BCARPSG News

7/12/2020 – Welcome New Member. The BCARPSG would like to welcome Chris Johnston (K3CRJ) to the club. Congratulations to Chris who tested and passed his General License exam during our special test session at Camp Bucoco.

6/30/2020 – ARRL Field Day 2020 Is In The History Books. With social distancing and other restrictions it was certainly a time for radio amateurs to demonstrate their ability to adapt. Most BCARPSG members participated from home. Thanks to the generous hospitality of Butler County Emergency Services we were able to activate a Class 2F EOC station at the Butler County Emergency Operations Center. To learn more about our Field Day activities, including club member scores please visit our Field Day page.

6/22/2020WAN-RS Linked Repeater Antenna Upgrade. Our Winfield Township 145.290 MHz repeater has a new antenna and initial reports are of a much improved signal. This repeater operates with a negative offset and a PL tone of 131.8 Hz.

6/15/2020 – Welcome New Member. The BCARPSG would like to welcome Dale Hutchison to the hobby and to our club. Dale passed his Technician license exam this past weekend.

5/16/2020 – NEW REPEATER ONLINE. The former Saxonburg WAN-RS 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 (WAN-RS).

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