Interesting find from John N3EQP
In 1944, this short subject film was produced by the Jam Handy Organization and sponsored by the Hallicrafters Company. It shows the construction of the SCR-299 and dramatizes its use during World War II. This is a B&W documentary presenting a look at the manufacturing and use of the (now defunct) Hallicrafters Company’s SCR-299 “mobile communications unit.”
They have launched and 2nd balloon today July 25th. Watch the video below and you can track this one by following the links for K2BSA-12. Currently K2BSA-11 is over the Atlantic ocean and we will have to wait until it gets near land to see if it made the ocean crossing.
Balloon launch followed by successful tracking
Posted by K2BSA on Tuesday, July 25, 2017
ALSO IN THE K2BSA NEWS………………….
Also our own AE3JM has some time to do SOTA activation this morning…
Activating Garden Ground Mountain (SOTA WV8/NR-058) on satellite this morning at the National Boy Scout Jamboree.
FROM July 21st….
The K2BSA staff launched an ARHAB balloon from the Summit on July 21.
You can track the balloon at the following links:
Bob N3LL worked Jason Mueller at the Boy Scout Jamboree via 6 meters Saturday morning 7/22/2017 using the FT8 digital program.
Our very own Colin K0LIN set up the WSPR transmitter at the club last night. It is putting out 50 mW of power into the HyTower vertical antenna. As you can see by the map below even with 50 mW of power station from around the world can here our magical hill top. For more details check out WSPRnet.org click on the map link at the top right hand side. If you scroll down you can enter a search just for W3KWH on the 20 meter band and see the latest receptions.
Click on the map for a full size version
Here are the 24 Hours results
In honor of Bobby’s visit to his hometown I have recovered his 6 meters recordings from the old site.
SCARC member N3LL, Bob Carnahan, put together a small collection of recordings made of 6-meter skip activities in which DX stations running as little as 30-watts can be heard. Most of the recordings are contacts between the club’s station, W3KWH, and others; however, Bob includes one DX contact made from his home running only 100-watts and using a par omni loop antenna design.
All links provide MP3 streams (compatible w/dial-up)
|5T5SN in Mauritania, Italy – received by N3LL in Pittsburgh, PA
N3LL was using a simple par omni loop antenna.
|FG1GW – Guadeloupe, France – with W3KWH||FG1GW
|FM5AA – Martinique, France – with W3KWH / Bob (N3LL)
|K6MYC near Fresno, California, in QSO with NU3A in Newark, Delaware
|VE9PLB – Miramich, New Brunswick, Canada – with N3LL – Pittsburgh, PA
|VP2V – British Virgin Islands – with N3LL – Pittsburgh, PA
|W3HH – Short code segment from W3HH in Ocala, Florida
|WA3TTS 6-Meter beacon [SCARC, Pittsburgh] running at 40-milliwatts as copied by K0KP in Duluth, Minnesota
|N3LL, while operating from the gulf coast of Florida [25-miles south of Sarasota; grid: EL86], made this recording as he tuned through a rare 6-meter band opening on January 25, 2009.
(CW & SSB)
On Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the club I will have a refresher course on using the remotes and also how to use RemoteHams software.
Dear fellow Lodge members, Adam from Pitt Metamesh will be at the club tomorrow night to talk about Mesh Networking.
Thanks to David W3QT for researching this project. Tnx Karl