Today in History: December 12

1901: First radio transmission is sent across the Atlantic
Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi (L) and his assistant, George Kemp received a message sent from Poldhu, England, at Signal Hill, St. John’s, Canada. The transmission message was the Morse code signal for the letter “s.”

Wires-X – The Network Presentation

On Dec 11th an presentation was given about the Wires-X digital network. What it is and what type of equipment is needed to make it work.  Click on the slide below to view the presentation.Wires-X is how Yaesu  System  Fusion radios and repeaters are network together. We talk about how to can get connected with just a simple HT radio. There a section on how to hook up a node or a portable node link. What is the difference between a room and a node. We finish up with an talk about the Western Pennsylvanian Keystone-West room and the Sunday night net.

 

Wires-X Fusion – The What, How, & Play Demo

Dec 11th  7:30 PM @ Steel City Club House

What is Wires-X and Yaesu System Fusion?

  • What is Wires-X and how does it work.
  • What equipment do you need to make it work?
  • How to access the Wires-X network?
  • See it in a live demo

Come to the club house on Wednesday night social night @ 7:30 PM and learn more about Yaesu System Fusion and how the Wires-X digital network works.  Learn what equipment you need to buy to be able to interconnect to the many Wires-X rooms that are around the world. You will learn what public resources {Digital Repeaters} are out in Western PA that will help you keep the cost down.  You will learn how to connect to the digital repeaters and dial into the many different Wires-X rooms.  We will also cover Nodes and Hotspots during this talk.

 

 

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day

December 7, 2019 from 0000z to 2400z

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property. Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN™ volunteers across the country. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative. During the SKYWARN™ Special Event operators will visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.
For more infomation:
https://www.weather.gov/crh/skywarnrecognition