Fort Armstrong Wireless Association
Established April 1980

(Field Day 2016)

Next Meeting
November 16th

Our Repeaters

145.410  (144.810 input)
173.8 PL

70cm - 440 
443.975 (448.975 input)

The repeater is located at the Armstrong County EOC.  This repeater is part of our portable emergency setup.  During special events and emergencies where our communications trailer is relocated the repeater is also moved.

Special Nets
These nets happen on the 2nd Monday of the month after the normal Monday net. Estimated time is 8:30pm 

12 Sept 2016
2 meter simplex

10 Oct 2016
10 meter simplex

14 Nov 2016
aprs simplex

Armstrong County ARES / RACES net

Monday 8:00 PM 145.410 Mhz
Backup repeater 146.970 - PL 131.8

FAWA CW learning net
Monday 9:00 PM   3.570 MHz

Western PA traffic net 
Daily at 6:00 PM 3.983 Mhz

Western PA section RACES/PEMA/ACS net 
Sunday 9:00 AM 3.990.5 Mhz

Armstrong County Simplex frequency 
145.590 MHz


Join our Fort Armstrong Wireless SMS Text Alert system to receive important updates during emergency events or other club related activities.  Click HERE to join.

Ready to learn CW? A number of members are in the process of learning CW.  We are also going to be building a 3W CW transceiver.  The total cost will be about $35 and is due in the October meeting.  The build night will be scheduled in November or January.  KD7QOT is coordinating the build and WA3PRR is coordinating CW training.  The build will include the transceiver, a basic CW key, and an antenna. 

CW build cost $35 - Current list of amateurs signed up KD7OQT, K3FAZ, AB3JF, WA3PRR, KB3TTX, KB3SVN
Contact KD7QOT at the next net or meeting to get on the list.

Report harmful interference.  We have several members with directional antennas that have given us some feedback on the source of the male who drives a pickup truck and has a dog.  We have reported violations to the FCC.  Several members of the club have been given directional antennas to assist in triangulating the position.  We know the person is mobile, but at some point we will find them and our club will push for the FCC to enforce the maximum fine especially since they have interfered during skywarn emergency nets where peoples lives were at stake.  This is no longer a joke.

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