Welcome to W3LTR

Entirely all about Amateur(Ham) Radio 100%

For the New and the Old Seasoned Ham

We are a group of Amateur Radio Operators that meet every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at The Gravity Inn, 40 Gravity Plains Road, Waymart, Pa.

The evening consists of having something to eat and discussing basic subjects that pertain to Amateur Radio.  There are also Presentations & Diagrams on different topics such as Electronics, Radios, Antennas, Antenna Building, Transmission Lines, SWR(standing wave ratio), Etc.  Video’s(DVD’s) on Amateur Radio, Vintage Equipment, D’expeditions, VHF/UHF, Field Day Events, Etc. are also a part of the Group when we meet.

The “Windmill Amateur Radio Group” is all about the hobby of Amateur Radio, everyone is friendly and available to help anyone that is interested in the hobby or just coming into the hobby.   We are all there for one another, we are an Amateur Radio Family. 

So drop by and join us, it would be a pleasure to have you join in with all of us.

There is a Membership Application to fill out, Yearly dues are $30.

For More information contact Joe Cieciorka, KA3UBG, President

Call: 570-282-5820 Text: 570-877-5459

Email: warg.w3ltr@gmail.com

The “Windmill Amateur Radio Group” often relates to Companies that played a very important role in Amateur Radio in the past. Companies such as: Heathkit, Allied Radio Electronics, Lafayette Radio, Knight Kit, Johnson Messenger, etc.

The Group also brings to light the Old Drake’s, Collins, Hammerlund, Hallicrafters Radios and many more.

…As it is alway’s said

“Everything even today is based on the Tube and the Battery”

Check us out on youtube, this presentation on Linear Amps was given on

March 20, 2019, 14 of the group was present.

The “Windmill Amateur Radio Group” has made its permanent home for FIELD DAY and ARRL VHF Contests at The ValleyView Farm & Campground, 1576 Belmont Turnpike, Waymart, PA 18472

The “Windmill Amateur Radio Group” W3LTR hold a Weekly HF Net at 7:00 PM on Monday evening on 3.964 (80 Meters) and a VHF Net at 8:00 PM also on Monday evening on the Red Rock Repeater, 147.000, PL77.

The Windmill Amateur Radio Group is all about Amateur Radio

The “Windmill Amateur Radio Group” W3LTR meetings are held at the Gravity Inn, 40 Gravity Planes Road, Waymart, Pa. every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. in the Dining Room. Everyone attending must pay for their own order of food and beverage(s). There is no meeting room rental fee.

A little about “The Windmill Amateur Radio Group” W3LTR. We are a Group that meet just like a regular club would meet but we do not use Robert’s Rules or any Type of Parliamentary Procedures instead we follow some simple guidelines.

There is a Membership Application and Dues of $36.00 annually. The Group is also funded by Donations and a 50/50 Raffle. It is not a Club Type Atmosphere with Pros, Cons, Cliques or Politics either. It’s entirely a different type of meeting than meetings that most Amateur Radio Clubs conduct. Originally the Group was formed as: The 655 Amateur Radio Forum Group and then the Group was re-organized and re-named the “Windmill Amateur Radio Group” W3LTR being that our VHF Contests and Field Day Events are held on lands that are very close to the Windmill Farm which is located on Browndale Mountain, Browndale, Pa.(between Forest City and Waymart)

To make it simple, we are just a Group of Amateur Radio Operators that meet once a month for several hours at The Gravity Inn, have something to eat and discuss subjects that pertain to Amateur Radio and plan Events that pertain to the hobby.

It is enjoyable to listen to some of the Presentations that are offered by different ones that encompass Radios, Antennas, Transmission Lines, Electronics, Etc. which is of a basic or technical nature, a lot can be learned from them. At times DVD’s are shown on D’expeditions, VHF/UHF/HF Operations, Etc.

The Group also participates in certain events that take place in the hobby of Amateur Radio. Some of the events are held outdoors at The ValleyView Farm & Campground. They are normally weekend events, some members of the Group and their guests tent overnight and sit around a bonfire at night, relax and enjoy the outdoors.

Some of the Events outdoors include the following:

The ARRL Spring VHF/UHF Contest, The ARRL Fall VHF/UHF Contest, June ARRL Field Day Event. All other events during the winter months are held indoors in other places other than the campground.

The Group is also available to assist anyone who may be experiencing some type of problems with their equipment or new hams that need help in acquiring a license and getting their station set up and started, etc.

You are personally invited by “The Windmill Amateur Radio Group” W3LTR to their meetings and to become part of the group, you can also bring a friend if you wish that may or may not have interest in Amateur Radio also. The Group is open to all, both the licensed and non-licensed amateur radio operator and everyone is always welcome.

We are an Amateur Radio Family, who Get Along, Accomplish a lot, Play Radio have FUN !

So think about attending one of our meetings sometime,

The Group would be Honored to have your Presence & Input.

The Group’s Mailing Address is:

Windmill Amateur Radio Group

P. O. Box 619

Waymart, Pa. 18472

At this time, I would like to mention that Lee Parsons, N3LPJ, President of the Susquehanna County Amateur Radio Club, N3SRC, a good friend of mine and one that has contributed a lot to Amateur Radio has become a Silent Key as of June 14, 2019. Lee was fatally injured in a tower accident on his own QTH. The Club has also lost two of their Officers who became Silent Keys in 2022. Secretary Darwin Muir WD4GXT & Treasurer Dave McDowell WB3KTW

Lee, Darwin & Dave “Rest in Peace”, 73′ from “The Windmill Amateur Radio Group”, W3LTR

2023 Winter Field Day

So, Let’s Talk Radio

Coming Events:

Winter Field Day

Sign-up for a test session here

CLUB NETS:

Monday 7PM (FALL/WINTER)
3.964Mhz LSB

Monday 8PM
147.00+ PL:77

For test sessions, go to our page on HamStudy.org and click on the session time you would like to sign up for.

Joe Cieciorka, KA3UBG

Henry Cotterill, KB3LOT

Charlie Li, K3CL

Marilynn Daniels, N3AGG (also Club Chef)

Ken Merring, KM3F

Club Members & Special Guests

Barbara Korteling, KC3TJN

Andrew Yakubik, KC3VYY

Jack Arnouts, N2KUO

Austin Orthouse, N3ASO