I will always remember leaving the club on Wednesday nights jumping in the car and reaching for the radio knob and tuning in 650 AM and listening to Stubbs talking about the songs and history of the songs. The man knew his Country Singers and history.

QRP Lab Zoom Meeting @ 9:00 PM Wendesday

NOTE! This is not the Steel City Zoom meeting.  The Steel City Meeting starts at 7:30 PM on Wednesday. This QRP Labs meeting is after our meeting.

This presentation is for kit builders and those that want to be. Due to the popularity of QRP Labs kits, we decided to have a QRP Labs presentation. In doing this, we have also opened our Wednesday Zoom sessions up to occasional hamfest style product presentations. Other products are being considered for future presentations.

Please plan to attend Wednesday October 7 QRP Labs presentation at 0100Z.
9:00 PM AST / 9:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM CT / 7:00 PM MDT / 6:00 PM PDT / 5:00 PM AKDT / 3:00 PM HST

Topic: QRP Labs products and kit building discussion.
Speaker: Hans Summers, G0UPL – Hans will be giving this presentation from Turkey, 4:00 AM his time.

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SET Drill Oct 2020

Free Audio CD Downloads

Get a free downloads….  The W5YI Group is offering a Get On The Air free downloads that you could give your friends that wonder about “Ham Radio.”

Get on the Air by Gordon West – WB6NOA
Copywrite Master Publishing, Inc. Niles, IL. – All Rights Reserved

Welcome To Ham Radio Fun On The Hf Bands.mp3
6 Meter Skywave Excitement Is Waiting For You.mp3
Special Event Stations And More On The 222 Mhz Band.mp3
Talk To The Astronauts – And More – On The 2 Meter Band.mp3
Your Intro To Satellite Comms Plus Ham Color Tv.mp3
Talk To The Astronauts – And More – On The 2 Meter Band.mp3
Communicate On The Frequencies 10 Times Higher Than Your Microwave.mp3

Find the free download here: https://www.w5yi.org/

WSJT-X Beta for LF and MF Bands

The latest beta release of the WSJT-X digital software suite includes digital protocols particularly designed for communication on LF and MF bands, such as 2200 meters and 630 meters, and its developers say that during its first few months of testing, contacts have spanned intercontinental paths “many times” on those bands. New protocols FST4 and FST4W are included in WSJT-X version 2.3.0-rc1 (release candidate 1). FST4 is for two-way contacts, while FST4W is for “quasi-beacon” style WSPR transmissions. Both modes offer a range of options for T/R-sequence lengths and threshold decoding sensitivities extending well into the –40 dB range, developers said.

“On these bands, their fundamental sensitivities are better than other WSJT-X modes with the same sequence lengths, approaching the theoretical limits for their rates of information throughput,” the WSJT-X development team said in releasing version 2.3.0-rc1. The developers said, “FST4 and FST4W do not require the strict, independent time-synchronization and phase-locking of modes like EbNaut,” a protocol for VLF and LF communication.

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Slow-Scan Television Transmissions from ISS Planned

A Moscow Aviation Institute MAI-75 slow-scan television (SSTV) experiment event is planned for Wednesday, September 30, from 1305 UTC to 1845 UTC, and Thursday, October 1, from 1230 UTC to 1745 UTC. SSTV signals will be transmitted on 145.800 MHz, ± Doppler shift. The expected mode will be PD 120, and the call sign will be RS0ISS.