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.

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 our current trustee Frank Cole N3TN was duly elected to the position by the membership. 

2020 Officers-

  • President KB3AAA Jim Lutz

  • First Vice President KB3VSP Dan Grazulis

  • Second Vice President N3SDO Ed Bathgate

  • 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.

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 


ACS / ARES Enrollment 

Club Meetings 

Club meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Rochester VFW.

The VFW is located at 179 Virginia Ave and we gather in the lower level meeting room.

Please use the rear parking area and entrance. The meeting space is handicap accessible. 

The business meeting begins promptly at 7:30 PM. Guests are always welcome.

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

If you wish to participate in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), you must register using the self- service website listed below.

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.

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

Upcoming Events

Beaver County Power Plant Drill
Tue, Jun 09
Jun 09, 5:00 PM
Beaver, Beaver, PA, USA
June 9, 2020

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

Contact Triple "A" Amateur Radio Assoc. Inc.

351 Allen Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

President KB3AAA Jim Lutz

Secretary N3TN Frank Cole

©2019 by Triple "A" Amateur Radio Assoc. Inc.. 

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