Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief

Pvra, Inc.

  • Manchester, CT
  • www.PVRA.net

Mission Statement

PVRA, founded in 1970, provides public service communications throughout Southern New England through FCC-licensed volunteers known as Amateur Radio Operators aka "Hams". These services are available 24/7 for both routine and emergency needs of the public. Our 5 network repeaters cover hundreds of square miles on several different radio frequencies throughout Southern New England.

Main Programs

  1. Emergency Communications

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Service Areas

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Connecticut

Covering Southern New England & the Pioneer Valley with one of the most vast radio communications available for standy emergencies.

ruling year

1990

Principal Officer since 2010

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Mr Bruce marcus

Keywords

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PVRA Amatuer Radio Ham Hams

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Also Known As

PVRA, Inc

EIN

22-2985505

 Number

0625315834

Physical Address

33 Mitchell Rd

Manchester, CT 06045

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (M01)

Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities) (U20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Emergency Communications

West-Con traffic net. Operates a seven day a week network allowing hams to pass message/traffic thru for Military service men and women on active duty. Traffic Net-Coverage. The repeater network is focused on the main travel corridors of I-95, I-84, I-91 to provide reception coverage for traffic updates & emergencies. "EOP". Emergency Operation Procedures Plan. PVRA provides communications for area governments an hospitals practicing EOP plans. "Hartford Marathon". PVRA provides route coordinate & race communications for the marathon. Our volunteers station corners, operate coordination centers & provide equipment to monitor progress thru RF & Digital relay with Packet & GPS location technology.

Category

Public Safety, Disaster Services

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Connecticut

Covering Southern New England & the Pioneer Valley with one of the most vast radio communications available for standy emergencies.

Funding Needs

PVRA, Inc. looks for donations for cash donations to maintain the towers, trunked transmitters & site systems

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Pvra, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr Bruce marcus

BIO

Larry, expert, has been an amateur radio operator for over 30 years. Mr Skilton has a standing appointment and is in contact with the South pole daily. Facilitating the communications & passing of traffic for this international expedition. Mr Skilton is employed by a communications company where he is in charge of build-out & implentation for a multi-state switched, trunking Rf & data system. Mr Skilton also volunteers as an Assistant Fire Chief.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Chas Colton

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Term: June 2010 - June 2011

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