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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%.
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Tuesday 06/27/2017 20%
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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%
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Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 76F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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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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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

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