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WPA ARES

WPA Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Bud Plants N3TIR, Section Emergency Coordinator
sec@wpa-arrl.org

The Mission of the WPA Amateur Radio Emergency Service™ is to get the message through by providing excellent communications assistance, planning and coordination on behalf of partner agencies, the people and the communities we serve throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Our Section Emergency Coordinator and local Emergency Coordinators are responsible for developing training, plans and procedures to coordinate and deploy teams of qualified, well-trained, volunteer amateur radio operators and equipment to provide reliable and robust communications in times of need, to provide specialized communications services to the public, and to accurately and efficiently transfer messages.


Allegheny County ARES: Organization Meeting - Sept 21 at Red Cross

All Allegheny County ARES members, and those interested in ARES are invited to the Allegheny County ARES Organization Meeting on Saturday, September 21 from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. The […]Read More »

Allegheny County Gets New ARES Emergency Coordinator

We are happy to announce that Bob Mente NU3Q has been appointed to be the new Allegheny County ARES Emergency Coordinator. Bob is well known for his work coordinating public […]Read More »

WPA Section News - August 18, 2019

2019 Simulated Emergency Test – October 5 Preparations are currently underway for this fall’s Simulated Emergency Test. This year the SET is on Saturday, October 5. Section ARES officials in […]Read More »

WPA Section News - June 15, 2019

It’s time to start planning for this fall’s Simulated Emergency Test. This year the SET is on Saturday, October 5. Initial plans are for a scalable exercise, adding additional served […]Read More »

WPA Section News —SPECIAL ALERT, 22 May 2019 1100 EDST

Heads Up: Severe Weather Risk Thursday From: Fred Mcmullen – NOAA Federal fred.mcmullen@noaa.gov Date: 5/22/19 8:18 AM Ham Operators, We are monitoring the potential for a line of strong to […]Read More »

WPA Section News - May 18, 2019

ARRL WPA Section Convention – June 1 & 2 at Breeze Shooters Hamfest, Butler Our 2019 ARRL WPA Section Convention will be held on Saturday June 1st and Sunday June […]Read More »

WPA DMR Codeplug Info

Here is my first crack at an information packet for WPA DMR users and repeater owners. Please review it and let me know what needs corrected. https://wpa-arrl.org/Files/DMR%20in%20WPA.pdfRead More »

WPA Section News - February 19, 2019

2019 WPA Section Cabinet Meeting Our Western Pennsylvania Section Cabinet met on Saturday, February 2nd at Kings Restaurant in Kittanning. Ten Section Staff Members were present, and each one gave […]Read More »

Western Pennsylvania Section News, December 2018

ARL SIXTY ONE We wish you the best holiday season ever. Here’s hoping that Santa remembered to stop at the Radio Store on his way to your QTH! Major Changes […]Read More »

South-1 District Meeting

The South-1 District meeting will take place at the WACOM Hamfest New Improved Location! When: Sunday, November 4th, 2018 Time: 12:30PM-3PM Where: Printscape Arena at Southpointe, 114 Southpointe Blvd, Canonsburg Pa 15317 (Exit […]Read More »

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WPA ARES Directory

The most recent edition of this directory may always be found at https://wpa-arrl.org/ares/directory and downloaded as a PDF file here: https://wpa-arrl.org/Files/WPA-ARES-Directory.pdf

Revised 19 AUG 2019

Northwest District

Charles Kanarr AB3XZ
WPA Northwest District Emergency Coordinator
decnw@wpa-arrl.org

Emergency Coordinator
Frequencies
Operations
Clarion Co
Applications currently being accepted 146.55 Simplex
147.075+ 110.9
Thursday 2015 146.550 Simplex
Crawford Co
Jamie Tolbert WW3S
crawford@wpa-arrl.org
147.57 Simplex
145.130- 186.2
Sunday 2100 145.130- 186.2
Erie Co
Dave Wellman WX3E
erie@wpa-arrl.org
147.54 Simplex
146.730- 186.2
Sunday 2100 146.610- / 146.820- / 146.700- 186.2
Forest Co
Applications currently being accepted
147.54 Simplex
145.490- 186.2
 
Lawrence Co
Gregory Singer K3VLR
lawrence@wpa-arrl.org
147.54 Simplex
444.175+ 131.8
Thursday 2000 444.175+ 131.8
Mercer County
Michael Varga NR3C
mercer@wpa-arrl.org
146.55 Simplex
145.350- 186.2
 
Venango Co
Applications currently being accepted
146.58 Simplex
145.230- 186.2
 
Warren Co
Lisa M. Bush WC3PO
warren@wpa-arrl.org
146.55 Simplex
145.270- 186.2
 
Northwest
District-wide
  145.590 Alt  

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Northeast District

Kevin Snyder KA3YCB
WPA Northeast District Emergency Coordinator
decne@wpa-arrl.org

Emergency Coordinator
Frequencies
Operations
Cameron Co
Applications currently being accepted
147.54 Simplex
147.180+ 173.8
Sunday 2100 147.180+ 173.8
Centre Co
Carmine Prestia K3CWP
centre@wpa-arrl.org
147.57 Simplex
146.850- 146.2
147.105+ DMR
147.255+ D*
Sunday 2100 146.850- o
Clearfield Co
Steven K, Smith K3SKS
clearfield@wpa-arrl.org
146.55 Simplex
146.315+ 173.8
 
Clinton Co
Applications currently being accepted
146.58 Simplex
147.360+ 173.8
 
Elk Co
Applications currently being accepted
147.57 Simplex
147.000+
442.200+ 173.8
Sunday 2000 147.000, 2030 442.200
Jefferson Co
Steve Waltman KB3FPN
jefferson@wpa-arrl.org
146.58 Simplex
146.865- 173.8
Monday 2000 146.865- 173.8
McKean Co
Applications currently being accepted
146.58 Simplex
147.240+ 173.8
Sunday 2030 147.240+ 173.8
Potter Co
Applications currently being accepted
146.55 Simplex
146.685- 173.8
 
Northeast District-wide
  145.51 Alt NE District Net: Wednesday 1900 on  147.315+

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Southwest District

Terence Nemitz KA3UTD
WPA Southwest District Emergency Coordinator
decsw@wpa-arrl.org

Emergency Coordinator  
Frequencies  
Operations
Allegheny Co
Robert Mente NU3Q
allegheny@wpa-arrl.org
146.55 Simplex 147.090+ 88.5 Wednesday 2100 147.090+ 88.5
Armstrong Co
Steve Fazekas K3FAZ
armstrong@wpa-arrl.org
147.54 Simplex 145.410- 173.8 Monday 2000 145.410- 173.8
Beaver Co
John Cole N3TN
beaver@wpa-arrl.org
146.58 Simplex 146.850- 88.5 Monday 2030 146.850- 88.5
Butler Co
Bill Hastings KB3TBT
butler@wpa-arrl.org
145.57 Simplex 147.300+ 131.8
443.900+ 131.8
ACS Information Digital Training Net 1st and 3rd Wednesday 1945
Fayette Co
Eddie Misiewicz KB3YRU
fayette@wpa-arrl.org
147.57 Simplex 147.045+ 131.8
145.170- 131.8
Thursday 2100 147.045+ 131.8 (145.170 alt)
Greene Co
Larry Shumaker KC3DQY
greene@wpa-arrl.org
146.55 Simplex 146.430+1 131.8  
Indiana Co
Applications currently being accepted
147.57 Simplex 146.910- Monday 2000 146.910- o
Washington Co
Tom Wright KC3TOM
washington@wpa-arrl.org
147.54 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
westmoreland@wpa-arrl.org
146.58 Simplex
147.180+ 131.8
Wednesday 2100 147.180- 131.8
Tuesday 0800 443.400+ 131.8
Wednesday 2030 146.640- 131.8.
Southwest District-wide
  145.530 Alt  

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Southeast District

c/o Steve Elliott KA3UDR
Acting District Emergency Coordinator
decs2@wpa-arrl.org

Emergency Coordinator
Frequencies
Operations
Bedford Co
Steve Elliott KA3UDR
bedford@wpa-arrl.org
147.57 Simplex
145.490- 123.0
 
Blair Co
Drew Mc Ghee KA3EJV
blair@wpa-arrl.org
146.58 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
cambria@wpa-arrl.org
147.54 Simplex
146.940- 100.0
Sunday 2100 145.210- 123.0
Franklin Co
Anthony Ogburn KB3WOX
franklin@wpa-arrl.org
146.58 Simplex
147.120+ 97.4
Sunday 2100 147.120+ 97.4
Fulton Co
Applications currently being accepted
147.54 Simplex
145.250- 118.8
 
Huntingdon Co
Applications currently being accepted
146.55 Simplex
146.700- 123.0
Sunday 2030 146.700- / 145.310- 123.0
Mifflin Co
Applications currently being accepted
147.54 Simplex
146.910- 123.0
 
Somerset Co
Applications currently being accepted
146.55 Simplex
147.195+ 123.0
Sunday 1930 147.195+ / 443.250+ 123.0
Southeast District-wide
  145.59 Alt SE District Net: 1st Thursday 2000 147.150+ 167.9

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WPA Nets

WPA Nets

WPA ARES Voice Net Saturday 0900, Prevailing Eastern Time 3.983 MHz, LSB - Primary Frequency 7.272 MHz, LSB - Alternate Frequency [Spider_Calendar id="2" theme="14" default="month" select="month,list,week,day,"]   2017 WPA ARES NET CONTROL...

ARES Forms

The following ARES forms are to be used for monthly reports. Once you download a form, open it in Acrobat Reader (or any other PDF viewer that permits filling forms) and fill in the blanks. When finished, you may print the form for your records. Save...

WPA ARES Directory

  WPA ARES Directory The most recent edition of this directory may always be found at https://wpa-arrl.org/ares/directory and downloaded as a PDF file here: https://wpa-arrl.org/Files/WPA-ARES-Directory.pdf Revised 19 AUG 2019 ...


3 Replies to “WPA ARES”

  1. Anonymous

    As we at this time have no RO at our club , I
    would like to have my call added to the Sunday morning 3.990.5 western pa races net for Greene Co.I recently retired and now have time on Sundays to commit….Thank you….KC8GOJ Roger Swanson Please add me to the roster

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