ARRL Sections - Western Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania

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Western Pennsylvania
Timothy Duffy -K3LR
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 1 June 2016

Greetings -

    Exciting News from District Two South.  The Bedford County Amateur Radio Society (BCARS) and the Omni Bedford Springs Resort will jointly sponsor a Special Event Station.  On 16 August 1858 Queen Victoria sent greetings by transatlantic telegraph to President James Buchanan to his summer White House at the Bedford Springs.  This was the first transoceanic electronic communication between heads of state in human history.  "Glory to God in the Highest and peace to men of good will." was the message copied from Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace in Bedford.   President Buchannan responded: "It is a triumph more glorious because far more useful to mankind than was ever conquerer in the field of battle."  BCARS CW  stations will be operating from the Bedford Spings on Saturday 13 August 2016 with Special Event call sign N3B.  Arrangements are being made with the Radio Society of Great Britain to exchange the original messages between the US and the UK.   Bernie, W3DRW and Lloyd, K3QNT will operate the CW stations.  KA3UDR is manager for the Special Event. To learn more, visit, or search N3B on QRZ.COM.

  73  - Tim - K3LR SM


ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section
Section Manager: Tim Duffy - K3LR

Western Pennsylvania Officials