Tnx Bob N3LL for finding this song that was sung by
Straight Key Night is held every January 1 from 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC.
The J–38 CW key has a vast and wonderful history behind it. The J–38 key was used by all branches of the U.S. military. The J–38 key was produced by numerous manufacturers in very large numbers during the 1940’s and later.
Band conditions have been good with solar flux index over 100. In the early morning 6am or so 10 meters open into South Africa and 15 meters into Asia and the EU and 40 into South Pacific.
I will always remember leaving the club on Wednesday nights jumping in the car and reaching for the radio knob and tuning in 650 AM and listening to Stubbs talking about the songs and history of the songs. The man knew his Country Singers and history.
Here is a sample of tonight’s ISS FM repeater audio on 437.800 using the clubs IC-9700. Short pass over Pittsburgh at 8:32pm AOS and LOS at 8:34. Tnx W3KWH Tech team
Here it is cleaned up and amplified…
We got our first image from the ISS today on SSTV using the new IC-9700 and 15 element 2 meter beam. The pass was at 35 degrees at 2:50 pm and lasted about 5 minutes.
It’s that time of the year again !!
The BUM luncheon will be Monday 9/14/2020 at noon at the usual venue Jabby Joes Island Ave Mckees Rocks. I called Jabby Joe’s regarding the Bum o’ the Month luncheon and Sue says they’re open with limited capacity. The max she can put in one group with tables put together is eight. More than that would have to be at separate tables or outside.
For the Chapter 6 QCWA members, the Fall quarterly meeting has been canceled, and the scheduling of the Winter meeting will be determined later in the year.
The Drake 2-c is now located in operating position 1 in the HF room.