The Tuesday February 19th business meeting of the Steel City Amateur Radio Club will be held at Alexion’s Bar & Grill rain or shine !! Alexion’s is located on 141 Hawthorne Street off of Noblestown road between Carnegie and Greentree. The entrance onto Hawthorne Street off of Noblestown Road is across from Chartiers Cemetry. The meeting will start at 8:00 PM and you can arrive anytime before hand and enjoy a selection from the menu or your favorite beverage. Alexion’s is located by the Rook rail yard of the W&LE railroad. 

Home Page & Menu: http://alexions.com/

Google Map Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/X8sfFkH86S52

2m Repeater Update

The technical committee has been dealing with this noise issue on the old Kenwood 2m repeater for about two weeks now.  After cleaning up several noise sources up on the hill it has been determine that the receiver on the Kenwood repeater  is dying.  We currently have the Yaesu system fusion hooked up on the 2m side right now.  Since it is using it internal controller we current do not have a connection to the Echolink machine.  So for the near future Echolink will be down.   Currently the Yaesu is running in FM mode and the club will determine at the next business meeting if it will be switched to dual analog/digital mode.

WASHfest 2019

WASHfest 2019
The South Hills Hamfest
Now in our TWENTY FOURTH big year!


Sunday, February 24th, 2019
8:00 AM until 3:00 PM Rain or Shine (or Snow!)
Home Economics Building, South Park
3735 Buffalo Drive, South Park Township, PA 15129
Behind the Allegheny County Police Station on Brownsville Road
Talk-In on 146.955(-) and 443.650(+) 131.8 PL

For more information: http://www.n3sh.org/Hamfests/2019/WASHFest%202019%20Flyer%201.pdf

Championship Radio Foxhunting News

2019 championships logoThe Nineteenth USA National ARDF Championships
Near Raleigh, North Carolina, July 28 – August 4, 2019

Plans are well under way for 2019’s USA Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships.  Members of the Backwoods Orienteering Klub (BOK) have been laying out courses, verifying maps and making other plans for a full week of radio-orienteering fun.  The 2019 USA Championships are being combined with the biennial championships of International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 (North and South America).  Radio-orienteers from all parts of the country plus visitors from abroad are expected to attending.

For more information check out the website

AMSAT 50th Anniversary

The 2019 AMSAT 50th Anniversary Symposium will be held at The Hilton Arlington in Arlington, VA, in the Washington, DC Metro Area on October 18, 19, and 20, 2019.

The Hilton Arlington is located in the heart of the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Connected to the Ballston Metro Station, the hotel offers easy and effortless access to Washington, DC’s top tourist destinations like the National Mall, Smithsonian museums and historic monuments. The hotel is six miles from Reagan National Airport and the National Mall.

Keep checking ANS and the AMSAT Website for further updates and information, including hotel reservation details.

Check out the AMSAT website for more information.

2019 Winter Field Day Final Results

Here is our final results from the 2019 Winter Field Day Contest! A huge thank you to everyone who came out to help with the success of our participation, along with a special thank you to Chris – K3PQ for heading up this years contest on behalf of the club!

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