Wednesday, March 14, 2018

First Coffee QSO at Otto's

Great place for the Coffee QSO. Much easier to talk, move around and we pretty much had the room to ourselves (except for a ladies luncheon that said we were loud). But I bet they were kidding...  Great breakfast and good times so if you missed it, plan to make the next one !!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Otto's Cafe - New Coffee QSO Location

GREAT NEWS... we have outgrown our current Coffee QSO location for a little over a year! The Root Coffeehouse is a great location with great coffee and very nice people but we simply outgrew the room they had for us. Thanks to Root Coffeehouse for putting up with us!

Otto's Cafe gives MORE room to grow, the room to ourselves AND a FULL breakfast menu as well. A few of us had lunch there a couple of weeks ago and a light bulb lit up and we talked about changing the coffee locale. The more I thought about it the more I liked the idea. Even free coffee refills (unless we hook up coffee IV's to ourselves or go overboard!

It is pretty much right across the street from Root Coffeehouse so it should be easy to find even for those not familiar with downtown Pittsburg. Sure back in the day the original KAƘEGE (Charley Chancey aka Harry's Cafe) might have had an issue with going with the competition but I think he would be proud that we are keeping it local.

We look forward to the new digs and hope you stop by and check it out!

Monday, March 5, 2018

New 100 Watts and a Wire Episode 140

I have mentioned this group several times on nets and meetings. Some of you are members and recently they began posting on YouTube which makes embedding and sharing SO easy. If you have not heard of this group, check them out.

My 100WaaW ID = 338 Jeff KA0EGE
Website link = 100 Watts and a
Facebook Page = 100WaaW on Facebook

About the group from them....
"Created: May of 2015.
Hosted by Christian, K0STH – 100 Watts and a Wire is a weekly journal of life and amateur radio. The show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a ham trying to figure things out. Perfect for those who are new to ham radio, the seasoned radio operator and the technically curious crowd.

On this episode, we welcome the elephant in the room. Yep, the ARRL has asked the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters. Thoughts? Plus, we talk about working DX during last weekend's contest. All of this an more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire."