Field Day 2018 – Final Results

Well another field day has come and gone.  Here our finally results based on N3FJP logging program.  Like I said we were not out to break any records but a lot of fun and fellowship while we exercised the radio here at the club house.

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Special thanks goes to all the member and visitors that showed up at the club house. 

KA3YNO Walt, WB3AGB Joe, N3LRG Christine, KB3PJW Matt, K3WGG Glen

AE3JM Jason, WA3FWA Joe, W3SVJ Nate, KA3FHV Jeffery, WA3RWD Andy

WA3VXJ Karl, WA3BKD Art, WA3RVD Mel, K0LIN Colin

N3TIR Bud – Section Emergency Coordinator


Here are the quick statistics from this years Field Day:

Total Contacts by Band and Mode:
Band CW Phone Dig Total
80 0 17 0 17
40 0 55 0 55
20 30 78 11 119
15 0 11 0 11
10 0 70 0 70
6 0 2 0 2
2 0 2 0 2
—– —–
Total 30 235 11 276

 

Total Contacts by Station:
Station Total % Radio
——- —– —–
W3KWH-PC 120 43 Icom IC-756 PRO
W3KWH-4 71 26 Yaesu FT-991
W3KWH-3 52 19 Kenwood TS-590
W3KWH-ECOM 31 11 Icom IC-9100
W3KWH-Remote1 2 1 Icom IC-820H
Total Contacts by Operator:
Operator Total
——– —-
KB3PJW 81
WB3AGB 87 {Includes WA3BKD}
K0LIN 26
N3LRG 22
KA3YNO 17
WA2YEZ 13
AE3JM 9
K3WGG 9
WA3FWA 6
KA3YNO 4
Unknown 2
Contact By Mode:
Mode Contacts
—- ———-
CW 30
Phone 235
Digital 11
Most Popular Contacts by State:
State Total
—– ——
TX 35
CA 15
GA 13
NY 12
FL 11
MA 9
PA 9
OH 8
CT 6
IL 6
IN 6
KS 6
LA 6
ME 6
NH 6
OK 6
ON 6
WI 6
States With No Hams In Them:
* Preventing us from having a US clean sweep
Idaho & Wyoming

To see the full statics click on the link below.
Field Day 2018 Full Stats

Field Day 9:45 PM Update

This is your 9:45PM Field Day report for the Steel City ARC.   We had a good group show up at the club house and we are having some fun at the same time.  We were able to keep all of out 3 stations man and operating  the whole time.  Thing are winding down but contact are still being made.  Field day continues Matt will be up here at the club house to cover for me since I have to work tomorrow 🙁  The Field day will continue till 2 pm and at that time the power switch will be switched back to mains power.  Below is the map of the US showing all the ARRL sections that we have worked from the club house.
73…
Christine, N3LRG

Field Day is a GO!

The day is finally here! The 2018 ARRL Field Day is a go, come on up to the club house to see amateur radio in action. Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

Starts at 2:00 PM EDT  {Members should try to get there by 1:00 PM}

Directions to the Club House:

208 McMichael Road
Carnegie, Pa, 15106 U.S.A

Follow what contacts are we making:

Steel City Contact Log Live!  {beta}

ARRL Field Day 2018

Come and visit us during our ARRL Field Day 2018 contest run

Saturday June 23 at 2:00 PM EDT the contest starts. Members should try to be up at the club house at 1:00 for set up and tuning up the radios.  The public is very welcome to attend this event and even operate a radio.  Think you want to know more about becoming a ham radio operator or your already are an amauture radio operator come on up and join the fun while learning something new.   The club will be providing food and drink for everyone that will attend, and will provide a helping hand to anyone wanting to operate.

 

ARRL Field Day is June 23-24

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

What will you be doing?

Winter Field Day – Jan 27/28

 Winter Field Day

 Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.

 We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of Winter Field Day will enhance those already important skills of those that who generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFD is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide.

 Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. WFDA’s goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the spring, summer, fall and winter Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach  out to the emergency service groups that offer their services.

When: 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 2018, the dates are January 27th and 28th.

For More Information:
https://www.winterfieldday.com/

WASH Two Meter Simplex Contest


18th Annual – WASH Two Meter Simplex Contest

This January will mark the Eighteenth Annual WASH 2 Meter Simplex Contest. We’ve already had a lot of interest in it, and this year promises to be even more exciting!  Everyone who participated in it the last sixteen years had a blast, & we hope to continue the tradition again this year! Rules were been revised before the 2013 event, following feedback from participants, and we have a new chair & a new address for mailing your logs from years past — please make certain that you use this year’s address!

Date & Times: Saturday, January 13th, 2018 from 7 to 11 PM EST.
(That’s January 14th 0000-0400 UTC to the purists!)

Objectives:
• To make as many contacts as possible
• To have fun!

Band, Mode & Frequencies:

The contest will take place solely on 2 meter band.
• FM : FM simplex only, no repeater contacts. The FM frequencies are all standard 2 Meter simplex frequencies, as per the ARRL 2 Meter Band Plan, every 15 kHz, from 146.505 to 146.595 MHz , and 147.450 to 147.580 MHz. Use of simplex frequencies in the “FM Experimental Simplex” band of 145.510 to 145.670 are not recommended. See list of recommended simplex channels at the end of the rules.

• CW: 144.05 to 144.1 MHz Only. (See ARRL 2 Meter band plan)

• SSB & AM: 144.2 to 144.275 MHz Only. (See ARRL 2 Meter band plan).

• Digital (including RTTY): 144.51 to 144.55 MHz. (See ARRL 2 Meter band plan) Multiple digital modes may be used, and participants are free to use any generally accepted Digital mode, but only ONE Digital QSO with a given station regardless of mode
→ Note: Listen for CW QSO’s around 144.1 MHZ 15 minutes after the hour
→ Listen for SSB & AM QSO’s around 144.2 MHz 30 minutes after the hour
→ Listen for Digital QSO’s around 144.51 MHZ 45 minutes after the hour

Power Limit: Maximum 100 watts output.

Exchange : Callsign, contact number, ZIP Code.
For the purposes of the contest, the 5 Digit ZIP Code for your location is sufficient — do not use the “Zip +4“ code. Mobiles and portables should use the ZIP code of their location as determined to the best of their ability. Canadian stations will use their 6 digit postal code

For more information & Rules check out page 17 of the WASH Rag
http://www.n3sh.org/WASHRAG/WASH1217.pdf