SCARC POTA PICNIC

Save The Date
July 13, 2024

Steel City Picnic At Raccoon State Park
And POTA Event

Steel City will be hosting a club picnic out at Raccoon State Park the Saturday July 13th with a rain date of July 14st.   SCARC will be doing a POTA activation at the park during the picnic get your radio able to go mobile and bring them out to the park.  Hamburger & Hot Dogs and all the picnic fixing will be served.  This will be a great chance for beginners to see how to do a POTA activation.  Old timers will be get a good day outside having some portable fun.  This will be open to all ham radio operators.

EVENT LOCATION: Raccoon State Park

Winter Field Day 2024

JAN 27 & 28. 2024
This Year We Are Doing Something Special
Operating From Raccoon State Park {Cabins}

Check Out MEMBER ONLY section
For Signup Sheet

Look for the club at Cabin #6 @ Raccoon State Park. 


Operations:

  • Setup: 2:00 Friday  @ Club House To Load Up
  • Friday Dinner: 6:00 PM
  • Breakfast: 8:00 AM
  • Finish Setup: 10:00 AM
  • Lunch 12:00 Noon
  • Setup Testing: 1:00 PM
  • Contest Start Time: 2:00PM Saturday
    • We will need 6 people for all the contest times
      • 3 Operators
      • 3 Loggers
  • Dinner: 6:00 PM
  • Breakfast: 8:00 AM
  • Lunch: 12:00 Noon
  • Contest End Time: 2:00 PM Sunday
  • Tear Down: 2:00 PM Sunday

Stations Equipment:

  • Go Box – FT991 and FT7900
  • Two More – HF Radios – Either Club or Member
  • Go Box Accessory Kit
  • N3LRG – IC-820 for 2m contact to SCARC repeater
  • N3LRG – G5RV antenna
  • WA3BKD – Long Wire and Tuner
  • Two more HF antennas looking for members
  • Three Laptops for logging.
  • PC For log storage
  • Wifi Router & UPS for linking laptops
  • More Items to be listed…

Driving Map to the Cabin #6 – Click Here    

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Winter Field Day Description

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/

24th Annual WASH Two Meter Contest 

This January will mark the Twenty-Fourth Annual WASH 2 Meter Contest. We’re looking
forward for a chance to stretch our legs, our wheels, and our antennas once again! Join us for a fun operating event, where you can hear some old friends, and maybe make some new ones, as well as net yourself a free Door Prize Ticket for WASHFest 2024 just for submitting a log! See you on the air!

Date & Times: Saturday, January 13th , 2024 from 7 to 11 PM EST.

Needed Forms:

Logging: Wash-2m-Logging-Forms.pdf
Entry Forms: Wash-2m-Contest-Entry-Form.pdf

Objectives:

  • To have fun!
  • To make as many contacts as possible
  • To have more fun!

Band, Modes & Frequencies: The contest will take place solely on the 2 meter band.

FM : 

  • FM simplex only, no repeater contacts.
  • The FM frequencies are all standard 2 Meter Simplex frequencies, as per the ARRL 2 Meter
  • Band Plan, every 15 kHz, from 146.505 to 146.595 MHz, and 147.450 to 147.580 MHz.

CW:

  • 144.05 to 144.1 MHz Only. (See ARRL 2 Meter band plan)
  • CW Notes: Listen for CW QSO’s around 144.1 MHZ 15 minutes after the hour
  • SSB & AM: 144.2 to 144.275 MHz Only. (See ARRL 2 Meter band plan).
  • Voice Notes: → Listen for SSB & AM QSO’s around 144.2 MHz 30 minutes after the hour
  • Digital (including RTTY): 144.51 to 144.55
    MHz. (See ARRL 2 Meter band plan) Multiple
    digital modes may be used, and participants
    are free to use any generally accepted Digital
    mode, but only ONE Digital QSO with a given
    station regardless of mode.

FULL RULES HERE:  WASH 2024 2m Contest
WASH-FEST 2024:  Feb 25th

SCARC @ 10 Meter Contest

Steel City Members Paul, KC3WHX and Neil, N3WMI will be hosting this contest up at the clubhouse next weekend. (Dec 9&10) We currently have a lot of Tech operators so here is a contest made just for YOU! Please consider helping the guys out by joining them and making some 10 meter contacts from the club house.  If interested please reach out to Paul at paulpghpa (at) comcast (dit) net

N3LL Operating times:
Sat: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Objective: For Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band.

Contest Period: 
Second full weekend in December. Begins 0000 UTC Saturday and runs through 2359 UTC Sunday. Operate for a maximum of 36 hours out of the 48-hour period. Off times must be at least 30 minutes long.

Exchange:
All stations send a signal report. W/VE stations, including Alaska and Hawaii) send their state or province. (District of Columbia stations send “DC”.) Mexican stations send their state or province. DX stations send a serial number.

Limited Antennas Overlay:
Operation is limited to the use of single-element antennas such as a single vertical, end-fed wire, or a single dipole antenna no more than 50 feet above ground at its highest point. The antenna(s) may cover multiple bands, as in the case of multiband verticals and dipoles with fan or trap constructions.

PA QSO Party – This Weekend


PA QSO PARTY THIS WEEKEND
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

This Saturday at 12:00 Noon starts the annual PA QSO Party here at the Steel City club house.  Members are encourage to stop by and operate this event.  We are in need of CW operators and SSB Operators plus people that can help log the contacts.

Come on up are share the group comradery at the club house as we try to work all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.  The goal is to have four transmitters going for the full time of the event.  Saturday setup will begin at 11:30 AM with the QSO starting at 12 noon.  It then runs until midnight on Saturday where you can then go home and sleep in your own bed.  It restarts at 9:00 Sunday morning running till 6:00 PM Sunday evening.

There will be plenty of snacks and food to eat….
Saturday Afternoon: Snack Bar
Saturday Supper:  Special Dinner
Sunday Morning: Donuts and Bagels
Sunday Lunch: Hot Sausage Sandwiches.

And remember “It’s An Party” so lets have some FUN !

Burgers & Bonfires

Steel City Score Card
Call State  Time  Freq      Mode
K2A  PA    11:15  7.200      PH
K2B  Vi     19:59  +14         FT8
K2C  RI     18:29  7.187      PH
K2D  CT     21:10  7.195     PH
K2E  DE     18:21   7.270    PH
K2F  MD     23:11  7.274    PH
K2G  GA  11:33  7.1885   PH
K2H  NJ   18:15  14.322   PH
K2I  NJ   <— Missed it by one  // July 3rd 21:41  7.232 PH & 21:18  7.196  PH
K2J  NC    20:50  7.228   PH
K2K  NH   21:03  14.223   PH
K2L  SC   20:13   7.074  FT8
K2M  PA   18:20   7.074  FT8

BONUS STATIONS
WM3PEN  21:54   7.288    PH
TM13COL  23:56  14.074  FT8
GB13COL  2:49    14.242  PH

Contacts in UTC but the SCARC Event was local time frame for the one day…

Members are still encourage to get on the air for this fun event.  13 Colonies run until July 7th so there still time for you to get your own certifcate.

Ok What Next?

First:  We got an answer LCTOTA goes until tonight at 8:00 PM EDT and the website has been fixed so you can upload the ADI files still.  I want to thank everyone that help out with the event.  We did a good job at getting SCARC on the air for LCTOTA.   Go hunting today if you want to get some for your own call.

STEEL CITY GOT A CLEAN SWEEP!

Second: Business meeting Tuesday Night at 7:00 PM. Be there there will be a nice snack to celebrate out efforts with the LCTOTA.  Plus a will finalize our plans for Field Day June 24 & 25, 2023. We will take of other summer plans during the meeting.

FIELD DAY PLANNING @ MEETING

Third: Field Day – Help needed SCARC members we need not only operators we will need setup/tear down crews.  We need a chief cook and bottle washer. and most important we need LOGGERS.  Even if you dont want to operate please come up and help LOG.  There no better way to learn a contest than by doing some logging.  Long range forcast is calling for scattered thunderstorms so we might be operating in between some rain drops.

FIELD DAY – OPERATORS – COOKS – LOGGERS – ARE NEEDED

Fourth: The Next Event – 13 Colonies – Fun Night –  The last burger night was a big success so for 13 colonies this year I want to have another Fun Night with Burgers.  We will set the date at the business meeting. 13 Colonies runs from July 1st – July 7th.  I hope all of our members get a chance to work this fun event.

13 COLONIES FUN NIGHT WITH BURGERS

Field Day 2023

Field Day 2023

Open to the general public – come for a visit!

It that time of year the super bowl of ham radio is going to take place on June 24 & 25.  So keep those days open for ham radio.  Grab a family member and bring them up to log for you.  Invite your family and friends to come up for a visit this is the best day to see SCARC in action. This will be an 24 hour operation.  Going from 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday.  Your welcome to try to do it for the duration if you want.  But we will need people to help setup at 12 noon Saturday and clean up after 2pm on Sunday.  We will need operators for the over night shift and people to be equipment managers to help maintain the radios, generator, and even the club house.  We need cooks too  if you have a family member wishing to help out let us know.

SIGN UP SHEET
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HAMS for PanCAN

NOTE! – Support our sister club special event station this weekend


Company LogoApr 29-May 1, 1400Z-2000Z, N3P
3.960 MHz  &  7.172.MHz
Certificate & QSL.

Skyview Radio Society – N3P, 2335 Turkey Ridge Rd., Upper Burrell, PA 15068. Multiple N#P Stations across the country will be located in each of the ten ARRL sections – All stations will be on SSB. This nationwide Special Event’s aim is raising awareness of pancreatic cancer research and support by the PanCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Network) during its national Purple Stride event. Each station will highlight any ham operator, or friends and family members who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer located in that Section. Also, we’ll provide access to how PanCAN helps patients with support and funding of research projects. Event Bonus stations will be located at Purple Stride locations and will offer special QSL cards. Each N#P station web page on the ARRL Special Event tab will provide QSL submission information. A Clean Sweep Certificate will be awarded for contacting all section stations.

QSL card requests need SASE. For Clean Sweep certificate, include $1 please. . rybar1949@gmail.com

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