Work Party @ Aug 7th 10:00 AM

Work Party At The Club House
Saturday – Aug 7th @ 10:00 AM

It is time to clean up the place before the picnic.  We need some much needed work done at the club house.  The weeds along the drive way need cut down and cleared out. Painting of the shed. Grass and Trim work around the building needs done. And the old club house needs clean up and organize before our guest show up.

Please show up and help the club out!

SCARC Member Captures ISS SSTV

Member Pat Lang, KC3QDG caught the ISS passing over the Steel City Club House during our Field Day event.  Below is what he receive sitting in his car during field day.

Want to here what a SSTV signal sounds like over two meters.  Pat also gave us the audio recording too.  List below are two of the recording.   Try using these to decode your own SSTV image. {Note: Pat was simply using  his phone up next to the speaker so at times there are background noises. – But it still worked!}

2021-06-21-13-14-00.wav – June 21, 2021 at 1:14 PM
2021-06-24-15-41-00.wav – June 24, 2021 at 3:41 PM
2021-06-23-11-36-00.wav – June 23, 2021 at 11:36 AM

Photos from other ham that weekend:
https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php

13 Colonies Special Event

Website: 13 Colonies Special Event 

Dates:  July 1st – 7th

Hello Steel City Members you should have received an group email with the 13 Colonies Log Form.  Use this form to enter your club contacts. At the end of the event we will gather up all the contact and submit it for the certificate.  If you did not get the email and need the link to them form please let me know. n3lrg{at} w3kwh {dit} com 

Use this link to report your contacts:
https://forms.gle/ATWUTxBWSmS731W49


Here are the stations we still need to work…..

K2A – New York K2H – Massachusetts
K2B Virginia K2I – New Jersey
K2C – Rhode Island K2J – North Carolina
K2D – Connecticut K2K – New Hampshire
K2E – Delaware K2L – South Carolina
K2F – Maryland K2M – Pennsylvania
K2G – Georgia GB13COL – Great Britain
WM3PEN – William Penn TM13COL – France

 

2010-2020 Old Time Picture Gallery

Today I move some photo into our “Old Time Pictures” page.  These are some of the pictures from the club from 2010 through 2020.  It is interesting to see how the club membership has changed over the years.  And how our equipment has changed too from Tandy Model 100 laptops to today Windows PC. If you have additional photos you would like to see be included please send them to me.

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Field Day 2021 – Final Report

Well Field Day 2021 is over now and I got to say everyone that came up to the top of the hill had a lot of fun.   I do want to take some time and thank all the people that help setup, support, and clean up from this year field day.

Contact Per Band:
80m – 98
40m – 631
20m – 160
15m – 25
10m – 28
6m – 71
2m – 2
Total Contacts = 1,015

Total Per Mode:
CW –  558
Phone – 262
Digital – 195

Operators:

WQ3T, KC3MMC, WA3VXJ, N3LRG,  KA3SZO, WA3BKD, KC3QDG, K3IQ,
KC3MXP, KC3LED, WA3FWA, WB3AGB, AG5FX, AD3AA, WA2YEZ

And thank you to all the loggers that help our operators out!

UTAH???  What happen? Did the state go on vacation?

HF Aeronautical bands

There is still plenty of activity on the HF Aeronautical bands. You can listen to civil and military aircraft every day with just some frugal hardware. Whether you are using a Software Defined Radio (SDR), an old school HF receiver, or utilizing a WebSDR, there is plenty to monitor when you know where to look.

Thew below video will give you the basics of where to find the Aviation Communications that take place from 3-30 MHz (HF / Shortwave). The video  covers VOLMET broadcasts, the Major World Air Route Areas (MWARA), and Military Nets like the US Global Communications System (HFGCS). Remember, these signals travel thousands of miles. It can be quite exciting to receive them over such great distances. When editing this video I was listening to a VOLMET station in Auckland, New Zealand – a distance of over 7500 miles (12,200km) away!