Mosley Tower Raising Photos

On Dec 10, 2018 the Steel City radio club got a new radio antenna and tower. The Mosley  PRO-67-C-3 was install beside the club house and here are the photo from that tower raising.

If you have more pictures please send them to Christine, N3LRG

Mosley Antenna & Usage Policy

As you know by now the tower raising the antenna mount party will be this Monday morning starting at 8:00 AM.  If you are free all club members are encouraged to help out with the raising.  We have several project plan for that day while the crane is in place.

  1.  Raise the new tower next to the building.
  2. Mount the Mosley antenna to the new tower.
  3. Remove the old UHF repeater antenna.
  4. Relocate the antenna mount to the other side of the tower.
  5. Mount the new UHF antenna to the new location.
  6. And if time permits remount the 2m beam antenna to the VHF tower

Just an reminder do to the popularity of this new major antenna lets go over the radio usage policy again:

  1. Local users aways get first choice of any radio and any antenna. – If you want to make sure you get to use a radio or antenna come up to the club house.
  2. All members should share the club equipment – Nobody should hog all the usage.
  3. Members using the remote’s should always check the security camera’s –  On the members only page before turning on the remote.  Just in case there is an local user at the club house using the radio’s.
  4. Local users do have the right to shut down the remote – But please play nice.  If you drive up to the club and there an remote user using the radio. Grab control of the mouse and open up NOTEPAD and write an note to let the remote user finish their contact.
  5. Remote and Local users should always confirm – They are hook up to an antenna before transmitting.  Listen before you talk!

If we all share everyone will get a chance to try out the new antenna…

Frequency, MHz
28, 24, 21, 18, 14, 10, 7
Power Rating, watts CW
Power Rating, watts SSB
Power Rating, AM/FM
Power Rating, RTTY/AMTOR
VSWR at frequency
1.0/1 to 1.6/1
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 10 m
9.3 / 4
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 12 m
8.3 / 3
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 15 m
8.3 / 3
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 17 m
8.3 / 3
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 20 m
8.2 / 3
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 30 m
0.0 / 1
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 40 m
6.8 / 3
Boom Length
24 ft / 7.32 m
Maximum Element Length
43.75 ft / 13.34 m
Turning Radius
23.67 ft / 7.21 m
Mast Mount Hardware (equipped)
2 in / 5.08 cm
Assembled Weight
145 lbs / 65.77 kg
Wind Surface Area
12.1 sq ft / 1.12 sq m


Hamshack Hotline – Now on Line

Steel City ARC  is now online with Hamshack Hotline

Call 4547 to call the club house directly.

Or call the Western PA Area conference bridge at 337 with the pin of 1941

Karl and myself have each purchase an Cisco Voice Over IP phone from Ebay/Amazon.  We then got them sign up for telephone numbers from the Hamshack Hotline group.  Hamshack Hotline {“HH”} is a private telephone network for Hams by Ham Radio Operators.  You must be an ham radio operator to get assign for an HH telephone number.  There is a strictly non-commercial use clause in the operating rules, so you will never get any telemarketers or political call on this phone service.  The best part of all this is that it is total free.  Yes, you have to buy an telephone but there no monthly cost involved in this phone service.  You can call another ham directly leave a voicemail or even join a conference call with others hams.   HH was created with the thinking of ECOMM use.  It make a great back up device for emergency communications.  It works where ever you have Internet all you need is a cable, fiber, or even over an Internet mesh network.  People that have gotten and Cisco wifi adapters for the phone and have them work over their car Internet hot spots. Other people have been hooking up their repeaters to HH to let them talk on the air.

If you are interested in the Hamshack Hotline reach out to Karl, WA3VXJ or Christine, N3LRG to find where to purchase the refurbished Cisco IP Phone.   We have purchase them from Amazon and Ebay and both have worked and they have cost from $20 to $30. Please make sure you reach out to the sellers to make sure the phones are unlocked.   Since most home internet routers are not “Power over Ethernet” you will need to pick up an AC adapter or an “Power over Ethernet” injector.  The current acceptable phone models are Cisco SPA-303, SPA-504, SPA-525.  You can also get the Cisco IP Adapter SPA-112 which is an adapter that lets you use any current touch tone phone on the HH network.

Give us a call at the Steel City club house on the Hamshack Hotline phone number # 4547

For more information:

Ham Shack Hotline Homepage:

Here is an video where they are talking about the Hamshack Hotline.

10-Meter Contest – Dec 8-9th

Objective: For Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band.

Dates: Second full weekend of December. Starts 0000 UTC Saturday; runs through 2359 UTC Sunday (December 8-9, 2018)

Bands and Modes: 10 meters only. SSB and CW only.

Contest Exchange:
W/VE stations (including Hawaii and Alaska) send RS(T) and state or province (District of Columbia stations send signal report and DC).

DX stations (including KH2, KP4, etc) send RS(T) & sequential serial number starting with 001.

Mexican stations transmit RS(T) and their state.

Maritime mobile stations send RS(T) and ITU Region (R1, R2 or R3).

Scoring: QSO points:
Two points for each complete two-way phone QSO.
Four points for each two-way CW QSO.

Edmund Fitzgerald – QSL certificate


View Cert – Click Here:

Dear Amateur Radio Operator,
TNX for being part of the WØJH “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald” Split Rock Lighthouse Special Event! Attached is the QSL certificate you requested for our November 2-4, 2018 event.
TNX again for your contact with WØJH Special Event Station; we hope you can join us again!
Dave Glas (WØOXB)
Special Events Chair & Past President
Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA)
P.S. February 16-18, 2019, we’ll be operating another special event; this time from one of Minnesota’s frozen lakes! Look for SARA’s “Ice Station WØJH” Special Event. Times and frequencies will be posted (under WØJH), the SARA and ARRL web sites under Special Events and in the Feb. issue of “QST”.