“The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) is a program of the ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio, which is comprised of organized, trained, qualified, and credentialed Amateur Radio operators who augment and support vital communications on behalf of the public through partner agencies and organizations during emergencies and disasters. The mission of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® is to be an effective partner in emergency and disaster response, providing emergency managers and their communities with radio communications expertise, capability and capacity, supplied by volunteer radio communicators.”
It is with the deepest regret we announce the passing of W.T. Jones, WN3LIF ‘Life Is Fun’ who became a SK on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Walt served on the ARRL Field Staff as our Section Emergency
Coordinator. He built ARES in East Pennsylvania into the outstanding
organization it is today. Walt WAS the Amateur Radio Emergency Service
in the Eastern Pennsylvania Section. He was always ready to lend a hand
to County Emergency Coordinators to overcome any problem. Everyone knew
they could always count on Walt. His passing is a great loss to the Murgas Amateur Radio Club, Luzerne County ARES, the EPA Section, Luzerne County EMA, to his friends in competitive shooting, and to those lucky to call him friend. Our deepest sympathies to his wife Jan and the rest of his family. Thank for sharing Walt within us.