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.”
The first picture is at 50 feet looking down and the next two are looking
towards Glendale. The last picture is at 60 feet looking down.
Here are a couple of pictures of the new store setup of DX Engineering at the Summit Racing store. They had an open box sale and various radio’s and antennas set up outside for you to use.
January 11, 1942 : The 12th regular meeting was held…at North Side YMCA. A motion to change the due’s to $3.00 per year payable at once was passed.
February 8, 1942 : W3OKU reported that the property transaction had been completed.
March 21, 1954 : A report was given on road conditions as follows: We can have the road bulldozed for $10.00 plus $7.50 an hour.
September 16, 1956 : Committee: Emil. LKM, purchased a building permit at a cost of $5.00. Paul W3WHY, got blueprints made for the new building.
April 21, 1957 : Estimated total cost of the new building as it sits now is $1,800.00- $2000.00.
March 19, 1968 : The phone was installed with no charge for the wiring. The cost to be $6.40 per month.
Here is the latest balloon updates for the BSA balloon launch.
K2BSA-12: Has been looping in the Atlantic ocean and has decided to show up heading to Puerto Rico
The new mode FT-8 is similar to the JT-65 and JT-9 modes except the T/R cycle completes in 15 seconds. Bob N3LL has worked 100’s of stations around the world on 6 meters using the TS-590sg remote station at W3KWH. Click on the above link to download or checkout FT-8.
Live from the Jamboree!
Not able to attend the 2017 National Scout Jamboree?
Here’s how to engage with K2BSA and Jamboree participants as well as Jamboree visitors via amateur radio during the Jamboree from July 19 to 27, with setup operation beginning as early as July 16.
On the Air Frequencies:
SSB in MHz: 28.390, 24.960, 21.360, 18.140, 14.290, 7.190, 3.940
PSK-31 in MHz: 28.120, 24.920, 21.080, 18.100, 14.070, 10.142, 7.080, 3.580
EchoLink: K2BSA-R Demonstration Station (node 4566), WV8BSA-R UHF Repeater (node 6544), NA1WJ-R VHF Repeater (node 873264), Conference *JAMBO* (node 832996). Please plan to connect via *JAMBO* conference for best results.
D-Star: WV8BSA and Reflector 033A — note that during the Jamboree WV8BSA is locked to REF033A, the dedicated Scouting reflector, to avoid problems with linking and unlinking with each operator’s preferences.
CW: There will be limited operation on CW as time permits. See Scouting Frequencies.
QSLs: The current K2BSA Jamboree Logbook can be found at Jamboree Logbook. There is also an online QSL request window on that page, SASE to K5ND will work, plus Logbook of the World will have all QSOs after the Jamboree.
Times of Operation: The Summit Center is only open from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time starting July 19 through the 27. We do hope to operate in the evenings remotely from staff camp, but that’s not assured. Our demonstrations with Scouts will be happening in the daytime and that’s when we need contacts.
From the K2BSA website
Below is an request from our own Jason AE3JM
The K2BSA operation at the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, WV is nearly up and operational. You can find us on Facebook by searching for K2BSA – check us out and see what we’re up to! New photos and video posted daily.