146.940- PL123
146.775- PL123
Ham Radio Operators Serving Cambria County, PA. 146.460 Simplex & 146.775-  

Cambria Radio Club

              WE offer FREE VE Test Sessions

The installation of the new 146.940 antenna 8/3/2013
Many more pictures on our Facebook Page
  WA3WGN 940 Install Photographs posted
Photographs By Jack Brew KC3BGR

Cambria Radio Club .940 and .775 Repeater Nodes powered by:

Revised July 14th 2014


Meeting schedule and Club Officer Updates below:

Some great news... The Off the Grid Merit Badge in a Day event is now FREE with the help of some great sponsors....  This just in from Herb - KB3REA

Cambria Radio Club and BSA Troop 2100 Announcing Radio Merit Badge in a Day...  Off the Grid 2014.  Please visit our CRC Special Events page for full detail and registration form.  We saw nearly 300 scouts during the 2012 event but must limit this year's event to 77 to 100.  Register as soon as you can to get your spot.    Thank you to Herb KB3REA, Scott N3XCC, Kevin WJ8G, the Horseshoe Amateur Radio Club and our other great partners or sponsors who make this event possible.

Next CRC Meeting August 8th FREE VE Testing 6:00PM Meeting 7PM


Regular South Cambria CRC meeting Location: Mount Calvary Lutheran Church 1000 Scalp Ave. Johnstown, PA 15904. All times and other details for future meeting are posted on
http://www.cambriaradio.com .

And CRC Swap-n-Shop is always an option. Tell a Friend about CRC wa3wgn@CambriaRadio.com (724) 343-1005


Congratulations to all who passed their amateur radio examinations on Friday night May 9th at the regular CRC Meeting. Below is a list of applicants names and Callsigns as processed by the FCC at 12:30pm today May12th:


Beth Molnar KC3CUY Technician

William Zacker Jr KC3CUZ Technician

John Lavoie N2ZXH Extra

Garry Byers KC3BRQ General

Joseph Galioto KC3CVA Technician

Matthew Brumbaugh KC3CVB Technician
Congratulations again to all.

Scott N3XCC - CRC VE Team leader.


Thank you to Scott Zimmerman N3XCC and his April 18th VE Team Dave N3YFO, Elisha KB9WCX, Tom K3WS Patrick N3KMZ, Ken WB3JEK, Jack KC3BGR, Steve KA3UDR, and William K3ZYK for their efforts in testing and helping to create new hams:

Welcome to the newest hams to pass their FREE VE TEST on April 18th, 2014.

Andrew Andreyo KC3CPW G, David Baker KC3CPX T, Clint Crawford KC3CPY T, Daniel Hengst KC3CPZ T, Michael Hoffman KC3CQA T, Luke Paronish KC3CQB G, Yuri Sapolich KC3CQC G, Shane Shumaker KC3CQD T, Austin Ward KC3CQE G, Marc Wilk KC3CQF G, Matthew Haslett KC3CQG T, John Lavoie N2ZXH G, Richard Dovala KC3CQH T...

And after the FREE VE Test Session hosted by The Cambria Radio Club and the IEEE UPJ Mountain Cat Amateur Radio Club W3SNN, we moved to the UPJ Engineering lab right next door to pick up up HAM Net Phase II.

Members of Cambria Radio Club, Horseshoe Amateur Radio Club, Bedford Amateur Radio Club, the IEEE UPJ Mountain Cat Amateur Radio Club and even Mr. Keith Elkin KB3TCB from Frederick, MD participated in a very informative discussion and demonstration of the uses and operation of Ham Net / Mesh Networking.

Much more information AND additional meetings notes will be posted soon. Please tag your friends and leave your comments. Thank you everyone and welcome to all the new and upgraded hams.

Or go to Facebook.com and look up Cambria Radio Club  https://www.facebook.com/CanmbriaRadioClub

73 Tom K3WS

Thank you to Jack Brew KC3BGR for taking pictures for this great event.

Cambria Radio Club 2014 Meeting and FREE VE Testing Dates   Revised May 15th...

January, 10th

February 21st  FREE VE Testing

March 14th  March Meeting has been postponed See you all April 18th

April 18th        "LOCATION CHANGE"   MEETING AND TESTING..   UPJ Johnstown...  SEE VE Page for results.

May 9th           FREE VE Testing     Testing at 6PM Meeting at 7PM   Regular Meeting Location

June 20th        Date Change and LOCATION CHANGE PENDING.....  911 Center Ebensburg, PA

July 11th

August 8th       FREE VE Testing

September 12th

October 10th

November 14th    FREE VE Testing

December 19th    Christmas Social

We may also do testing at Field Day on June 28th

Please use the sign up form on the CambriaRadio.com VE Testing Page to reserve your spot at our next Cambria Radio Club FREE VE Testing Session.


First EVER in Cambria County Ham In a Day Class was a great success.  Visit CRC Facebook Page for pictures, comments, and new or upgraded call signs.  Thank you Scott N3XCC the CRC FREE VE Session Team Leader.  Call signs posted on our VE Test Session Page as well.

As Seen on our Events and Photographs Page: The New Cambria Radio Club WA3WGN 146.940 Repeater Antenna was installed August 3, 2013. 

Link to the photographs of the event as posted on Facebook.


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.444281582346292.1073741830.162603990514054&type=1&l=b0787b4748   As seen at the Cambria Radio Club Facebook page.



Welcome to our newest member's

A special thank you to the new members and renewing members who are continuing to support Cambria Radio Club with their donations.  Especially in this tough economy when we are all forced to cut back.  The two most recent members to renew are ED Dimond NK3A and Paul Needham KB3YXS.  Tank you for your support.  All renewing members are recognized on the the members page with the year of their most recent donation.  It is with strong support from the members and corporate sponsors we continue to have fun and grow in this hobby.  Bless you all.  See you at Field Day 2013?   73 from Cambria Radio Club.
PayPal Donations can be made directly to: wa3wgn@gmail.com 

CRC Now on

Regular meeting Location:  Mount Calvary Lutheran Church 1000 Scalp Ave. Johnstown, PA 15904.  REAR ENTRANCE...

CRC Officers:

Tom Brew K3WS President, WPA ARES ASEC UHF/VHF Communications.

Chuck Englody N3LAD - Vice-President
Scott Zimmerman N3XCC CRC VE Team Lead & Technical Vice-President - Repeater Builder 
Mike Sakmar N3SSD  & Vice-President Emergency Communications
Kevin Custer WJ8G Vice-President & 146.940 Trustee
Michael Reigh KB3UIW Cambria Co. ARES EC


PayPal Donations can be made directly to: wa3wgn@gmail.com 


Logo By W3BC

196 Barron Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15906
Phone: 724 343-1005
(Google voice number)

Regular Club Meeting Address:
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
1000 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15904

WA3WGN 146.940- PL 123
WA3WGN is AllStar Link Able Node 27245
  WA3WGN 146.775 Ebensburg, PA
145.390 WA3WGN Johnstown, PA
147.550 Simplex All Modes

Thank you RNDT for your support
2012 - 2013
This note added 12/31/2012 Thank you Fred & Jimma, Tom K3WS

Would you enjoy a hobby that will last a lifetime? A hobby that will expand your horizons and challenge your intellect, one that will help you build lasting friendships at home and even around the world? Are you looking for ways to become involved in worthwhile community service?


Amateur Radio is a challenging and rewarding high-tech hobby offering services to the community, life-long opportunities for learning, and the excitement of communication with other Amateur Radio operators around the world. Amateur Radio operators today can explore many different communications modes, including all the more familiar methods of voice, VoIP with computer, and Morse communications as well as more exotic techniques involving Amateur Radio television, earth-satellite, and moon bounce communications.

Cambria Radio Club is a general interest radio club with membership centered in Cambria County, the Club’s members also come from many other areas in and around Cambria, Blair, Indiana, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties. Unlicensed individuals are invited to join as associate members.

Club meetings will be held as listed on this web site.  Anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio is welcome to attend. We would like to work some form of radio communication at every meeting.  Ham toys welcome!

The Club’s community service activities include communications for local bike races and marathons along with some of our members having roles in ARES, (http://www.wpaares.org ) RACES / ACS and PEMA.

The WA3WGN Repeater serves Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Butler, Blair, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties. With 
Allstar Node 27245 the connection possibilities are almost unlimited.

For more information about the Cambria Radio Club, or about Amateur Radio in general, contact us via email at wa3wgn@gmail.com, or by USPS at 196 Barron Avenue Johnstown, PA 15906.

Please also visit
http://www.wanrepeater.net to see some very interesting technology connecting radio operators around the world. We have several repeaters in our area using the WAN-RS system.

73 and Thank you for visiting our web site.

Click Here for the Cambria Radio Club Membership Application and Full Membership Detail.

Site Revised July 14th, 2014 by K3WS
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2010 & 2011 SET Results.


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