Warning Remote Users

Remote Users: Please note if your Team Viewer software complains about not being connected after upgrading to Version 13 you might need to removed the Team Viewer software from your computer and reinstall it.  There seems to be a bug that causes Team Viewer to loose its Internet connection despite the computer still being connected to the Internet,  To fix this go to the control panel and search for “Add & Removed Programs”  After loading that page scroll down till you find Team Viewer and remove it. Once it had been deleted just go to there website and download and install a fresh version.

 

Subpedition to the USS REQUIN

From:  NAQCC WPA Chapter on the USS Requin

It’s been a tradition for the WPA Chapter to do a subpedition to the Requin on the day before Thanksgiving each year. However it must be a bit different this year because the sub won’t be available then.

So this year it will be the day AFTER Thanksgiving (Friday November 24).

Mike (KC2EGL) and I(K3WWP) and perhaps a couple other chapter members will arrive at the sub a little before 1500Z and start operating as soon as we get set up – hopefully at 1500Z or a few minutes after at the latest.

The Requin has only one antenna and hence only one band at a time can be used. We’ll use the following schedule for the first 90 minutes:

1500-1530Z 7039 +/-
1530-1600Z 10117 +/-
1600-1630Z 14059 +/-

After that we’ll go with the band(s) that seem the most active. We’ll stay there until activity dies out or the sub closes, whichever comes first. We’ll use the sub call of NY3EC (NAQCC # 8483). QSL via the info on QRZ for NY3EC. We’ll try to keep the QSOs short so everyone who wants to work the sub gets a chance.

I hope that covers it all. If not, email naqcc33 -at- windstream -dot- net with the
subject “USS Requin Question”.

 

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