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.
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 our current trustee Frank Cole N3TN was duly elected to the position by the membership.
President N3EJL Dom Bedolatti
First Vice President KB3VSP Dan Grazulis
Second Vice President KR3DX Dennis Herbuth
Secretary N3TN Frank Cole
Treasurer AA3WV Mike Leasure
Chief Engineer K3UKE Sean Schwartzmiller
Director WJ3E Tim Shane
Trustee N3TN Frank Cole
Officers are elected at the yearly meeting held in November.
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.
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
ACS / ARES Enrollment
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.
If you wish to be enrolled in the Pennsylvania Auxiliary Communications Service for Beaver County,
Please contact Beaver County Radio Officer N3TN.
Further information about ACS can be found at http://www.pemaauxcom.org
If you wish to participate in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), you must register using the self- service website listed below.
There are four levels of membership
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-
351 Allen Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Dues for members on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States shall be gratis.
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.