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Should QCARC continue giving VE Exams before club meetings in even months?

  • Yes, but occasionally on other days and times (67%, 2 Votes)
  • Yes (33%, 1 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, with more months (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, but fewer months (0%, 0 Votes)

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Silent Key: Greg Jeffers N3FYD, Emporium

It is with great sadness we share the news that Greg Jeffers N3FYD of Emporium has passed away. Greg was an active radio amateur, and was a participating member with the local clubs. He was a regular check in on our Sunday night nets, and the owner of one of the Emporium repeaters.

More information will be published as details become available.

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Q.C.A.R.C. Breakfasts Suspended

In the interest of maintaining a healthy environment for activities for you, our members and guests, we feel that it is best to suspend the breakfast gatherings given today’s circumstances. We look forward to initiating the breakfast gatherings as soon as possible.

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Meeting Dates For 2020

The members present at the December meeting unanimously voted to change the meeting dates for all future meetings to the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month.

Due to the Campus being closed, meetings are now held online. Check this web-site and the newsletter that is emailed, for information on joining the next online meeting. The meetings are scheduled on the same date and time as the on Campus meetings.

SMEAL BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM
PENN STATE DUBOIS CAMPUS
1 COLLEGE PLACE, DU BOIS, PA

Please mark your calendars for all the following dates:

2020 meetings:
7:00 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2020
7:00 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2020
7:00 pm Wednesday, October 13, 2020
7:00 pm Wednesday, November 11, 2020
7:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2020

We hope this change will better accommodate our members, and will make it easier for you to attend our meetings. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Extreme Heat Cautions

The heat we’ve had needs to be taken seriously regardless of a person’s age. Experiencing the heat while outdoors can be debilitating and it poses a serous health concern. Just keeping hydrated is not necessarily the best preventative for heat related issues.

Additionally remember that there are serious ramifications that result from the heat that builds in our vehicles. Remember to take children with you regardless of how quick you think you’ll be back. Also remember to lock the vehicle to prevent children entering the vehicle and unable to exit.

Our pets are effected just as adversely with high temperatures when left in a vehicle. Leaving a window open part-way is not the answer, your pet needs to go with you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Q.C.A.R.C. VE Exams Scheduled

The Quad County Amateur Radio Club (QCARC), has scheduled an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) amateur radio Volunteer Examination session for August 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM. All license class exams will be available.

You must register and advise the exams that you intend to take, as there are limited spaces available.  –  No walk-ins can be accepted.

To register, or for additional information contact: bryan@wa3ufn.com or (814) 371-3836   — (8/26/20  7:12) —  REGISTRATION CLOSED  —

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August Meeting Announcement

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club will hold an online meeting August 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM. In the interest of maintaining a healthy environment for you, our members and guests, we feel the remote webinar is the optimal method to conduct meetings given today’s circumstances.

An available email list of members has been sent a notice which has all of the needed information to join the meeting by computer only. (Cell phone connection is no longer available.)

It may be advantageous to use voice only instead of both voice and video to eliminate drop-outs due to bandwidth limitations. Video is not required to participate.

If you have not received the email notice, email Bryan at: wa3ufn@arrl.net to advise so the information can be emailed.

Due to the 50 minute limitation, imposed by the webinar service provider, no program can be presented.

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Weather Warning – Take Action!

A severe thunderstorm WARNING means TAKE ACTION.

Strong, damaging winds and/or large hail are occurring or will occur shortly. When a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for your area, move inside a sturdy structure immediately and stay away from windows and doors. Acting early helps save lives!

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Weather Watch – Be Prepared!

A severe thunderstorm WATCH means BE PREPARED for the potential of strong, damaging winds and/or large hail typically within the next 3-7 hours of the watch issuance.

When there is a severe thunderstorm watch, pay extra close attention to the weather and be ready to act. Preparing ahead of time helps […]

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Time To Check Those Smoke Alarms

It’s that time of year when you should change the batteries in you smoke detectors. While you are checking things, check the date on the detector. Typically detector lifetimes are 10 years. Remember your CO and combustible gas detectors too. If you happened to have the 10 year versions,that the batteries […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make a family emergency plan today. September is National Preparedness Month. Learn more at www.ready.gov/September.

September 11-17 Preparing Through Service

There is plenty that can be done to mitigate the adverse effects of a disaster, whether it is a local or a large wide area issue. Please take some time […]

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On-line Radio Wave Propagation Course

Sky, space, and surface waves

An interesting and informative course is available from Comet/MetEd titled Radio Wave Propagation. The course web-site: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=1394#.Wylt6Rwnb4Y

If you are relatively new to amateur radio do not be concerned with the technical aspect of understanding all of the details and terminology. You may be surprised that many of […]

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I Have My Amateur Radio Operator License – Now What

This question often occurs with newly licensed radio amateurs, and may occur from time to time with those who have been licensed for a few years. One of your first avenues to find out an answer to a question may be your local amateur radio club. Often times there are members […]

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