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QC Weather

Chance of Rain
Thursday 08/25/2016 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers early, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 83F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 08/26/2016 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 08/27/2016 10%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 87F. Winds light and variable.
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Lightning strikes the Empire State Building and other buildings causing debris to fall off during a severe thunderstorm in a sweltering NYC...Lightning strikes the Empire State Building and other buildings causing debris to fall off during a severe thunderstorm in a sweltering NYC

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US Lightning Fatalities

A surprising statistic in the U.S.A. for 2016, as of August 21 there have been 27 fatalities due to lightning, which is the total for 2015! It is difficult to definitively determine why so many people have been killed by lightning strikes so far this year. It could be that ...

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New Tri-Band Baofeng on the Market

  The Baofeng Tri-Band hand-held hits the market! For those interested in using the 220 MHz band it is now a bit easier with the new UV-5X3, 5 Watt Tri-Band Radio: 130-179.99mhz (VHF), 222-225.99mhz (1.25M), 400-520.99mhz (UHF), it also is reported to have the FM broadcast band receiver.The new hand-held looks ...

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Burn Bans Lifted in Clearfield and Jefferson Counties

The countywide burn ban that was enacted at the the July 19 Clearfield County PA, Commissioners meeting, was lifted as of 8/16/2016. For the entire article relating to the burn ban see the GantDaily.com website http://gantdaily.com/2016/08/16/breaking-clearfield-county-lifts-burn-ban/ Jefferson County PA has also lifted their burn ban.

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Amateur Radio Clubs, They're All Over The Place

  Amateur radio clubs are all over the place, some make their presence known while others seem to hide from the amateur radio world. There are different reasons amateur radio clubs exist. Some appear to be very focused as to their reason for existence, while others try to be the club ...

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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! Club Picnic Scheduled for September 17, more info as it becomes available! Monthly Breakfast Arrowhead Restaurant, Clearfield - Saturday, September 10, 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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QCARC Events

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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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