Triple "A" Amateur Radio Association Inc.

Serving Beaver County Pennsylvania.

Triple "A" Amateur Radio Assoc. Inc. Provides and operates repeaters for use by all licensed amateur radio operators. We wish to promote a general interest in amateur radio as a hobby and assist in providing communications to local and state authorities in times of need or disaster.

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About TAARA-

In January of 1972, Jerry Williamson, WA3SXQ, Kenneth Riggle, W3FCQ, and Dick Hanna, K3VYY, discussed the possibility of erecting a 2-meter FM repeater for Beaver County. Interest grew through the spring of 1972 and during the summer of that year a first meeting of the Beaver Valley Amateur FM Association was held at the home of Robert McClain, W3VRZ.

 

On March 22, 1973, a license was issued to the association for repeater WR3AAA.  The 146.850 repeater was the first licensed repeater in third call area, and third in the nation. The Triple A Amateur Radio Association Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Robert McClain W3VRZ served as the club's trustee through 1993 when Frank Cole N3TN was duly elected to the position by the membership and served through 2022. 

2022 Officers-

  • President N3EJL Dom Bedolatti

  • First Vice President KB3VSP Dan Grazulis

  • Second Vice President KR3DX Dennis Herbuth

  • Secretary K2EA Tim Ramsey

  • Treasurer AA3WV Mike Leasure

  • Chief Engineer K3UKE Sean Schwartzmiller

  • Director WJ3E Tim Shane

  • Director Emeritus N3TN Frank Cole

  • Trustee K3UKE Sean Schwartzmiller

Officers are elected at the yearly meeting held in November.

Resources-
TAARA Repeaters 

All repeaters identify with the club callsign, WW3AAA.

Standard offsets are used and a PL tone of 131.8 Hz is required. 

Repeaters are open to all licensed amateurs.

  • 146.850

  • 147.135  

  • 444.250

  • 224.880

The 146.850 repeater is linked to Echolink on a full time basis. Node number 286427.

Triple A nets are open to all. Your participation is encouraged and appreciated.

  • Beaver County Public Service Net - Monday 8:30 PM on 146.850

  • Triple A Amateur Radio Association Club Net - Monday 9:00 PM on 146.850

  • Breakfasteers Net - Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays) 8:45 AM on 146.850

  • Digital Training Net - 4th Thursday of the month 8:00 PM on 146.850

  • Amateur Radio Newsline is re-transmitted Friday evenings at 8:00 PM on 146.850 

TAARA Nets

RACES/ ARES Enrollment 

If you wish to be enrolled as a RACES operator for Beaver County, 

Please contact Beaver County Radio Officer N3TN.

Further information about RACES can be found at https://www.usraces.org/

If you wish to participate in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES),

Please contact Beaver Contact Beaver County Emergency Coordinator N3EJL.

Further information about ARES can be found at http://www.arrl.org/ares

An ARES enrollment form can be downloaded here.

Club Meetings 

Club meetings are on the third Thursday of the month.

Meetings are held at the Beaver County Emergency Services Center.

351 14th Street
Ambridge, PA 15003

The business meeting begins promptly at 7:30 PM.

Meetings are not held in June, July, August, or December.

Club Membership

There are four levels of membership
Individual $20.00
Family membership, $20.00 for the first family member and $7.50 for each additional family member.
Retired or student membership, $10.00
Associate membership with no voting privileges, $7.50

Dues are due and payable to the club treasurer no later than December 31 for the following year.

 

Please make check payable to TAARA and mail to-

738 Old Blackhawk Road

Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Dues for members on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States shall be gratis. 

Upcoming Events

  • It's time for the next club antenna build project!
    Sat, Mar 05
    Beaver County Emergency Services Center
    Mar 05, 9:00 AM
    Beaver County Emergency Services Center, 351 14th St, Ambridge, PA 15003, USA
    This time we'll be doing a Yagi-Uda for the 2M band and suitable for portable, hand-held use.
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Contact Triple "A" Amateur Radio Assoc. Inc.

738 Old Blackhawk Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

President N3EJL Dom Bedolatti 

Secretary K2EA Tim Ramsey

The Radio Amateur is

CONSIDERATE...He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

 

LOYAL...He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Radio in his/[her] country is represented nationally and internationally.

 

PROGRESSIVE...He/[She] keeps his/[her] station up to date.  It is well-built and efficient.  His/[Her] operating practice is above reproach.

 

FRIENDLY...He/[She] operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.

 

BALANCED...Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

 

PATRIOTIC...His/[Her] station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.

- adapted from the original Amateur's Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928