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 2021 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 “2021 QCARC Application” link. Please note that due to the ongoing (2 year) issue with the PO box being closed for reasons the USPS could not determine, the decision to move to another location had to be made immediately. The updated application and associated  link has the new PO box number and PO. :

2021 QCARC Application v2




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 will be published as details become available.


Q.C.A.R.C. VE Exams Scheduled

The Quad County Amateur Radio Club (QCARC), has scheduled an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) amateur radio Volunteer Examination session for August 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM. All license class exams will be available.

You must register and advise the exams that you intend to take, as there are limited spaces available.  –  No walk-ins can be accepted.

To register, or for additional information contact: bryan@wa3ufn.com or (814) 371-3836   — (8/26/20  7:12) —  REGISTRATION CLOSED  —


Q.C.A.R.C. Breakfasts Suspended

In the interest of maintaining a healthy environment for activities for you, our members and guests, we feel that it is best to suspend the breakfast gatherings given today’s circumstances. We look forward to initiating the breakfast gatherings as soon as possible.


August Meeting Announcement

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club will hold an online meeting August 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM. In the interest of maintaining a healthy environment for you, our members and guests, we feel the remote webinar is the optimal method to conduct meetings given today’s circumstances.

An available email list of members has been sent a notice which has all of the needed information to join the meeting by computer only. (Cell phone connection is no longer available.)

It may be advantageous to use voice only instead of both voice and video to eliminate drop-outs due to bandwidth limitations. Video is not required to participate.

If you have not received the email notice, email Bryan at: wa3ufn@arrl.net to advise so the information can be emailed.

Due to the 50 minute limitation, imposed by the webinar service provider, no program can be presented.


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!


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

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!


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)

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


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


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

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


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.

Club treasury report:

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 –


• Field Day: ARRL information.



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


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


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.

2020 QCARC Membership Application

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