Author Archives: WT Jones

About WT Jones

ARRL ARES Section Emergency Coordinator for Eastern Pennsylvania

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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Temporary Time Change for Eastern PA Emergency Phone and Traffic Net starts January 1 2017

The following was received from the new Eastern PA Emergency Phone and Traffic Net Manager, W3GWM. Due to band conditions and an expected increase in the Solar Wind, we will temporarily move the EPAEPTN starting time to 1730 EST on … Continue reading

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EPA SEC Sighting! Lehigh Valley Amateur Radio Club January 3rd 2017

Imagine that – 2017 already…. There will be an EPA Section Emergency Coordinator Sighting at the Lehigh Valley Amateur Radio Club on January 3, 2017. If you are in the area please come on down. I’d be happy to meet … Continue reading

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FEMA to Conduct Interoperability Exercise Using 60 Meters – December 21st

Hello EPA ARES/ACS members, Received this today. 12/20/2016 FEMA Region X will conduct an interoperability communications exercise on December 21 that will use 60 meters. The “COMMEX” will consist of radio check-ins from authorized state, tribal, federal, and Amateur Radio … Continue reading

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New ARES Emergency Coordinator for Lackawanna County, PA

A county that has not had an ARES Emergency Coordinator now has one. Mark Krzan, N3MBK, has agreed to accept the position of ARES Emergency Coordinator for Lackawanna County. Mark has extensive experience in emergency communications having been a 911 … Continue reading

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New Official Emergency Station in Monroe County, PA

At the request of the Monroe County Emergency Coordinator, Jerry Truax, N3SEI, a new Official Emergency Station has been appointed in Monroe County, PA. Donald Darcy, WK2RP, has been appointed as a Monroe County ARES Official Emergency Station.  Don will … Continue reading

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2016 PEMA Wx Exercise – December 14th – 4:00PM to 12:00AM

KB3NIA, PEMA’S AMATEUR RADIO STATION, ANNOUNCED ON THE SUNDAY MORNING (12/11/16) ACS NETS THAT PEMA IS HOLDING A WINTER WEATHER EXERCISE. FREQUENCY 3993.5 DATE DECEMBER 14 2016 HOURS 4:00PM TO 12:00AM CALL KB3NIA CHECKINS ARE WELCOME AND QUESTIONS REGARDING THE … Continue reading

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Delaware Lehigh Amateur Radio Club (DLARC) announces its 2017 Program Schedule

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Murgas Amateur Radio Club Honors their 2016 Ham of the Year

At their annual Christmas Dinner the Murgas Amateur Radio Club honored one of their own as the Murgas Amateur Radio Club Ham of the Year! Nick Bantell, K3NDB, of Hazleton, PA, was the Honoree this year. Join us in congratulating … Continue reading

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