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QC Weather

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 06/26/2017 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. High 71F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 06/27/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 67F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Wednesday 06/28/2017 10%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 76F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Quad-County Weather Page

Latest News

Clearfield County SkyWarn® Training Re-Scheduled

Clearfield County SkyWarn® Training Re-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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Advanced Skywarn Training-POSTPONED, ironically, due to weather!!!!!!

Due to winter storm "Stella", NWS PBZ has cancelled the Advanced SKYWARN class. The date and time will be announced later!!!   Jefferson County DES, Clarion County OES and National Weather Service Pittsburgh are co-sponsoring an Advanced Skywarn training. The course will be held at the Strattanville Fire Department 441 Washington Street, Strattanville, ...

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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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Basic SKYWARN in Punxsutawney

National Weather Service Pittsburgh will be conducting a BASIC SKYWARN course at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center 201 N Findley St on Thursday April 27, 2017 starting at 6PM. To register, email marlene@weatherdiscovery.org This course is open to ANYONE interested in Weather. Hams are encouraged to attend. If you are a current ...

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I Have My Amateur Radio Operator License – Now What

This question often occurs with newly licensed radio amateurs, and may occur from time to time with those who have been licensed for a few years. One of your first avenues to find out an answer to a question may be your local amateur radio club. Often times there are ...

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Get Weather Ready Before A Tornado

Spring really is not too far away and with the change of seasons some rather interesting but destructive weather can occur. One of the more serious weather phenomenons we have to occasionally deal with is the tornado. While not a frequent issue, it is one that we need to be ...

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NOAA’s  National Weather Service Pages Are Changing

NOAA's National Weather Service Pages Are Changing

If there is anything true about our world it is change! The changes on the NWS pages has been moved to April, as the information states.: "Effective April 4, 2017, NWS will implement the next version of the forecast pages. Highlights will include a standardized look and feel, a mobile-ready landing ...

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Updated QCARC Net Format

Hi folks, by clicking on the Club logo below, you will find the current net format to be used for the VHF and UHF nets. This format was first used for the February 19, 2017 VHF and UHF nets and is available for download so that anyone can run the net. Running ...

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Winter Travel - More Than Just Cold Temeratures

  As we’ve seen this winter, the weather can change rather quickly. Especially when traveling, we need to be prepared for those extremes during our winter travels. One of the biggest issues this winter has been the occurrence of white-outs. Often times these winter squalls materialized so fast there is no ...

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Amateur Radio Parity Act - Reintroduced And Renamed

Information from the ARRL is that the Amateur Radio Parity Act has been reintroduced in the US House as of January 13, 2017, as HR 555. The article states that HR 555 is a continuation of efforts from late last year, "The wording of HR 555 is identical to the language ...

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Contact Us!

    Postal mail
    The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club

              P O Box 599

              Du Bois, PA  15801

    Email contact
    You may send email to

info@qcarc.org

    or use the form below:

 

 

     

      Club Officers
    President:
      Joe Shupienis – W3BC

                 president@qcarc.org

    Vice President:

      TBA

     

                  vp@qcarc.org

    Secretary:

      Bryan Simanic, WA3UFN

                  secretary@qcarc.org

    Treasurer:

      Kevin Snyder, KA3YCB

                 treasurer@qcarc.org

     

    Executive Board:
    Mike Latta –  KB3SGY

    Dave Lingenfelter – WQ1A                                  

    Don Jewell – KB3LES

    Bev Hudsick – W3BEV

    Lars Kvant – KB3WBT

     

    Staff:
    Activities Coordinator:

      Lars Kvant KB3WBT

    Education Coordinator:

    License Trustee:

      Bryan Simanic WA3UFN

    Membership Coordinator:

      TBA

    Net Manager:

      Dave Lingenfelter – !Q1A

     

    Program Coordinator:

    Bryan Simanic – WA3UFN

    Public Service Coordinator:

      Kevin Snyder KA3YCB

    QSL Manager:

    Technology Coordinator:

      Lars Kvant KB3WBT

     

    Members
    Call Name County QTH Status
    On The Air

    Frequencies:

    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

    Nets:

    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
    wprc.us

    The Nittany Amateur Radio Club
    State College, PA
    www.nittany-arc.net

    ARRL Affiliated ClubPhilipsburg Amateur Radio Association
    Philipsburg, PA
    www.philipsburg-ara.org

    ARRL Affiliated ClubHeadwaters Amateur Radio Club
    Coudersport, PA
    www.n3pc.com

    ARRL Affiliated Club
    Parasitic EmissionPartnerMcKean County Amateur Radio Club
    Bradford, PA
    http://www.mcarc.net/

    ARRL Affiliated ClubElk County Amateur Radio Association
    Ridgway, PA
    n3nia.com

    Parasitic EmissionPartnerFort Armstrong Wireless Association
    Ford City, PA
    fortarmstrongwireless.org

    ARRL Affiliated ClubIndiana County Amateur Radio Club
    Indiana, PA
    www.qsl.net/w3bmd

    ARRL Affiliated Club
    Parasitic EmissionPartnerPunxsutawney Area Amateur Radio Club
    Punxsutawney, PA
    https://sites.google.com/site/punxyhamclub/

    ARRL Affiliated Club
    Parasitic EmissionPartnerCambria Radio Club
    Johnstown, PA
    www.cambriaradio.com

    ARRL Affiliated Club
    Parasitic EmissionPartnerHorseshoe Amateur Radio Club
    Altoona, PA
    www.harc1.org

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

    ARRL Affiliated Club


           

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