We serve Dauphin County
RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service)
HEARS (Hospital Emergency Amateur Radio Service)

Enjoy your summer, next meeting:

September 2019 meeting 
Where:      Hoss’s in Hummelstown
When:       Thursday, Sept 19, 2019
Food     – 6 PM
Meeting – 7 PM 

May 2019 CPRA CPIN Newsletter

>>> Membership Dues for 2019 are now due <<<

SILENT KEY                                     It is with Sadness:                                     SILENT KEY

John T. (Tim) Shingara – WB3EYB – Jan 25, 1949 – May 1, 2019

The By-Laws were_APPROVED_at the March 21, 2019 meeting.

Looking for a Net Control Operator,

for a DMR local eight county net on Sunday nights at 9 PM.

Please contact Gary WA3CPO if you can help.

Local Amateur Radio Classes & License Testing Schedule

To all new ham radio operators, newly licensed in the past 365 days.

I have some things for you, one per operator only:
>>> Name brand portables 2 meters with batteries, chargers, mobile mag mount antennas, carrying case and  DTMF pads.   With manuals and boxes $10.00 Each.

>>> One Icom 10 watt desk set 2 meter only 120V AC, uses an indoor rod antenna or external port. $ 20.00

Will assist in setup Call (717) 236-1864 or e-mail KB3YRC@Comcast.net

PEMA ACS: https://www.pemaauxcom.org/   <<<— New website that will have the most up-to-date Information

SERVPA  – State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Pennsylvania
Sign up as a Amateur Radio volunteer at the state and or your county level

Harrisburg Area SKYWARN

Your invited to participate in the Harrisburg Area Skywarn Net on the 145.11   pl 131.8
Wednesday nights 9 PM
And any time severe weather breaks out.
The group has grown to six counties. Join us, see what’s going on in weather.

Please send your e-mail address to KB3YRC@comcast.net for weather bulletins and events the list will not be shared with anyone.


From:   Richard Lenker     May 2, 2019
RACES Officer and Amateur Radio Emergency Coordinator for Dauphin County

To the:
Harrisburg Area Skywarn Members,
Harrisburg Amateur Radio Club,
Central Pennsylvania Repeater Asso.,
And all Radio Amateur’s

As the driving force to clear up receiving issues from the Ellendale 145.110 Mhz. repeater. The primary unit used by the Skywarn group of 40 members, to report weather issues to the National Weather Bureau.  I am pleased to report after some testing and site visits, adjustments and changing out a bad voter card.  Today I spoke to a radio maintenance tech at 5 PM and he assured me the 145.110 MHZ, and the 448.075 MHz, stations should be working at their best in years. The 147.075 MHz needs some tower work.   Three years ago, the coordinator noted a wrong PL on the 145.110 MHz repeater and had it changed.  In turn the satellite receivers were never changed.  Please set your radios to 131.8.

The big test was Wednesday night’s Skywarn net.  Checking’s from the upper county’s like Snyder, Schuylkill and Potter Township’s EOC came in like they were next door.  This will boost the reliability and increase usership for the Skywarn efforts.

I want to thank Ricky Peterson from Dauphin County who put up with my, persistence and questions, that brought this issue to a wonderful completion.

Keep the airways warm,
Richard Lenker

>>> NWS_Current Local Level Weather Briefing for Central PA <<<

ARRL & Served Agencies/Partners MOUs (Memorandum Of Understanding)

VALOR: Volunteer Organizations Leading and Organizing Repairs

>>> Membership Dues for 2019 are now due <<<

Still a deal, no price increase since 2008.   Dues or donations can be sent to:

c/o Terrance Ash K3JJK
4335 Rodkey Rd
Harrisburg, PA, 17110


Membership Application:           2019 Dues Letter multiyear PDF

What is EMCOMM?

Dauphin County

contact Richard Lenker —  call or email — 717-554-5115   KB3YRC@Comcast.net

SILENT KEYS                                        It is with Sadness:                                        SILENT KEYS

Harold ‘Holly’ Paul Hollenbach – W3QN (1923 – 2018)

Alfred N. Muoio – N3TTC (1947 – 2018)