Field Day – Don’t Forget 6 Meters

Don’t Forget 6 Meters

Remember, Field Day is a non-adjudicated operating event and not a “full speed ahead” contest. It is also not an HF-only event — all amateur radio bands above 50 MHz may be used during the event.

This includes 6 meters, which often offers significant propagation enhancements in the summer months around Field Day weekend, to help you make contacts. The band is available to amateurs holding a Technician-class license or higher. If you have an HF/VHF/UHF multi-mode transceiver, try making contacts using 6 meters for SSB, CW, or digital contacts. You won’t need fancy beams or large antenna arrays. A simple vertical or dipole antenna will allow you to experience operating on the “Magic Band.”

From The: ARRL Field Day Site

Youth on the Air Summer Activities

Since Youth on the Air camp was postponed until 2021, we’ve added some BONUS events that you can do from home for 2020!

Virtual YOTA Day – Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2-8 pm EDT

Join us for a series of youth-led forums and some fun competitions that you can do from home, even if you don’t have a radio! Youth who were selected to attend YOTA camp 2020 will be able to meet on Zoom for a day of learning and fun, and have a chance to win prizes! You’re not one of those selected to attend the 2020 camp? NO PROBLEM. We will also stream the Zoom meeting on our YouTube channel so you can watch and follow along at home. Learn how to track down the location of a transmitter without leaving your chair, sharpen your contesting skills, and more!

Competition prizes are graciously donated by Heil Sound.
The grand prize is donated by R&L Electronics.

Special Event Station W8Y

During the week of June 21-26, when the camp was supposed to take place, we will have a special event station on the air! Youth who were selected to attend YOTA camp 2020 will take turns operating as W8Y throughout the week from the station of their choosing. Campers should sign up at YouthOnTheAir.org to be added to the schedule. Contact Marty, NN1C at special@youthontheair.org with questions. If you were not selected as a camper for 2020, be sure to work W8Y on the air!

Field Day W8Y Remote

We will operate Field Day from a remote station. Logging will be done by remote desktop. Youth who were selected to attend YOTA camp 2020 can sign up for a time slot on the remote station provided by Jay, K4ZLE. Sign up for times at YouthOnTheAir.org. If you have questions, contact Chris KD8YVJ, at fieldday@youthontheair.org.

Field Day Club Entry

If you choose to operate Field Day from your home station, you can add your score to a club for this year only. Enter “Youth on the Air” as the club name on your Field Day score entry. This is for ALL hams who are age 25 and younger.

Business Meeting @ Club House

The business meeting will be held at the club house this Tuesday at 7:30 PM.  Bring your lawn chair do to the meeting being held outside in the parking lot.  Please wear a mask to protect yourself and your fellow members.  There will be no food served at this meeting so eat before you come.

BUM OF THE MONTH

The BUM OF THE MONTH will continue tomorrow June 7 at noon at Jabby Joe’s Bar & grill in Mckees Rocks. You will need a mask to enter and the entrance will be on the street side instead of the usual rear entrance.

Club House Is Now Open

As of Friday June 5th The Steel City Clubhouse is reopen to all members.  Your key cards have be reactivated and all members that have their dues paid up will be able to access the club house with their key cards.

It is recommend for now to have only single members to go up to the club house for now.  Groups are not recommend at this time. It is recommend to have a mask when you come up.   We do have a big bottle of hand sanitizer but we are looking for a donation of some Clorox wipes.  If you have a spare container please consider donating it to the club.

As for the first meeting it might be possible to have the June Business meeting at the club house out in the driveway.   So get out your lawn chairs.  This will all depend on the state keeping Allegheny County in the GREEN STATUS.   If it cant be held at the club it will most likely be held via Zoom Meetings. 

Question or Concerns please email N3SBF@comcast.net