Edmund Fitzgerald

WØJH Special Event November 2-4, 2018

November 10th of this year will be the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the loss of her entire 29 man crew. We will be operating from the state park grounds of Split Rock Lighthouse in Minnesota (ARLHS USA-783; Grid Square EN47). The Fitz passed Split Rock Lighthouse on her final voyage.

Listen to the Coast Guard Transmission that evening.


2 NOVEMBER an ISS contact to school has been planned with participants at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, Palmer, MA (USA) !
The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:50 UTC.
The contact will be direct between NA1SS and KB1MDS.
The contact should be audible over the state of Massachusetts (USA ) and adjacent areas.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.
The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
73 de IW2BSF – Rudy Parisio


The Mosley Pro-67-c3 has arrived

Let the fun begin, the Mosley antenna arrived 9/18/2018 via FedEX in 6 boxes.

Frequency, MHz
28, 24, 21, 18, 14, 10, 7
Power Rating, watts CW
Power Rating, watts SSB
Power Rating, AM/FM
Power Rating, RTTY/AMTOR
VSWR at frequency
1.0/1 to 1.6/1
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 10 m
9.3 / 4
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 12 m
8.3 / 3
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 15 m
8.3 / 3
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 17 m
8.3 / 3
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 20 m
8.2 / 3
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 30 m
0.0 / 1
Forward Gain, dBd / Elements on 40 m
6.8 / 3
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 10 m
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 12 m
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 15 m
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 17 m
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 20 m
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 30 m
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 40 m
Boom Length
24 ft / 7.32 m
Maximum Element Length
43.75 ft / 13.34 m
Turning Radius
23.67 ft / 7.21 m
Mast Mount Hardware (equipped)
2 in / 5.08 cm
Assembled Weight
145 lbs / 65.77 kg
Wind Surface Area
12.1 sq ft / 1.12 sq m
Wind Load, EIA Standard 80 MPH
330 lbs / 149.69 kg
2 years
Recommended Coax
RG-8 / RG-213

QCWA Chapter 6 Meeting

Our Next QCWA Chapter 6 Meeting

The next meeting of the QCWA Chapter 6 will be held on Saturday, September 15. The third Saturday in September was selected to avoid conflicting dates with the Labor Day holiday, the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society meet, and a hamfest. The doors open at Noon and we start shortly thereafter. We will be returning to our previous venue of:

Rocky’s Bar and Grill
1562 Island Ave.
McKees Rocks, PA

As usual, solicitations are made for presentations with a bribe of a free lunch. Volunteers please contact President Jack Buzon, KA3HPM, ahead of time for agenda sequencing. Volunteers and nominations will also be solicited for the 2019 officer positions. Note, too, that the Fleming Park bridge coming off of Neville Island into McKees Rocks is closed and will be well into 2019. Alternate routes from the west via Route 51 out of Coraopolis, or from the east via McKees Rocks bridge and Island Avenue are recommended.

Nate Firestone W3SVJ
Chapter Secretary

System Fusion Podcast – HamRadioLive

This Thursday (7/5) on Ham Talk Live!, Cory Sickles, WA3UVV will take your questions about System Fusion! We’ll talk about how it works, and how it compares to other digital voice modes.

Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern time (0100Z) by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button!

If you miss the show live, you can listen on demand anytime also at hamtalklive.com; or a podcast version is on nearly all podcast sites a few minutes after the live show is over. Some sites include Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and iHeart Podcasts; and it’s also available on YouTube.

Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show, or by Skype. Our username is hamtalklive. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

Listen to the recording here:

Listen to “Ham Talk Live!” on Spreaker.