Butler County Amateur Radio Public Service Group

Dedicated to working with Butler County 9-1-1 Emergency Services

Events

COVID-19 Health & Welfare NetsAmateur Radio Clubs around Western Pennsylvania are operating Health & Welfare nets during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Click here for more information…

Field Day.  June 27-28. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we’ve changed our plans for Field Day and we will not be operating at the Winfield Township Municipal Building. Club members are encouraged to operate as home, mobile, or remote stations. For information on Amateur Radio’s most popular on-air event please see our Field Day page at http://k3psg.com/field-day/

Club Picnic.  July 18, Winfield Township park, 1000 to 1600.  Boy Scouts are welcome!  We will have a GOTA station for the scouts.

News

5/16/2020 NEW REPEATER ONLINE The former Saxonburg WANRS repeater has been relocated to Winfield Township and is now operational on 145.290 MHz, PL 131.8, negative offset. This repeater is a linked member of the Pennsylvania Wide Area Network Repeater System (WANRS).

4/18/2020 – Happy World Amateur Radio Day!  Check out our new Club Photo Page and Club Video Page. Also, have a look at our YouTube Channel.

3/26/2020 – The BCARPSG club has been bestowed the honor and distinction of serving Western Pennsylvania as an ARRL Special Service Club (SSC).  ARRL SSCs are clubs that go above and beyond to serve their fellow amateurs and their communities around them, and oftentimes in ways that are unique within their local ARRL Section.

3/12/2020 – KE3SV has been participating in Parks on the Air (POTA) and is featured in a video.  Check it out, his exchange is around 4:30 into the video.  Here’s the link https://youtu.be/QUygnZYDSPQ

3/1/2020 – Club Members: Please sign up for ARES CONNECT at https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/lp/wpa

Club Net Dates

ACS net at 7:45  Digital training net to follow at 8:00.  Dates & net control ops:

  • 3 June – W3TXG
  • 10 June – No net, club meeting
  • 17 June KA3KST
  • 24 June KA3RNF
  • 1 July W3TXG
  • 8 July – No net, club meeting
  • 15 July – KA3KST

Repeater: Primary – 147.300+ 131.8pl; Backup – 443.900+ 131.8pl

6/10/2020 - Next Club Meeting

Our club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 1930 in the Butler County 9-1-1 Operations Center.

NOTICE: Due to the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recommendations for social distancing the 6/10 meeting will be held via video teleconference. The Butler County 9-1-1 Operations Center will not be used for this meeting.

License Exams

Ham radio license exams, lead by the club’s volunteer examineers, are available after the monthly meeting or upon request.