October 3-10, 2016. HURRICANE MATTHEW: The National Weather Service predicts a non-zero chance that Hurricane Matthew will affect our area around this coming weekend. As a result, we are hoping for the storm to be a non-event, but preparing for the worst. Please make sure your batteries are charged and go kits ready. If activated, we will have roll call on 147.09 at the top of every even hour. Bulletins will be transmitted via fldigi mode MT63-2K on 146.400 simplex. Timing, relays, and content including envelope type (plain, NTS, ICS-213) will be determined based on need and operator availability. As always, be safe.

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]