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…

2020 Spring Simulated Emergency Test.  Saturday April 4 – 0900 – 1200 hours.  Club members will be participating at the Butler County Emergency Operations Center and also as Field Units.

Field Day.  June 27-28, operating as K3PSG at the Winfield Township Municipal building.  Meet BCARPSG club members and learn about amateur radio. Use our Get-On-The-Air (GOTA) station to try out amateur radio.  ARRL Field Day locator: http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator

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

News

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

Please see the BCARPSG Club featured in this episode of the Butler Buzz https://youtu.be/rq1e-dc0DAs

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:  

  • 1-Apr – KA3KST
  • 8-Apr – No net, club meeting
  • 15-Apr – KC3DNG
  • 22-Apr – KA3KST
  • 29-Apr – KA3RNF
  •  6-May – KC3DNG
  • 13 May – No net, club meeting

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

4/8/20 - 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 4/8 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.

 

 

 

Field Day 2019 Updates

Field Day 2019 operations were held at the Winfield Township municipal building in Cabot, PA.   Thank-you Winfield Township for your hospitality!  The location was fantastic!

Total Contacts: 406.   USA – 39 states; Canada-3 provinces;  Belize.

Modes – Digital – 115; Phone – 291

Band – 20 meters – 130; 40 meters – 163; 80 meters – 113