Category Archives: Announcements

Firecracker Hamfest

The annual Firecracker Hamfest will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Harrisburg Area Community College, 3599 Industrial Road, Harrisburg, PA 17101 Sponsored by the Harrisburg Radio Amateurs’ Club. Talk-In: 146.76 (PL 100) For more information visit their … Continue reading

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Murgas Hamfest

The 2017 Murgas ARC Hamfest will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the Polish American Veterans, 2 South Oak Street, Wilkes-Barre (Plains) PA 18705. It is just a few minutes from I-81 Exit 172B – Located near the … 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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2017 EPA Section Convention UPDATE

We have been informed that the Warminister Hamfest is moving from it’s prior  location in Wrightstown, PA to a new location this year with larger and more modern facilities, especially in case there should be inclement weather. The Hamfest will … Continue reading

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Kimberton Hamfest

On Saturday, July 8 from 7:00 AM until 12 NOON, The Mid-Atlantic Radio Club will hold its annual HAMFEST at Kimberton Fire Co. Fairgrounds, Route 113 (Pike Springs Rd.) & Firehouse Lane • Kimberton / Phoenixville, PA 19460.  Admission is … Continue reading

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2017 EPA Section Convention

We are pleased to announce that this year’s EPA Section Convention will be held at the Warminster Amateur Radio Club Hamfest  on Sunday May 7, 2017. The Hamfest will be held at a new location this year at the Bucks … Continue reading

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ARRL Foundation 2017-2018 Scholarship Application Deadline Looms

The deadline is Tuesday, January 31 (at 11:59 PM ET), to receive completed ARRL Foundation scholarship applications from eligible radio amateurs pursuing post-secondary education in the 2017-2018 academic year.Individuals and clubs support many of the more than 80 scholarships that … 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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