Attention All Club Members!
A Basic SkyWarn® class is scheduled at the Clearfield 911 Center, April 9, 19:00. This class is being administered by the State College NWS Office.
You MUST PRE-REGISTER for this course on this web page: www.clearfieldcountyarc.org/wordpress/clearfield-skywarn-training-class/
Classes are free and open to the public
If possible, bring the Latitude and Longitude of your home (see instructions on this page to obtain your coordinates): http://www.latlong.net/convert-address-to-lat-long.html
The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 (H.R.1301)
Attention all amateurs, the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 ( H.R. 1301) has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. This bill pertains to amateurs obtaining permission to erect antennas where an HOA, or other covenant prohibits an antenna outside. If passed the FCC would amend part 97 rules to include homeowners’ association regulations and deed restrictions, often referred to as “covenants, conditions, and restrictions” (CC&Rs). Even if you do not currently live in such an environment, you may encounter this issue some day. Support for this bill will assist your fellow amateurs who may live with such constraints.
To read all the details and how you can assist in this very important issue to all amateurs, go to this web site: http://www.arrl.org/hr-1301
It is official, the Quad-County Amateur Radio Club is a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.
You may ask, what does this mean for the Club. Basically the Club provides outreach services relative to creating a Weather-Ready Nation to communities and organizations. Also within our own organization such as, disseminating severe weather information on APRS and the Club repeaters, where we are already active. As well as the continuation of training for our members.
The Club has been involved in the SkyWarn® program for a number of years, this is just part of the next step in taking what we know and have experienced in weather preparedness to the next level of sharing that knowledge and experience.
There will be more information and a Q&A session at the March 20 meeting.
For additional information you can access the Weather-Ready Nation web site at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/
The Jefferson & Clarion county Basic SKYWARN spotter training course will be held on March 31, 2015 6:30 PM at the Corsica Volunteer Fire Company 201 Main St. Corsica, PA 15829.
SKYWARN is a group of trained severe weather spotters that report directly to the National Weather Service.
The course is free. It is not a requirement to be an amateur radio operator to attend the class. Hams are encouraged to take this this course however.
If you are a Pittsburgh WFO SKYWARN spotter, you are requested to attend a basic course once every 5 years. This is mainly to update spotters and the NWS data base.
UPDATE: To register, call Jefferson County EMA at 814-849-5052 Extension 1.
Any questions, contact me at KA3YCB@arrl.net
Kevin Snyder, KA3YCB
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Entering Cross-band mode
Turn the APRS modem off.
Exiting Cross-band mode
Turn the FTM-400 off.
Thanks to N3FYD, Greg for the link to the YouTube video.
For the YouTube video on this procedure:
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