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ARRL Headquarters Emergency Response Team to Activate on September 12

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ARRL Headquarters Emergency Response Team to Activate on September 12

09/11/2018 The ARRL Headquarters Emergency Response Team will activate on Wednesday, September 12, ARRL Emergency Response Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, has announced. The team already has taken some steps to help prepare Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) groups in advance of Hurricane Florence, poised to strike the US east coast along the Carolinas and Virginia….

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ARES Strategic Plan

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ARES Strategic Plan

  Here is the Final Draft of the ARES Strategic Plan. You are requested to review it and forward your comments to your SEC or SM, who will forward them to ARRL. The last date for comment submission is October 31, 2018. ARES Strategic Plan – final – PSC

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Western Pennsylvania Section News, Septmber 2018

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Western Pennsylvania Section News, Septmber 2018

ARRL Board Elects New CEO The ARRL Board of Directors has elected Howard E. Michel, WB2ITX, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to be ARRL’s new Chief Executive Officer. He will start on October 15. Michel (rhymes with “nickel”) is currently Chief Technology Officer at UBTECH Education, and Senior Vice President of UBTECH Robotics. Michel will succeed Barry…

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WPRC Chairman, Paul L. Plants W3PLP, SK

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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…

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Western Pennsylvania Section News – August 4, 2018

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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…

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Section News – June 30 2018

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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….

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Field Day – June 23 & 24

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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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Western Pennsylvania Section News, May 10, 2018

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Western Pennsylvania Section News, May 10, 2018

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,…

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