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ARRL Sections - Western Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania

Contact Information

Section Name:
Western Pennsylvania
Contact:
Timothy Duffy -K3LR
Daytime Phone:
724-866-8877
Evening Phone:
724-866-8877
Email:
k3lr@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
Atlantic
Description:

 

 8 March 2016

Greetings -

On 22-25 January 2016, Winter Storm Jonas roared through WPA and the rest of Pennsylvania. - The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) was elevated to a Level Two activation.  ARES-RACES and ACS volunteers manned radios in the SEOC and the Eastern Area Office in Hamburg.

Due to operational and training issues at the SEOC, several WPA amateurs were needed to gather and make reports on weather and road conditions on the state-wide net. Hams from Armstrong, Bedford, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Indiana, Westmoreland, Venango, Somerset, Northumberland and additional counties in Central and EPA participated.   Susan Singer, ComL and ACS Coordinator at PEMA's SEOC specifically commended stations in Armstrong and Bedford County for taking immediate command  as Net Control for the state-wide net. For the remainder of the incident, stations in WPA ran the net for PEMA.

This incident demonstrates once again how critically important regular net and event training contributes to our efficiency.

Congratulations to all!


  73  - Tim - K3LR SM

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ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section
Section Manager: Tim Duffy - K3LR
k3lr@arrl.org
 

Western Pennsylvania Officials