Update: Tonight Business Meeting

Hello Members,
Tonight’s business meeting is strictly a home zoom meeting.  I will not be at the club house nor will be supporting anyone going to the club house. If you cant or wont do a zoom call please meet up with a fellow club member and see if you can go to their house.  Or use the phone in option that is at the bottom of that email. The driveway is still covered in snow and there not a lot of parking since the parking lot has a lot of big piles of snow on it.

By now all members and new members should have received and email with a zoom link in it.  If you have not gotten the link please email  at n3lrg {at} w3kwh {dit} com.  If you are sponsoring a new member please make sure they got the link to the meeting.  We should have several new member readings tonight.

Again I will be starting the zoom call at 7:45 to let people get settle so that we can start promptly at 8:00 PM.  We have a lot to cover for the up coming 2022 year!
Christine, N3LRG

KA3HPM – The Captain SK

Jack J. ‘The Captain’ Buzon

For Visitation and Funeral Information Click Here:

I am very sorry to report the loss of Jack KA3HPM (Captain Jack)
Jack passed away last evening after a fight with cancer. No word on arrangements at this time.  Captain was a fixture in the Pittsburgh amateur radio arena. I am sure I am going to miss a few things but Jack was:
– President of the Breeze Shooters
– ARRL QSL card checker
– He was an OO (ARRL Official Observer program)
– Long time VE involved and helped MANY people get their amateur radio license
– Jask was one of the founding hams involved with the amateur radio station on the Requin

As for Skyview:
– Jack was a past Skyview president and was on the Skyview board
– QSL manager for Skyview. Over the years jack has sent out literally thousands of QSL cards for K3MJW, WX3SKY, W3GH, K2M 13 Colonies and MUCH more
– Jack was an elmer for many new hams at the clubhouse
– Often Jack would give new hams equipment to help get them started

Jan Business Meeting – Jan 18th

Steel City ARC
January Business Meeting
Jan 18th 8:00 PM

Hello Members and pending members this January meeting will take place via zoom only.  It will begin at 8:00 PM Tuesday evening.  Nothing will be done at the club house {if you could even get up the hill} A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out Tuesday morning.  If there a new member or someone that not on the email list please send me their email and I will include them in the link broadcast. If your sponsoring a new member please make sure they get these emails… If a member is requesting funds for a project please send them to me before the meeting.  We will be going over what we have plan for 2022.  If you would like to request another event please let me know before the meeting.

Some of the agenda items to be covered:
Winter Field Day: Jan 29&30
Raccoon 100 mile race & 4 checkpoints: March 19-20
Lewis & Clark Special Event:  June 4-19
Field Day: June 25
Picnic? Aug?

Look for the link to the meeting Tuesday Morning…

Winter Field Day – Going to work it?

Hello Members,

Are you planning to work Winter Field Day?  This is a good contest to do as your first contest since it tends to be pretty laid back. Give a listen then try working a couple of people.  This will help you get ready for the big field day this June!

January 29/30, 2022

Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.

 We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of Winter Field Day will enhance those already important skills of those that who generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFD is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide.

Home Page: https://www.winterfieldday.com/

Official Rules: Click Here


WASH Two Meter Contest – Jan 8th

This January will mark the Twenty-Second Annual WASH Two Meter Contest. We’re looking forward to a chance to stretch our legs, our wheels, and our antennas once again! Unfortunately, there’s no way to know if we’re having WASHfest at this time, so we can’t guarantee the typical door-prize ticket awards, but you can still expect a fun operating event where you can hear some old friends, and maybe make some new ones!

Date & Times: Saturday, January 8th , 2021 from 7 to 11 PM EST. (That’s
January 9th 0000-0400 UTC to the purists!)

♦ To make as many contacts as possible
♦ To have fun!
Band, Mode & Frequencies: The contest will take place solely on 2 meter
FM : FM simplex only, no repeater contacts. See list of recommended
simplex channels at the end of the rules.
CW: 144.05 to 144.1 MHz Only.
SSB & AM: 144.2 to 144.275 MHz Only.
Digital (including RTTY): 144.51 to 144.55 MHz.
→ Note: Listen for CW QSO’s around 144.1 MHZ 15 minutes after the hour
→ Listen for SSB & AM QSO’s around 144.2 MHz 30 minutes after the hour
→ Listen for Digital QSO’s around 144.51 MHZ 45 minutes after the hour
Power Limit: Maximum 100 watts output.
Exchange : Callsign, contact number, ZIP Code.

Check Out The Complete Rules & More Information Here
See page 10 of Newsletter

Steel City is asking for a small group of operators to help operate this contest at the SCARC club house.  I know in the past Bobbie would operate this contest for us and do very well. Let light up the VHF band this year in Bobby memory!