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QC Weather

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 07/25/2016 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon hours. A few storms may be severe. High 86F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Tuesday 07/26/2016 10%
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Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 88F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 07/27/2016 10%
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A mainly sunny sky. High 89F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Latest News

Quadruple Your Driving Safety

  Many of us drive regularly and deal with the varied issues associated with driving, how ever small or large, on the highways. I may be able to offer some information that will make your commute four times safer! Whether you are going down the street to the convenience store or ...

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Cellphone Weather Alerts

So, you're motoring down the road to your destination, when you hear an unfamiliar noise from your cell phone. Best thing to do is safely pull off the road then check your phone for the reason for the noise. When you check the cell phone you find out it just ...

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Current Club Announcements

Attention All Club Members! Monthly Breakfast Arrowhead Restaurant, Clearfield - Saturday August 13, 8:30 AM Monthly Meeting Smeal Bldg, Penn State DuBois - Friday August 19, 6:30 PM
The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club is a WRN Ambassador

Don't Turn A Cold Shoulder To Summer Heat

Although we have recent memories of snow, the summer heat really is on the way. All too many times we hear of children or pets left in a vehicle during hot summer days, sometimes with a heartbreaking ending. There are days when the temperature may seem rather low but with ...

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Severe Weather Watch-Warning, Know The Difference

Sometimes we peer out the window and the sky looks ominous then the wind picks up and possibly it begins to rain or hail. What may happen next can be a matter of protecting our life and property, a good reason to understand the difference between Watches and Warnings.  Being ...

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Yaesu FT-991 A huge step for mankind….

Yaesu FT-991 A huge step for mankind....

Hello again It was a while ago since I wrote anything here, but now I really have something to write about! As maybe some of you know, I took the step, and bought a new radio, the Yaesu FT-991. It is an all band all mode transceiver, where all the best parts ...

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Are Lifetime Amateur Radio Licenses in the Future? -Nope, Petition Dismissed-

June 22, 2016 - petition dismissed. Download the entire document 3 pages. There is a Petition for Rule Making (RM 11760) that asks the FCC to grant lifetime Amateur Radio Licenses. The FCC is seeking comments on this petition that would revise §97.25 to indicate the license is granted for lifetime as ...

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Powerpole® Crimp Tool Review

For many hams the go-to 12 VDC connector is the Anderson Powerpole®. I feel the same, this connector is the only one that makes sense for convenience and durability of connection among my own radios and if the need arises other power supplies. This form of 12 VDC power connection ...

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WIRES-X , The New Kid on the Block

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 Protocol (VOIP) was added. More information will ...

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A New Satellite in 2017

The New Year of 2016 just arrived but there are some amateurs already anticipating 2017. That anticipation for 2017 stems from a recent announcement that researchers at the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, part of Virginia Tech University are preparing to send an amateur radio ...

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What About Inversions

Lately many of us have heard stations from rather distant areas on the 147.315 repeater. It is interesting to hear those stations that we normally do not hear but often it is just due to a weather phenomenon called and inversion. I expect that some amateurs sit back and wonder ...

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Happy Thanksgiving - We Remember

  Happy Thanksgiving everybody! This is a traditional time to spend with family and friends, and to remember all those who are no longer with us. I remember in the early days of the club, that there was a day-long QSO on the DuBois Repeater with hams far and wide in the ...

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CubeSats - An Interesting Concept

AMSAT recently deployed the FOX-1A amateur radio satellite, also designated AO-85. These tiny satellites are only 4 inches square! Image that little cube flying around the earth and using it to talk to other amateur radio operators around the world. Communications can be established via the FM transponder that has ...

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UPDATED TIMES FOR THE MONTHLY BREAKFAST AND MEETING

The November meeting brought about a discussion concerning the times of the breakfast and meetings. After a discussion, the membership voted to change the times for the breakfast to 8:30 AM and the meeting to 6:30 PM. The unanimous vote resulted in the decision to change to what is believed ...

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- IMPORTANT UPDATE - The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 -- H.R.1301 & S 1685

Recent information from ARRL indicates that those in opposition to this bill are campaigning against the bill with fraudulent information which is shown in a video on the link below "Contacting Your Congressional Representatives". It is also part of the QCARC meeting program on November 20. To counter these false ...

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Activities

Quad-County meetings are held the third Friday of every month at 7:30 pm. We meet in the Hiller Building on the Penn State DuBois Campus. We work to provide an interesting, Amateur Radio related program after every meeting.

QCARC members meet for a monthly breakfast get-together the second Saturday of every month at 9:30 am at the Arrowhead Restaurant, east of Clearfield on US 322, near the Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus.

Throughout the year, we participate in many Public Service activities, such as the Cub Scout Klondike Derby every February, the Red Cross “First Bash of Spring,” Race Day at Hummingbird Speedway, The Super 322 Drive-In Car Show, Field Day, Simulated Emergency Test and more.

We also host social get-togethers, such as our Spring Banquet, Fall Picnic and our annual Christmas Dinner.

       

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