Fort Armstrong Wireless Association
Established April 1980

(NPOTA Dec 2016)

Next Meeting
February 22nd

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 

13 Feb 2017

27 Feb 2017
75 meter 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


The Winter Field Day event was a big success for the club! 

First off, we got a great article ON THE FRONT PAGE of the Leader Times!  If you missed it, the page and article are attached to this email.  I'd like a round of applause for Steve Fazekas' efforts to get us some publicity!

Secondly, two radio operators from the Indiana radio club stopped by and were a big help in getting us setup.  Craig Bigler (AB3XA) and his son Ian (KC3DTE) received our postcards from the membership drive last year and were impressed with our trailer and the enthusiasm we had for the event.  And my 260' OCF dipole would not have gone up so easily if it hadn't been for their help.

Third, we had 22 visitors on Saturday!  Quite a few folks have heard of us via word of mouth from other members and combined with the article from Saturday, I believe we are going to start seeing some new faces at our meetings.

As for the actual event, we operated in category four india, which means we had up to four operators at any one time and they worked indoors.  QSOs were made by Phil, Larry, Steve, Joe and myself on both days.  Between all the folks that operated on the air, we generated 144 phone and 9 digital contacts for a total point score of 648.  Joe Borkoski will be transmitting the log files so we get credit.

Sunday morning, Steve whipped up one hell of a breakfast at the EOC.  I told Steve that if ham radio didn't work out for him, he had a shot at opening a top-notch breakfast restaurant.

73 de AB3JF <sk>

FCC Announcement

The FCC has opened an active investigation to the harmful interference.  Please STOP sending reports to the FCC website until further notice.  FCC assets have been, or will be, deployed to deal with the harmful interference.  

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