Service Opportunities

PEMA ACS:   <<<— 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


Worlds End Ultra – June 4, 2022

Travis Best


EASTERN STATES 100 – August 13 – 14, 2022

We are looking for a bunch more radio operators to support the Eastern States 100 Ultra Marathon.  Eastern States is a 103-mile single-loop trail race (98% single/double-track) in the Wilds region of the Allegheny Plateau in north-central Pennsylvania.  The race circumnavigates a portion of the stunning Pine Creek watershed that includes some of our longest climbs and most technical and remote terrain.  It visits storied trails like the Mid State Trail and the Black Forest Trail, and accumulates over 20,000 feet of climbing in the process — all in the glorious heat and humidity of August.  This race is Saturday Aug 14 thru Aug 15 2021 Radio operators are need to help support Logistics and Tracking runners at the 17 check points.  We need Volunteers for the following aid stations at a minimum AS1, AS3, AS5, AS11, AS16, AS17. Other Aid Stations have slots open.  Please visit to sign up for and position labeled as Radio Operator.


Travis Best


 Black Forest Ultra – October 2, 2022

Travis Best


Harrisburg Area SKYWARN

Your invited to participate in  the Harrisburg Area Skywarn Net on the 145.11   pl 131.8
Wednesday nights 9 PM (except the second week of the month)
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 for weather bulletins and events the list will not be shared with anyone.




VALOR: Volunteer Organizations Leading and Organizing Repairs

Hello Everyone!

As you all know, the last two months in PA have been very hard on our families, neighbors and friends. We have been hit hard with flooding, not once, not twice, but three times. Pennsylvania needs your help. We at MDR, along with Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster(PA VOAD), need your help doing mud outs and rebuilding the homes of 466 clients, for starters. I know that, in the past, ham radio has been nothing more than a check mark on someone’s log. Well, here at MDR, we want to change that. MDR directors Joe “KB3POC” Ryan and Tim “W4NKC” Lehman, along with three other members of our board, are also ham radio operators. We have a chance to show the PA VOAD that we are more than “just” communicators; that we have other valuable skills as well. If you can help us strip out homes, hang drywall, move debris to the curb or work on furnaces, air conditioners, plumbing or electrical wiring, we need your help.

All supplies will be purchased by FEMA under a new program called Voluntary Organizations Leading and Organizing Repairs (VALOR). The PA VOAD and its member organizations will supply all labor to clean out, strip out and rebuild homes.

This is our chance to shine. We can give back to our communities. We can also demonstrate that there is more to amateur radio folks; the side that has other skills and is willing to help their neighbors when they are in need. These clients really need our help to get back into their homes before cold winter weather arrives.

If you can help, please call: (717) 623-0164
or email us at:
Please visit our web site at:

Thank you,
Joe Ryan, KB3POC
Tim Lehman, W4NKC (formerly KB3OZA)