ARRL November Sweepstakes

Objective: For stations in the United States and Canada (including territories and possessions) to exchange QSO  information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 mete rbands.

Operating Guideline: You must include your call sign in the exchange information you transmit to the other station.  This is generally done between your precedence (A/B/Q/M/S/U) and your check (year of first license) as follows:

CQing Station: CQ Sweepstakes from W9JJ
Answering Station: W1AW
CQer: W1AW 123 A W9JJ 79 CT
Ans: 43 M W1AW 31 CT
CQer: Thanks, CQ Sweepstakes from W9JJ

As the answering station, it is not necessary to send the CQing station’s call unless you feel there might be some confusion about what station you are responding to.

Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party

Hi all,

I have been in contact with Barry N1EU and Ed DD5LP with respect to options for the next NA – EU S2S QSO Party. We have settled on Saturday 3 November 2018 between 14:00 UTC to 17:00 UTC. This will be the core activity period for the event, with those that wish starting an hour or so earlier and / or finishing later.

This date has been arranged to take advantage of the dates when we change from summer time to winter time in both the USA and Europe. It is a few weeks earlier than in previous years which we hope will help with the extended stay on the summits.

In the light of the widening of SOTA in the Americas, from this point it is proposed that the event will be renamed the Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party

Please make a note in your diary.

73 Gerald G4OIG / G8CXK

Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party

Hello all,
As you have figure out by now your webmaster got hooked by the SOTA bug and I have been enjoying my mountain top experiences.  Including this past Saturday when I worked my first transatlantic contact {Germany} on 20 meters using only 5 watts of power from my FT-817 radio.  So when I was surfing the SOTA web site and notice this posting for a Summit to Summit QSO party,  and I want to try to do this event in November.  Does anyone want to join me on this transatlantic adventure?
N3LRG


Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party – 3 November 2018

Hi all,
I have been in contact with Barry N1EU and Ed DD5LP with respect to options for the next NA – EU S2S {Summit to Summit}  QSO Party. We have settled on Saturday 3 November 2018 between 14:00 UTC to 17:00 UTC. This will be the core activity period for the event, with those that wish starting an hour or so earlier and / or finishing later.

This date has been arranged to take advantage of the dates when we change from summer time to winter time in both the USA and Europe. It is a few weeks earlier than in previous years which we hope will help with the extended stay on the summits.

In the light of the widening of SOTA in the Americas, from this point it is proposed that the event will be renamed the Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party

Please make a note in your diary.

73 Gerald G4OIG / G8CXK

New Jersey – QSO Party

As suggested by Lloyd, KA3MSE
For full rules and aditional information see: 
http://www.k2td-bcrc.org/njqp/njqp_rules.html

New
Jersey
QSOParty

Objective

  • Contact as many NJ amateurs in as many NJ counties as possible.
  • NJ stations contact as many amateurs in the US, Canada and the world as possible.

Date/Time

  • September 15 & 16, 2018
  • Sat. 1200 (noon) EDST (1600 UTC) to 2359 EDST (0359 UTC) and
    Sun. 1000 EDST (1400 UTC) to Sun. 1600 EDST (2000 UTC)

Bands

  • 80 , 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters ONLY.
  • Suggested frequencies:
 Band CW Phone
80M 3.550 3.825
40M 7.050 7.190
20M 14.050 14.250
15M 21.050 21.400
10M 28.050 28.400

Entry Categories

  • Single Operator
    • High power (150 W or more)
    • Low power (<150 W)
    • QRP (5 W or less)
  • Multi-operator
    • High power (150W or more)
    • Low power (<150 W)
    • QRP (5 W or less))
  • Mobile/Rover/Portable
    • Low power (<150 W)
    • QRP (5 W or less)
    • NJ stations, operating in more than one NJ county, must append a slash and the county abbreviation to their call.
    • Non-NJ stations, operating in more than one state or province should append a slash and their state or province abbreviation to their call.
    • Mobile or portable stations that change geographic area (county for NJ stations or S/P/DX for others) are considered to be a new station and may be contacted again for QSO points and multiplier credit. No station may claim simultaneous operation in more than one county, state, or province.
  • Rookie
    • Licensed within 1 year of date of the NJQP.
    • Rookie operators should select “Rookie” in the overlay category.

Modes

  • CW and Phone.
  • No repeater or internet modes.

Exchange

 

 

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?