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Tom Chesworth W3IA, Silent Key

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Tom Chesworth W3IA, Silent Key

Tom Chesworth W3IA We note with sadness the passing of Tom Chesworth W3IA of Boalsburg, Centre County. Originally licensed as K3EXE, Tom was a long-time ARRL appointee, serving as an Official Relay Station since 1975. He passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2018 in his home, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Belle Vernon…

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Western Pennsylvania Section News – November 10, 2018

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Western Pennsylvania Section News – November 10, 2018

Veterans’ Day 2018 This Veterans’ Day weekend (and every day), our Western Pennsylvania Section salutes all veterans who have served our county with distinction. We are grateful to all veterans for protecting, preserving and defending our freedom. Don’t forget — thank a vet! Submission Deadline for 2018 WPA Yearbook What a year it has been!…

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Submission Deadline for 2018 WPA Yearbook

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Submission Deadline for 2018 WPA Yearbook <span class="dashicons dashicons-calendar"></span>

What a year it has been! 2018 will go down in the record books a a banner year for Amateur Radio in our Western Pennsylvania Section. Activity is up, and our hamfests were better than ever! reports from everywhere are coming in about Field Day, Youth Activities, Club activities, Public Service and so much more!…

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South-1 District Meeting

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South-1 District Meeting <span class="dashicons dashicons-calendar"></span> <span class="dashicons dashicons-location"></span>

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 48 off Interstate 79) The District Meeting follows the hamfest.   District Meeting Topics Greetings and Introductions ARES Update including ARESConnect and the Public Service…

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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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