ARRL Field Day 2022

This Weekend — Saturday 25th 2:00 PM — Sunday 26th 2:00 PM
Steel City ARC will be hosting our 2022 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 always 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/

This year Steel City W3KWH will be operating from 160 meters up into the microwave band 1296 Mhz. We need at least eight people per shift to operate four radio while having four people logging their contacts. So even if you don’t want to talk on the radio you can still help out the club by being a logger.

Steel City Provided Meals:

  • Saturday Evening Meal ~6:00 PM
  • Midnight Rations ~11:30 PM
  • Sunday Morning Breakfast ~8:00 AM
  • Sunday Lunch ~12:00 PM
  • Snacks and drinks are provided for the operators.

If you have any questions please send a email to n3lrg{at} w3kwh {dit} com.

Business Meeting – Tuesday June 21 @ 7pm

Business Meeting – 7:00 PM – Tuesday June 22
Please note the the earlier start time of 7:00 PM.

Steel City will be conducting their monthly business meeting at the club house this Tuesday.

Hear the final wrap up for the 1st ever Lewis & Clark event.  And we are going to cover the upcoming Field Day activities.

Rachel Carson Trail Challenge – Ham Volunteers


The Twenty-Fifth Annual Rachel Carson Trail Challenge will take place on June 18, 2022, the Saturday nearest the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. The Challenge is a 35-mile long, one-day, sunrise to sunset endurance hike on nearly the entire rugged Rachel Carson Trail. Unlike a footrace, the “challenge” is not to win, but to endure, to finish the hike in one day. This time, the Challenge starts in North Park at sunrise and ends 35 miles later in Harrison Hills Park. The deadline for finishing is sunset, 8:54 PM or 15 hours 4 minutes, whichever comes first.

Volunteers

They are going to need ham radio volunteers at many of the check point along the trail.  There are many different shift from morning to late afternoon shift.  Check out the signup form below to see where and at what times the shift are at. If you’d like to help out, review the Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities and sign up!

NOTE: It will require to sign in use “rctc” for both user-id and password.
Rachel Carson Trails Volunteer Signup

National Police Week Special Event – K3FBI

National Police Week Special Event – K3FBI – 0000z May 15 through 2359z May 21

National Police Week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.  National Police Week 2022 in United States will begin on Sunday, May 15 and ends on Saturday, May 21

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

K3FBI – The FBI AMATEUR RADIO ASSOC (FBIARA) was formed Circa. 1991 from a group of amateur radio operators who were FBI employees and would get together on the air. This became known as the “BuNet”.  K3FBI became the club call in the fall of 1998, just in time to be an official part of the FBI’s 90th anniversary.

Steel City Club House is honor for providing station K3FBI/3 This Year
Click on thumbnail below to see sample certificate 

ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND TEST

The Department of Defense will host this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) Cross-Band Test, scheduled for May 14th 2022. This annual event is open to all licensed amateur radio operators, and will not impact any public or private communications. For more than 50 years, military and amateur stations have taken part in this event, which is only an exercise scenario, designed to include hobbyist and government radio operators alike.

The AFD Cross-Band Test is a unique opportunity to test two-way communications between military communicators and radio stations in the Amateur Radio Service (ARS), as authorized in 47 CFR 97.111. These tests provide opportunities and challenges for radio operators to demonstrate individual technical skills in a tightly-controlled exercise scenario that does not impact any public or private communications.

Military stations will transmit on selected military frequencies and will announce the specific ARS frequencies monitored. All times are ZULU (Z), and all frequencies are Upper Side Band (USB) unless otherwise noted. The frequencies used for the test will not impact any public or private communications, and will not stray outside the confines of the exercise.

The following stations will be making two way radiotelephone contacts with stations in the ARS between the time periods listed on the frequencies listed in Kilohertz below.

For more information & scheduled:
https://www.dodmars.org/mars-comex-information-website/armed-forces-day

Steel City ARC & LOTW

Hello Members
Steel City ARC has now join in with “Log Book Of The World” and have upload 14,547 contact into the log book.  So you can find W3KWH contact now in LOTW, eQSL, QRZ locations.   The first contact you will find in the log book dates back to 1973 to the most recent Carnegie Library special event station just last month.  I am going to create a directory called “ADI log Files” on the “Z” drive that if you work any contest you can save the “adi” file there and it would be uploaded.

 

Pittsburgh Marathon Ham Volunteers

Attention:  The marathon is reporting a major shortage of ham radio operators.  Please help out this worthy cause and volunteer for a spot along the race course. 

Here is the next volunteer effort that is needed for the City of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Marathon will be Sunday May 1st, 2022. Follow the link below to sign up for a check point.

Pittsburgh Marathon Ham Volunteers

It is community events like these that enable the Amateur Radio community keep our frequency.  The Pittsburgh Marathon has a long history of ham radio supporting the event.  The point of contact person here is Jeff, N3NHS    jhutz@cmu.edu