The tour is scheduled for August 9 beginning at 11:30 AM.
The address is 328 Innovation Blvd, Suite 330, State College, PA 16803. Upon arrival in Innovation Park, turn left and the building is the last one on the left hand side before the construction (look for the building with all the satellites on the roof). There is visitor parking right by the entrance, the office is on the 3rd floor. Since it is a weekend, the mail door may be locked, but just use the call box near the door to let them know you are there. Google maps plots the location very well and a GPS with current maps should get you there easily too.
Please email me, WA3UFN at comcast dot net, to advise that you will be attending as I need to give an approximate attendance to the National Weather Service just for planning purposes. This is open to members, family and friends. If you would like to car-pool also advise in the email, I’ll try to coordinate that aspect. We can try 146.49 simplex, as a talk around frequency while enroute or if you need assistance otherwise use the State College repeater, 146.76, access tone 146.2 Hz.
Any questions use my email as well.
The 2016 Baker Trail Ultra-marathon will be held starting at 6:30 AM Saturday August 29, 2015. This year will be on the “central section” of the trail (Summerville to Smicksburg). here is a link for information: http://www.rachelcarsontrails.org/bt/ultrachallenge/uc15
Please mark your calendars, and plan to help provide amateur radio public service communications for a fun event. More details to follow.
Kevin Snyder, KA3YCB
With vacation time in full swing, regardless of the over abundance of rain, lightning is a very big factor that needs to be considered. As of July 8, 2015, 17 people have died from lightning strikes in the United States — ALL of these deaths were avoidable.
- NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!!
- If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.
- When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up.
- Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.
- Do Not seek shelter under a tree!
- Lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from the storm.
The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club is a WRN Ambassador
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The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 (H.R.1301) & (S 1685)
Attention all amateurs, the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 ( H.R. 1301) has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. Now a Senate Bill has been introduced (S 1685). Both bills pertain 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 the updated web site: http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-parity-act
America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring. Please consider taking 5 minutes to view the video, “IT STARTED LIKE ANY OTHER DAY.”, attached to the America’s PrepareAthon! link below. It could have […] […]
[ May 3, 2015; 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] Tri-State Radio Fest 10th Annual Antique Radio Flea Market and Auction Vintage TV, Amateur Radio, Audio & Phonograph (No Computers.) Open to buyers from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon -Entrance fee $5.00 Check-in for auction items 9:00 am to 11:00 am Auction to begin at 12:00 noon Auctioneer: Richard Estes-www.estesAuctions.com Raffle Prize—restored Atwater-Kent 206 Featured: Contest – Atwater-Kent radios Center Stage Banquet Hall 1495 Old […] […]
As of approximately 2:00 PM, 4/8/2015 the analog only UHF repeater was replaced with a Yaesu System Fusion Analog/Digital repeater. This is the same type repeater as used for the 147.315 repeater. You can still communicate as you have in the past, you will not have to buy a new radio, your radio will not be […] […]