Category Archives: Announcements

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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Promoting Your Radio Club

    Here’s a short interview Sean Kutzko, KX9X, ARRL  Media and Public Relations Manager did with ARRL PR Committee Chair Scott Westerman, W9WSW, at Hamvention this year. Scott talks about ways clubs can promote themselves in their local communities … Continue reading

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ARRL 2017 Scholarships

The ARRL Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2017 scholarship awards. There were 88 awards this year, totaling $120,650. To view the list of recipients please visit ARRL at http://www.arrl.org/news/2017-arrl-foundation-scholarship-awards-announced

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Governor proclaims June 2017 as Amateur Radio Month

Governor Tom Wolf has proclaimed June 2017 as Amateur Radio Month in Pennsylvania. Thanks to Fred Serota, K3BHX, our EPA State Government Liaison for securing this for us.

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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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PAARC Bus Trip to ARRL HQ on 9/11

PAARC Bus Trip to ARRL HQ on 9/11 The Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club (PAARC) welcomes Amateur Radio operators to join us on a bus trip to ARRL HQ and W1AW in Newington, CT on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. The … Continue reading

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Warminister Hamfest/Section Convention

On of the first hamfests in our Section is this Sunday, May 7, 2017 sponsored by the Warminster Amateur Radio Club at it’s new location in Bristol, PA and it’s also our Section Convention. Scheduled Speakers/Timetable: 9 am to 10 … 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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Bloomsburg Hamfest

The 27th annual Bloomsburg Hamfest will be held on Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Lime Ridge Community Center in Lime Ridge, PA. The Hamfest is sponsored by the Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club. The Hamfest is open to the public … 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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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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Robert Michael, N3FA, Scholarship

The Robert Michael, N3FA, Scholarship presented by the Murgas Amateur Radio Club. The membership of the Murgas Amateur Radio Club of Wilkes-Barre has voted to rename its yearly scholarship in memory of founding member and Past President Robert Michael, N3FA … Continue reading

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