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ARRL ARES Section Emergency Coordinator for Eastern Pennsylvania

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

More information about DLARC at http://www.dlarc.org/

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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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November 2016 EPA SEC Monthly Update

The November 2016 Section Emergency Coordinator Monthly Update has been posted! http://w3luz.org/SEC_Monthly_Updates/2016-11-30-SEC_Monthly_Update.html Remember that the ARES Monthly Reports from the ECs, DECs, and OES are due.

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Public Service Activity Reports or Get some credit for your groups hard work!

The ARRL wants to know when you do good things like provide communications for a race, Triathlon, emergency, or other public service events. There is an online web form that is easy to fill out. Just go here: http://www.arrl.org/fsd-157-public-service-activity-report The … Continue reading

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Skywarn Recognition Day – December 3rd

OK, I am sitting back digesting. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Family and Friends. I celebrated last night with Family and this morning I went to Berwick, PA, to help the Columbia-Montour ARC with their … Continue reading

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EPA Section Counties Map

At the request of many here is an image of the Counties in the ARRL Eastern PA Section. Note: there is a map of the EPA Section with all the Emergency Coordinators listed along with their contact emails and web … Continue reading

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Invitation – MCARS Simulated Emergency Test Thursday, 11/10, and Friday, 11/11

The following is being posted for the Montgomery County ARES/RACES Service. They are holding their annual Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on November 10 and 11. Details are below. If you can join in and “show the colors” that would be … Continue reading

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