Polls

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)

Total Voters: 3

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April 8 Meeting will be Online!

QCARC Regular April Meeting AND LIVE PROGRAM: Building a Go Kit, Bob Mente NU3Q

  Hosted by Meetings QCARC 6:50 PM – 8:50 PM Wednesday, Apr 8 2020 (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting Information

Meeting link:https://meetingsamer10.webex.com/meetingsamer10/j.php?MTID=m33feec3a0fa708d788e063de21322918

Meeting number:290 862 210

Password:n3qc

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club
4/8/2020 Meeting Agenda

CALL TO ORDER
Flag salute – Remembrance of Silent Keys – Introductions, as needed
Rules Of Order

DOES ANYONE WANT TO RECOMMENDED AN ENTRY TO THE AGENDA?

REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
Secretary
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the previous meeting were published in the e-mailed newsletter. Are there any additions or corrections to be made to those minutes? If none, the minutes stand approved as published.

Treasurer
Club treasury report:

STAFF REPORTS:
Activities – VE exams as are the regular meetings at the PSU Du Bois Campus are suspended due to the Campus closure relating to the corona virus situation.

Education / Training –

Net (Manager) –

Programs –

Public Information Officer – Meeting announcement not submitted to newspaper.

Public Service –

Repeater –

Technology –

Additional Reports –

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:
• Field Day: ARRL information.

GENERAL REMARKS:

GUEST COMMENTS:

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE: WebEx online Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 PM

IF NO FURTHER BUSINESS, CALL TO ADJOURN THE MEETING:

Following the meeting we will have a live presentation on building a Go Kit by Allegheny County Emergency Coordinator Bob Mente NU3Q.

More ways to join

Join by phone+1-408-418-9388 United States (Toll unless cell phone)
Access code: 290 862 210

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April 8 VE Exam CANCELED

In compliance with the Pennsylvania Governor’s stay-at-home order, the Volunteer Exam session scheduled for April 8th has been canceled. ARRL does not provide online testing at this time.

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N3QC Announcement System Back On The Air

Due to technical issues, the time and information announcement system that was operating on the 147.315 repeater is operating on the 442.95 repeater as of February 20. With the increasing popularity of UHF, we feel that the move will benefit just as many amateurs in our area. Additionally, handheld coverage is often better on UHF.

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News Release – Amendment to HB-37

Forwarded From: WT Jones WN3LIF EPA SEC

DATE: January 30, 2020 
MEMO TO: Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Operators 
FROM: Your Pennsylvania ARRL Leadership Team (includes the Eastern and Western PA Sections!) 

During a conference this morning with the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee, we learned that partly as a result of our efforts, Senator Farnese of Philadelphia will be introducing an amendment to this bill that will exempt Amateur Radio Operators from its prohibition on the use of Amateur Radio equipment while mobile. 

The committee’s executive director is unsure of the timing for a future vote on this bill but feels certain that if Amateur Radio Operators in Pennsylvania communicate their support for the amendment, it will contribute to a successful outcome. 

Senator Farnese’s staff is currently preparing the language of the amendment following input from your ARRL team. Once the Senate includes this exemption and passes the bill, it will go to a conference committee where the differences in the House and Senate versions must be ironed out. So, your support for this amendment is crucial. Contact your State Representative and State Senator and ask them to support the amendment to HB37 exempting Amateur Radio Operators. 

Use this link https://www.legis.state.pa.us/ to find out who represents you in the Senate and House. Contact them and simply ask them to support the exemption amendment. 

We’ll post more updates as the bill progresses.
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2020 QCARC Membership Application

The 2020 ,pdf application is available. Click “Download” to obtain the application form to print and complete.

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New Meeting Dates For 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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.

NEXT MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th at 7:00 pm
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, January 8, 2020
7:00 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2020, VE Exam at 6:00 pm
7:00 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:00 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2020, VE Exam at 6:00 pm
7:00 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7:00 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2020, VE Exam at 6:00 pm
7:00 pm Wednesday, July 8, 2020
7:00 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2020, VE Exam at 6:00 pm
7:00 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2020
7:00 pm Wednesday, October 13, 2020, VE Exam at 6:00 pm
7:00 pm Wednesday, November 11, 2020
7:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2020, VE Exam at 6:00 pm

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!

73

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Hurricane Dorian – Possible Traffic

Even though the hurricane will likely have little to no effect on the WPA area, remember that there is a possibility that people in the effected area may be trying to contact family or friends relative their well-being. Consider monitoring the hurricane net frequencies of 14.325 MHz & 7.268 MHz. I have not heard any traffic so far but they may pass the messages using the ARRL Radiogram message form or the ICS 213 message form. These are the same forms we covered in the training programs at the Club meetings.

Message form downloads:
ARRL Radiogram .pdf link http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Public%20Service/RADIOGRAM-2011.pdf

ICS 213 .pdf link https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1922-25045-5379/ics_forms_213.pdf

For additional information check the web-site:   http://www.arrl.org/2019-Hurricanes .

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2019 QCARC Survey

Please click the following link for the 2019 survey.

In order to properly print the document select landscape when printing. Please submit the completed survey at the meeting. If you want, mail the completed survey to the QCARC, PO Box 599, Du Bois, PA 15801

Q.C.A.R.C. 2019 Survey Landscape mode printing

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ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, on Maxim Memorial Station W1AW — CANCELLED —

From: David Isgur, N1RSN Communications Manager ARRL, The national association for Amateur Radio®

Put Howard to Work” by Working ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, on Maxim Memorial Station W1AW

Hello all,

The “Put Howard to Work” event, which was to be presented on Monday, May 13, by the ICQ Amateur Radio Podcast and feature ARRL […]

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December 2018 Parasitic Emission

The latest edition of the Parasitic Emission QCARC newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. Continue reading below, or click on the link to download the PDF file.

If you would like to receive the Parasitic Emission each month delivered to your inbox, please send an email to: subscribe@qcarc.org PE4412-December-2018Download […]

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November 2018 Parasitic Emission

The latest edition of the Parasitic Emission QCARC newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. Continue reading below, or click on the link to download the PDF file.

If you would like to receive the Parasitic Emission each month delivered to your inbox, please send an email to: subscribe@qcarc.org PE4411-November-2018Download […]

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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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