Author: KC3KVS

YMCA 5K/10K Run

Submitted by Bob Snyder, KC3KVS On Saturday, May 21, 2021, the Centre County YMCA held its annual 5K/10K race at Black Moshannon State Park.  In order to ensure the safety of participants, an ambulance was stationed at the start/finish line. …

.43 Repeater Upgrade

Submitted by Bob Snyder, KC3KVS Early in 2020, before the COVID pandemic began, Cody Beish K9HSK started working on an improved version of the .43 repeater.  He assembled the system and tested it at his residence over a period of…

Spring Cleanup 2021

April 10, 2021 – PARA members Jason, Chris, Bob, John, and Darren met at the Rattlesnake repeater site to clean the building and grounds.  The weather cooperated and the work was completed in less than two hours. All of the…

PARA Meetings via Zoom

In order to avoid the risk of transmitting the coronavirus, all PARA monthly meetings will be conducted virtually, using Zoom, until further notice.  Prior to each meeting, all members will receive an e-mail message providing a link that you can…

Rattlesnake 550 Power Reduced

The cooling fan on the Rattlesnake 550 GMRS repeater had begun to malfunction, so we disconnected it and ordered a replacement which should arrive on or about April 23.  We reduced the transmitter power from 45 watts to 25 watts…

PARA meetings are going virtual!

Due to the coronavirus, all future PARA meetings will take place online until further notice. We will be using a popular service known as Zoom.  This service is being used by many of the faculty, students, and staff at Penn…

Volunteers Needed for S.E.T.

The Western PA chapter of the ARRL has scheduled a Simulated Emergency Test (SET) for April 4, 2020 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.  Carmine Prestia K3CWP is the EC for Centre County, and he will be coordinating that portion…