Our purpose is to promote interest and activity in amateur radio and public service, by working in concert with the Butler County Emergency Services/911 Department 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.
We participate in Simulated Emergency Test drills
Butler County Fall 2020 SET Example
After a relatively mild Winter, heavy rainfall has inundated all of Western Pa. After several days of rainfall, Butler County streams and creeks are almost all well above flood stage. The National Weather Service is currently forecasting moderate to heavy intermittent rainfall for the next 24 to 48 hours. Many swollen streams and creeks across Western Pa have continued to rise and are not expected to crest for several days. Several hundred resident evacuations are currently taking place across the Western Pa Region. More specifically, here in Butler County, the Connoquenessing Creek has risen to approximately 4 feet above flood stage, effectively inundating numerous homes located along its banks in the Harmony area.
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.
President – Marianne Hastings KB3YWU
Vice-President – Julian Savage KA3RNF
Treasurer – Dan Metrick WA3GDS
Secretary – Dale Neely KE3SV
Jerry Cogley W3GWC
Tom Grasso W3TXG
Matt Lutz W3LTZ
Denny Stokes KA3LVG