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Skywarn training for Mercer and Venango Counties has been scheduled for Thursday, 6:30pm on April 23 at the Emergency 911 Center, 205 South Erie Steet Mercer, PA               Skywarn training for Erie County, PA has been scheduled for April 21 at 6:30pm at Hamot Hospital's Audtorium                           Skywarn training for Crawford County has been scheduled for May 6 at 6:30pm at St. Brigid's Social Hall on Arch Street in Meadville            Nightly net at 9pm on 145.13 repeater except holidays and meeting nights                                  C.A.R.S. SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR 36 YEARS                                      Hamfest calendar is now on the Yahoo groups calendar page                                  Monthly meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 P.M. at St. Brigid's Social Hall on Arch Street in Meadville

The Crawford County Emergency coordinator, WW3S Jamie, has requested that everyone that is interested in ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) or those that have registered in the past to please fill out the form at this link. You can bring it to the next club meeting or return it to his email account.  

K3TLP suggests visiting it has many videos of interest to ham radio and if you need radio components (some hard to find) go to Ten tec is also providing a weekly internet video at 5pm on Thursdays Watch it by clicking here

Hazardous Materials Awareness Refresher Course Two Separate Offerings: March 2 at 6PM or March 9, 2009 at 10AM Held at: Meadville Central Fire Department 850 Park Avenue Meadville, PA 16335 RSVP with Allen Clark at 814-724-2552 or

Where's the hot chocolate

(Photo by WA3NSM)

The upcoming weather drill which is scheduled for March 5th and will involve several agencies including amateur radio. Some of the locations we will need to assist with communications in the Conneaut Lake, Titusville, and Meadville areas from 9am until noon.

Time to pay your dues for 2009. If you would like to become a member Click on this link for an application. Print it off, fill it out, and mail it in or bring it to the next meeting. We hold club meetings the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting of the Crawford Amateur Radio Society is February 17, 2008 at 7:30pm. We will meet at St. Brigid's Church Social Hall on Arch Street in Meadville.

Club Dues are $15.00 for 2009 C.A.R.S. P.O. Box 653 Meadville, PA 16335.

WA3NSM shot this photo of the Icebreaker run in Meadville

N3QQH preparing for Field Day

We are a member of the ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section (WPA)
Section Manager is John V. Rodgers, N3MSE
803 S Main St. Butler, PA 16001-6326 724-287-0424

Ham radio operators providing emergency communications was the theme of a news report over NBC television affiliate KRNV in Reno, Nevada.
In the report, a ham explained the way in which hams helped loved ones learn about the health and welfare of others in a disaster area. The story also featured a licensed ham since 1934 reminiscing about the old days of the hobby. This was a very positive story about ham radio at a truly fun time of year. See the video by clicking this link
Korea Unveils Stamp Celebrating ARDF: Korea has issued a postage stamp commemorating the 2008 Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) World Championships. The ARDF World Championships, held in Korea and hosted by the Korean Amateur Radio League, were September 2-7, 2008. More than 450 participants from 28 countries came to Korea to compete. Upon issuance of the stamp, Korea said it hoped that the "World Championships will provide a momentum to stimulate public interest and participation in Amateur Radio.

Crawford Amateur Radio Society also participates in the ARRL Field Day every June. This is a fun time for the whole family and includes things such as learning how to set up a field day site, operating, and enjoying wonderful food.

We are the backup communications for EMA, Red Cross and more

Skywarn Storm Spotting is probably one of the most active activities of the Crawford Amateur Radio Society. Every year, members, and non-members alike, participate in Spotter Training, giving them the tools needed to be able to identify severe weather and give reports to the National Weather Service.
Mobile radio and handset maker Motorola Inc. says that it will cut 4,000 more jobs in 2009. This, in addition to 3,000 it announced last year. Some 3000 of those lost in the new round of layoffs will be in the mobile devices business. About 1,000 jobs are tied to corporate functions and other business units. The company said the move will save about $700 million a year

Tour de Tamarack Summer 2008 

(Photo by WA3NSM)

NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter is on 162.475 With special receivers you can be alerted to severe weather information.


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