Technician License Class

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The Steel City Amateur Radio Club will be holding a FREE TWO DAY review course on Saturday Feb 18, 2023 & Feb 25, 2023 at 10AM to 2PM where you can review what you need to know to pass your Technician (entry level) FCC Amateur Radio License.The class will be held at the Carnegie Library in Carnegie, PA click “LEARN MORE” for driving directions and what is required for the class.  There will be a VE Testing session at the end of the class.


Questions or to Sign Up
Email Jeff Bussard, N3EVN
n3evn@arrl.net

To learn more about the course and the study materials you will need click here….
LEARN MORE!!

Sign Up Today & Support These Runners

To find out more information and to see what shifts are open to sign up for please follow the link below.  We would like to have two radio operators at each of the four site’s. Plus two net control operators  for each shift.

Click Here For More Information and to sign up: W3KWH.net/Rabid

Most Recent Runner Counts:
57 — 100 Mile Ultra
27 — 100 Kilometer Ultra
210 — 20 Mile Marathon
107 — Midnight 20 Marathon
6 — Relay Teams

VE Testing Session – Feb 25th

VE Testing Session

Steel City Amateur Radio Club will be conducting a VE testing session right after our Tech class at the Carnegie Library in Carnegie PA.  The testing session will start at 2:00 PM on Feb 25th and is open for new hams and upgrades.  Please check out our VE Testing Page for more information. Also please contact Chris K3PQ at k3pq@w3kwh.com for pre-registration to guarantee a spot for you at the testing location.  Walk in allowed but register people will be tested first.

Carnegie Library
300 Beechwood Avenue
Carnegie, PA 15106-2644
Google Map Link

Winter Field Day 2023

QUESTION FOR THE CLUB?

Do we want to activate a 2nd station and have a remote “Field” operation?


At the Winter Field Day Association, our mission is to encourage emergency operating preparedness during the winter months when the potential for freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and other hazards may present unique operational challenges.

We sponsor the Winter Field Day Exercise in the form of a contest to encourage you to participate. Although we have a Class for Home stations, we highly encourage setting up remote and outdoor operating positions. Operating out in the field, away from the comforts of home, is the best way to increase your level of preparedness for disasters and improve your operating skills in subpar conditions.

WFD is a learning experience, and we hope at the end of this year’s WFD exercise, you will feel more confident about your ability to adapt and overcome adverse weather conditions. Please read through the rules thoroughly. If you have questions, contact us on our website or social media for clarification.

At the WFDA, we use the term contest very loosely around here, so don’t get too hung up on our rules. At the end of the day, your total points don’t matter. What you learn during WFD and your ability to adapt and overcome sudden obstacles is what will help you during unexpected emergencies. As we continue with another year of the WFD exercise, we want to encourage participants not to chase the contacts or the points but to test their abilities and equipment. If you want to exchange signal reports, please give each other accurate information, so the other station knows how well their station is working.

Finally, have fun with the event, talk about the temperature, meet new friends and make memories as you continue to enhance your skills as an amateur radio operator.

For More Information: https://www.winterfieldday.com/

Business Meeting – TUESDAY @ 7pm

Business Meeting – 7:00 PM – TUESDAY!!
Please note the the earlier start time of 7:00 PM.

Steel City will be conducting their monthly business meeting at the club house this Tuesday.

Elections of Officers for 2023


VE Session Wednesday @ 7:00 PM

Sign up for new license or upgrade your current one.  Let your friends know that you can do this at Steel City.

N3LL Callsign Now Link To Steel City ARC

Its is now official N3LL callsign joins W3KWH to represent the Steel City ARC.  While we are planning to use the call sign mostly for Special Events and Contest work it is open to any Steel City members to use either call sign now.

Robert “Bobby” Carnahan
N3LL, SK

For our newer members who never had the privilege to talk with Bobby just wander into the VHF or HF rooms and take a look at all those certificates they have N3LL all over them.  Despite moving to Florida Bobby kept busy on the remotes and repeaters.  He was always willing to start up a conversation with anyone. He will be missed but his spirit live on.

Steel City College Scholarship Program

The Steel City Amateur Radio Club is please to join with the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program to be offering our club college scholarship program for 2023 academic year.  The SCARC has set up an $1000 scholarship to any license radio operator going into a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field of study at any institution. Our only requirements is the winner must hold a current amateur license and has a home address within the ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section. Application for the 2023 academic year have now open on October 1st, 2022.  Please click on the link below to find out more requirement and to submit your application to the ARRL Foundation.

Link: http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-application

VE Session – TOMORROW

Wednesday – Oct 18th

7:00 PM

People interesting in becoming an amateur radio operator or planning to upgrade their license should get in touch with Chris at the email/phone below.   The testing sessions will be held on the Wednesday after the Steel City Business meeting at 7:00 PM at the Steel City club house. Preregistration is highly recommend and will have priority, but walk-in’s will be allowed if space is available.

PREREGISTRATION STRONG RECOMMEND – WALK-IN’S ALLOWED

To make sure we have enough testing materials on hand, and that you don’t have to wait for us to get ready we are highly recommending that people interested taking the exam preregister.
Got question? Feel free to email and to register?
Chris Grimm,
VE Examiner
K3PQ@W3KWH@COM
(412) 259-3319

PA QSO Party Oct 8 & 9th

Steel City ARC will be doing the PA QSO Party once again on Oct 8th & 9th.  We will work all 67 counties of Pennsylvania during this weekend.   We are going to need CW & SSB operators during the event.  On Saturday the event runs from Noon though Midnight and then on Sunday 9 AM – 6PM. And as always food and drinks will be provided for all the operators.

Setup: 11:00 AM Sat Oct 8th
Saturday Contest Starts:  12:00 Noon – Midnight  Saturday
Dinner: 6:00 PM  “Its a Pizza Party” for the Party
Sunday Contest Starts: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Breakfast: “Doughnuts & OJ” for the Operators

Fall SET Drill This Weekend Oct 1.

Members,
The fall SET drill will take place at the club house at 8:45 AM on Saturday Oct 1st. {This Weekend} We are in need of 6 operators that are willing to help out with the test.  If your interested please send an email to trustee@w3kwh.com to sign up.

NEW MEMBERS:
Your also invited to come up and watch the drill.  This will be a great learning experience on learning the emergency service of ham radio and how to handle traffic when things go bad in the world. Just send an email to the above address to let us know your coming.