September 25-28, 2015: The papal visit is currently dominating the news. Bucks County ARES has not yet been requested to provide communications assistance (as of Friday, August 14). We will continue on standby, ready to provide service to our own county and those nearby, as we have trained to do. As a reminder, do not take any radios into Philadelphia during that weekend unless specifically requested to do so. Please advise KB3GJT of your anticipated availability as soon as possible.

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8am-3pm: Pandemic Flu Drill. The Bucks County Health Department has requested two (2) amateur radio operators at each of the following three locations:
  1. Neshaminy High School, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA 19047
  2. Central Bucks High School South, 1100 Folly Road, Warrington, PA 18976
  3. Pennridge North Middle School, 1500 North 5th Street, Perkasie, PA 18944

If you are available to assist, please contact KB3GJT. Changes will be communicated here, via email, and on the Wednesday night net.

National Weather Service in Mt. Holly, NJ, keeps briefing packages updated for all major weather events. For the latest briefing package, visit

PECO provides a regularly updated outage map, which can be found at

The Bucks County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, KB3BUX (BCARES), an affiliate of ARES®, consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes and causes the disruption of normal communications services in the area. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES®.

The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES® is an amateur service, only licensed amateurs are eligible for membership.


WinLink Gateway Stations on:
CentralKB3BUX-10145.610Warminster[Channel 23]
LowerNY3J-10145.610Bensalem[Channel 23]