Steel City Members:
Invitations are now enable for those Steel City members that which to work the Lewis & Clark special event can now request to join the fun. Send me your NAME, CALL, and Email Address. I will then create an invite that will be email out to you.
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To remind you the Lewis & Clark special event is from June 4th through 19th. Steel City radio club is representing the state of Pennsylvanian and is the start of the trail as operators work the sixteen states across the country.
I am posting pictures as I get them. So check back frequently for more and new photos.
Special Business Meeting
May 4th @ 7:00 PM
For Discussion On Picnic Pavilion
On Wednesday May 4th will will be holding an special purpose business meeting to finalize our plans for the picnic pavilion build. A vote will take place to authorize the funding.
Steel City Special Event Station
Carnegie Library Grand Opening of Library Park
April 23, 2022 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Listen for the “Steel City ARC” special event station W3C from today through Sunday as we celebrate the opening of Library Park here in Carnegie, PA. Tomorrow you can join us at the Library as Steel City will have three different stations located around the library. Up on the second floor in the Lincoln room we will have a Morse Code demonstration with information on how Andrew Carnegie help set up the US Army Morse Code operation during the Civil War. We will also have two Go Boxes set up in the parking lot and within the new park demonstrating how ham radio is alive an well.
There will be many different community events going on at the library for the whole family to enjoy. Plus several different food vendors to
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The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall (ACFL&MH) has served Carnegie and surrounding communities the “beacon on the hill” since 1901. The Library & Music Hall was Andrew Carnegie’s legacy gift to the town that incorporated to take his name in 1894. Though he funded 2,500 libraries around the world, the industrialist-turned-philanthropist endowed only five libraries. The ACFL&MH is proudly one of them.
VE TESTING SESSION – Saturday
April 20 @ 7:00 PM
At the club house.
More information here!
It is that time of the year for the big April – Steel City Business Meeting to be held at the Steel City Clubhouse on April 19th at 8:00 PM. The social part of the meeting will begin at 7:00 PM with the business meeting starting promptly at 8:00 PM. Bring your access card along for the yearly card check, and we will go over remote access for 2022.
Also on the agenda is the upcoming summer plans for the club house. The Carnegie Library special event station W3C and the onsite visit of operating at the library. The latest information on the Lewis & Clark special event scheduled for June 4-19th. And announcing our big plans for the upcoming Field Day 2022 on June 25 & 26th.
See you all at the club house….
Attention: Steel City members we have been ask to participate in this drill on Saturday April 2nd. As you can see below we will not know what is needed before the morning of the event. Our club station does quite well on the 60m band and maybe Mike or Bob can give us a refresher course on how to handle traffic some Wednesday night social meeting.
I made the announcement on this morning’s ARES net (less than great band condx) but still wanted to get the word out to the WPA section ECs with spring SET exercise information.
We’re doing things differently this spring…the date will remain the same, the first Saturday in April, the 2nd and run times will remain the same with the following change- the exercise scenario will only be given out during the ARES net that morning. participating counties will have from 0930-1000 to get their response organised and the exercise will run from 1000-1230 hrs.
In addition to the standard FM radio operations there will be HF radiogram traffic and 60m testing. Our served agencies will only be the American Red Cross, National Weather Service and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
Best 73s and press on!
Steve Fazekas K3FAZ
Volunteers Are Needed
March 19 & 20
Link to race organizer: Rabid Raccoon 100
On March 19 & 20 there will be a 100 mile ultra marathon held at Raccoon State Park which is located in Hanover Township to the west of Pittsburgh. They have ask Radio Amateur’s to help with communications during the race. Most of the people will be doing the 20 mile race on Saturday but they need coverage though the whole event which will go over night and into Sunday. We have coverage on Saturday till 7:00 PM. What I am looking for is 4 to 8 hams to cover the over night shift which runs from 7:00 PM till 5:00 AM Sunday. We need to cover 3 aid stations and 1 command post.
I would like to have at least 2 people manning each station. Our duties will be communications only. Other volunteers will be handling the needs of the runner. The duty will include recording a runner arrival and departure from the aid station. Also handling runner request back to the command post for their support crews. Plus relaying emergency communications to the command post and race officials.
If your interested in covering the over night shift
please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
BELOW IS WHAT THE RACE OFFICIALS SENT ME…
We will have other volunteers manning the aid stations, we just ask the Steel City ARC to have someone at the aid stations to communicate with the command center. This is both to communicate in the event of an emergency and to update the race directors on participant progress/aid station needs.
All aid stations are accessible by car. We would need 3 aid stations covered as well as someone at the command center (so a total of for different locations. The areas that will need coverage are aid stations 1, 2, and 4 as well as the command center at the Recreation Hall.
Aid stations will be fully equipped with tents, tables, lights, a generator, water, first aid kits, sports drinks, and food (although we welcome and encourage people to bring additional food).
The event is 36 hours long so we are trying to get volunteers from a number of different clubs to split up shifts. We appreciate any help you can provide.
Breezeshooter Fun Event
This Saturday March 5th
Steel City Club House
This Saturday at 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM Steel City ARC will be hosting a FUN PARTY along with the Breezeshooters Ground Wave contest. We will have Pizza and Snack so make your way up to the club house and have some fun while making some 10 meter contacts. This should be a good contest this year since the 10 meter band is opening up again. The mode of operation will be phone for the March 5th event.
Going to work the contest from home make sure you enter “W3KWH” under “Club Affiliation”
Steel City – Winter VE Testing Sessions
This Saturday at 12:30 PM
The session will be held at “Precision Sign & Awning” in Carnegie at 12:30 PM. For directions to the location click here
Precision Sign & Awning
3 Glass St.
Carnegie, PA 15106
For more information on Steel City VE testing session check out our VE testing Page.