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  • WPRC Chairman, Paul L. Plants W3PLP, SK

    It is with great sadness we report the passing of Paul Plants W3PLP, 66, of Washington, PA on Saturday, August 4, while recovering from major surgery. Paul was an Extra Class licensee, and was currently Chairman of the Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council. Several years ago, Paul was a candidate for WPA Section Manager. He was an active member and...

  • Western Pennsylvania Section News – August 4, 2018

    Visit us on the Internet! WPA Website and Find us on Facebook! WPA Facebook Group   Western Pennsylvania Section News August 4, 2018  Breaking news: The ARRL Board, at their July meeting, established a three-month general comment period for the new ARES Strategic Plan with comments due no later than October 31, 2018, after which the Public Service...

  • Field Day – June 23 & 24

    Western Pennsylvania Section News – FIELD DAY SPECIAL EDITION June 18, 2018 Field Day is this weekend, June 23 and 24th!!! It only comes once a year so don’t miss out on all the ham radio fun. If you aren’t helping out your local group, there are plenty of other Field Day locations all over...

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  • WPRC Chairman, Paul L. Plants W3PLP, SK

    It is with great sadness we report the passing of Paul Plants W3PLP, 66, of Washington, PA on Saturday, August 4, while recovering from major surgery. Paul was an Extra Class licensee, and was currently Chairman of the Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council. Several years ago, Paul was a candidate for WPA Section Manager. He was an active member and...

  • Western Pennsylvania Section News – August 4, 2018

    Visit us on the Internet! WPA Website and Find us on Facebook! WPA Facebook Group   Western Pennsylvania Section News August 4, 2018  Breaking news: The ARRL Board, at their July meeting, established a three-month general comment period for the new ARES Strategic Plan with comments due no later than October 31, 2018, after which the Public Service...

  • Section News – June 30 2018

    It was great to see all of you at the many Field Day sites we visited. You demonstrated that Western Pennsylvania hams are ready for action, and can set up operations anywhere, any time! Thank you for all the radiograms you sent, and to those who handled traffic as usual during the crowded band conditions....

  • Field Day – June 23 & 24

    Western Pennsylvania Section News – FIELD DAY SPECIAL EDITION June 18, 2018 Field Day is this weekend, June 23 and 24th!!! It only comes once a year so don’t miss out on all the ham radio fun. If you aren’t helping out your local group, there are plenty of other Field Day locations all over...

  • Western Pennsylvania Section News, May 10, 2018 2018 Western Pennsylvania Section Convention (At Breezeshooters Hamfest – June 2 & 3) Saturday, June 2 7:30 – 9:00 VE Exams – Hosted by Breezeshooters ARC. Please bring Photo ID, COPY of license or current CSCE. Time is limited. Retesting will NOT be offered at the Saturday session,...

  • Western Pennsylvania Section News, April 12, 2018 Volunteers Needed – May 11 in Pittsburgh Volunteers are needed for the Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day May 11th. Contact Bob Mente NU3Q for more information and to sign up to help with communications. His email is nu3q@verizon.net   ARRL Announces 2018 Teachers Institutes...

  • WASHfest Hamfest: Sunday Feb. 25, South Park 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, rain or shine Location: Home Economics Building 3735 Buffalo Drive South Park Township, PA Website: http://n3sh.org Sponsor: Wireless Association of South Hills ARC Type: ARRL Hamfest Talk-In: 146.955 & 443.650 (PL 131.8) Public Contact: Carol Danko , KB3GMN 4246 Seton Drive Pittsgurgh, PA 15227 Phone: 412-884-1466 Email: n3sbf@comcast.net Breakfast...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • HAMFEST/CONVENTION 08/27/2017 Start Date: 08/27/2017 End Date: 08/27/2017 Location: Skyview Radio Society Club Grounds 2335 Turkey Ridge Road New Kensington, PA 15068 Website: http://www.skyviewradio.net Sponsor: Skyview Radio Society Type: ARRL Hamfest Talk-In: 146.64- (PL 131.8) Public Contact: John Cancro , NK3P 3525 Milligantown Road New Kensington, PA 15068 Phone: 724-339-4945 Email: jpc2@psu.edu