Celebrating 100 years of WWV

WW0WWV – 1919-2019

We’re glad you’ve joined us to help celebrate the World’s oldest continually operating radio station, WWV, as it turns 100 on October 1, 2019 –  less than 5 months!

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) have reached an agreement and are working together to organize the event.

NIST will focus on the plans for Tuesday, October 1, 2019, when they will host a recognition ceremony and an open house at the radio station north of Fort Collins.

NCARC will operate a special event amateur radio station, call sign WW0WWV, on the WWV property starting September 28 and going 24-hours a day through October 2, 2019.  The goal is to make as many U.S. and world-wide contacts during the 120-hour period as possible, using multiple bands and multiple modes on at least 4 simultaneous transmitters.  The effort will require hundreds of volunteer operators.

For more info on the special event:
http://wwv100.com/

For more info on WWV @ 100 years:
https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2019/10/nist-radio-station-wwv-100-year-anniversary

SUNDAY NIGHT DIGITAL NET

Try out the area wide digital net on the Keystone-West network. Local users can access it on the W3KWH 444.450 repeater or any of Pittsburgh area C4FM repeaters, we are going to have a area wide digital net on the system fusion KEYSTONE-WEST room.  Room number #60328.  With the Yaesu Fusion getting more popular we thought it would help out operators just getting into the Fusion System somewhere to go to for information.  If your club has an Yaesu System Fusion repeater talk the leadership into connecting it to room #60328 for at least one hour a week.

 

Dont think you can go far on 2m?

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Don’t think you go far working 2m.  Well Bobby reporting it is too hot to go out in Florida so he might as well try some two meters at the club.  He just worked N4JQQ at 645 miles using FT-8.  Look how far people are getting out on 2m, and this is all in the past two hours.  Remember from the club you can work from 160m up to 70cm.  Why don’t you come up and try out one of our radios! The Steel City club house is really on top of a magical hill.

Jamboree-on-the-Air

62nd JOTA: October 18-20, 2019

Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. This jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby amateur radio operator’s ham shack. Many times you can find the hams will come to you by setting up a station at your Scout camporee, at the park down the block, or perhaps at a ham shack already set up at your council’s camp.

Tell Me More

When Scouts want to meet young people from another country, they usually think of attending a World Jamboree. But few people realize that each year more than a million Scouts and Guides “get together” over the airwaves for the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA). During the 2014 event, worldwide Scouting participation included 1.1 million Boy Scouts and 200,000 Girl Guides/Gils Scouts, for a total participation of over 1.3 million–the largest Scouting event in the world.

JOTA Rules

Stations should call “CQ Jamboree,” or answer stations doing so. Any authorized frequency may be used. It is recommended that stations use the agreed World Scout Frequencies, listed in the guidelines. To avoid congestion, use close-by frequencies.

JOTA is not a contest. The idea is not to contact as many stations as possible during the weekend.

Scout website: https://www.scouting.org/jota/

ARRL website: http://www.arrl.org/jamboree-on-the-air-jota

Happy Birthday

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the League’s first president and cofounder, Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM), W1AW.  HPM was born on September 2, 1869.

As we have done with earlier birthday milestones, ARRL is again holding an operating event to celebrate HPM’s legacy.


Objective: This operating event is open to all amateurs, and the goal is straightforward:  Find stations operating in the event, many adding “/150” to their call signs, and contact as many as possible during the 9-day celebration on each of the event bands (using any/all of the 3 event modes on each band).

Time Period: The 9-day event begins 0000 UTC August 31 and runs until 2359 UTC September 8, 2019.

Eligibility: All amateur stations may participate.

Who is eligible to use their “callsign/150”?   W1AW and ALL ARRL members are eligible and will append /150 to their call sign during this event (this includes DX Stations who are ARRL members, who may operate as callsign/150 if permitted by the regulations of their country of license).

For more information:  http://www.arrl.org/hpm150-birthday-celebration

DX ENGINEERING HAMFEST

DX Engineering Announces DXE Hamfest with Free Flea Market, August 10, 2019

DX Engineering will be holding its first “DXE Hamfest” on Saturday, August 10, featuring a free flea market, giveaways, special discounts, a Go-Kit contest, and satellite operation demonstrations.

The event will take place in DX Engineering’s showroom inside the Summit Racing Retail Super Store in Tallmadge, Ohio near Akron from 9 am to noon. The free flea market will run from 8 am to noon in Summit Racing’s paved North parking lot.

Ham Radio enthusiasts can meet and mingle with colleagues from the region, sample the latest Amateur Radio gear, and get their technical questions answered by DX Engineering’s team of Elmers. Enjoy refreshments and these activities:

* Expert demonstrations on how to contact Amateur Radio satellites. Get your questions answered from an experienced satellite operator.

* Enter to win an ICOM IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2 GHz Transceiver.**

* A $100 DX Engineering Gift Card will be awarded to the club or individual who brings in the best functional Emergency Go-Kit. Please bring Go-Kits to the DX Engineering Showroom for judging.

* Big discounts on open-box Amateur Radio equipment.

* Save with Hamfest Specials on Amateur Radio gear from top manufacturers.

Talk with ARRL representatives who will be hosting a booth at the Hamfest.

Amateur operators are encouraged to check in to the N8DXE Repeater at 146.985 MHz—no PL tone required. More details on Hamfest will be announced on DXEngineering.com and on the DX Engineering Facebook page.

2019 Corn Roast

STEEL CITY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ANNUAL CORN ROAST WILL BE HELD

August 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM 

This is open to all Steel City ARC member and pending members.  Bring your YL and kids and enjoy this annual get together with the whole Steel City family.

For More Information See the Corn Roast Website

Please send Carol your RSVP so she can get a good head count
she can be emailed at the follow address. 

N3SBF@COMCAST.NET
RSVP by  Aug 3rd