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Snow
Saturday 12/16/2017 90%
Snow
Periods of snow. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Overcast
Sunday 12/17/2017 20%
Overcast
Overcast. High 37F. Winds light and variable.
Snow
Monday 12/18/2017 50%
Snow
Variable clouds with snow showers that will mix with rain showers later. High 38F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 50%.
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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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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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Quad-County Weather

Snow
Saturday 12/16/2017 100%
Snow
Snow likely. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Overcast
Sunday 12/17/2017 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 36F. Winds light and variable.
Snow
Monday 12/18/2017 50%
Snow
Snow showers early will give way to a mixture of rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 50%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/19/2017 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High 42F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/20/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 31F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Snow
Saturday 12/16/2017 80%
Snow
Snow likely early. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Overcast
Sunday 12/17/2017 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 38F. Winds light and variable.
Overcast
Monday 12/18/2017 20%
Overcast
Overcast. A shower of rain or wet snow possible. High around 40F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/19/2017 30%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy skies with a few showers later in the day. High 46F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/20/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 34F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Snow
Saturday 12/16/2017 90%
Snow
Snow early. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Overcast
Sunday 12/17/2017 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High near 35F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow Showers
Monday 12/18/2017 50%
Snow Showers
Variably cloudy with snow showers. High 37F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/19/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/20/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High around 30F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Snow
Saturday 12/16/2017 70%
Snow
Periods of snow early. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 12/17/2017 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. High 38F. Winds light and variable.
Snow
Monday 12/18/2017 40%
Snow
Occasional snow showers mixing with rain in the afternoon. High 39F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 40%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/19/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High 46F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/20/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 34F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

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