HELP WANTED FOR PUBLIC SERVICE EVENTS
Always check with event coordinator for final details!
Allegheny County ARES net is on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm on 147.090+ (Also SKYWARN nets)
Westmoreland County ARES net is on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm on 145.15- (Also SKYWARN nets)
As Radio Amateurs, the very reason for our existence is to provide communications in times of emergencies. Because of this, we are given sections of radio spectrum to perform our work. This spectrum is worth billions of dollars to commercial interests and they would love to obtain any of it. As practice for emergency communications we help with communications for public service events. We always need to reaffirm the need for our frequencies. These events provide us with an opportunity to refine our skills as proficient operators.