Quad County Amateur Radio Club Membership dues are due and payable.
> Renewal memberships: $25.00
> First Time only memberships: See the pro-rated chart on the form.
Click 2016 Membership Application to proceed to a form that you can fill then print. Please submit the completed, printed form with your dues. Checks are made payable to Quad County Amateur Radio Club and submitted to the treasurer at the meeting or mailed to:
P O Box 599
Du Bois, PA 15801
The November meeting brought about a discussion concerning the times of the breakfast and meetings. After a discussion, the membership voted to change the times for the breakfast to 8:30 AM and the meeting to 6:30 PM. The unanimous vote resulted in the decision to change to what is believed to be more appropriate times.
Recent information from ARRL indicates that those in opposition to this bill are campaigning against the bill with fraudulent information which is shown in a video on the link below “Contacting Your Congressional Representatives”. It is also part of the QCARC meeting program on November 20. To counter these false representations of the bill, ARRL president Craigie asks that amateur radio operators contact their representatives to request that they support this important bill. Phone calls, emails and letters are all acceptable. Letters should be submitted through the ARRL to prevent delays in the letter’s delivery to the representative. Visit Contacting Your Congressional Representatives on the ARRL website for contact information or see the list in the website version of this story.
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 and even restrictions at your QTH that you may be unaware.
Remember to submit your letter to your representative the quickest, file it through the available ARRL links.
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
Check this ARRL page for the latest information as of August 25, 2015. : http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-president-expects-parity-act-house-bill-cosponsorships-to-top-100-soon
AMSAT recently deployed the FOX-1A amateur radio satellite, also designated AO-85. These tiny satellites are only 4 inches square! Image that little cube flying around the earth and using it to talk to other amateur radio operators around the world. Communications can be established via the FM transponder that has an uplink of 435.180 MHz and a downlink of 145.980 MHz. Reports are that the downlink signal is rather strong.
If you’re interested in listening for the new tiny satellite check out the active, real time locator map for AO-85 at – http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=40967
To obtain a precise time that AO-85 will pass over your location, check out the AMSAT Pass Prediction webpage. You will need to enter some data such as your grid square or your latitude and longitude.
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