Work Party – Saturday Aug 13 10:00 AM

Company is coming let get the joint clean up!
Saturday 13th @ 10:00 AM

We need to scrub the place down and and clean up the yard.  We also need to do some clean up of the driveway.  The weeds need cut back and a couple of trees need a trimming.  Please bring  a shovel any hand trimmer. If you have a weed wacker bring it along a couple of them with make quick work of the driveway.  The kitchen needs wipe down and refrigerator need clean out.

2022 Corn Roast

SCARC Corn Roast

August 21st @ 1:00 PM
RSVP by August 15th
Email Carol With Number Coming
Click Here: Carol Danko

Picnic
August 21st
1:00 PM

Let Carol know if you want to bring a dish or desert.

Menu

Corn on the Cob
Chicken
Hamburgers
Baked Ziti with Meat Balls
Salad
Sheet Cake Chocolate & Yellow
Snacks & Drinks
In email please indicate if you are bring a dish or a snack so that we don’t have duplicates

RSVP
Deadline
August 15th

So we know how much food or order

This is open to all SCARC members, families, and pending members
Just the SCARC family this year no other clubs

Please
RSVP By
August 15th
So we know how much food to order.
Miss The Deadline
“NO CORN FOR YOU!”

Boy Scout Merit Badge @ SCARC

On August 5-6, 2022 the Steel City ARC will be doing the Boy Scout of America Radio Merit Badge at the Steel City club house.  Steel City ARC will be needing operators to help the scouts make contact so that they can finish their education and earn the Radio Merit badge. Members are encourage to let there local troop know of this event and they can be invite. If additional troop wish to use the Steel City clubhouse for radio merit badge please contact Jeff N3EVN at n3evn {at} yahoo {dit} com.

WE ARE IN NEED OF OPERATORS TO STANDBY TO MAKE CONTACTS WITH THE SCOUTS

For Merit Badge Information: Radio Merit Badge PDF

 

Carnegie Library Ham Display Case

Carnegie Library
Display Case Project

Steel City ARC has been ask by the Carnegie Library here in Carnegie, PA to have a Ham Radio display in their lobby.  This is the same place where we had our special event station this spring. It is a very beautiful building that is over 120 years old.  This would also a good public service project to remind the public that Ham Radio is alive and well.

Well are in need of a couple of volunteers to help Karl setup the display.  We are in of posters describing ham radio and the club.  We are in need of some ham radio display items.  Please let Karl know if your willing to help out: Karl WA3VXJ

Ohio Twp – Community Days

On July 23rd Steel City ARC presented Ham Radio to the public at the Ohio Township Community Days event.  There was Ham Radio and Fireworks at the event. Club members who attended and helped with setup and tear down included: Sean, KC3SZH, Luke, KC3UHR, Chris K3PQ and his wife, Bob NU3Q, Seth KC3SIJ, and Dave WA3YER. The team utilized the W3KWH Go box and had antennas for 2M, 20M and 40M setup behind our booth. Sean and Luke brought their battery operated Go station, along with Seth who brought a complete FT8 station. Unfortunately there was a very loud band playing at the end of the soccer field which made operating on the radios rather difficult.

The team had some visitors stop by who were very interested in ham radio, one family stayed and chatted with Sean, KC3SZH for more than 30 minutes. Other folks stopped by asking questions about the Heathkit radio that Chris, K3PQ brought along to display, the tubes attracted some of the visitors! Many youngsters had no idea what they were!

Overall the turn out was pretty good considering the number of attendees, and everyone enjoyed the fireworks at the end of the event.

As reported by WA3YER

Public Service Can Be Fun Too

Here is a wonderful experience that Sean KC3SZH and  Luke KC3UHR had at last weekend Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix race.  With Sean premission I am posting it here.


Luke and I volunteered for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) this weekend, 7/23 and 7/24!  They put us at Turn 1 both days, which covers not only Turn 1 coming down from the Start/Finish line, but also Pit Road In, Pit Road Out, and the Winners Circle.  We had a blast!  Having earned his Technician Ticket, Luke was able to be with me in Turn 1 while all the action was going on.  We both had “Race Side” armbands which gave us access to the Paddock, Pit Road, Winners Circle, and all places on the inside of the track.
Day one was practice and qualifying for all the classes of cars.  Day two was the real racing.  Every turn had a Ham Radio Operator, and there were about 22 turns in all.  We saw AD3AA – Lee Rice (Turn 6) and WA3PYU – Mike King (Turn 4) on Day one, and we saw KA3VXM – Kathy King on Day 2.  Mike and Kathy had alot of action on Turn 4 as it was the beginning of the haybale Chicanes – we heard them on the radio a lot – LOL!  Luke and I had a relatively quite day on Day 1 with no real mishaps in our turn.  However, on the last two races on Day 2 there were 2 pretty good wrecks in our turn that were very exciting to have to handle and call in to Control…
Right before the last race, they invited Luke to ride in one of the pace cars to start the race.  They say they got up to 150mph over the Panther Hollow Bridge in a brand new Mercedes C300 – he was smiling from ear to ear!
Luke and I definitely had a great time working the PVGP.  They treated us very well and everything was done in a very clean and professional manner.  If they decide to let us come back, we will absolutely volunteer to work a turn next year!

Steel City ARC @ Community Days

Saturday July 23 TIMES   ~4:00 PM – Till The End Of The Fireworks.
Steel City ARC is planning to have a educational booth at this event.  This is a good public event to attend to educate to the public that Ham Radio is alive and well in 2022.  We are look for some people to help man the booth and would be will to talk with the public about ham Radio

Location:
Ohio Township Community Park | 325 Nicholson Road | Sewickley, PA 15143

Enjoy a fun-filled evening at the park!  The parade will kick off festivities at 5pm, and a dazzling firework display at dusk will close out the night.  There will also be plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages including demonstrations by the fire department, a Touch-A-Truck event, Food Trucks, kids activities, local vendors, live music, and more!

Trip Around The Curve To The Game

Attention one and all!  We are planning a train trip to Altoona on July 13th to see the Altoona Curve baseball team game. Stay tuned for more info on departure from Pittsburgh on Amtrak to Altoona. The game starts at 1:00 pm then back to the Altoona train station after the game. If weather turns bad we could visit the “Pennsylvania Railroaders Museum” right near the Altoona station. The Pennsylvanian train departs PGH at 7:30 am arrives in ALT 9:57 price for coach is $46 and Business class $76 round trip. The train has internet service so you can run remotes and Echolink or bring your handheld and work train mobile. Also bring a camera and take pictures going around one of the railroads engineering marvels the WORLD FAMOUS HORSESHOE CURVE.  At the “PNG Field” in Altoona you can sit any where but some are booking tickets in the Grandstand section 303 for $11.

Train #42 – Departs Pittsburgh 7:30 am – Arrives Altoona 9:57 am
Train #43 – Departs Altoona 5:13 pm – Arrives Pittsburgh 7:59 pm

Book Your Tickets Here: AMTRAK – $46
Baseball Information: Altoona Curve Baseball– $11
Parking:  Grant Street Transportation Center – $13
Bad Weather Option: The Railroaders Memorial– $12
To RSVP/Questions contact Karl WA3VXJ at:  wa3vxj {at} hotmail {dit} com
Please attend a SCARC social night if you want to discuss options for car pooling to the train station and how we will use Taxi/Uber/Lyft to get to the ball park. You can also pick up the train in Greensburg & Latrobe

 

Field Day 2022 Photos