440 Repeater Now Wide Coverage

Steel City 440 Repeater Is Now Wide Coverage
444.450 Mhz PL 103.5 – FM and C4FM Modes

Hello Members,

With the pre-amp install at the site the SCARC 440 machine is now a wide coverage repeater covering most of Pittsburgh Market.  Please give it a try and report your finding to the tech committee at tech@w3kwh.com.  For FM mode please set your PL tone to 103.5 and if you do try C4FM your traffic will be put on the state wide Keystone Wide network.  Besides monitoring our 147.03 machine please try out an listen and or call out on the 444.45 machine too.

This repeater is open for public events.  Please send a email to the above address if you need the repeater forced into FM mode only.

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K3MOB – Andrew L Pato – SK

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of K3MOB {WA3PBD} Andrew L Pato. Andy was an Pittsburgh fixture of the ham radio community as the owner of several high profile repeater such as the 146.73 and 145.47 machines.  They were always the one that got programed into everyone radios and the place to find your friends hanging out on.   He was an outstanding builder of repeater and you could find them on every frequency from 10m, 6m, 2m, 440, to 1296 Ghz.  I still remember his machine re-transmitting the early Space Shuttle flights. We here at SCARC are thinking of our friends at the Gateway Repeater Association and Andy’s wife Susan KB3CNN.

Obituary K3MOB

Minutes July 16, 2024

This information is for Steel City Members only via the web. For public access please go to the club house on any monthly business meetings for access.


13 Colonies Special Event

The 13 Colonies have started today this is one of the most fun events of the year, and for a change Steel City doesnt have to do anything with the event except to have some fun!

So here the plan, get on the radio and make some contacts with the 16 stations that are running this events. Once you make a contact first make sure you give out your call so you can get some personal credit, but also ask them to log in “W3KWH” as another contact.  They will let you do that since they get credit for getting two stations on one contact.   {note! This is for phone & CW contacts only. FT-8 contacts will have to be made at the club using W3KWH}

If you do use W3KWH to make a contact please send me the following information to me at n3lrg@w3kwh.com  “CALLSIGN – UTC DATE – UTC TIME – FREQ – RS(T) – MODE”  if you the first one to send me that  state I will record your call on the website. {Note! based on email time}   If we get all 16 callsigns for the club  then the club will submit it to get the club some very nice wallpaper…

The main purpose of this event is just have some fun on the radio this next week.  The event just goes to the 7th and maybe this Wednesday we can have some fun operating this event while having some FD leftovers!

Send me: n3lrg@w3kwh.com

YOUR CALLSIGN THEIR CALLSIGN UTC DATE UTC TIME FREQUENCY RST MODE

Log Sheets: https://13colonies.us/logsheet
Instructions: https://13colonies.us/
DX Spotting Page:  http://www.dxsummit.fi/#/

STEEL CITY MEMBERS MAKE CONTACTS
K2A KA3JKS – SSB
N1BZ – CW
KR3DX – FT8
K2F – KA3JKS – SSB
KR3DX – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2I KC3SZH – SSB
N1BZ – CW
KR3DX – FT8
K2B KC3SZH – SSB
WA3VXJ – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2G – KR3DX – SSB
N3GHO – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2J KA3JKS – SSB
N1BZ – CW
KR3DX – FT8
K2C KA3JKS – SSB
KR3DX – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2H – K3WPL – SSB
N3GHO – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2K KR3DX – SSB
N3GHO – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2D – N3KAC – SSB
N1BZ – CW
KR3DX – FT8
GB13COL KR3DX – SSB
KR3DX – FT8
K2L KC3SZH – SSB
N3GHO – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2E K3WPL – SSB
KR3DX – FT8
N1BZ – CW
TM13COL KR3DX – SSB
N1BZ – CW
KR3DX – FT8
K2M WA3VXJ – FT8
N1BZ – CW
N3LRG – SSB
WM3PEN KA3JKS – SSB
N1BZ – CW
FT-8 GREEN SSB BLUE CW RED

The first member that works each station using W3KWH and reports it to the webmaster will get credit for that state.

QSL Been Uploaded

Steel City ARC club has uploaded their contact made for the Lewis & Clark event to QRZ & Eqsl website today.  The Field Day 2024 contact will be uploaded this weekend. As for LOTW it will be updated when they come online again. If your looking for confirmation please check these websites.

 

 

 

 

 

Bylaws Committee Formed

A formal Bylaws Committee has been form to review the bylaws of the Steel City ARC.  They have not been updated since 1990 so this committee will come up with recommendations for what needs to be updated.  Their report will be submitted to the membership though its three readings during the business meeting then voted on.

Here are the current members of the Bylaws Committee:

BYLAW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

MEMBERS AT LARGE
LEADERSHIP
KA3SZO
John Rakoczy
N3LRG
Christine Rial
KC3TWO
John Mahalchak
NN3X
Seth Szymanski
W3TMR
Trevor Reed
N3KAC
Ted Zeigler
K3PQ
Christopher Grimm
KA3YNO
Walt Adkins
WQ3T
David Huston
N3WMI
Neil Mcgee
KJ3D
James Dattilo
N3EVN
Jeffrey Bussard
N1BZ
Brad Zimmerly
WA3VXJ
Karl Pastorak
N3GHO
Gloria Child
KC3SZH
Sean Langford
WA3BKD
Art Mueller

Public Notice Of Business Meeting Dates

Featured

UPDATETHE VOTE IS ON!  Please help the club save some money and come to the July 24th Social to vote in person. If you cant make it a ballot will be mailed out to you. The deadline to return is Aug 16th so the results can be ready at the Aug. business meeting.

OLD: ARTICLE VIII – MEETINGS : SECTION 1

The regular monthly meetings shall be held at the club house on the third Tuesday of every month. The regular meeting can be omitted for special occasions such as Field Day, Christmas Party, etc., at the discretion of the President.

NEW: ARTICLE VIII – MEETINGS : SECTION 1

The regular monthly meetings shall be held at the club house on the third Wednesday of every month. The regular meeting can be omitted for special occasions such as Field Day, Christmas Party, etc., at the discretion of the President.

We are only changing one word of the bylaw “Tuesday” to “Wednesday“. To see the full SCARC bylaws follow this link: https://w3kwh.com/constitution-and-bylaws/

Field Day 2024 @ Club House

Join the Steel City Amateur Radio Club On June 22-23

For out biggest event of the year. Field Day 2024 will take place this Saturday June 22 from 2:00 PM though 2:00 PM on Sunday the 23rd.  The club house will be in full operations during this time.  We will have CW, Phone, and Digital operators on the air.  The public is welcome to attend to check out our operations and join in on the fun.  See our operators work every state in the country in 24 hours.  Food will be served for Saturday Dinner, Midnight Rations, Sunday Breakfast, and Sunday Lunch. Not only will we be on the air at our station we will be showing off our portable setup also while we try out some of our new POTA antenna’s at the club house.