Centre County Amateurs Participate in Skywarn Recognition Day

Skywarn Recognition Day 2017 was scheduled for Saturday December 2.  Matt, K3RMS and Carmine, K3CWP arranged for participation starting about 14:00 UTC.  Matt is an employee of the National Weather Service at State College, WX3CTP, and Carmine activated his HF station at home.  The NWS station is VHF only.  Click the link to see the stations worked. Continue reading

Amateur Radio Operators provide Communications for MS Walk in State College, PA

On April 30th Centre County ARES provided Communications for the 2017 Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk in State College. About 250 walkers participated to raise awareness and funds for the MS Society. This is the first time the Society asked amateur radio to assist with communications over the three mile course. ARES was fortunate to recruit operators from Centre, Blair, Clearfield, and Clinton Counties. Incident Command System forms were used to prepare for the walk and distribute the information to the participating operators several days prior to the walk. Continue reading

Centre County Amateur Radio Operators Provide Communications for Nittany Cycling Classic

Centre County amateur radio operators from both the Nittany Amateur Radio Club and Philipsburg Amateur Radio Association participated in providing communications for the Nittany Cycling Classic bicycle race held on the 25th of March, 2017 in the Black Moshannon State Park/Forest. There were two events; time trials starting at 07:00 and the actual race starting at 10:00. This event is sponsored by the Penn State Cycling Club and is sanctioned by the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC). The race covers 20 miles on Beaver Road and Rattlesnake Pike in multiple loops. Continue reading

PEMA Asks for Digital Nets During Major Winter Storm.

PEMA and the State EOC is requesting a digital net for the upcoming Winter Weather event from tomorrow (Monday March 13) through Tuesday.

PEMA is requesting that the net(s) run from 2200 Monday, 3/13 through 2200 Tuesday, 3/14, local time.

Please go with 3.583 USB, from 2200 Monday through 0900 Tuesday.
7.0725 USB from 0900 through 1800 Tuesday. 3.583 USB from 1800 through 2200 Tuesday evening. All spots at 1500 Center Waterfall with Olivia 8/500.