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Western Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania

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Western Pennsylvania
Timothy Duffy -K3LR
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Wow!  I ask if you guys have any news and this place turns into the Associated Press!   Well, here goes starting with news from Bryan, WA3UFN:


The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club has been accepted as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. For QCARC this means the Club basically provides outreach services relative to creating a Weather-Ready Nation to communities and organizations. Also within its own organization such as, disseminating severe weather information on APRS and the Club repeaters, where they are already active. As well as the continuation of training for our members.

The Club has been involved in the SkyWarn® program for a number of years, this is just part of the next step in taking what we know and have experienced in weather preparedness to the next level of sharing that knowledge and experience.

Bryan Simanic - WA3UFN


Secretary, QCARC

Julian - KA3RNF from the Butler County Amateur Radio Public Service Group reports that the group will participate in Field Day, the Juvenile Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure Bike Race and the Butlers Bantam Jeep Festival  -Everyone is welcome!  Julian also says they've got two new repeaters that they are lighting up Alameda and Saxonburg.

Not to be outdone, Bob WC3O of Skyview reports that they are again hosting not one but two Field Days!  K3MJW will run contest style as 4E and WX3SKY will operate in Classic Field Day mode at the farm of N3TIN.  Everyone is welcome.

The Bedford County Amateur Radio Society will also provide communications for the Bloody Run Canoe Classic and the Bedford County Rails to Trails on 2 May and 3 May respectively -

The American Radio League of Lawrence County - The club is assisting the Penn State 5K on 18 April - Need to know more? Contact Greg, KB3WCU

Cambria County has lots going on this Spring- Tom K3WS tells us that Cambria licensed a slew of new hams on 4 April with the help of N3XCC.

If you want to know more about what Cambria is doing, visit

Also, don't forget the NWS in Pittsburgh will continue their excellent SYYWARN classes Next on is 27 May in Ford City.  According to NOAA, SKYWARN Ham Operators are essential to maintaining the weather service accuracy. 

Keep the news coming. Our 24/7 newsroom is standing by!

And, don't forget to keep up informed of all of your activities, so we can publish them here.    Have a great spring!

73  - Tim - K3LR SM


ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section
Section Manager: Tim Duffy - K3LR

Western Pennsylvania Officials