ARLX003 Former ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania SM, Traffic Handler Joe
Ames, W3JY (SK)
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Special Bulletin 3  ARLX003
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 10, 2022
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX003 Former ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania SM, Traffic Handler Joe
Ames, W3JY (SK)

Former ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager Joseph A. "Joe"
Ames, W3JY, of Paoli, Pennsylvania, died on March 5. An ARRL Life
Member, he was 57. Ames served as EPA SM from 2014 until 2016. He
was one of the founders of Radio Relay International, an independent
traffic-handling organization.

A ham since 1977, Ames devoted many years to amateur radio public
service organizations including Delaware County and Chester County
ARES/RACES, and as an emergency communications instructor and
Volunteer Examiner. He served as Section Traffic Manager in the
1980s, and was once president of the Carbon County Amateur Radio
Club. He previously served the ARRL Field Organization with
appointments as Assistant Section Manager in Eastern Pennsylvania,
Official Emergency Station, and Official Relay Station. In 2015, he
was elected as the Eastern Area Staff Chair of the ARRL National
Traffic System, and net manager of the Eastern Pennsylvania
Emergency Phone & Traffic Net.

Ames was a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association
(QCWA), Chapter 166. His QCWA profile includes, "Joe was introduced
to radio by his father, Joe Sr., who patiently and lovingly guided
and supported him from childhood short-wave listening during the
long winters of the early 1970s through the CB heyday and to his
first ham radio station."
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