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

2013 ARES SET Results Posted  Click Here  Congratulations N3SSD the EC Then

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 June 25, 2015



Hope to see you there

Horseshoe Amateur Radio Club

Cambria Radio Club

“Field Day” EmComm Training Exercise

Open to visitors during daylight hours on:

Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:00 PM till 9:00 PM

Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:00 AM till Noon

Directions to Blue Knob State Park, Chappells Field, Imler PA:

Head South out of Altoona, on 6th Avenue, Rt. 764 South

Pick up route 164 at East Freedom, head west for 7 miles

Turn left onto SR3003, Blue Knob Run Road, head south for 6.5 miles

Continue south past Mt. Hope Church

SR3003 Becomes SR4035, continue south

SR4035 Becomes State Forest Road, continue south

Shortly after entering the park, there is a Y in the road. Stay to the RIGHT! (Veering left onto Pavia Road will take

you to the ski resort)

Head toward the main camp ground / Chappell Field area of the park.

Directly across from the main camp ground entrance is the sign for Chappell Field, (on your left)


Thomas D. Cooney, Jr., Secretary     4006 Cortland Avenue

Altoona, PA 16601

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Tom Cooney, Jr. W3SF  Horseshoe ARC (814) 931-0060

Tom Brew K3WS Cambria Radio Club (814) 242-3227

Members of the Horseshoe Amateur Radio Club in Blair County, and the Cambria Radio Club (Cambria County) plan to participate in ARRL Field Day, a national emergency communications training exercise, on June 27 and 28, 2015. Locally our event will be held at Blue Knob State Park, in Chappell Field, across from the entrance to the camp ground. Hours of operation will be 1 PM Saturday, thru 1 PM Sunday. The exercise is open to the public during daylight hours on Saturday and Sunday. From its beginning back in the 1930’s as an event to test the field preparedness and emergency communications abilities of the burgeoning amateur radio community, Field Day has evolved into the largest on-the-air operation during the year. In 2014, contest logs were submitted by 2,687 clubs, groups and individuals across the US and Canada to the ARRL Contest Branch. These logs showed participation by 37,452 individuals and over 1.28 million radio contacts (QSOs) were reported during the brief 24-hours of the event.

Ham radio operators across North America establish temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day weekend to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — allows people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. “It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other,” said Sean Kutzko of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. “But if there’s an interruption of service or you’re out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage.” Mark Taylor, Director of Blair County Emergency Management, commented: “Amateur Radio Operators are a key component of our volunteer support team here in Blair County. This is a great exercise for practicing emergency communications skills. I encourage everybody to visit the Field Day site, and see these communicators in action!”

Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100. The local clubs in Blair and Cambria invite everybody to

get involved!



Check out the VE Test Success Stories for 2015
Click on the VE Test Session Page and scroll down to see 2015 and more

Next FREE VE Test session Friday April 17th Registration starts at 4:30, testing to commence at 5PM CRC Meeting after the session. Use this link to sign up now... http://cambriaradio.com/VE_Test_Session.php

Pictures from our past events... https://www.facebook.com/CanmbriaRadioClub/photos_stream…

This test session and CRC Meeting will be held at UPJ Johnstown Engineering Room  

Talk In on a WAN Repeater Near You 146.940  145.210  145.390

450 Schoolhouse Road Johnstown, PA 15904

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Engineering and Science Building, Room 133

The Cambria Radio Club is in need of some donations as quickly as possible.
Revised April 10, 2015********** see note below****

If each of you only donate $10.00 we could reach our goal rather quickly.

Pleas pay pal wa3wgn@gmail.com

or send a check to

Cambria Radio Club
PO Box 53
 Mineral Point, PA 15942

Please act quickly and donate what you can.

Thank you for your support!!!!!

Please pass this on to others who may be able to help....
NOTE: We are receiving some donations. Thank you so far to: W3SF, KC3KID, and KB3YVJ for using PayPal and to anyone who has or is planing to mail in a donation. THANK YOU...

Thank you to KB3YOJ and KB3OKF who donated Feb. 2, 2015.

Thank you for the latest mail in and Pay-Pal donations:
Tom Cooney         W3SF
Anthony Rend          KC3KID
Allen Hockenberry   KB3YVJ
Raymond Myers        KC3BGN
James Salvaggio    K3JRS
Ronald Dugan           KB3YOJ
Matthew Stahl          KB3OKF

Vincent DiMalta Feb 9th.  (call sign?)
 Dennis Mainhart WD3N on Feb. 10th.
Phil Kopczyk  K3PJ Feb 26th

Meeting schedule and Club Officer Updates below:

Clean sweep November 14th at our last FREE VE testing session for 2014! We started with 4 applicants, and ended with 1 brand new Technician, 2 General class upgrades, & 1 Extra class upgrade. Congrats gentlemen!

Dylan Beaty KC3DVR
Joseph Galioto AB3VV
Raymond Myers KC3BGN
Steven Stiffler KC3DNB

All call signs issued 1 hour after testing was competed 11/14/2014

Thank you to the VE team of November 14, 2014...

Scott Zimmerman N3XCC VE Team Leader & Founder of the Cambria
Radio Club FREE VE Test Sessions
Elisha Zimmerman KB9WCX VE Assistant VE Team Leader
Tom Brew K3WS VE Assistant VE Team Leader
Pat Sweeney N3KMZ VE
Tom Cooney Jr. W3SF VE
Barb Binder KA3VXR VE
Richard Binder W3SYY VE
Jack Brew KC3BGR Photographer & Support

Photographs by Jack Brew KC3BGR

2015 Cambria Radio Club meeting and FREE VE Test Session schedule.  Please check cambriaradio.com for details before each meeting and test session to make sure you have current location and times as things change from time to time.  

Also we would like to mix meeting locations up a little between out north and south locations.  

Please continue to send any and all donations you may be able to offer.  You may also send your donations via US mail or PayPal at wa3wgn@gmail.com  Your donation keeps our testing and other activities cost free...

1/16/15  Meeting 6pm  Happy New Year


3/20/15  FREE VE Session 6pm -  Meeting 7pm

4/17/15 - VE Testing @ UPJ Pre Reg. 4:30 Testing 5:00 Meeting Follows Testing

5/15/15 - Dayton Hamvention Weekend   NO MEETING

6/19/15 - Meeting 6pm

7/17/15 - Meeting 6pm

8/21/15 - VE Testing 6pm  Meeting 7pm

9/18/15 - Meeting 6pm

10/16/15 - Meeting 6pm

11/20/15 - VE Testing 6pm Meeting 7pm

12/18/15 - Christmas Social to be decided

Please pass this traffic on your coming Nets.  


Cambria Radio Club
Tom Brew K3WS - President  
Charles Englody N3LAD - Vice-President
Kevin Custer W3KKC 146.940 Repeater Trustee
Scott Zimmerman N3XCC VE Team Leader and Technical VP
146.940 PL 123  WA3WGN  - Johnstown, PA
AllStar Accessible using A Node 27245
146.775 PL 123  WA3WGN  - Ebensburg, PA
443.525 PL 123  KC3BGR - Ebensburg, PA

CRC US Mail Address
PO Box 53
Mineral Point, PA 15942

Phone: 724 343-1005

Meeting Location:

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 again to all who have passed their exam at a Cambria Radio Club FREE VE Test session.   Our Next FREE Test Session is listed on our VE Test Session Page .  Sign up here http://cambriaradio.com/VE_Test_Session.php  You may test for any and or all three elements in the same night so long as you qualify.



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.




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 W3KKC Vice-President & 146.940 Trustee
Tom Brew K3WS Cambria Co. ARES EC & ACS RO


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

Old Buzzards Radio Club History


Logo By W3BC

Thank you RNDT for your support
2012 - 2014
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 June 25, 2015 by K3WS
Visit our Emergency Services Page for
2010 & 2011 SET Results. 2013 Set Results are click here!!

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