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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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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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