Our Purpose

Our purpose is to promote interest and activity in amateur radio and public service, by working in concert with the Butler County Emergency Management Agency during ARES and or RACES real world activities or exercises.   Also by providing amateur radio emergency communications as needed, by participation in other public service related activities where reliable radio communication is requested.

We also encourage others to become better educated in the amateur radio arts by sponsoring amateur radio classes, participating in local Special Events and Field Day activities whenever possible.

Emergency Prepardedness

We participate in Simulated Emergency Test drills

Butler County Fall 2018 SET Example

THIS IS THE FALL S.E.T. EXERCISE TEST MESSAGE SCENARIO
 
After an unusually wet Spring and Summer, Western Pa has been hit with yet more extraordinary rainfall.  Many streams and creeks across Western Pa have overflowed their banks, causing several hundred residents to evacuate their homes.  More specifically, here in Butler County, the Connoquenessing Creek has crested at approximately 3 feet above flood stage, effectively inundating numerous homes located along its banks in the Zelienople, Harmony area.  The Red Cross has opened a temporary shelter at Seneca Valley High School, which has already taken in several hundred people.  A number of areas in Butler are also flooded in and around Pillow and Brady Streets.  Numerous areas along the Route 38 corridor, below Oneida Dam, are also flooded.  Route 38 is closed from Hoon Rd to the Glenwood Way / Route 38 Intersection.  The Red Cross has opened a second shelter in the Butler Senior high School for displaced Butler residents.
 
THIS IS THE FALL S.E.T. EXERCISE TEST MESSAGE SCENARIO

Our radio room is located in the Butler County 9-1-1 emergency operations center so that we can work closely with emergency operations during SET drills.

 Meetings

Our club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1930 at the Butler County 9-1-1 center.

There is no formal meeting in December.  Instead, club members pick an external location for a Christmas party.

Officers

President – Julian Savage KA3RNF

Vice-President – Jerry Cogley W3GWC

Treasurer – Dennis Stokes KA3LVG

Secretary – Dave Mishler KB3WML

 

Directors