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Monday 10/16/2017 10%
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Clear. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
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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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Our Founding Members

Charter Members

The Following early members believed in the concept of a wide-area club, and gave freely of their money, time and effort to make such a club become a reality and a success. We owe each of them a debt of gratitude for their wisdom, perseverance and foresight.

    K3BFO * Gil Hamilton Coolspring Jefferson
    WA3BUX * Dick Flanders Du Bois Clearfield
    W3DQF * Mason Freeman Allens Mills Jefferson
    W3FJY * Bill McLaughlin Punxsutawney Jefferson
    WA3GLJ Helen Fryer Sigel Jefferson
    W3GNR * Gary Boucher Du Bois Clearfield
    WA3GNS * George McKnight St Marys Elk
    WA3HPE Bruce Girrell Du Bois Clearfield
    WA3HSE Dick Leach Du Bois Clearfield
    K3HWJ * Art Sweeney Punxsutawney Jefferson
    WA3IHK Joe Shupienis Du Bois Clearfield
    K3IQN * George T. Platco Brockway Jefferson
    W3KZI Jim Calkins Johnsonburg Elk
    W3MFB Bill Hann Du Bois Clearfield
    W3PHG Ray Humphrey Brookville Jefferson
    K3QEQ Bill Zavatsky Du Bois Clearfield
    W3QIV * Bill Decker Curwensville Clearfield
    K3TFL * Jim Albert Du Bois Clearfield
    K3VUZ Don Sherry Sinnemahoning Cameron
    WN3WPR * Paul Lanzoni Brockway Jefferson
    WN3WPS Charles Zimmer Emporium Cameron
    K3ZDR Paul Silinsky Du Bois Clearfield
    WA3LZH Don Wilson Brookville Jefferson
    W3FHM Frank Etherson St Marys Elk
    WA3GMT * Ed Golla Reynoldsville Jefferson
    WA3GQU Fred Barr Du Bois Clearfield
    WA3GWI Tom Brown    
    K3HEZ * Ward Haines Clearfield Clearfield
    W3KQR * Bill Boalich Clearfield Clearfield
    W3KXP Paul Lesser St Marys Elk
    K3LYJ Marshal Shaw Wallaceton Clearfield
    K3MJT * Norris Boucher Du Bois Clearfield
    W3RNR Art Smith Summerville Jefferson
    WN3TYR Jon Siverling Du Bois Clearfield
    K3VAD Bob Burkett Punxsutawney Jefferson
    W3WM Art Kunst Du Bois Clearfield
    W3YUG Harold Goodman Emporium Cameron
    K3ZVG * Frank Humphrey Reynoldsville Jefferson
    WN3AFS John Lackatos Brockway Jefferson
    W3BWH * Dr. Joseph Vancheri Punxsutawney Jefferson
    W3FF * Ron Drummond Punxsutawney Jefferson
    W3QOS Sham Hollopeter Big Run Jefferson
    K3LIX Dick Hockman Du Bois Jefferson
    W3ZYK Harry Metzger Sinnemahoning Cameron
    W3BGI Mae Metzger Sinnemahoning Cameron
    WA3UFN Bryan Simanic Du Bois Clearfield
    W3IE * Wilbur “Bumps” Rimer St Marys Elk
    WA3NRC Harold K. Miller Clearfield Clearfield
    WB3BQO Pete Carr Ridgway Elk
    W3QKP Frank Wall Clearfield Clearfield
    WN3CCW Emmit “Muggs” Clark Du Bois Clearfield
    WA3UKE * Bernie Masonis Du Bois Clearfield
    K3WVR Jim Domitrovich Du Bois Clearfield

    * Silent Key

       

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