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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Weather Warning – Take Action!

A severe thunderstorm WARNING means TAKE ACTION.

Strong, damaging winds and/or large hail are occurring or will occur shortly. When a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for your area, move inside a sturdy structure immediately and stay away from windows and doors. Acting early helps save lives!

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Weather Watch – Be Prepared!

A severe thunderstorm WATCH means BE PREPARED for the potential of strong, damaging winds and/or large hail typically within the next 3-7 hours of the watch issuance.

When there is a severe thunderstorm watch, pay extra close attention to the weather and be ready to act. Preparing ahead of time helps save lives!

Understand Severe Weather Alerts
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Parasitic Emission Club Newsletter — May 2020

Here is this month’s Parasitic Emission newsletter. If you are not receiving it every month by email and would like to, please send an email to subscribe@qcarc.org and we will add you to our list!


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May Meeting ONLINE!

QCARC May Meeting
Hosted by Quad-County Amateur Radio Club

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 621 559 561
Password: QCARC (72272 from phones and video systems)
https://meetingsamer10.webex.com/meetingsamer10/j.php?MTID=m3dd0484acd7c3dfa8fa962730da51c10

Join by phone
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 621 559 561

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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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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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Meeting Dates For 2020

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.

Due to the Campus being closed, meetings are now held online. Check this web-site and the newsletter that is emailed, for information on joining the next online meeting. The meetings are scheduled on the same date and time as the on Campus meetings.
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, 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!

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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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QCARC Meeting Change

The regular meeting of the Quad County Amateur Radio Club has been rescheduled for APRIL 12 at 7:00 PM. Due to PSU schedule.

The ARRL VE exam session will be April 12 at 6:00 PM just prior the regular meeting. Both functions are in the normal location, the Smeal Building.

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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
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SKYWARN Recognition Day 2018 begins Saturday, December 1

SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) 2018 takes place on Saturday, December 1, from 0000 until 2400 UTC (11/30 1900 – 12/1 1900 Eastern). Developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service (NWS) and ARRL, SRD celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property. During SKYWARN Recognition Day, special event stations will be on the air from NWS offices, contacting radio amateurs around the world.

The object of SRD is for amateur stations to exchange contact information with as many National Weather Service stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters, plus 70 centimeters. Contacts via repeaters are permitted. Stations should exchange call sign, signal report, and location plus a quick description of the weather at your location (e.g., sunny, partly cloudy, windy, rainy, etc.). EchoLink and IRLP nodes, including the Voice over Internet Protocol Weather Net (VoIP-WX), are expected to be active as well.

SSB, FM, AM, RTTY, CW, and PSK31 are modes that can be utilized during the event. While working digital modes, special event stations will append “NWS” to their call signs (e.g., N0A/NWS). It’s suggested that during SRD operations a non-NWS volunteer serve as a station control operator.

Event certificates are printable from the main website at the conclusion of SRD. See the SkyWarn recognition page at – https://www.weather.gov/crh/skywarnrecognition.

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