SUNDAY NIGHT DIGITAL NET

Try out the area wide digital net on the Keystone-West network. Local users can access it on the W3KWH 444.450 repeater or any of Pittsburgh area C4FM repeaters, we are going to have a area wide digital net on the system fusion KEYSTONE-WEST room.  Room number #60328.  With the Yaesu Fusion getting more popular we thought it would help out operators just getting into the Fusion System somewhere to go to for information.  If your club has an Yaesu System Fusion repeater talk the leadership into connecting it to room #60328 for at least one hour a week.

 

DX ENGINEERING HAMFEST

DX Engineering Announces DXE Hamfest with Free Flea Market, August 10, 2019

DX Engineering will be holding its first “DXE Hamfest” on Saturday, August 10, featuring a free flea market, giveaways, special discounts, a Go-Kit contest, and satellite operation demonstrations.

The event will take place in DX Engineering’s showroom inside the Summit Racing Retail Super Store in Tallmadge, Ohio near Akron from 9 am to noon. The free flea market will run from 8 am to noon in Summit Racing’s paved North parking lot.

Ham Radio enthusiasts can meet and mingle with colleagues from the region, sample the latest Amateur Radio gear, and get their technical questions answered by DX Engineering’s team of Elmers. Enjoy refreshments and these activities:

* Expert demonstrations on how to contact Amateur Radio satellites. Get your questions answered from an experienced satellite operator.

* Enter to win an ICOM IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2 GHz Transceiver.**

* A $100 DX Engineering Gift Card will be awarded to the club or individual who brings in the best functional Emergency Go-Kit. Please bring Go-Kits to the DX Engineering Showroom for judging.

* Big discounts on open-box Amateur Radio equipment.

* Save with Hamfest Specials on Amateur Radio gear from top manufacturers.

Talk with ARRL representatives who will be hosting a booth at the Hamfest.

Amateur operators are encouraged to check in to the N8DXE Repeater at 146.985 MHz—no PL tone required. More details on Hamfest will be announced on DXEngineering.com and on the DX Engineering Facebook page.

Chapter Six of the QCWA meeting

The next meeting of the QCWA Chapter 6 will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019. This is the third Saturday in June in order to avoid scheduling conflicts with the Breezeshooters’ Hamfest and the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society.
The doors will be 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
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As usual, solicitations are made for presentations with a bribe of a free lunch.
Volunteers can contact President Jack Buzon, KA3HPM, ahead of time for agenda sequencing. Please note the Fleming Park Bridge remains closed, and access to Rocky’s can be had via Route 51 out of Coraopolis or Island Avenue out of McKees Rocks. –

VOA AND WLW RADIO TOUR

If your at the Hamvention this year you might want to take the tour of WLW and VOA. It’s not to often you will get to see a 500,000 watt transmitter built by RCA, GE and Westinghouse.

 

 

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