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Sunny skies. High 82F. Winds light and variable.
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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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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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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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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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