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    Club Founded 1962  (over 55 years ago)                                            A.R.R.L. Affiliation since Jan. 1965

* Jack Layton W9UK SK *

It is with great sadness we report the passing of Jack Layton W9UK of Mc
Murray, PA on Friday, July 14. Jack was a very active radio amateur and
well known at many Pittsburgh area clubs.

Professionally, Jack was a Broadcast Engineer, serving first in Chicago,
and then for many years as the Chief Engineer at KDKA in Pittsburgh. He
was a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and was an SBE
Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer.

He was the author of several books on Broadcast Engineering including
"Directional Antennas Made Simple", "The Radio Chief Operators
Handbook", "The Broadcaster’s Guide to Creating & Maintaining the
Public Inspection File", and was a regular contributor of technical
articles to various broadcast trade journals. He also spent several
years researching the history and hiking the path of the Mason-Dixon
Line, publishing the book,"Exploring the Mason Dixon Line: Walking in
the Footsteps of History".

He served as a permanently-ordained Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church.
He was a devoted family man and is survived by his wife Cathy and his
children, Judy and Christopher.
Viewing will be on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8. Also Friday at noon. The viewing will be at St. Benedict the Abbot Church, 120 Abington Drive, Mc Murray, PA 15317 Burial Mass will be at 2:00 pm Friday at St. Benedict the Abbot Church Interment will follow the Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mc Murray, PA Reception will be at 5:00 pm Friday at St. Benedict the Abbot Church in O'Brien Hall. Those wishing to attend the reception, please sign up at the viewing. -------------------------------------------------------------------- ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section Section Manager: Joe Shupienis, W3BC w3bc@arrl.org --------------------------------------------------------------------


One of our best known and well liked Two Rivers ARC Club members passed away on July 5th. He was Emil Barca KB3CDB.

The viewing and funeral was completed on July 10th.

Emil was a huge supporter of the Two Rivers ARC. He was one of those who we could always count on to be there. Many of us had been asking recently about 'Where is Emil ?'. Especially at this year's Field Day as we could always count on Emil to help in many ways, with getting things organized and setup. His expertise setting up the kitchen tent was legendary.  He served on the TRARC board of directors for many years. He was a great family man who was devoted to his family. It was not uncommon to find one of Emil's grandsons at our club breakfasts over the years. He also was a big supporter of the Breezeshooters ARC, and was one of the regulars who checked into its Monday night ten meter net. He also was one of those who could be counted on to help other radio enthusiasts such as Andy WA3PBD, or the fellows from the Greater Pittsburgh VHF Society, when they needed help with antenna raisings, etc. Lately he had been helping a group of friends restore old automobiles at the 'Old School Man Cave Garage' . All that I can say is 'he will be missed'. RIP old friend.
Below is a copy of Emil's obituary as it
appeared on the George Irvin Green Funeral Home web page.

Emil J. Barca 87 of West Mifflin on July 5, 2017, Beloved husband of Cherlyn L. (Dillon), loving father of 
Eric J. (Nancy) of N. Huntingdon and Christopher R. (Donna) of McDonald, brother of Elise Palumbo of Carrick
and the late John, Mike and Lundy, cherished grandfather of Jaime, Anthony-Dominic-Emily-Sarah and the late
Eric, great grandfather of Ezra. Emil was a member of Resurrection Church, retired electrician for the
Continental Can Co. U S. Army Korean Conflict Veteran. He was also a Ham radio enthusiast belonging to The
Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club and the Yough Sports People Assoc. Born in Hays to the late John and Concetta Barca.
** Next TRARC Club Meeeting **
The Next TRARC Meeting will follow the Saturday August 12, 2017, TRARC Club Picnic. The picnic is scheduled from noon till dusk. at  the White Oak Park 'Tulip Tree Grove' ,In White Oak, PA. 
More information on the picnic is TBA.

June 24-25, 2017
This event is now complete. More information has been released, including a wrap up report of the TRARC activity. Club members can read  it in the 'Members Only'  section of this web site.  A selection of pictures is available on the 'Field Day' page of this web site.

** Next TRARC Hams n Eggs Breakfast **
The Next TRARC Hams n Eggs Breakfast will be on Saturday August 12, 2017 starting at 9am at
DI's Kornerston Diner, 620 Long Run Road, McKeesport Pa. Please note that the 'Family Picnic' follows a few hours later at
White Oak Park's Tuliup Tree Grove.


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T.R.A.R.C. Hams n Eggs Breakfast
DI's Kornerstone Diner, 620 Long Run Road, McKeesport PA

July 8, 2017

Note: Front to Back
Left Side: Bill W3AV, Steve KB3UWC, Mike KV3L, Nance Shotwell
Right Side: Jim N3JHB, Chuck W3ON, Del W3DTP, Clancy KC3HIJ, Merle K3HIR
Not pictured Roger WI3R (photographer)

Club Nets -- Monday Night at 8 pm with AR Newsline -- 146.73 MHz WA3PBD Repeater

Gab Net -- Wednesday at 8pm -- on the 147.12 MHz W3OC Repeater (pl tone 131.8 hz)
Wednesday at 730 pm  -- on 442.250 MHz W3OC Repeater

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