BUM O’ MONTH LOCATION CHANGE

Hello Bums o’ the Month–

Word has it that Sciulli’s Bar and Grill is closed. The doors are locked with no signs of life, and nobody answers the phone. With that in mind, thoughts are that the Kings Family Restaurant on Neville Island might be a suitable alternate. Kings is located at 5800 Grand Avenue right about where the I-79 bridge crosses over the Isle of Neville. With this being a civilized restaurant, perhaps showing up at 11:00 AM Feb.12 Monday might preclude conflict with the well mannered customers coming in for lunch at noon. Hope to see you there.

KQV-AM radio back on air

A month after Pittsburgh’s oldest all-news radio station went dark, KQV-AM has been snapped up by a new owner, pending approval by federal regulators.

Broadcast Communications Inc. — which owns several AM and FM stations in Western Pennsylvania — has agreed to buy the dormant station from Calvary Inc. for $55,000, free and clear of debt, Federal Communication Commission records show.

The final transaction hinges on the FCC’s approval.
KQV, whose roots dated to 1919, went off the air Jan. 1.

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Introducing Remote 3 – SDR Play

UPDATE: Today the Remote 3 computer was move out to the communication hut.  A separate dipole antenna that was donated by Karl WA3VXJ that was add to the repeater tower which is on antenna “A” input, and for antenna “B” input we have it hooked to the old Diamond repeater antenna.  The remote is now separated from any of the club house antennas. 

Since we replace the computer that was hooked up to the Remote 1 station that free up the old computer. While we were having issues with the ports on that old computer the computer itself had not died yet.  So the IT group decided to keep in functioning until it dies completely.  We have move the SDRPlay to the old computer and rename the computer to Remote 3.  It is using the same Teamviewer ID for the old remote 1 station and the only thing you need to do is click on “Communicate” and make sure “Computer Sounds” is checked.  Like you can see in the below picture.

Skywarn Class for Allegheny County.

SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make life-saving warning decisions. Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.

Here is a link to the NWS page to register for the Skywarn class for Allegheny County.
http://www.weather.gov/pbz//skywarn
Lloyd KA3MSE