Meeting Today, 9/2/2014

There will be a meeting today, 9/2/2014, at the Gunzberger cafeteria at 7:00pm. All are welcome!

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Eastern States 100 Communciation Volunteer

Eastern States 100

After all the learning and practicing we have done with ACS in the past year, it is time to put it to the test in a real life, though not full-blown emergency, mode.  The time of the real Eastern States 100 race is coming very near and your help would be greatly appreciated to assist in keeping track of runners for their safety.  Multiple stations will be open throughout the 36 hour period.  Rather than signing up for any particular station, if you would commit to a time frame I can coordinate the coverage where it is needed. 

I would appreciate it if people would commit to 6 hour shifts (or longer) but I am sure we can fit some shorter ones in.  Also be aware that travel time to the individual stations could be up to 45 minutes.  If we do not get enough people to cover all the stations we may ask some people to travel to a couple different stations during their shift. 

The table below is the number of people we would need at various times to cover 100% of the stations.

 Saturday, August 16

                0530 – 0630         1

                0630 – 0700         2

                0700 – 0900         3

                0900 – 1000         5

                1000 – 1100         6

                1100 – 1730         7

                1730 – 2400         8

Sunday, August 17

                0000 – 0300         7

                0300 – 0500         6

                0500 – 0630         5

                0630 – 0900         4

                0900 – 1100         3

                1100 – 1300         2

                1300 – 1500         1

Finish line will be covered by K3LSY and me but extra help there would also be welcome if the remote stations are covered.

We would like to work digital as well as voice at each station but don’t hesitate to sign up even if you are not comfortable with the digital stuff.  We will provide assistance and can provide most of the equipment, including laptops.  Of course if you have access to the county ACS equipment or your personal laptop and radio set up you are welcome to use that as well.

Additional information including maps are available at

Please reply to Denny: or or 570-971-5531.

Thank you in advance for all your support.

Denny Colegrove
Emergency Management Coordinator
Tioga County Department of Emergency Services

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Jun 21, 1500Z-2300Z, Special Event Station for the L.E.E.K. Annual Spring Open House

Honoring the men and women of the Wounded Warriors project. The L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve in Oswayo, PA is a completely volunteer-run facility dedicated to offering therapeutic outdoor programs for wounded veterans with all levels of disabilities. L.E.E.K. holds an annual spring open house and HARC will operate in support of their endeavors. We will be operating on the frequencies indicated below.
CW (If QRM will be up 1 or 2 kc)
Digital (USB)
Headwaters Amateur Radio Club, c/o Wayne E. Stahler II, 887 Black Hole Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915.
For More Information about the club and L.E.E.K
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WWI Centennial / The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

To commemorate the centennial of World War I, The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial will be operating four special event stations:
June 28-29 will commemorate the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914.
August 2-3 commemorates the beginning of the Great War as the countries officially declared war.
September 6-7 highlights the Battle of the Marne, often referred to as the “Miracle of the Marne.”
December 27-28 will remember the 1914 Christmas Truce

For more information, visit

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Memorial Day Special Event Stations

To honor our men and women that have fallen, there will be special event stations operating during the Memorial Day holiday. Taken directly from the ARRL list, these are two listed here for your convenience:

* 05/24/2014 | Honoring Veterans for Memorial Day
May 24, 1500Z-2200Z, W0FSB, Waterloo, IA. Five Sullivan Brothers Amateur Radio Club. 21.240 14.240 7.240. Certificate & QSL. Five Sullivan Brothers ARC, 3186 Brandon Diagonal Blvd, Brandon, IA 52210. For QSL card: Send card and #10 SASE; For Certificate &QSL: Send QSL, address label and 3 Forever stamps; For eQSL & Certificate: Send eQSL, then an email, requesting a .jpg file of the certificate that you can print yourself.

* 05/24/2014 | Memorial Day At Veteran’s Memorial Center Merritt Island Florida
May 24-May 26, 1621Z-1621Z, KC2UFO, Merritt Island, FL. Skywatchers and Communicators Amateur Radio Club . 14.265. Certificate. Dave Slawson, 545 Captains Row, Merritt Island, FL 32953. Operating from the Veteran’s Memorial Center, Merritt Island,FL. Asking for Veterans and Family Members to share their military experiences on the air. Contacts may send a #10 Envelope or Larger and receive certificate and Commemorative coin.

Be sure to check QST magazine for more.

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Another HAM Pic


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Something Random for Friday

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Funny Ham Picture

1969264_649071345130535_1109692032_nThank you to Don Serkleski, N3DLS, for finding this picture. We look forward to many more like it!

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A calendar of events has been provided for 2014 related to Pittsburgh area ham radio. Due to the extensiveness of the information, and not having enough time to dissect it all into proper locations, the information will be posted here and you can review at your leisure.

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Upcoming Hamfests

Good Day there folks!
Some exciting events coming up in the amateur radio world, despite the weather going through this never ending spin cycle! Check out the updated “Local Hamfests” page for upcoming hamfests. These specific few are directly from the ARRL website and are within 100 miles of Coudersport, PA. (100 miles seems far, but 50 miles didn’t show any hamfests.) Please browse the list and feel free to contact us if you know of any that we missed.
Thank you!

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