Butler County Amateur Radio Public Service Group

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



ARES Simplex Drill – August 1

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) // Western Pennsylvania Section // Southwest District will be conducting a simplex drill on Saturday, August 1, 2020 starting

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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. The BCARPSG made over 1,000 contacts and operated a Class F EOC station. CLICK HERE for Results and other Field Day 2020 Information

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 (KC3PQJ) 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.

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Club Net Dates

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

  • 12 August – No net, club meeting
  • 19 August – KA3KST
  • 26 August – KA3HUK
  • 2 September – W3TXG
  • 9 September – No net, club meeting
  • 16 September – KA3KST
  • 23 September – KE3SV

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

8/12/2020 - 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 8/12 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.