We are a friendly group of radio enthusiasts serving Philipsburg PA and surrounding communities.
Are you interested in radios, scanners, antennas, emergency communications, or emergency power? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Our members love to discuss these topics and offer helpful advice. Whether you’re an experienced radio amateur or just getting started, we’d love for you to join our activities and discussions.
PARA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes learning, experimentation, and the sharing of knowledge related to amateur radio with an emphasis on community service and emergency preparedness.
|Weekly GMRS Net||Public||Every Saturday||8:30 pm||Rattlesnake 550 GMRS repeater|
Philipsburg 575 GMRS repeater
|Weekly VHF Net||Public||Every Saturday||9:00 pm||Rattlesnake 146.43 repeater|
|Weekly Roundtable||Private||Every Thursday||8:00 pm||Zoom meetings where members|
discuss technical topics
|Monthly Meeting||Public||Second Saturday of every month|
except August and December
|12:00 pm||American Legion Post #437|
315 E. Presqueisle St
Philipsburg PA 16866
|Annual Picnic||Private||Second Saturday of August||12:00 pm||Covered Dish|
Cold Stream Dam, Philipsburg
|Annual Holiday Banquet||Private||Friday preceding second Saturday of December||6:00 pm||Covered Dish|
American Legion Post #437, Philipsburg
In order to participate in future PARA activities, just complete and submit a membership form. Your contact info and email address will be listed on our Members Page, which is only accessible to other members. You will occasionally receive email messages from other members announcing upcoming events or providing links to online meetings. PARA will not share your contact info with other organizations.
Do I need an amateur radio license to join PARA?
No. Anyone can join PARA as an Associate member. Licensed amateurs are eligible for Full membership which affords the right to vote and to hold office. If you wish to become licensed, we can offer advice and assistance in preparing for the license exam, and we can administer the test at our location.
Philipsburg Amateur Radio Association
P.O. Box 411
Philipsburg PA 16866
|Name||Type||Frequency||Offset||Tone||Weekly Net||Net Host||Status|
|Rattlesnake 430||VHF||146.430 MHz||+1 MHz||173.8 Hz||Sat 9:00 pm||PARA||Online|
|Rattlesnake 425||UHF||443.425 MHz||+5 MHz||107.2 Hz||Wed 9:00 pm*||Central PA Skywarn||Online|
|Name||Frequency||Offset||Tone||Weekly Net||Net Host||Status|
|Rattlesnake 550||462.550 MHz||+5 MHz||218.1 Hz||Sat 8:30 pm*||PARA||Online|
|Philipsburg 575||462.575 MHz||+5 MHz||192.8 Hz||Sat 8:30 pm*||PARA||Online|
|Sandy Ridge 600||462.600 MHz||+5 MHz||229.1 Hz||Online|