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ARRL ARES Section Emergency Coordinator for Eastern Pennsylvania

Volunteer Operators Needed for DOUBLE CREEK & CYCLE THE SOLSTICE

If any one can help out with this event please contact N3ECF. Email address is at the bottom of this blurb. Please share this with your respective clubs. We could use anyone willing to help out, especially for June 24. … Continue reading

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Technician Class – Falls Township/Fairless Hills, PA

WB2OOB is offering a Technician Training Class in Fairless Hills, PA. Address is: Falls Township, 188 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, PA Date: May 20-21, 2017 Testing will be on Sunday, May 21st, at 1:00PM. Walk-ins for testing are welcome. Contact … Continue reading

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TWO HAM RADIO CLASSES

Two Classes for Technician License Test preparation are scheduled.  Cumberland 911 and York Township EMA are hosting these.  Please pass these on to anyone who may be interested. Carlisle May 20-21 York Township June 10-11 We are looking to set … Continue reading

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York Marathon 2017 Communications Operators Needed

I am resending this for K3HQI, DEC D5, and Jack, KC3JD, —begin forwarded message— Hello all, Apologies to those that receive this twice. Amateur Radio will again be providing communications for the York Marathon.  Date is Sunday, May 14, 2017.  Start will be … Continue reading

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Urgent Need For Operators – Tuesday April 11th Dauphin County TMI Drill

Hello EPA ARES Members, I know this is short notice but…. Next Tuesday, April 11th, is the biannual TMI Drill. At this time Dauphin County is extremely short of operators and needs help for that day. If anyone in EPA … Continue reading

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March 13 2017 PEMA ACS WX Net Activation

Hello ARES Members in EPA, PEMA has announced the activation of a WX Net for the upcoming winter storm. The schedule is below from the message that was sent to me. Report snowfall and other weather related information as necessary. … Continue reading

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EPA SEC February 2017 Monthly Update

The February 28th EPA SEC Monthly Update is available at: http://w3luz.org/SEC_Monthly_Updates/2017-02-28-SEC_Monthly_Update.html

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Reminder: Eastern PA Emergency Phone and Traffic returning to 6:00PM

Just a reminder that the EPAEPTN will be ending its 5:30PM start time on March 12th with the return of Daylight Saving Time. EPAEPTN will again meet at 6:00PM until, well, some other propagation glitch causes it to change. EPAEPTN … Continue reading

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EPA Section Amateur Radio Operator Loses Everything In Fire

Tragedy struck one of our fellow EPA Section Amateur Radio Operators last week. Don Darcy, WK2RP, suffered a fire in his home and lost everything. His computer, amateur radio equipment, and all his worldly possession. His dog also perished in … Continue reading

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New ARES Emergency Coordinators In EPA

Catching up on some long overdue and some not so overdue announcements here. New Emergency Coordinator in Chester County: Andy Cooper, K3JSE, has taken over the reins of the Chester County ARES (CCARES) from Wil Emmons, K3WIL. With a very … Continue reading

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EPAEPTN Net Moving Back to 6PM on March 12th

W3GWM, Net Manager for the Eastern Pennsylvania Emergency Phone and Traffic Net, announced that effective March 12th the net will move back to its normal time of 6:00PM or 1800hrs Local. March 12th is the day that Daylight Saving Time … Continue reading

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EPA SEC Monthly Update for January 2017

Hello All EPA ARES Members, The ARES Leadership received this earlier but I am sure that there are some out there who might not have received it. Here is the link to the SEC’s Monthly Update for January 2017. http://w3luz.org/SEC_Monthly_Updates/2017-01-31-SEC_Monthly_Update.html … Continue reading

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ARRL requests input on a new Entry Level License

Hello EPA Members, While reviewing the recent ARRL Bulletins I came across one on the ARRL’s interest in proposing a new Entry Level license. The purpose is to provide an stepping stone into Amateur Radio for those 30 years of … Continue reading

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New Eastern Pennsylvania District 5 District Emergency Coordinator

Ralph Brandt, K3HQI, has accepted the position as the District 5 District Emergency Coordinator. Ralph brings a tremendous amount of experience to the position including Search and Rescue, involvement with the Fire Services, long experience with local government, and a … Continue reading

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EPA SEC Monthly Update for December 2016 – Happy New Year

http://w3luz.org/SEC_Monthly_Updates/2016-12-31-SEC_Monthly_Update.html The December Monthly Update from the EPA SEC has been posted. I hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday Season and enjoyed it with Family and Friends. 2016 is almost in the history books. We’ll working on 2017 … Continue reading

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