440 Repeater Now Wide Coverage

Steel City 440 Repeater Is Now Wide Coverage
444.450 Mhz PL 103.5 – FM and C4FM Modes

Hello Members,

With the pre-amp install at the site the SCARC 440 machine is now a wide coverage repeater covering most of Pittsburgh Market.  Please give it a try and report your finding to the tech committee at tech@w3kwh.com.  For FM mode please set your PL tone to 103.5 and if you do try C4FM your traffic will be put on the state wide Keystone Wide network.  Besides monitoring our 147.03 machine please try out an listen and or call out on the 444.45 machine too.

This repeater is open for public events.  Please send a email to the above address if you need the repeater forced into FM mode only.

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13 Colonies Special Event

The 13 Colonies have started today this is one of the most fun events of the year, and for a change Steel City doesnt have to do anything with the event except to have some fun!

So here the plan, get on the radio and make some contacts with the 16 stations that are running this events. Once you make a contact first make sure you give out your call so you can get some personal credit, but also ask them to log in “W3KWH” as another contact.  They will let you do that since they get credit for getting two stations on one contact.   {note! This is for phone & CW contacts only. FT-8 contacts will have to be made at the club using W3KWH}

If you do use W3KWH to make a contact please send me the following information to me at n3lrg@w3kwh.com  “CALLSIGN – UTC DATE – UTC TIME – FREQ – RS(T) – MODE”  if you the first one to send me that  state I will record your call on the website. {Note! based on email time}   If we get all 16 callsigns for the club  then the club will submit it to get the club some very nice wallpaper…

The main purpose of this event is just have some fun on the radio this next week.  The event just goes to the 7th and maybe this Wednesday we can have some fun operating this event while having some FD leftovers!

Send me: n3lrg@w3kwh.com

YOUR CALLSIGN THEIR CALLSIGN UTC DATE UTC TIME FREQUENCY RST MODE

Log Sheets: https://13colonies.us/logsheet
Instructions: https://13colonies.us/
DX Spotting Page:  http://www.dxsummit.fi/#/

STEEL CITY MEMBERS MAKE CONTACTS
K2A KA3JKS – SSB
N1BZ – CW
KR3DX – FT8
K2F – KA3JKS – SSB
KR3DX – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2I KC3SZH – SSB
N1BZ – CW
KR3DX – FT8
K2B KC3SZH – SSB
WA3VXJ – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2G – KR3DX – SSB
N3GHO – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2J KA3JKS – SSB
N1BZ – CW
KR3DX – FT8
K2C KA3JKS – SSB
KR3DX – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2H – K3WPL – SSB
N3GHO – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2K KR3DX – SSB
N3GHO – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2D – N3KAC – SSB
N1BZ – CW
KR3DX – FT8
GB13COL KR3DX – SSB
KR3DX – FT8
K2L KC3SZH – SSB
N3GHO – FT8
N1BZ – CW
K2E K3WPL – SSB
KR3DX – FT8
N1BZ – CW
TM13COL KR3DX – SSB
N1BZ – CW
KR3DX – FT8
K2M WA3VXJ – FT8
N1BZ – CW
N3LRG – SSB
WM3PEN KA3JKS – SSB
N1BZ – CW
FT-8 GREEN SSB BLUE CW RED

The first member that works each station using W3KWH and reports it to the webmaster will get credit for that state.

Public Notice Of Business Meeting Dates

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UPDATETHE VOTE IS ON!  Please help the club save some money and come to the July 24th Social to vote in person. If you cant make it a ballot will be mailed out to you. The deadline to return is Aug 16th so the results can be ready at the Aug. business meeting.

OLD: ARTICLE VIII – MEETINGS : SECTION 1

The regular monthly meetings shall be held at the club house on the third Tuesday of every month. The regular meeting can be omitted for special occasions such as Field Day, Christmas Party, etc., at the discretion of the President.

NEW: ARTICLE VIII – MEETINGS : SECTION 1

The regular monthly meetings shall be held at the club house on the third Wednesday of every month. The regular meeting can be omitted for special occasions such as Field Day, Christmas Party, etc., at the discretion of the President.

We are only changing one word of the bylaw “Tuesday” to “Wednesday“. To see the full SCARC bylaws follow this link: https://w3kwh.com/constitution-and-bylaws/

Field Day 2024 @ Club House

Join the Steel City Amateur Radio Club On June 22-23

For out biggest event of the year. Field Day 2024 will take place this Saturday June 22 from 2:00 PM though 2:00 PM on Sunday the 23rd.  The club house will be in full operations during this time.  We will have CW, Phone, and Digital operators on the air.  The public is welcome to attend to check out our operations and join in on the fun.  See our operators work every state in the country in 24 hours.  Food will be served for Saturday Dinner, Midnight Rations, Sunday Breakfast, and Sunday Lunch. Not only will we be on the air at our station we will be showing off our portable setup also while we try out some of our new POTA antenna’s at the club house.

 

Lewis & Clark On The Air

THANK YOU ALL

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.

OPERATOROPERATOR
AD3AA - Lee R RiceN3LRG - Christine H Rial
KA3JKS - Susan E RakieczN3WMI - Neil A McGee
KC3APT - John W KeaneNN3X - Seth A Szymanski
KC3SZH - Sean E LangfordNU3Q - Robert J Mente
KC3WHX - Paul R BarbourW3AIG - Craig M Moran
KR3DX - Dennis B HerbuhWA3PYU - Michael P King
N3GHO - Gloria A ChildWA3VXJ - Karl F Pastorak
N3KAC - Theodore R Zeigler, JrWA3YER - David J Croyle

To Check On Your Progress & Certificate
https://lctota.org/hunter/my_progress

 

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 .

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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2024 Corn Roast

SCARC Corn Roast
And Open  House

Sunday August 18th @ 1:00 PM

Open to all SCARC members
Families
And
Pending member’s.

This year Corn Roast is an open house year.  We will be inviting our nearby amateur radio club’s leadership to this event.  This will let us show off the club to other hams and will let us enjoy the company of our larger ham radio community.

Don’t miss the fun or

“NO CORN FOR YOU!”

Don’t miss the fun or

“NO CORN FOR YOU!”

Rabid Racoon 100 Race

Volunteers Are Needed

Link to Information Page: w3kwh.net/Rabid

Check out the web page for more information about the Rabid Raccoon 100 race taking place this year in Brandy’s Run Park in Beaver County.  This is an ultra marathon race that has 300 runners doing a 100 mile , 100 kilometre, and 1/2 marathons over an 36 hour time frame.  We need 36+ ham radio operators to man the check point and to handle communications.   This year all the aid stations are indoors. There will be aid workers taking care of the runner and us operators.