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Beaver County ARES

John Cole N3TN Emegency Coordinator <beaver@wpa-arrl.org>

Frequencies

Simplex: 146.58
Alternate: 145.53
Repeater: 146.85 – <88.5>

Nets

Mondays, 2030: 146.85 – <88.5>

Meetings

Latest Beaver County ARES News

  • Allegheny County Gets New ARES Emergency Coordinator (8/19/2019)
    Bob Mente NU3Q

    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 service activities and has earned the respect of our Allegheny County ARES partner agencies, spanning the past decade. He serves as Net Control for the weekly Allegheny County ARES Net on Wednesday evenings.


    Bob is the license trustee for WX3PIT, and has an extensive record of SKYWARN participation. He is active, building field-deployable amateur radio stations, and taking part in numerous activities at many clubs. He has been serving as Assistant EC for Allegheny County for several years.

    Bob is an active member of many local radio clubs, and can always be found on local nets. If any amateur radio activity is taking place in Allegheny County and the surrounding counties, you will see Bob front and center. He also is a leader in service organizations, and has a long and significant record of generously helping others.

    Bob is a 1988 graduate of Robert Morris University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Information Systems, with a Post-Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate from Duquesne University School of Law Paralegal Institute in 2011. He is employed professionally in Pittsburgh at the Burns & White law firm. He has been the recipient of many awards and certificates of appreciation from agencies he has served, and comes highly recommended by public safety administrators from our partner agencies. Bob has been recommended for the job by many amateurs in Allegheny County and beyond.

    He may be reached by email: allegheny@wpa-arrl.org

  • 2019 Uniontown Gabfest, August 31 (6/8/2019)

    Don’t miss this special hamfest – the 70th Annual Uniontown Gabfest! A tradition spanning 8 decades, the Uniontown Gabfest has been the place for hams to meet and swap radios and stories about radios… and their operators!

    70th Annual Gabfest

    HAMFEST/CONVENTION08/31/2019

    Start Date: 08/31/2019
    End Date: 08/31/2019
    Location: UARC Clubhouse Property
    433 Old Pittsburgh Road
    Uniontown, PA 15401
    Website: http://www.w3pie.org
    Sponsor: Uniontown Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
    Type: ARRL Hamfest
    Talk-In: 147.045 (PL 131.8)
    Public Contact: Tony Alviar , KA3VOR
    433 Old Pittsburgh Road Uniontown, PA 15401
    Phone: 724-323-2277
    Email: officers@w3pie.org

  • 2019 Skyview Hamfest, August 25 (6/8/2019)

    The 2019 Skyview Hamfest will be held on Sunday, August 25 at the Skyview Clubhouse, Turkey Ridge Road. Great food, good friends and lots of fun for everyone!

    Plenty of free parking! There’s lots of space for tailgating and outdoor parking, and the food is being personally cooked by Bob “Cookie” WC3O.

    Don’t miss it!

    Skyview Radio Society “Swap N Shop”

    HAMFEST/CONVENTION08/25/2019

    Start Date: 08/25/2019
    End Date: 08/25/2019
    Location: Skyview clubhouse
    2335 Turkey Ridge Road
    New Kensington, PA 15068
    Website: http://www.skyviewradio.org
    Sponsor: Skyview Radio Society
    Type: ARRL Hamfest
    Talk-In: 146.64 (PL 131.8)
    Public Contact: John Italiano , WA3KFS
    661 Ridge Avenue New Kensington, PA 15068
    Phone: 724-339-3821
    Email: k3mjw@arrl.net

  • WPA Section News – May 18, 2019 (5/17/2019)

    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 2nd at the Breezeshooters Hamfest on the Big Butler Fairgrounds. Besides our ARRL Exhibit in the main hall, we will host a number of interesting and informative forums.

    On Saturday, the Forums are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am Saturday and 9:00 am Sunday.

    Saturday ARRL Forums (June 1st)

    • 10:00 am – ARRL Update by Atlantic Division Director Tom Abernethy W3TOM
    • 11:00 am – Getting Started with ARES Connect. Learn how to register and log in, how to sign up for an event, net or other activity, and how to get credit for your participation. Also tips on managing your ARES Member profile, add or change your photo, and update your course completions online.
    • 1:00 pm – Getting Started with DMR. Radios, hotspots, registering to obtain your own DMR network ID, talk groups, Q&A.
    • 2:00 pm – Raspberry Pi Projects, with WPA Youth Coordinator Bruce Gibson K3BEG
    • 3:00 pm – Planning Committee meeting for the KDKA 100th Anniversary special event (Club Representatives and Committee Members)

    Sunday ARRL Forums (June 2)

    • 9:00 am – ARES Connect Administration for Emergency Coordinators. Adding one-time and repeating events, nets and meetings. Approving ARES Members. Crediting member service. Setting up activity Check-in “Kiosks”
    • 10:00 am – Amateur Radio Messaging and Traffic. Learn how to handle ARRL Radiograms, ICS-213 and other formats for third party traffic. Procedures and protocols, voice and digital messaging nets and times. Starting local traffic training nets.
    • 11:00 am – DMR Administration. Developing code plugs. How to add DMR to an existing repeater, Equipment discussions. Best Practices for hot spot configurations.

    For more information please visit:
    https://www.breezeshooters.org/html/our_hamfest-2019.htm

    Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council Approves ARRL WPA Request For Temporary Portable Repeaters

    In response to our inquiry, we received a suggestion by the Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council that the WPA Section petition for a 70 cm Repeater pair to be designated as “Shared, Non-Protected” (SNP) for use by WPA ARES section-wide by temporary repeaters during disasters, training exercises and public service events.

    At the WPRC Meeting on Sunday, April 28 in Meadville, WPRC approved our request to modify the WPA Bandplan to indicate the frequency pair of 441.550/446.550 for use an SNP repeater pair for temporary portable and mobile repeaters for Public Service and Emergency communications and training. Additionally, the 2 meter frequency 145.550 was suggested as an alternate or mobile cross-band frequency for use with such repeaters.

    We recommend the use of this repeater pair for present and future portable and mobile repeaters to be deployed in support of Public Service events. We suggest standardizing on the CTCSS “PL™” tone of 100.0 Hz for these repeaters. We encourage groups who can afford it in each District to work together to build one of these repeaters and make it available for Public Service events and activities, drills and emergencies in their District.

    We thank the WPRC for their assistance and cooperation.

    ARES EC Monthly Reports To Continue on PDF Forms

    QST QST QST – ECs and DECs should continue to report as usual. We will transition over to reporting through ARES Connect later during 2019.

    Here are some FAQs we have received:

    Q – Do you need to be an ARRL member to sign up for ARES Connect?
    A – No, participation in ARES, and ARES Connect, does not require ARRL membership.

    Q – Are ARES Connect registrations replacing FSD 98 applications?
    A – Yes, the current form FSD 98 will be phased out in 2019. ARES Connect allows admins to generate reports, in the form of spreadsheets, to compile reports as they see fit and in real time.

    Q – It would make sense for each ARES member to complete their own profile and update it as changes warrant. Is this correct or is this something I as EC must do?
    A – Users can edit their profile at any time. Individual volunteers should create and manage their own ARES Connect accounts. An EC should only create and manage an account for volunteers who make it clear they do not want to.

    Q – As EC, why don’t I have permission to edit my county ARES members.
    A – At this time permission to edit users is given to section level admins and above. If you need to make a change to a user account, contact your SEC or SM. We will be reviewing this policy which has implications of a security nature and determine how we might return the ability for ECs to edit users.

    Import links to remember

    Make sure you are using the correct link when creating an account and inform your ECs. Using the wrong link to create an account means the user will not be seen by admins in their section. You can access your section’s landing page by going to one of these links:

    https://vhub.at/aresconnect-wpa

    https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/lp/wpa

    When creating an event, make sure you place the event under the appropriate category heading: Communications Emergency, Community Event, SKYWARN, Exercise, Training, Meeting, or Net. If you have questions, please refer to the online instructions

    http://bit.ly/2O0Xw2s

    User names – All users should only use their Amateur Radio call sign as their user name.

    New ARES Simplex Frequency Plan Approved!

    At the February 9th WPA Cabinet Meeting, the proposed WPA ARES Simplex Frequency Plan was unanimously approved. This new suggested frequency plan improves our use of scarce frequencies, and greatly enhances ARESMAT (mutual aid) operations, by ensuring that every radio has every frequency pre-programmed into it for the entire section!

    Four simplex frequencies were chosen to meet the following criteria:

    • specified as Simplex Channels in the WPRC 2-meter Band Plan\
    • at least 30 kHz separation from each other
    • at least 30 kHz separation from any repeater input or output frequency (as specified in the WPRC Band Plan)
    • at least 30 kHz separation from the 146.52 MHz National Calling Frequency

    Additionally, they were chosen to align on 30 kHz-spaced channels to facilitate their availability on older radios, including ancient crystal-controlled radios and 1970s-vintage synthesized rigs. The result provides maximum compatibility with 90% or more of all radios that might be pressed into service.

    Here are the counties and recommended frequencies:

    146.55 “TAC-5”
    Allegheny, Clarion, Clearfield, Greene, Huntingdon, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Warren

    146.58 “TAC-8”
    Beaver, Blair, Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, McKean, Venango, Westmoreland

    147.54 “TAC-4”
    Armstrong, Cambria, Cameron, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Lawrence, Mifflin

    147.57 “TAC-7”
    Bedford, Butler, Centre, Crawford, Elk, Indiana, Washington

    ARESMAT (mutual aid) operations will be greatly simplified by programming all four of these frequencies into every radio used by ARES members. This plan enables every radio to be used in every county in the WPA Section without the need for any re-programming in the field.

    This Plan was shared with all DECs and ECs for comments in late October 2018. It was also shared with the Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council for comments and suggestions. We gratefully acknowledge their suggestions, which bring it into conformance with the ARRL and WPRC bandplans, and the current operating practice on 2 meters throughout our entire Section.

    Additionally, three extra frequencies were selected for use as extra or alternate frequencies in each district as follows:

    145.51 “ALT-1” Northeast District (N2)

    145.53 “ALT-3” Southwest District (S1)

    145.59 “ALT-9” Northwest District (N1) and Southeast District (S2)

    Including both 2-meter and 70 cm calling frequencies gives us 9 channels, with the channel number being the last digit of the frequency:

    Channel # Channel Name Frequency
    1 ALT-1 145.51 MHz
    2 CALL-2 146.52 MHz
    3 ALT-3 145.53 MHz
    4 TAC-4 147.54 MHz
    5 TAC-5 146.55 MHz
    6 CALL-446 446 MHz
    7 TAC-7 147.57 MHz
    8 TAC-8 146.58 MHz
    9 ALT-9 145.59 MHz

    (Hint: This would make a good “Zone” to include in your codeplugs. I call the zone “WPA ARES FM” in my codeplugs.)

    Digital Mobile Radio Making Progress in WPA

    When the FCC moved to make DMR legal for Amateur Radio use in 2014, it stimulated a lot of interest in the commercial radio mode (also known as “MOTO TRBO” by Motorola). As an open standard, DMR is picking up momentum as new models of radios by new manufacturers are starting to flood the market. Many of the big names are FCC type accepted for Part 90 (Business band) and Part 95 (CB, including GMRS and MURS), but before buying that super-bargain priced radio, make sure it is legal to be purchased in the US.

    As of this writing, there are over 100 amateur repeaters in Pennsylvania that support DMR. Only 19 of them are on the air in our WPA Section, though. For well under $100, you can buy the parts to assemble a DMR “Hotspot” (or purchase a ready-made one) which uses your Internet connection to link your radio to the global DMR Networks.

    If you and a buddy both have DMR radios, you can also use TalkGroup 99 on 145.79, 441.00; also on 145.61, 145.63, and 145.65 MHz. Please do not use DMR on 145.51, even though the Internet says you “should.” In our WPA Section, our Repeater Council Band Plan has 145.51-.59 assigned as FM Simplex frequencies, and our WPA ARES Plan is in total alignment and agreement with the WPRC existing bandplan!

    Due to the low price of the equipment, it is relatively easy and inexpensive to add DMR capability to almost any existing amateur radio repeater. Due to the currently small (but growing) number of DMR repeaters in WPA, activity is not as intense as it is elsewhere, like Eastern PA, Ohio and the whole eastern seaboard!

    But, we do have a “Western PA” talkgroup number: 31422. There has been some talk of a regularly scheduled net, which sounds like a great idea! One suggestion is at 7:30 on Wednesday evenings, but let’s not carve that in stone, just yet!

    Meanwhile, if you have a DMR radio, please make sure you have 31422 in a place of honor in each of your codeplugs and as a “Static Group” in your Hotspot, and please make a habit of using it on a regular basis.

    Our WPA Section is encouraging all DMR Repeater owners in our Section to consider “nailing it up” as a Static Group on your DMR Repeaters, thus making it very easy to carry on relevant QSOs with our neighbors in our Section!

    I monitor 31422 as much as I can, and I hope to see you there very soon.

    73 and Press On!

    Joe Shupienis W3BC
    Western Pennsylvania Section Manager
    ARRL – the national association for Amateur Radio®

    814-371-3235 wireline
    814-771-3804 wireless
    w3bc@arrl.org
    DMR: 3142453

    PO Box 73
    Falls Creek, PA 15840

  • WPA Section News – February 19, 2019 (2/19/2019)

    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 a report on their activities and plans. Additionally several Staff Members had prepared briefings on new technologies and programs, which they presented to the group.

    A comprehensive agenda was presented to the group, and the following actions were taken by the group:

    • WPA ARES Simplex Frequency re-alignment plan was discussed and approved.
    • A suggestion by the Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council that the WPA Section petition for a 70 cm Repeater pair to be designated as “Shared, Non-Protected” (SNP) for use by WPA ARES section-wide by temporary repeaters during disasters, training exercises and public service events in need of repeaters was discussed and approved.
    • Following a presentation on DMR digital voice radio, the use of DMR in our WPA section was enthusiastically discussed. A Section position of encouraging the static linking and greater use of the “Western Pennsylvania” DMR Talk Group 31422 by WPA DMR Repeaters and hotspot users, and the institution of a regular DMR net was approved.
    • Official encouragement for WPA ARES members to report their service hours for Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) credit to our WPA Traffic Manager, and promoting further integration with ARES Connect was discussed and approved.
    • Enhanced support and encouragement for County ECs who are building or rebuilding ARES teams under the new Enhanced ARES program was discussed and approved.
    • Renaming WPA Districts with “Plain Language” names: North-1 becomes “Northwest”, South-2 becomes “Southeast”, etc. was discussed and approved.
    • Formation of a “special needs” VE team, trained in providing appropriate accommodations to prospective radio amateurs of all ability levels was discussed and approved.
    • Travel reimbursement policies for 2019 and need for Section Approval before incurring expenses was explained to the group by the Section Manager.
    • Discussion of a possible change in our WPA Section Convention venue was Deferred, since the 2019 WPA Section Convention was already approved by ARRL.
    • Support for only one single group that will be responsible for planning an officially sanctioned Special Event station and activities for the KDKA 100th Anniversary in November 2020 was discussed and approved.
    • More Official Observer assistance in several FCC investigations of very serious Amateur Radio violations in WPA was discussed and approved that the OOC instruct Official Observers to allocate priority for these issues.
    • The establishment of a “Speaker’s Bureau”, listing amateurs willing to travel to put on interesting and competent presentations at Affiliated Club meetings was discussed and approved.
    • The Cabinet Members approved that remaining Staff vacancies to be filled, and requests be made for qualified volunteers; that the Section Manager should require regular reporting from all Section Staff, and to require the Section’s prior approval and coordination of official WPA Events and activities.
    • Reports were presented on Youth Program, Collegiate Initiative, Official Observer Program, National Traffic System Activities, ARES initiatives, Served Agency outreach, Frequency Coordination with WPRC, District ARES activities
    • Guidelines for conflict-of-interest situations were discussed.
    • Demonstrations of DMR technology, and the design and operation of Software Defined Radios, with examples of each were presented.

    It was quite a meeting, and an impressive amount of important business was conducted. We can all be proud of — and thankful for — the excellent service our Section staff provides to all 11,000 radio amateurs and 4.3 million Pennsylvanians in our Western Pennsylvania Section

    In attendance:

    • Jack Buzon KA3HPM – Official Observer Coordinator
    • Steve Fazekas K3FAZ – Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
    • Bruce Gibson K3BEG – Section Youth Coordinator
    • Herb Gilliland W3YNX – Traffic Manager
    • Chuck Kanarr AB3XZ – Northwest District Emergency Coordinator
    • Juan Manfredi NA0B – Assistant Section Manager for Collegiate Initiative
    • Bud Plants N3TIR – Section Emergency Coordinator
    • Joe Shupienis W3BC – Section Manager
    • Kevin Snyder KA3YCB – Northeast District Emergency Coordinator
    • David Wellman WX3E – Assistant Section Manager for Emergency Preparedness

    ARES EC Monthly Reports To Continue on PDF Forms

    QST QST QST – ECs and DECs should continue to report as usual. We will transition over to reporting through ARES Connect later during 2019.

    Here are some FAQs we have received:

    Q – Do you need to be an ARRL member to sign up for ARES Connect?
    A – No, participation in ARES, and ARES Connect, does not require ARRL membership.

    Q – Are ARES Connect registrations replacing FSD 98 applications?
    A – Yes, the current form FSD 98 will be phased out in 2019. ARES Connect allows admins to generate reports, in the form of spreadsheets, to compile reports as they see fit and in real time.

    Q – It would make sense for each ARES member to complete their own profile and update it as changes warrant. Is this correct or is this something I as EC must do?
    A – Users can edit their profile at any time. Individual volunteers should create and manage their own ARES Connect accounts. An EC should only create and manage an account for volunteers who make it clear they do not want to.

    Q – As EC, why don’t I have permission to edit my county ARES members.
    A – At this time permission to edit users is given to section level admins and above. If you need to make a change to a user account, contact your SEC or SM. We will be reviewing this policy which has implications of a security nature and determine how we might return the ability for ECs to edit users.

    Import links to remember

    Make sure you are using the correct link when creating an account and inform your ECs. Using the wrong link to create an account means the user will not be seen by admins in their section. You can access your section’s landing page by going to one of these links:

    https://vhub.at/aresconnect-wpa

    https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/lp/wpa

    When creating an event, make sure you place the event under the appropriate category heading: Communications Emergency, Community Event, SKYWARN, Exercise, Training, Meeting, or Net. If you have questions, please refer to the online instructions

    http://bit.ly/2O0Xw2s

    User names – All users should use their Amateur Radio call signs as their user name.

    [from ARRL HQ, via WPA SEC Bud Plants N3TIR]

    New ARES Simplex Frequency Plan Approved!

    At the February 9th WPA Cabinet Meeting, the proposed WPA ARES Simplex Frequency Plan was unanimously approved. This new suggested frequency plan improves our use of scarce frequencies, and greatly enhances ARESMAT (mutual aid) operations, by ensuring that every radio has every frequency pre-programmed into it for the entire section!

    Four simplex frequencies were chosen to meet the following criteria:

    • specified as Simplex Channels in the WPRC 2-meter Band Plan\
    • at least 30 kHz separation from each other
    • at least 30 kHz separation from any repeater input or output frequency (as specified in the WPRC Band Plan)
    • at least 30 kHz separation from the 146.52 MHz National Calling Frequency

    Additionally, they were chosen to align on 30 kHz-spaced channels to facilitate their availability on older radios, including ancient crystal-controlled radios and 1970s-vintage synthesized rigs. The result provides maximum compatibility with 90% or more of all radios that might be pressed into service.

    Here are the counties and recommended frequencies:

    146.55 “TAC-5”
    Allegheny, Clarion, Clearfield, Greene, Huntingdon, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Warren

    146.58 “TAC-8”
    Beaver, Blair, Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, McKean, Venango, Westmoreland

    147.54 “TAC-4”
    Armstrong, Cambria, Cameron, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Lawrence, Mifflin

    147.57 “TAC-7”
    Bedford, Butler, Centre, Crawford, Elk, Indiana, Washington

    ARESMAT (mutual aid) operations will be greatly simplified by programming all four of these frequencies into every radio used by ARES members. This plan enables every radio to be used in every county in the WPA Section without the need for any re-programming in the field.

    This Plan was shared with all DECs and ECs for comments in late October 2018. It was also shared with the Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council for comments and suggestions. We gratefully acknowledge their suggestions, which bring it into conformance with the ARRL and WPRC bandplans, and the current operating practice on 2 meters throughout our entire Section.

    Additionally, three extra frequencies were selected for use as extra or alternate frequencies in each district as follows:

    145.51 “ALT-1” Northeast District (N2)

    145.53 “ALT-3” Southwest District (S1)

    145.59 “ALT-9” Northwest District (N1) and Southeast District (S2)

    Including both 2-meter and 70 cm calling frequencies gives us 9 channels, with the channel number being the last digit of the frequency:

    Channel # Channel Name Frequency
    1 ALT-1 145.51 MHz
    2 CALL-2 146.52 MHz
    3 ALT-3 145.53 MHz
    4 TAC-4 147.54 MHz
    5 TAC-5 146.55 MHz
    6 CALL-446 446 MHz
    7 TAC-7 147.57 MHz
    8 TAC-8 146.58 MHz
    9 ALT-9 145.59 MHz

    (Hint: This would make a good “Zone” to include in your codeplugs. I call the zone “WPA ARES FM” in my codeplugs.)

    Digital Mobile Radio Making Progress in WPA

    When the FCC moved to make DMR legal for Amateur Radio use in 2014, it stimulated a lot of interest in the commercial radio mode (also known as “MOTO TRBO” by Motorola). As an open standard, DMR is picking up momentum as new models of radios by new manufacturers are starting to flood the market. Many of the big names are FCC type accepted for Part 90 (Business band) and Part 95 (CB, including GMRS and MURS), but before buying that super-bargain priced radio, make sure it is legal to be purchased in the US.

    As of this writing, there are 75 amateur repeaters in Pennsylvania that support DMR. Only 19 of them are on the air in our WPA Section, though. For well under $100, you can buy the parts to assemble a DMR “Hotspot” (or purchase a ready-made one) which uses your Internet connection to link your radio to the global DMR Networks.

    If you and a buddy both have DMR radios, you can also use TalkGroup 99 on 145.79, 441.00; also on 145.61, 145.63, and 145.65 MHz. Please do not use DMR on 145.51, even though the Internet says you “should.” In our WPA Section, our Repeater Council Band Plan has 145.51-.59 assigned as FM Simplex frequencies, and our WPA ARES Plan is in total alignment and agreement with the WPRC existing bandplan!

    Due to the low price of the equipment, it is relatively easy and inexpensive to add DMR capability to almost any existing amateur radio repeater. Due to the currently small (but growing) number of DMR repeaters in WPA, activity is not as intense as it is elsewhere, like Eastern PA, Ohio and the whole eastern seaboard!

    But, we do have a “Western PA” talkgroup number: 31422. There has been some talk of a regularly scheduled net, which sounds like a great idea! One suggestion is at 7:30 on Wednesday evenings, but let’s not carve that in stone, just yet!

    Meanwhile, if you have a DMR radio, please make sure you have 31422 in a place of honor in each of your codeplugs and as a “Static Group” in your Hotspot, and please make a habit of using it on a regular basis.

    Our WPA Section is encouraging all DMR Repeater owners in our Section to consider “nailing it up” as a Static Group on your DMR Repeaters, thus making it very easy to carry on relevant QSOs with our neighbors in our Section!

    I monitor 31422 as much as I can, and I hope to see you there very soon.

    73 and Press On!

    Joe Shupienis W3BC
    Western Pennsylvania Section Manager
    ARRL – the national association for Amateur Radio®

    814-371-3235 wireline
    814-771-3804 wireless
    w3bc@arrl.org

    DMR: 3142453

    PO Box 73
    Falls Creek, PA 15840

  • South-1 District Meeting (10/27/2018)

    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 Enhancement program

    WPA Section activity reports

    Club Leadership topics

    Youth Activities report

    Section Staff reports, Q&A

    Our WPA District Meetings, lika all WPA Section activities are open to all WPA radio amateurs and the public. You are invited to attend and participate!