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Winter Weather Advisory

12:44 PM EDT on March 20, 2018
8:00 PM EDT on March 21, 2018
Snow Showers
Wednesday 03/21/2018 50%
Snow Showers
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 37F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snowfall around one inch.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 03/22/2018 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High 41F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Friday 03/23/2018 10%
Cloudy skies. High 38F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Quad-County Weather Page

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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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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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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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    The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club

              P O Box 599

              Du Bois, PA  15801

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      Club Officers
      Joe Shupienis – W3BC


    Vice President:





      Bryan Simanic, WA3UFN



      Kevin Snyder, KA3YCB



    Executive Board:
    Mike Latta –  KB3SGY

    Dave Lingenfelter – WQ1A                                  

    Don Jewell – KB3LES

    Bev Hudsick – W3BEV

    Lars Kvant – KB3WBT


    Activities Coordinator:

      Lars Kvant KB3WBT

    Education Coordinator:

    License Trustee:

      Bryan Simanic WA3UFN

    Membership Coordinator:


    Net Manager:

      Dave Lingenfelter – !Q1A


    Program Coordinator:

    Bryan Simanic – WA3UFN

    Public Service Coordinator:

      Kevin Snyder KA3YCB

    QSL Manager:

    Technology Coordinator:

      Lars Kvant KB3WBT


    Call Name County QTH Status
    On The Air


    N3QC 6 Meter Repeater 53.070 -1.000 MHz 173.8 Wide Coverage VHF Repeater at 2700′ AMSL
    N3QC 2 Meter Repeater 147.315 + .600 MHz 173.8 Wide Coverage VHF Repeater at 2700′ AMSL
    K3EDD Repeater 444.625 + 5 MHz 173.8 Ultra-Wide Coverage UHF Repeater at 2600′ AMSL
    N3IZE Repeater 444.900 + 5 MHz 173.8 Clearfield Local UHF Repeater
    N3QC-1 APRS Digipeater 144.39 MHz Hi-Level APRS Digipeater at 2600′ AMSL
    2-meter Simplex 145.65 MHz Local simplex activity
    UHF Calling 446.000 MHz UHF Simplex


    Quad-County FM Net Sunday 1900 147.315 N3QC Repeater
    Quad-County UHF Net
    Clearfield County ARES Net Sunday 1930 147.315 N3QC Repeater
    Elk County Net Sunday 2000 147.000 Ridgway Repeater
    Jefferson County Emergency Net Monday 2000 147.105 Sigel Repeater
    The Hamshack Net
    Meeting Locations

    Since the very first meeting in 1975, The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club holds regular meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. Our meetings are held in the Hiller Building on the Penn State DuBois Campus.

    Club Connections - Our Amateur Radio Club Neighbors

    Western Pennsylvania Section
    American Radio Relay League

    The National Organization for Amateur RadioWestern Pennsylvania Repeater Council

    The Nittany Amateur Radio Club
    State College, PA

    ARRL Affiliated ClubPhilipsburg Amateur Radio Association
    Philipsburg, PA

    ARRL Affiliated ClubHeadwaters Amateur Radio Club
    Coudersport, PA

    ARRL Affiliated Club
    Parasitic EmissionPartnerMcKean County Amateur Radio Club
    Bradford, PA

    ARRL Affiliated ClubElk County Amateur Radio Association
    Ridgway, PA

    Parasitic EmissionPartnerFort Armstrong Wireless Association
    Ford City, PA

    ARRL Affiliated ClubIndiana County Amateur Radio Club
    Indiana, PA

    ARRL Affiliated Club
    Parasitic EmissionPartnerPunxsutawney Area Amateur Radio Club
    Punxsutawney, PA

    ARRL Affiliated Club
    Parasitic EmissionPartnerCambria Radio Club
    Johnstown, PA

    ARRL Affiliated Club
    Parasitic EmissionPartnerHorseshoe Amateur Radio Club
    Altoona, PA

    ARRL Affiliated Club
    Parasitic EmissionPartnerYoung Ladies’ Radio League
    An International Organization of Women Amateur Radio Operators
    Altoona, PA

    ARRL Affiliated Club



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