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Our annual Western PA ARES Emcomm Conference at Pitt-Johnstown has been scheduled for Saturday June 14, 2014.  Mark your calendars!

2014 Western Pennsylvania ARES Emcomm Conference

Date: June 14 2014

Time: 9AM-5PM

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                 Location: University of Pittsburgh Johnstown


  • Admission free!
  • Talk-in on 146.940 Mhz (pl 123) WA3WGN Cambria Radio Club / Cambria ARES. Wide area coverage.
  • Please register here so we can estimate turnout
  • Dorm rooms available for Friday night.  Contact W3YJ for more info.
  • Inexpensive lunches will be available for purchase.
  • Hams are welcome to display their go-kits and emergency vehicles.

Tentative program:

  • Introduction to D-STAR and D-RATS
  • Broadband Hamnet Networking
  • Essential NIMS Forms
  • The Role of the ARES Public Information Officer (PIO)
  • Lawrence County ARES Reorganization
  • Technology workshops on D-STAR/D-RATS and Broadband Hamnet
  • County Emergency Coordinator training session and discussion
  • Amateur Radio at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Panel discussion on relationship between ARES, PEMA, and Region 13.

 Panelists include:

  • John Rodgers, N3MSE -- Western PA ARRL Section Manager
  • Susan Singer, KB3KDC -- PEMA ACS Coordinator
  • Dr Sam Sarraf, KE3PO -- Region 13 Amateur Radio Liaison Officer
  • Harry Bloomberg, W3YJ -- Western PA ARES Section Emergency Coordinator

Thanks to:

For more info and to reserve a dorm room please contact:

Harry Bloomberg, W3YJ  -- Section Emergency Coordinator --

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