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At our May business meeting a motion was created by our membership to move our Business Meeting from the third Tuesday of the month to the third Wednesday of the month.  So that SCARC business and social meeting nights will be aligned on the same day of week.  This will be starting in September of 2024, and since this is a major change there will be a total of three business meeting votes on May 22nd, June 18th, July 16th. This will enable members to be able to make comments and vote.  The May 22nd vote was to approve the move.

Members are you getting the club email? If not contact N3LRG

Tour of the National Weather Service Offices

The National Weather Service office located here in Moon Township will be hosting an open house for amateur radio operators on Thursday June 13 at 6:30 PM.

The agenda for the tour will be:

  • Welcome And Introductions
  • Presentation On NWS And Skywarn 6:40
  • Tour Of Operations Room
  • Questions And Answers Session
  • Weather Balloon Launch At 7:00 PM
  • Tour Of The New And Improved Amateur Radio Station WX3PIT
  • Possible Tour Of WSR 88-D Radar Dome

NOTE! In case of a severe weather on the 13th the rain date for this event will be on following Thursday June 20th.  Please watch this website & social media for any date changes

Directions To Their Office: 192 Shafer Road, Coraopolis, Pa, 15108

Please RSVP to Eddie KB3YRU Or Steve K3FAZ If You Plan On Attending
They Need To Give A Count  Fred McMullen At NWS Pittsburgh .

Lewis & Clark On The Air

ONE MORE WEEK
EVENT ENDS JUNE 16TH
THANK YOU ALL THAT WORKED US AT  BREEZESHOOTERS

SCARC as we kick off the 3rd year of the National Special Event – Lewis & Clark On The Air!  Steel City ARC will be representing the state of Pennsylvania as one the the 16 states following the Lewis & Clark trail across the nation.  Work all 16 states and you can get some great wall paper to show your accomplishment. Check out the LCOTA website for more information and all the other club that will be assigned to each state.  Also click on “Find an Activator” to find out when SCARC will be operating.

HAM OPERATORS EVERYWHERE – CLICK HERE
https://lctota.org/
https://lctota.org/hunter/find_an_activator
Find out when we are on – Just select Pennsylvania for the state

STEEL CITY MEMBERS – CLICK HERE
https://lctota.org/operations

 

Business Meeting & VE Testing Session

Business Meeting
Tuesday 18th @ 7:00 PM
At The Pavilion

Agenda Items:

  • Discussion on changing business meeting to Wednesdays
  • Deciding what to do with John N3EQP estate monies
  • Future Work Parties

VE Testing Session 
Wednesday 19th @  7:00 PM
At The Club House

Its a good time to look at upgrading your license and get more band privilege’s.

Breeze Shooter Hamfest

HAMFEST IS BACK!
Sunday – June 9th @ 8AM
Back at the original Butler Farm Grounds

LISTEN FOR US OPERATING FROM THE FAIR GROUNDS
FOR THE LEWIS & CLARK ON THE AIR
CHECK IN ON TWO METERSM

This is starting to look like the event of the summer.  Many clubs are going to the hamfest to show off their clubs.  Steel City is also planning to do this too… The difference we are going to be showing our fellow operators that Steel City is an active club.  Members should plan to stop by our tables and rest your feet and grab a mic to make some contacts for the Lewis & Clark Special Event.  We will be on the HF band and also on the VHF bands.  Attendees will be able to contact our table on 2m to get a official Lewis and Clark contact.  Also Steel City is planning to have a big  informational setup at the show.  We are getting three tables at the hamfest with plans to use them this way

  • Table 1 – Information for the club
  • Table 2 – Special Event station for the Lewis & Clark remote operation

Directions to the Butler Farm Show Grounds

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We are now protected!

Editors Note: I think our local letter writing, email, and conversation with our local politician help too!  Maybe more…

Member-volunteers of ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® in Pennsylvania have successfully protected the legal right to use amateur radio while operating mobile within the state. A handsfree distracted driving bill had worked its way through the legislature over the past several years, and ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bob Famiglio, K3RF, successfully advocated for an exemption for licensed radio amateurs. “The bill survived until just before the latest vote, which stripped out our exemption but left in exemptions for commercial drivers, including truck drivers, bus drivers, and public transportation [drivers],” he wrote in a message to ARRL members in Pennsylvania.

In April, the exemption was stripped from the bill, sending Pennsylvania hams into a state of worry. ARRL members in the state rallied, contacting their state legislators to explain the benefit that licensed operators provide to the state. The bill also was going to remove the ability for first responders, such as volunteer firefighters, to use radios in their personally owned vehicles. “Hundreds of emails then went out to legislators and such and back to me. We also helped our volunteer emergency responders who were in the same boat as us with radio use from their personal cars. Many members are also emergency responders as well, and they picked up on this too,” said Famiglio.

READ FULL STORY HERE: http://www.arrl.org/news