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About WT Jones

ARRL ARES Section Emergency Coordinator for Eastern Pennsylvania

Gatlinburg TN Wildfire

This article is in the EM Magazine Weekly Newsletter for August 15th 2017…. BTW I highly recommend this newsletter. Subscribe if you can. The article relates the frustration and problems when the worst forest fire in East Tennessee’s history snuffed … Continue reading

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Tom Gallagher – NY2RF – Meeting October 26th in Montgomery County

Click on the image for the location of the Montco Fire Academy

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Freedom is NOT Free Video – Courtesy of Tom Abernethy, W3TOM, ARRL Atlantic Division Director

Received the following from Tom, W3TOW, our ARRL Atlantic Division Director… It is a fantastic video message and one that deserves replaying. I would have sent it sooner but I was making Buckwheat Pancakes for the Lady of the Jones … Continue reading

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NOAA mPING

The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory is collecting public weather reports through a free app available for smart phones or mobile devices. The app is called “mPING,” for Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground This program is in addition to … Continue reading

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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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