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Partly cloudy. High near 75F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tenth Annual 13 Original Colonies Event In Operation

Remember that the Tenth Annual 13 Original Colonies event is active. The 2018 Event Dates / July 1 (9AM Eastern) to July 7 (Midnight Eastern) (July 1, 2018-1300 UTC to July 8, 2018-0400 UTC) This event a good way to get some activity on your home HF station or even take your mobile ...

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Summer Has Officially Arrived!

With the official arrival of Summer on June 20, I expect most of us feel that considering the high temperatures and severe weather we've experienced, it seems like Summer has been around for awhile already. A couple weather issues that we need to keep in mind are lightning and the effects ...

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On-line Radio Wave Propagation Course

An interesting and informative course is available from Comet/MetEd titled Radio Wave Propagation. The course web-site: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=1394#.Wylt6Rwnb4Y If you are relatively new to amateur radio do not be concerned with the technical aspect of understanding all of the details and terminology. You may be surprised that many of the graphics and ...

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Public Service Event: Baker Trail UltraChallenge 2018

Public Service Event: Baker Trail UltraChallenge 2018

he 2018 Baker Trail Ultra-marathon will be held starting at 6:30 AM Saturday August 25, 2018. This year will be on the "central section" of the trail (Summerville to Smicksburg).  Here is a link for information and to sign up:   https://www.rachelcarsontrails.org/events/ultrachallenge/uc18                  Scroll to the bottom of the page.   Map of ...

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Paul Silinsky K3PS - Silent Key

It is with deep sadness we report the passing of Paul Silinsky K3PS. Dr. Paul Stephen Silinsky K3PS of Ashland, Ohio, formerly of DuBois Pennsylvania, died following a brief illness on Saturday, May 5, 2018. He was Lecturer at The Ohio State University -- Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio, and ...

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

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

he 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 ...

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SOLD!! ICOM 706 MkII for sale

Selling my ICOM 706 MkII It comes with separation cable, face mounting bracket, and original mike. Everything works as supposed, very good radio, but, time for something new.... Comes from smoke free enviroment. I will not ship! Price $ 475.00   Email: kvantlars@gmail.com  

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Meteorological Spring Has Arrived

The National Weather Service, Spring Safety Campaign is in effect. There are many aspects of Spring weather that can ruin a good day and we have to be aware of such adverse weather. Being aware and recognizing is only part of the equation, we have to follow the advise to ...

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Another Recent NWS Addition

I briefly looked at this site before but today I decided to spend a little more time looking. It was worth the time! I found the GOES-East GEOColor screens, they are really interesting and the resolution is quite good. Be sure to click on the GeoColor Loop, located in the ...

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Expanded National Weather Service Information Web-Page

Expanded National Weather Service Information Web-Page

  The National weather Service has expanded some experimental winter weather informational pages. I believe that you will find these pages interesting and informative. They may assist you in planning for upcoming winter weather events in you locale. Be sure to scroll down the page and also check out the four ...

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NOTA Special Event

Here is another On The Air Special Event that you can get your HF as well as 2 meter and 70 cm rigs warmed up for. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is beginning their year long NASA On The Air Special Event beginning December 11, 2017 and will ...

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SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY OPERATING EVENT

SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY OPERATING EVENT

This year the official date for the SkyWarn™ Recognition Day event is December 2. The event will be in operation from 0000 UTC – 2400 UTC, December 2, 2017. This is a rather simple event, the purpose is to contact as many National Weather Service stations as possible on 80 ...

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2018 Dues Are Due!

2018 Dues Are Due!

The 2018 membership dues for the Quad County Amateur Radio Club are due. Please note the updated dues structure.   A  .pdf can be downloaded using the following link: 2018 QCARC Membership Application Please make checks payable to: Quad County Amateur Radio Club. You can print the completed application, mail it to Quad County ...

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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. http://www.weather.gov/media/iln/HazSimp.pdf

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Autumn SkyWarn Newsletter Available

Autumn SkyWarn Newsletter Available

The 2017 Autumn SkyWarn newsletter is available on-line at: https://www.weather.gov/media/ctp/Spotter%20Newsletters/Autumn2017.pdf    

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Constitution

CONSTITUTION OF THE QUAD COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

(AS AMENDED December 19, 2014)

ARTICLE I – NAME

SECTION 1:

The name of this organization shall be the Quad-County Amateur Radio

Club. The quad-counties shall consist of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk,

Jefferson and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania.

ARTICLE II – ORGANIZATION

SECTION 1:

The registered office of the club shall be P O Box 599, Du Bois, PA 15801 .

SECTION 2:

The club may also have offices at such other places as the Executive

Board may, from time to time, appoint or the business of the club may

require.

SECTION 3: (Deleted 12/19/2014)

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1:

The membership of this club shall consist of full, chapter, associate and

family membership. Membership term shall coincide with the calendar year.

SECTION 2:

The Full (voting) membership shall be any licensed amateur of any class

with a station license in effect for a location in the Quad-Counties.

SECTION 3: Deleted (12/19/2014)

SECTION 4:

The Associate membership shall consist of persons who are ineligible for

Full or Chapter status. Associate members may not vote on QCARC

matters and shall not be counted in determining vote percentages or for

determining quorums.

SECTION 5:

Combined Full-Chapter membership shall be permitted upon payment of

the applicable dues. However, vote counts shall be determined on a “one

person – one vote” basis.

SECTION 6:

The Family members shall consist of persons that are members of the

same household of a Full or Associate member. Family members shall

have the same privileges as the primary club member of the household.

Family membership shall run concurrently with the primary membership.

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

SECTION 1:

The officers of the club shall be president, vice-president, secretary and

treasurer. These officers shall also be members of the Executive Board, of

which there shall be five additional members. Officers and board

members must be licensed amateurs and current members of the Club for at

least one year.

SECTION 2:

All officers and Board members shall hold their offices for the period of

one year from the date of their election at the annual meeting, and until

their successors are elected and qualified.

SECTION 3:

The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership and of the

Executive Board, preserve order, regulate debate and carry out the

enforcement of this constitution to the best of his ability. He shall sign all

papers and documents of any kind on behalf of the club. He shall have the

power to call special meetings at his discretion or when requested to do so

by five or more Full members’ signatures. He shall appoint committees

from time to time as needed.

SECTION 4:

The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the president in his absence

and shall assist him in such a manner as the President may request.

SECTION 5:

The secretary shall keep all minutes, records, books and papers, and

perform such correspondence as may be necessary and required.

SECTION 6: (Last sentence deleted 9/15/00)

The treasurer shall have custody of all monies of the club. He shall

deposit the same in a bank account in the name of the club and he shall

               pay all bills as directed by the membership by check, said check to be

               signed by the Treasurer, or in his absence by any other club officer.

SECTION 7:

The Executive Board shall manage the affairs of the club and pay current

running expenses of the club as they accrue and may expend sums of

money not to exceed one-hundred dollars ($100) in any one month for

unusual or extraordinary expenses that may arise, without the prior

approval of the membership. They shall have the power to fill any

vacancy in any office until the next annual meeting. Three Board

members, one of whom is either the President or the Vice-President, shall

constitute a quorum for the transaction of business fo the Executive Board.

It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to present at each annual meeting

of the membership a full and complete statement of the business and affairs of

the club for the preceding year, and at such time as the membership shall direct.

SECTION 8:

Any official of the club may be removed from office by a vote of twothirds

of the total membership of the club, provided that charges against

said official are made in writing and are filed with the secretary at least

one month and one day before the vote is taken. A copy of the charges

shall be served on the accused official by the secretary at least two weeks

before any vote shall be taken.

ARTICLE V – FUNDS

SECTION 1:

The monies of the club shall be maintained in a general fund and in such

other funds as the Executive Board determines as necessary.

SECTION 2: (deleted 2/19/93)

SECTION 3:

The general fund of the club shall consist of all monies not designated for

a specific fund, whether from donations, or dues.

SECTION 4:

Dues for all classes of membership shall be set as required from time to

time by a two-thirds vote of members present.

SECTION 5: (deleted 2/19/93)

SECTION 6:

Dues for renewing members shall be the full amount for the calendar year.

Dues for initial membership shall be pro-rated as follows:

 

As amended at the November 18, 2016 regular meeting

January – March  $15.00
April – June  $11.25
July – September  $7.50
October – December  $3.75

 

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS

SECTION 1:

The annual meetings of the club shall be held on the third Friday of

October of each year.

SECTION 2:

The regular meetings shall be called on the third Friday of each remaining

month.

ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS AND RATIFICATION

SECTION 1:

The constitution of the club may be ratified or amended at any regular or

annual meeting, by a two-thirds vote of the members present. The

amendments must be published in the newsletter prior to that meeting.

ARTICLE VIII – QUAD-COUNTY FM ASSOCIATION (Deleted 9/15/00)

 

       

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