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

October meeting Cancelled.

Next meeting:  November 18, 2021
Where:      Hoss’s in Hummelstown
Food     – 6 PM     New Meeting time – 6:30 PM    Hoss’s is closing at 8:00 PM

October 2021 CPRA CPIN DMR Newsletter PUBLIC

> Membership Dues for 2021 are now Overdue <<<


General Class

I am starting a General Class course on Zoom beginning Thursday, November 5, and running for 9 sessions.  Due to holiday breaks, the course ends Jan 21.   Sessions will start at 6:30, and run 3 hours.  No charge, of course.   These are the classes sponsored by the National Electronics Museum that we have been holding for years.  Please publicize this with anyone you know whom you think would be interested.  Those wishing to sign up should email me at roland.anders@comcast.net.

Thanks, Rol, K3RA


CPRA net – Sunday, 9 PM every week on Local 2 on every DMR repeater except Brandmeister sites.

Flight Radar 24  –  More information

Local Amateur Radio Classes & License Testing Schedule

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Service Opportunities

 It is time to sign up as a ham to support the 46th Marine Corp Marathon on Oct 31, 2021.

 The sign up process consists of two sign up sites.

 The first is the ham site where we obtain/update your information and equipment.    https://www.mcmham.org

 The second step is to sign up with the Marine Corp Marathon web site:  https://xactllc.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=55865

 You must sign up on both sites.

73     Howard Cunningham     WD5DBC
WD5DBC@arrl.net        https://www.mcmham.org

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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

Central Pennsylvania SKYWARN Group

Your invited to participate in the Central Pennsylvania 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.


>>> NWS – Local Level Weather Briefing for Central PA <<<

This Link is only active before & during a weather event. This link gives lots of information, but does not give normal weather forecasts.

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ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section

ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section

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



Additional Documents

The SBE Central Pennsylvania Chapter 41 Ennes Workshop on “Transitioning to ATSC 3.0” was held August 27.
This was for anyone interested in learning the basics of the new ATSC 3.0 digital over-the-air broadcast transmission standard.
Post seminar discussion:

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> > >  Membership Dues for 2021 are now OVERDUE  < < <

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

Central Pennsylvania Repeater Association, Inc.
P. O. Box 1444
Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055

Membership Application:      MembershipApplication2021-2024

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SILENT KEY                                        It is with Sadness:                                               SILENT KEY

K1BIX – Russell E. “Rusty” Plush
December 11, 1945 – August 17, 2021

Russell E. “Rusty” Plush, 75, of Palmyra, passed away on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at The Middletown Home. Long time member and former Board Member Rusty K1BIX has lost his fight with Cancer at 05:15 on 8/17/21.

One of Rusty’s final wishes was to be able to be buried and not cremated. Unfortunately he doesn’t have life insurance or
enough assets to pay for a funeral/burial. We did setup a gofundme to help us fulfill Rusty’s wishes any amount helps.
Link is:  https://gofund.me/c73d25a9

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SILENT KEY                                        It is with Sadness:                                               SILENT KEY

W3SMF – Edward ‘Ed’ Crossley
August 12, 1931 – June 13, 2021

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WU3X – SK – Thomas B. Hale
June 17, 1953 – January 3, 2021

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SILENT KEY                                        It is with Sadness:                                               SILENT KEY

K3IUY – Irvin(Irv) M. Sanders
April 28, 1934 – June 14, 2020

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