N3LL Magic Band {6 Meter} Recordings

In honor of Bobby’s visit to his hometown I have recovered his 6 meters recordings from the old site.

SCARC member N3LL, Bob Carnahan, put together a small collection of recordings made of 6-meter skip activities in which DX stations running as little as 30-watts can be heard. Most of the recordings are contacts between the club’s station, W3KWH, and others; however, Bob includes one DX contact made from his home running only 100-watts and using a par omni loop antenna design.

All links provide MP3 streams (compatible w/dial-up)

5T5SN in Mauritania, Italy – received by N3LL in Pittsburgh, PA
N3LL was using a simple par omni loop antenna.

FG1GW – Guadeloupe, France – with W3KWH

FM5AA – Martinique, France – with W3KWH / Bob (N3LL)
K6MYC near Fresno, California, in QSO with NU3A in Newark, Delaware
VE9PLB – Miramich, New Brunswick, Canada – with N3LL – Pittsburgh, PA
VP2V – British Virgin Islands – with N3LL – Pittsburgh, PA
W3HH – Short code segment from W3HH in Ocala, Florida
WA3TTS 6-Meter beacon [SCARC, Pittsburgh] running at 40-milliwatts as copied by K0KP in Duluth, Minnesota
N3LL, while operating from the gulf coast of Florida [25-miles south of Sarasota; grid: EL86], made this recording as he tuned through a rare 6-meter band opening on January 25, 2009.
(CW & SSB)

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Field Day 2017 – All Are Welcome

This Weekend June 24-25 The Steel City ARC club will be holding field day at the clubhouse. All are welcome to attend and to see what Ham Radio is all about.  All members are encouraged to attend and operate this weekend.  Food and drinks will be provided for the attendees.

ARRL 160 meter contest winners

The results are in for the 2016 ARRL 160 meter contest and W3KWH came in first in the Atlantic Division Multioperator,  Single transmitter, low power category. Check it out in the June QST and the 160 add on kit for the high tower does work ! 73’s from the remote operations team.