2m Repeater – HIGH POWER

Steel City 2m FM Repeater is now running HIGH POWER

All Steel City members are request to test out our two meter repeater and give signal report back via the clubs email reflector.  This past Wednesday Karl and myself hooked the 2 meter amplifier back up to the clubs repeater.   We would like to get some signal report on how it is get out in our previous weak areas. Also please give feedback on any noise reports that you might hear on the repeater.  So lets see how far we can get out now!

UPDATE:  Some noise started to leak though to the amp will be intermittent while we track the noise issue down…

Christine, N3LRG

 

Time to mark your calendar!

Its Contest Time!

The 2018 ARRL contest dates have been loaded into the W3KWH website calendar. CLICK HERE to see what date you should save in 2018.  The big one of course is the 2018 ARRL Field Day – June 23 & 24.  {At this time we dont have the Breezeshooter dates}

 

Here is a fun project

Make your own transceiver with a Dorji DRA818U or DRA818V

These modules have been around for a while, but they fascinate me. For only US $9.46 you get a fully functional 1 Watt transceiver working on either VHF or UHF. The last letter in the model number tells you which version it is. The modules are available on eBay see link below.

Read the main article here: 
Make your own transceiver with a Dorji DRA818U or DRA818V

Where to purchase the board:
https://www.ebay.com

ARRL THANKED W3KWH FOR HAM AIDE DONATION

http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-expresses-gratitude-for-outpouring-of-ham-aid-donations

ARRL Expresses Gratitude for Outpouring of Ham Aid Donations

10/12/2017 ARRL is thanking the Amateur Radio community for its generosity in support of the ARRL Ham Aid Fund, which is making it possible to provide relief and recovery communications in Puerto Rico. Overall, there have been more than 600 donations to the Ham Aid program in response to a call from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, and nearly $125,000 has come in from clubs and individuals. Several Amateur Radio retailers and manufacturers also have stepped up to donate needed equipment. Roderick said he was amazed at the overwhelming response, including those who answered his call to join the “Force of 50” now deployed in Puerto Rico.

“The Amateur Radio community really came together in providing donations of equipment, funding, and personnel in response to the great need in Puerto Rico,” Roderick said. “The scale of these efforts and the response is making history. This has got to be one of Amateur Radio’s greatest moments. Our sincere thanks go to all involved.”

Click on link above to continue reading on the ARRL site

PENNSYLVANIA QSO PARTY

The Pa. QSO party is this weekend Oct. 14th & 15th.

Don’t forget club members to add W3KWH to your log if you are not going up the club to operate. The contest starts on Saturday Oct.14 at 1600z.