing effort to modernize the hydrologic…

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WPA Celebrates 90 Years

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WPA Celebrates 90 Years

Happy Birthday, WPA! I’ve been researching the history of the Western Pennsylvania Section as reported in QST issues from the mid 1920s. I found that the ARRL Board of Directors voted at their February 25/26, 1926 Board Meeting to completely reorganize the Communications Department. At that time, Amateur Radio was growing with a huge influx of…

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