Two Day Course
Oct 28th & Nov 4th, 2017
Recorded at the Greene county remote site. At 11:33pm Sat. night 211 contacts and over 36000 points and still going strong on 160.
Bob N3LL at the keyboard from Engelwood, Fla. remoteing into the TS-590 at W3KWH.
ARRL Expresses Gratitude for Outpouring of Ham Aid Donations
“The Amateur Radio community really came together in providing donations of equipment, funding, and personnel in response to the great need in Puerto Rico,” Roderick said. “The scale of these efforts and the response is making history. This has got to be one of Amateur Radio’s greatest moments. Our sincere thanks go to all involved.”
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The Pa. QSO party is this weekend Oct. 14th & 15th.
Don’t forget club members to add W3KWH to your log if you are not going up the club to operate. The contest starts on Saturday Oct.14 at 1600z.
Stand-By for more details about the contest as we try to make it fair for every member.
Members of the Amateur Radio community have volunteered to assist in the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico and Dominica and, to a lesser extent, the US Virgin Islands. This week, 50 of the most accomplished US radio amateurs responded within 24 hours to a call from the American Red Cross (ARC) to deploy to Puerto Rico and provide emergency communications assistance there. At the ARC’s request, ARRL rallied the US Amateur Radio community to provide up to 25 two-person teams of highly qualified hams. ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, said that more than 350 answered the call, from nearly every state.
“This generous outpouring of response represents the finest qualities of the Amateur Radio community,” he said. “These individuals are dropping whatever they are doing now, heading off to an extended hardship-duty assignment, and offering their special talents to Americans who have been cut off from their families, living amid widespread destruction and without electrical power since Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean region last week.”
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Simulated Emergency Test – October 7 – 9 am to 1 pm
The annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test will take place on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. The purpose of this drill is to practice our emergency communications skills and to gain practical experience in setting up off-the-grid communications from actual shelter sites using emergency power only.
2017 WPA ARRL SET – Saturday 7 OCT 0900-1300
Scenario: For the purposes of this Drill, a severe winter storm deposits 3-6 feet of snow, stranding motorists on all major highways. Stranded motorists are lodged in shelters provided by various local served agencies. High winds have knocked out electrical power in the entire WPA Section.
Amateur Radio will establish off-the-grid communications between shelters and local Incident Command Centers. Local and county Command Centers will forward actual Formal Message Traffic in the form of Radiogram or ICS-213 messages from each shelter to the appropriate DEC and the Section Emergency Coordinator, using emergency-powered radio equipment and local frequencies.
Local ARES groups will spearhead the amateur radio effort, coordinating with local served agencies and other amateur radio groups, setting up actual, emergency-powered stations at one or more local shelter sites, sending and receiving formal message traffic using voice
and/or digital modes, and maintaining communications with their local EC. Local ECs will establish and maintain communications with District designated station. District stations will maintain contact with the Section
Served Agencies may include Local EMA, PEMA, FEMA, National Weather Service, SKYWARN, RACES, ACS, National Traffic System, CERT, REACT, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Fire & Rescue Departments, Hospitals, Schools, Churches, Community Centers, Travel Centers, etc.
Upcoming VE Testing Session’s
Tuesday October 3rd @ 7:00 PM
Saturday November 4th @ TBD
See our VE Testing Page for more information