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Western Pennsylvania Section News, December 2018

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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 to ARES and OO Programs The ARRL Public Service Enhancement Working Group has completed its two-year project to re-tool the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)…

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ARES Connect Open Registration

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ARES Connect Open Registration

Attention all WPA ARES Members!  The ARES Connect website is now open for Member Registration. All current and new ARES members are encouraged to get in early and complete their ARES registration during this time. The entire new program is scheduled to go live on January 2, 2019, so avoid the rush and register early!…

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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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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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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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