SHACOG Technical Rescue Demo & Talk

On Sept 25th the steel City ARC hosted the SHACOG Technical Rescue Team as they practice there yearly recertification on tower rescue.  Dean from the team gave an excellent talk on how to prep for a tower climb, gear that is needed, what to do if an accident does happen, and finally what the ground personnel needs to know.

Tower Rescue

Power Point Down Load Here: Tower Rescue

How to put on a harness: Donning Harness Poster 092019.pdf
Harness inspection form: Inspection Form Harness_Fillable.pdf
Understanding ANSI Z359 Fall Protection: Understanding ANSI Z359.pdf

Here is the the photos taken during the demo:

Talk – WA3TFS Designs for Amateur Radio

WA3TFS Designs for Amateur Radio
Talk & Demo Oct 6th @ 7:00 PM

Jim Forkin, WA3TFS will be giving a talk about kit building and his kit that he has for sale at our Oct 6th, Wednesday night social meeting.  The talk will begin at 7:00 PM.

Jim will be talking about some of his kits like, Simple FM SFR transceiver for 10 or 6 meters {See picture}, An simple SDR receiver for 1 kHz to 1.7 GHz, Using Arduino’s microprocessors for ham radio applications. He will also talk about the advantages of software control radios.

Check out his website: http://wa3tfs.com

Picnic Photos

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Thanks to John, KC3MMC for taking some pictures during our big celebration.

Be the first to hear LEDSAT in orbit

The mission has the primary goal of training students in designing, developing and operating a spacecraft. The LEDSAT team hopes to exploit the mission to investigate the performance of a technology based on LEDs for tracking satellites in Low-Earth Orbit.

LEDSAT logo
LEDSAT has, as the name suggests, an LED-based payload onboard that can be commanded by the LEDSAT team to flash for short periods of time. The LEDs will be only observable through telescopes in order to investigate the use of LEDs to support optically tracking the CubeSat. The LEDSAT team collaborated with astronomers for the LEDSAT mission as to not disturb astronomical observations and the LEDs cannot be seen by the naked eye either. The reason is that the magnitude of the LEDs is expected to always be between 8 and 13 and the eye can only see down to a magnitude of 6. The magnitude scale is reversed, meaning a higher value magnitude will result in a less bright object. Additionally, the LEDs can be turned off at any time by the LEDSAT team.

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Sunday 15th @ 1:00 PM

Steel City 80th Anv.

Sunday Aug 15th @ 1:00 PM

 

 

  • Operators are needed as early as 10:00 AM to Work W8O
  • Early Helper be there at 12:00 noon
    • Parking attendants
    • Setup Tables
  • Party Starts at 1:00 PM for get together
  • Food is served at 2:00 PM
  • Volunteers are needed afterwards for cleanup

If your taking pictures please bring a cable so we can upload your pictures to be used on website.

W8O Zoom Training Session

SCARC MEMBERS ONLY

Hello Steel City Members, there will be a special Zoom meeting on Saturday Night at 8:00 PM. Look in your email for the Zoom meeting invite Saturday morning. We will be going over how we are going to operate from the club house, club remotes, and from your homes.  Our special event station will run from Aug 8th though Aug 15th.   The event will start immediately after the QCWA net on Sunday morning ~9:00 AM.  Below is the tentative scheduled for operations.

Sunday – Aug 8th

  • Club house only day
  • Be at club house at 8:30 AM to start after QCWA net
  • Frequencies will be 3.983 Mhz, TBA
  • Be at Club house after 6:00 PM work though the Keystone Digital Net

Tuesday – Aug 10th – Net night

  • Club House only day after 6:00 PM
  • Work though the SCARC Tuesday night net.
  • Frequencies: 3.983, TBA

Wednesday – Aug 11th – Social Night

  • Club House only day after 6:00 PM
  • Work though the Wednesday Social night
  • Frequencies: 3.983, TBA

Sunday – Aug 15th – SCARC 80th Birthday Picnic

  • Club House only day
  • Operate from the club house before and after the party
  • Frequencies: 3.983, TBA
  • Special events ends after the Keystone Digital Net

On the “Club House only days” you will only be allowed to operate from the club house. All other day you will be allowed to operate from your homes.

KDKA & First Baseball Game

Aug 7, 1200Z-2359Z, KD3KA, Saxonburg, PA. –  Butler County Amateur Radio Public Service Group.  KDKA, Pittsburgh, PA is the longest continuously scheduled commercial broadcast radio station in the world and holds many “firsts” in radio history. The first radio broadcast of a professional baseball game was on KDKA on August 5, 1921, from Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. BCARPSG will celebrate this centennial milestone with a special event station from Roebling Park in Saxonburg, near the site of KDKA mediumwave and W8XK shortwave transmitters in the 1930’s. A commemorative QSL is available via BCARPSG, P.O. Box 141, Prospect, PA 16052. Please send SASE. Donations gratefully accepted. https://www.kdka100.org

Frequencies: 7.040 7.240 14.040 14.240.

QSL:
BCARPSG
P.O. Box 141
Prospect, PA 16052
Please send SASE. Donations gratefully accepted.

Work Party @ Aug 7th 10:00 AM

Work Party At The Club House
Saturday – Aug 7th @ 10:00 AM

It is time to clean up the place before the picnic.  We need some much needed work done at the club house.  The weeds along the drive way need cut down and cleared out. Painting of the shed. Grass and Trim work around the building needs done. And the old club house needs clean up and organize before our guest show up.

Please show up and help the club out!