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Amateur Radio License Exam Session

Amateur Radio License Exam Session

EXAM SESSION 09/29/2017 ALL CLASSES OF LICENSE EXAMS WILL BE OFFERED. Sponsor: Quad County ARC Date: Sep 29 2017 Time: 6:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed) Contact: Joe Shupienis (814) 371-3235 Email: w3bc@arrl.net VEC: ARRL/VEC Location: Penn State Dubois Smeal Building Du Bois, PA  15801

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2017 Jamboree On The Air

2017 Jamboree On The Air

This year the QCARC will activating a station from the Hallstrom Building located at the Camp Mountain Run Scout Camp. The station, N3QC, will be operating on HF bands, considering propagation characteristics to a given part of the World that we intend to communicate with. VHF & UHF frequencies may be activated ...

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W3CDG-11 Balloon Launch In The Air From Pittsburgh

The W3CDG-11 balloon launch is in the air. To watch the progress go to: aprs.fi for the current info. Launch was from the Pgh. Zoo.     The Balloon has landed in the Brackenridge. PA area. Congratulations to those affiliated with the successful flight!

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High Altitude Balloons Pass Nearby

High Altitude Balloons Pass Nearby

          Two high altitude balloons with APRS telemetry reporting transmitters passed just west of DuBois on September 13. These balloons were reporting altitudes of just over 45,000' and temperatures around 12 degrees F. I happened to capture a screen shot one of the balloons as it was posted online, via the WA3UFN-1, ...

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Hurricane Irma The Latest Severe Weather Threat

Hurricane Irma The Latest Severe Weather Threat

  Even though the hurricanes are well south of Pennsylvania, amateurs in our area may still be able to help pass health and welfare traffic. The hurricane watch net should be active as you read this. The net will be active on 14.325 MHz, then switch to 7.268 as conditions change. Check ...

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Baker Trail Ultra-Marathon — Good Test Of Preparedness

Baker Trail Ultra-Marathon -- Good Test Of Preparedness

  Area amateurs recently had an opportunity to actually test preparedness at the Baker Trail Ultra-Marathon where amateurs provided communications along a 50 mile trail where cellular communication was mostly unavailable. This was the real deal in testing the functionality of equipment and abilities of the operators to set up effective ...

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Amateur Radio Parity Act Moves Into The Senate

Amateur Radio Parity Act Moves Into The Senate

  This important piece of legislation that may very well have an effect on more amateur radio operators than what you may first  expect, has moved into the Senate. The legislation has a history of bi-partisan support but we still need to keep aware of what is occurring with the bill ...

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SKYWARN TRAINING – WORTH YOUR TIME

SKYWARN TRAINING - WORTH YOUR TIME

Sometimes things do not all ways as they appear. SkyWarn training may conjure up ideas of intense detailed training for the likes of those who are meteorologists.  No so! This training is for the everyday person on the street, so to say. The training gives the everyday person the background to ...

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Clearfield County SkyWarn® Training Scheduled

Clearfield County SkyWarn® Training Scheduled

The SkyWarn presentation has been rescheduled for July 19, 2017. This training is open to amateur radio operators as well as the general public. It is not required but if amateur radio operators could, also email me if  you anticipate attending at: “bryan at wa3ufn dot com”. Since I initiated the planning ...

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North Western PA Tornado

Severe Weather Awareness Week started a bit early for folks in North Western PA. April 20, 2017 brought an EF0 tornado to Mathews Run in Warren County, just north west of Youngsville, PA. Fortunately there were no injuries or serious damage from the short lived tornado. Details of the tornado can ...

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK APRIL 24 – 28, 2017

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK APRIL 24 – 28, 2017

Since the National Weather Service outline for Severe Weather Week encompasses the weather that we encounter in our area, it might just be a great idea to check the State College, NWS website (http://www.weather.gov/ctp/SevereWeatherAwarenessWeek) for some important information. The information on the web pages just happen expand on the April ...

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WIRES-X , The New Kid on the Block

This article was originally posted January 15, 2016 Just above the horizon – WIRES-X! Recently you may have heard some rather odd noises and unlikely QSOs taking place on the N3QC, 147.315 repeater. The latest update to our repeater was added January 12, 2016 when the Yaesu Wires-X Voice Over Internet ...

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April 2017 Parasitic Emission

In a shocking development, Joe W3BC has finally come to his senses and put out a modest but informative edition of the Parasitic Emission newsletter. You may download it here: Parasitic Emission, Volume 43, Number 1, April 2017

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Pennsylvania Flood Safety Awareness Week

The National Weather Service Flood Safety Awareness Week Begins March 27. Considering we experience flooding in our area rather often, it is likely worth your time to check out the National Weather Service flood safety week web page at http://www.weather.gov/ctp/floodSafetyWeek The week starts out with information on the continuing effort ...

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Please Keep Fire Hydrants Clear

I know this is not directly related to amateur radio but it is directly related to neighborhood safety. It may even be directly related to your safety!

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Local VHF/UHF Frequencies of Interest

The following table contains popular frequencies as loaded into many inexpensive hand-held radios. The list to use with CHIRP software may be downloaded by clicking the following link and unzipping it:  Baofeng_UV5_2014-0214.img

Location Name Frequency Duplex Offset Tone rToneFreq cToneFreq DtcsCode DtcsPolarity Mode TStep Skip Comment
000 WEATHER 162.5500 off 0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
001 2M CALL 146.5200
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

002 UHF SX 446.0000
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

003 TEOTW 146.4200
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000
Survival frequency
004 CMRN SX 147.5700
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
005 CLFD SX 146.5350
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
006 ELK SX 146.5800
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
007 JEFF SX 146.5500
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
008 QC SX 146.4000
0.0000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000

009 FOXHUNT 146.5650
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
010 QC UHF 446.4000
0.0000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000

011 EMPRM L 146.8050 0.6000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000

012 EMPORUM 147.1800 + 0.6000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000

013 DU BOIS 443.8500 + 5.0000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000

014 QCARC 147.3150 + 0.6000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000

015 RKTN 39 147.3900 + 0.6000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000 S
016 K3EDD U 444.6250 + 5.0000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

017 RKTNUHF 443.4750 + 5.0000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

018 CLRFLD 444.9000 + 5.0000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

019 RGWY 00 147.0000 + 0.6000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
020 RGWY285 147.2850 + 0.6000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000

021 BTJACKU 444.2000 + 5.0000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

022 STMARYS 443.8000 + 5.0000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

023 RGWYLNK 443.9750 + 5.0000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

024 KANE 146.7300 0.6000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
026 PNXY715 146.7150 0.6000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
027 SIGL105 147.1050 + 0.6000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
028 PUNXSYU 442.4750 + 5.0000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

029 CLARION 442.6500 + 5.0000 Tone 186.2 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

030 BRKVL U 444.2750 + 5.0000 Tone 110.9 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

031 SIGEL U 443.2750 + 5.0000 Tone 110.9 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

032 BKVL LO 443.0250 + 5.0000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000

034 QCXBAND 446.4000 split 146.4000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000

035 LUTHB V 145.3500 0.6000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
037 ISS UV 145.8000 split 437.8000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

038 ISS PL 145.8000 split 437.8000 Tone 67.0 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

039 APRS 144.3900
0.0000 TSQL 100.0 100.0 23 NN FM 5.000

040 WX PNXY 162.5000 off 0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
041 KITTANG 145.4100 0.6000 Tone 131.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
042 COWANVL 146.5050 split 147.5050 Tone 131.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
043 PHILIPSB 146.4300 split 147.4300 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN FM 5.000
044 ALTOONA 146.6100 0.6000 Tone 123.0 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
045 N CAMBR 146.6550 0.6000 Tone 123.0 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
046 ST COLL 146.7600 0.6000 Tone 146.2 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
047 HASTNGS 146.7750 0.6000 Tone 123.0 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
048 ALTOONA 146.8200 0.6000 Tone 123.0 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
049 ST COLL 146.8500 0.6000 Tone 146.2 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
050 CLARION 146.8650 0.6000 Tone 186.2 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
051 COUDSPT 146.8800 0.6000 Tone 173.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
052 MARIENV 146.8950 0.6000 Tone 186.2 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
053 INDIANA 146.9100 0.6000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
054 JOHNSTN 146.9400 0.6000 Tone 123.0 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
055 APOLLO 146.9700 0.6000 Tone 131.8 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
056 CAROLTN 147.0600 + 0.6000 Tone 167.9 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
057 VOWINKL 147.0750 + 0.6000 Tone 110.9 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
058 BLUKNOB 147.1500 + 0.6000 Tone 167.9 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
061 FRS 01 462.5625
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
062 FRS 02 462.5875
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
063 FRS 03 462.6125
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
064 FRS 04 462.6375
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
065 FRS 05 462.6625
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
066 FRS 06 462.6875
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
067 FRS 07 462.7125
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
068 FRS 08 467.5625
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
069 FRS 09 467.5875
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
070 FRS 10 467.6125
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
071 FRS 11 467.6375
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
072 FRS 12 467.6625
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
073 FRS 13 467.6875
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
074 FRS 14 467.7125
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
075 GMRS 15 462.5500
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
076 GMRS 16 462.5750
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
077 GMRS 17 462.6000
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
078 GMRS 18 462.6250
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
079 GMRS 19 462.6500
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
080 GMRS 20 462.6750
0.0000 Tone 141.3 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
081 GMRS 21 462.7000
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
082 GMRS 22 462.7250
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
083 MURS 1 151.8200
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
084 MURS 2 151.8800
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
085 MURS 3 151.9400
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
086 BLU DOT 154.5700
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
087 GRN DOT 154.6000
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
088 RED DOT 151.6250
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
089 PUR DOT 151.9550
0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000 S
090 BRN DOT 464.5000 + 5.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
091 YEL DOT 464.5500 + 5.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000 S
092 WALMART 154.5700 off 0.0000 TSQL 67.0 67.0 23 NN FM 5.000 S
098 FDJMPVL 460.2750 off 0.0000 TSQL 88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000

099 FDJHAYS 453.4250 off 0.0000 TSQL 156.7 156.7 23 NN NFM 5.000

100 FD CLFD 454.0250 off 0.0000 TSQL 146.2 146.2 23 NN NFM 5.000

101 FRGND 4 453.4625 off 0.0000 TSQL 146.2 146.2 23 NN NFM 5.000

102 EMS CLF 460.4625 off 0.0000 TSQL 131.8 131.8 23 NN NFM 5.000

103 MED 10 462.9750 off 0.0000 TSQL 141.3 141.3 23 NN NFM 5.000

104 EMS IND 155.2200 off 0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

105 FD CMRN 453.7375 off 0.0000 TSQL 156.7 156.7 23 NN NFM 5.000

106 PDLOCAL 155.7300 off 0.0000 TSQL 110.9 110.9 23 NN FM 5.000

107 PD CLFD 454.4750 off 0.0000 TSQL 151.4 151.4 23 NN NFM 5.000

108 PD TAC1 460.2625 off 0.0000 TSQL 97.4 97.4 23 NN NFM 5.000

109 FD DUB1 453.4000 off 0.0000 TSQL 203.5 203.5 23 NN NFM 5.000

110 FD DUB2 453.2500 off 0.0000 TSQL 131.8 131.8 23 NN NFM 5.000

111 PD TL 453.7000 off 0.0000 TSQL 203.5 203.5 23 NN NFM 5.000

112 PD ELK 159.1500 off 0.0000 TSQL 127.3 127.3 23 NN FM 5.000

113 FD ELK 453.1250 off 0.0000 TSQL 156.7 156.7 23 NN NFM 5.000

114 PD CMRN 155.1300 off 0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

115 FD JEFF 454.4500 off 0.0000 TSQL 156.7 156.7 23 NN NFM 5.000

116 FRTWR 6 460.4125 off 0.0000 TSQL 173.8 173.8 23 NN NFM 5.000

117 FOPS JF 460.2250 off 0.0000 TSQL 127.3 127.3 23 NN NFM 5.000

118 EMS JEF 462.9500 off 0.0000 TSQL 141.3 141.3 23 NN NFM 5.000

119 FD BKWY 460.6250 off 0.0000 TSQL 186.2 186.2 23 NN NFM 5.000

120 FD REYN 458.8125 off 0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000

121 FD FC 463.1500 off 0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000

122 PD JEFF 453.3375 off 0.0000 TSQL 192.8 192.8 23 NN NFM 5.000

123 PD JFZ4 460.3250 off 0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN NFM 5.000

124 PD SNYD 460.1125 off 0.0000 TSQL 186.2 186.2 23 NN NFM 5.000

125 PD REYN 453.0500 off 0.0000 TSQL 167.9 167.9 23 NN NFM 5.000

126 PD BKVL 155.0850 off 0.0000
88.5 88.5 23 NN FM 5.000

127 MED 9 462.9500 off 0.0000 TSQL 141.3 141.3 23 NN NFM 5.000

       

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