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.
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.
The Dayton Hamvention for 2020 has been cancelled. WWROF, in cooperation with the Hamvention organizers, wanted to create a fun way for people to celebrate the Hamvention experience over the air – the Hamvention QSO Party.
In memory of Ron, W8ILC, who became a silent key just two days after the Hamvention 2020 cancellation announcement. Ron had attended every Hamvention since the beginning.
This is a 12 hour fun event on Saturday of Hamvention May 16, 2020.
Object: To celebrate the Dayton Hamvention by working as many Amateur stations as possible during the QSO Party period.
Contest period: 8 AM to 8 PM EDST (1200 to 2400 UTC), May 16, 2020
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters CW and SSB – You can work the same station once per band mode (12 QSOs possible with same station).
Exchange: Signal report and first year you attended Hamvention. If you have never attended Hamvention send “2020”.
Entry Categories: Only single operator entries – you may use assistance such as the cluster and the reverse beacon network (RBN). No self-spotting.
There are three power levels:
- QRP – no more than 5 watts
- Low Power – No more than 100 watts
- High Power – no more than 1500 watts.
Scoring: Score is number of QSOs + bonus points = final score. There are no multipliers.
Special bonus points:
W8BI, the club call of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA is the host of Hamvention), will be activated by DARA members from their home stations. You can add 10 points for each band/mode QSO with W8BI (12 available). You can earn up to 120 bonus points (this is like having 120 additional QSOs).
To Enter: Post your score at 3830scores.com within 5 days of the event (May 21, 2020). No logs are required.
Awards: An electronic participation certificate will be available to all stations that post a score before the deadline. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request your certificate.