NU3Q Go Box Demo

On May 8, 2019 Wednesday night Bob Mente,NU3Q will be doing a Go Box demo at the Steel City club house at 7:00 PM.  Come on up to the club house to see what all this talk of Go Boxes are about and how to make one yourself.

 

 

 

SKYWARN® – Presentation

On April 24th promptly at 7:00 PM updated  8 pm the Steel City ARC will be hosting a presentation about SKYWARN.  This presentation is a talk about what is SKYWARN organization and how ham radio is importance to the National Weather Service.  This will be a good meeting to learn about the service and and if you want to take the next step and become a train weather spotter.

 


SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make life-saving warning decisions. Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.

SKYWARN® spotter reports provide vital “ground truth” to the NWS. They act as our eyes and ears in the field. Spotter reports help our meteorologists issue timely, accurate, and detailed warnings by confirming hazardous weather detected by NWS radar. Spotters also provide critical verification information that helps improve future warning services. SKYWARN® Spotters serve their local communities by acting as a vital source of information when dangerous storms approach. Without spotters, NWS would be less able to fulfill its mission of protecting life and property.

Check out there website:
https://www.skywarn.org/

Steel City – 2019 VE Testing Sessions

Chris Grimm K3PQ is now our new VE Testing examiner contact person.  People interesting in becoming an amature radio operator or planning to up grade there license should get in touch with Chris at the link below.   The testing sessions will be on the Wednesday after the Steel City Business meeting at 7:00 PM at our club house. {DIRECTIONS HERE} Preregistration is highly recommend and will have priority, but walk-in’s will be allowed if space is available.  Check out our VE webpage for more information and the latest updates and Chris’s contact information.

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Attention Members – Access Changes

Hello Members:

This is to inform you that the 2019 password updates have taken place for the “Members Only” & “Minutes” web pages.   Also both remote’s passwords have also changed.   Please used the new passwords that were given out at the last social meeting.  If you have not received the new passwords please make sure you stop up at the next social meeting to pick them up.  Finally all key cards have been updated for the 2019 membership.

The Technical Committee

 

2m Repeater Update

The technical committee has been dealing with this noise issue on the old Kenwood 2m repeater for about two weeks now.  After cleaning up several noise sources up on the hill it has been determine that the receiver on the Kenwood repeater  is dying.  We currently have the Yaesu system fusion hooked up on the 2m side right now.  Since it is using it internal controller we current do not have a connection to the Echolink machine.  So for the near future Echolink will be down.   Currently the Yaesu is running in FM mode and the club will determine at the next business meeting if it will be switched to dual analog/digital mode.

WASHfest 2019

WASHfest 2019
The South Hills Hamfest
Now in our TWENTY FOURTH big year!
Sponsored by the WIRELESS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH HILLS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC

 

Sunday, February 24th, 2019
8:00 AM until 3:00 PM Rain or Shine (or Snow!)
Home Economics Building, South Park
3735 Buffalo Drive, South Park Township, PA 15129
Behind the Allegheny County Police Station on Brownsville Road
Talk-In on 146.955(-) and 443.650(+) 131.8 PL

For more information: http://www.n3sh.org/Hamfests/2019/WASHFest%202019%20Flyer%201.pdf

Winter Field Day Coming

Link

Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday. For 2019, the dates are January 26th and 27th for more information go to their web site https://www.winterfieldday.com  We will be operating at the Steel City club and meeting at the club abut 1:30 on Saturday. Its a open event for any hams or non hams. Hope to see you there.

What? The storage room been clean & organized.

Now dont drop dead its not the end of the world.  The storage room been clean & organized by your Technical Committee.  We haven taken this biggest task in the world on and have conquered it. It has all been cleaned out, mopped, and new shelving installed in the room.  We threw out a bunch of stuff and organized the rest. You can now walk in the room.

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