QCARC Calendar

July 2019
August 2019


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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QC Weather

Partly Cloudy
Monday 12/24/2018 20%
Partly Cloudy
Clearing skies late. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Tuesday 12/25/2018 10%
Cloudy skies. High 33F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 12/26/2018 20%
Cloudy. High 38F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Quad-County Weather Page

Public Service Event 2018 Brookville YMCA Adventure Race June 2, 2018

The Brookville YMCA Adventure race is set for June 2, 2018.

Chuck Shaffer, KC3EAJ has requested amateurs to provide public service communications for this race. His main focus is the orienteering course between Millcreek & Frozen Toe.

The actual race covers eighty four miles and there are opportunities for as many ham operators to participate as arrive to assist.  Chuck will find a place for you.

If you have assisted with the northern leg of the Baker Ultra Challenge, you will recognize much of the terrain. There are safety checkpoints, and orienteering points that he would like covered.

The race starts at 7 a.m. with an 8-mile run in a loop around the Millcreek Boat Launch area just outside of Strattanville.

From there, the opening runner tags off to a swimmer who goes on a 2-mile round trip before tagging to the next teammate who bikes 23 miles from Millcreek to Cook Forest State Park at the Clarion River bridge.

The biker then tags a kayaker who boats back to Millcreek some 12 miles away. An orienteer duo or individual awaits the Kayaker there for a 10-12 mile trip to find three checkpoints in the forest between Millcreek and Frozen Toe, which is just north of Corsica.

The final stage starts at Frozen Toe where the successful orienteer team tags off to the anchor leg, who finishes the day on a 9.5-mile run into Brookville and the finish line at the YMCA.

Hams will meet at the Millcreek boat access on Millcreek road, (T-572) approx. 2 miles off Fisher road (SR1011) outside Strattanville borough in Clarion County. Time 1030 A.M.

Here is a link to the race webpage                    http://www.brookvilleymca.com/page23.html

ANY radio amateurs available to help with this Public Service Event, Please contact me at KA3YCB at ARRL.net.

Kevin Snyder, KA3YCB



National Weather Service Hazard Simplification Initiative

The National Weather Service is simplifying their hazardous weather products list. Please click on the below link for what they are doing for winter effective October 1, 2017. Looks like they are narrowing down to three categories.



Basic SKYWARN in Punxsutawney

National Weather Service Pittsburgh will be conducting a BASIC SKYWARN course at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center 201 N Findley St on Thursday April 27, 2017 starting at 6PM.

To register, email marlene@weatherdiscovery.org

This course is open to ANYONE interested in Weather. Hams are encouraged to attend. If you are a current SKYWARN observer for Pittsburgh NWS, they request observers attend a course every 5 years to remain current.


Wife of QCARC President AB3OG, Passes away

Sympathy-imageThe QCARC extends condolences to Peach Caltagarone, AB3OG, our President on the passing of his wife Barbara.

Barbara A. Caltagarone, 57, 603 Jackson St., Reynoldsville, died at 5:51 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home in Reynoldsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven J. Hendrickson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Reynoldsville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Reynoldsville Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 247, Reynoldsville, PA 15851. –

See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thecourierexpress/obituary.aspx?n=barbara-a-caltagarone&pid=174614115#sthash.8gj12EHV.dpuf