Posts Tagged “WPA”

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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WPA Section Convention June 4 at Breezeshooters Hamfest!

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WPA Section Convention June 4 at Breezeshooters Hamfest! <span class="dashicons dashicons-calendar"></span> <span class="dashicons dashicons-location"></span>

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…

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ARES Net Message – April 8, 2017

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ARES Net Message – April 8, 2017

TO: All stations FROM: Bud Plants N3TIR, Assistant SEC, WPA RE: ARES Net Message – April 8, 2017 Thank you for a job well done on your DEC/SEC monthly reports for their timely reporting. I know it’s hard to get all the information from the all the events but you proved once again it can…

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Section Manager ARES report – April 8, 2017

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Section Manager ARES report – April 8, 2017

SM Report for ARES Net 04/08/17 Our WPA Assistant SEC, Bud N3TIR reports that a record number of ARES Monthly Reports were received on time, and that the Section Summary for the month of March has already been sent in to ARRL Headquarters. This is the third month in a row for our section. Let’s…

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Section Manager report – April 1, 2017

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Section Manager report – April 1, 2017

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Bud N3TIR of Washington County, our WPA Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator. Bud has agreed to guide the ARES program in our section. Please address all your ARES reports, questions and comments to him via his email address, bud@n3tir.com. … Remember that there are new reporting forms…

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Section Manager’s Report – March 25, 2017

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Section Manager’s Report – March 25, 2017

SM Report for ARES Net 03/25/17 I would like to take this opportunity to thank our WPA Section Emergency Coordinator, Harry Bloomberg for 8 years of service as an ARES Section leader. Beginning as Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator in the spring of 2009, Harry led the section into the age of on-the-air data communications. He…

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WPA Section Digital Voice Radio Seminar

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WPA Section Digital Voice Radio Seminar <span class="dashicons dashicons-calendar"></span> <span class="dashicons dashicons-location"></span>

The fastest growing aspect of amateur radio on our VHF and UHF bands today has to be DV (Digital Voice) radio. While many hams are already active with one or more methodologies, some others are not. Whether you have some basic questions or would like clarification on some more advanced topics, there’s a WPA Section-Wide…

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WPA ARES Net SM Message

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February 11, 2017 — Good morning and thank you for volunteering your time and skill to demonstrate your emergency preparedness and ability to serve the public In times of need. No matter the season, communications emergencies can develop rapidly. The best time to make sure your station is up to par is before the emergency arises…

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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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