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!

SCARC Member Captures ISS SSTV

Member Pat Lang, KC3QDG caught the ISS passing over the Steel City Club House during our Field Day event.  Below is what he receive sitting in his car during field day.

Want to here what a SSTV signal sounds like over two meters.  Pat also gave us the audio recording too.  List below are two of the recording.   Try using these to decode your own SSTV image. {Note: Pat was simply using  his phone up next to the speaker so at times there are background noises. – But it still worked!}

2021-06-21-13-14-00.wav – June 21, 2021 at 1:14 PM
2021-06-24-15-41-00.wav – June 24, 2021 at 3:41 PM
2021-06-23-11-36-00.wav – June 23, 2021 at 11:36 AM

Photos from other ham that weekend:
https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php

13 Colonies Special Event

Website: 13 Colonies Special Event 

Dates:  July 1st – 7th

Hello Steel City Members you should have received an group email with the 13 Colonies Log Form.  Use this form to enter your club contacts. At the end of the event we will gather up all the contact and submit it for the certificate.  If you did not get the email and need the link to them form please let me know. n3lrg@w3kwh.com

Use this link to report your contacts:
https://forms.gle/ATWUTxBWSmS731W49


Here are the stations we still need to work…..

K2A – New York K2H – Massachusetts
K2B Virginia K2I – New Jersey
K2C – Rhode Island K2J – North Carolina
K2D – Connecticut K2K – New Hampshire
K2E – Delaware K2L – South Carolina
K2F – Maryland K2M – Pennsylvania
K2G – Georgia GB13COL – Great Britain
WM3PEN – William Penn TM13COL – France

 

2010-2020 Old Time Picture Gallery

Today I move some photo into our “Old Time Pictures” page.  These are some of the pictures from the club from 2010 through 2020.  It is interesting to see how the club membership has changed over the years.  And how our equipment has changed too from Tandy Model 100 laptops to today Windows PC. If you have additional photos you would like to see be included please send them to me.

« 1 of 2 »

Field Day 2021 – Final Report

Well Field Day 2021 is over now and I got to say everyone that came up to the top of the hill had a lot of fun.   I do want to take some time and thank all the people that help setup, support, and clean up from this year field day.

Contact Per Band:
80m – 98
40m – 631
20m – 160
15m – 25
10m – 28
6m – 71
2m – 2
Total Contacts = 1,015

Total Per Mode:
CW –  558
Phone – 262
Digital – 195

Operators:

WQ3T, KC3MMC, WA3VXJ, N3LRG,  KA3SZO, WA3BKD, KC3QDG, K3IQ,
KC3MXP, KC3LED, WA3FWA, WB3AGB, AG5FX, AD3AA, WA2YEZ

And thank you to all the loggers that help our operators out!

UTAH???  What happen? Did the state go on vacation?

ARRL Field Day 2021

Steel City ARC will be hosting our 2021 field day at the Steel City club house.  The public is welcome to attend and to find out what Ham Radio is doing and to look at the equipment we have.  Members are encourage to stop by and operate make sure you check the sign up page below to.  Fellow hams are alway welcome to check out the clubhouse and sit down to operate on this very special weekend.

How to find the club house: http://w3kwh.com/find-the-clubhouse/

Member Operating Scheduled: https://docs.google.com/document

Members and locals hams wanting to work a shift take a look at the above operating scheduled and select a time you want to show up for. Then send an email to n3lrg@w3kwh.com with the time you want.  I will then enter it onto the scheduled.

This year Steel City W3KWH will be operating from 160 meters up into the microwave band 1296 Mhz. We need at least four operators per shift and this year we want to have logger helping out the operators by enter the contacts into our logging programs.  So even if you dont want to talk on the radio you can still help out the club by being a logger. {Plus even no hams can be loggers}

Field Day Food Scheduled: https://docs.google.com/document

Members you invited to any of the meals please send a email to n3lrg@w3kwh.com to let us know you will be at the meal.  This will let us know your coming and there will be enough food.