So Philadelphia County has a new ARES EC, Cliff Hotchkiss, KC3PGT.

Please join in on the Philadelphia ARES Net and say hello.

Philadelphia Weekly Net

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Sunday 9:00 PM PC R1 W3QV ROXBORO Philadelphia ARES Weekly Analog Net Cliff Hotchkiss Cliff Hotchkiss

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70 PC R1 W3QV ROXBORO 147.03 147.63 FM 91.5 Hz

Press Release

March 31, 2021 - The Eastern Pennsylvania Section of the ARRL (the national association for Amateur Radio) proudly announces that Cliff Hotchkiss, KC3PGT, is the new Philadelphia County Emergency Coordinator. In that role, Cliff is responsible for the county Amateur Radio Emergency Service.

Cliff succeeds WA2UAR, our Eastern PA Public Information Coordinator, who served as acting emergency coordinator following the untimely passing of Harvey Kolodner, WA3GTL/SK – the County EC for the last several years. 

In just a few months, Cliff completed all required Level 3 ARES training courses including FEMA Incident Management courses and ARRL Emergency Communications courses. The Philadelphia region District Emergency Coordinator (Richard Stewart – K3ITH) and the Eastern Pennsylvania ARRL Section Manager (George Miller – W3GWM) heartily endorsed Hotchkiss for the post following Silber’s recommendation. 

Cliff Hotchkiss is a fine art photographer and former photography professor, specializing in historic and antique photographic techniques. He is active, not only in ARES, but serves as a Red Cross Amateur Radio Operator volunteer, net control for the Marple-Newtown morning weather and information net, the Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club’s afternoon drive time net, and is a member of a number of regional clubs.

Join us all in congratulating Cliff Hotchkiss on his appointment as ARRL’s Philadelphia County Emergency Coordinator. And join Cliff as he leads the ARES Net meetings normally on the Phil-Mont repeater system, 147.03, +offset, PL 91.5 – 9 PM local time, Sunday evenings. (Also available on Echolink – W3QV-R, and Allstar 47940).

Jay Silber (WA2UAR)
Public Information Coordinator
ARRL-Eastern Pennsylvania