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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)

Total Voters: 3

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QCARC 2023 Annual Dues Time

Hi folks, it’s that time of year when your support of the Club by submitting your application and dues is requested. Thank you very much for your support!

Please complete the .pdf that can be downloaded  via the following link: ” QCARC 2023 Application ” . Please take it to the meeting or mail it to the Club Post Office box address on the application.

Remember, the meetings are held at the Du Bois Campus of Penn State University, in the Smeal Building, on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. ARRL VE Exams are held on the even numbered months at 6:00 PM, prior to the regular meeting.

 

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Take A Little Extra Time When Adverse Weather Conditions Exist

Did you know? Each year in the United States, there are over 1,000 deaths and 100,000 injuries due to vehicle crashes during winter weather.
Clean off your vehicle before driving. Flying snow from cars causes accidents.
Keep it slow, and don’t use cruise control. Roads can be slick even if they just look wet.
Leave extra distance between vehicles. Stay especially far from snow plows.Even with the squall like weather behind us, for now, we still need to be cautious when driving in winter conditions, as well as all other seasons.

Check out the National Weather Service Winter Resources web-page;   https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter   for more information on other Winter related issues.

 

 

 

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NWS Snow Squall Awareness Week

Surprisingly Snow Squall Awareness Week was scheduled at an appropriate time.

Please check the website –   https://www.weather.gov/ctp/SnowSquall  – or click the  Snow Squalls  graphic for some very interesting  information about this hazardous weather phenomenon.

 

 

https://www.weather.gov/images/safety/snowSquall2018_03.png

 

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Advanced SkyWarn Virtual Training Available

The National Weather Service, State College, announced a Virtual Advanced SkyWarn Spotter training opportunity.

Link to the NWS web-site for registration and other pertinent information about the virtual training, click the Advanced Skywarn graphic or this link:  https://www.weather.gov/ctp/SpotterTalks

 

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QCARC Meeting – June 2022

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club will meet on Tuesday, June 21st at 7:00 pm at the Penn State DuBois Campus in the Smeal Building Conference Room, following the VE exams. Set your GPS to 1 College Place, DuBois, PA 15801.

This meeting is open to the public.   Face masks are NOT required.  Members and non members alike are welcome.

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January 2022 Meeting CANCELED

Due to the weather, the January 18, 2022 meeting has been canceled. Please spread the word.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Chatterbox Cafe and Social Center, 4902 US-219, Brockway, PA 15824 (2½ miles north of I-80 Exit 97 on US 219.

The Next VE Exam Session will be Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Chatterbox Cafe and Social Center, 4902 US-219, Brockway, PA 15824 (2½ miles north of I-80 Exit 97 on US 219.

The next breakfast get-together will be Saturday, February 12 at 8:30 am at the DuBois Dutch Pantry restaurant, at I-80 Exit 97 on US 219.

 

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QCARC 2022 Dues Are Due

Hi folks, it’s that time of year when your support of the Club by submitting your application and dues is requested. Thank you very much for your support!

Please complete the .pdf that can be downloaded then printed via the following ” QCARC 2022 Application” link below. The updated application and associated  link has the new PO box number and PO. :

QCARC 2022 Membership Appl.

 

 

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SkyWarn Online Training Opportunities

If you are interested in SkyWarn Training, you have a couple opportunities to complete the training online. Click on the “Want To Become A SkyWarn Spotter?” graphic for information from the State College NWS office site.

Additionally, you can go to: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/education_training/course/23 If you need to enroll, it is a rather quick no charge process. […]

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“Significant Rainfall and Flooding” (9/1/2021) – HEED THE NOAA/N.W.S. WARNINGS!

It looks like our general area will be impacted by the remnants of hurricane Ida. It is often easy to discount the weather forecasts but just what if the forecasts are accurate or even worse weather ends up occurring! The saying “Turn around don’t drown.” is not just cliche, it really means what it says. […]

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Tornado Action Information

Severe weather is a priority topic in weather reports. Our general area does not typically experience the full impact of a hurricane but we do experience the direct effects of tornadoes. Please take a look at the graphics and the important messages that are illustrated.

Check the links associated with the graphics for more in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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