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Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 07/16/2018 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Tuesday 07/17/2018 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 81F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wednesday 07/18/2018 10%
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 77F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tenth Annual 13 Original Colonies Event In Operation

Remember that the Tenth Annual 13 Original Colonies event is active. The 2018 Event Dates / July 1 (9AM Eastern) to July 7 (Midnight Eastern) (July 1, 2018-1300 UTC to July 8, 2018-0400 UTC) This event a good way to get some activity on your home HF station or even take your mobile ...

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Summer Has Officially Arrived!

With the official arrival of Summer on June 20, I expect most of us feel that considering the high temperatures and severe weather we've experienced, it seems like Summer has been around for awhile already. A couple weather issues that we need to keep in mind are lightning and the effects ...

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On-line Radio Wave Propagation Course

An interesting and informative course is available from Comet/MetEd titled Radio Wave Propagation. The course web-site: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=1394#.Wylt6Rwnb4Y If you are relatively new to amateur radio do not be concerned with the technical aspect of understanding all of the details and terminology. You may be surprised that many of the graphics and ...

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Public Service Event: Baker Trail UltraChallenge 2018

Public Service Event: Baker Trail UltraChallenge 2018

he 2018 Baker Trail Ultra-marathon will be held starting at 6:30 AM Saturday August 25, 2018. This year will be on the "central section" of the trail (Summerville to Smicksburg).  Here is a link for information and to sign up:   https://www.rachelcarsontrails.org/events/ultrachallenge/uc18                  Scroll to the bottom of the page.   Map of ...

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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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SOLD!! 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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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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Minutes, July 2013


Regular Meeting

July 19, 2013

The regular July meeting of the Quad-County Amateur Radio Club was called to order at 7:30pm, Friday, July 19, 2013 by President W3TM in the Hiller Building on the Penn State DuBois Campus. Following the salute to the Flag, the members observed a moment of silence in remembrance of silent keys. A round of introductions followed

Attendance: 10 members were in attendance: W3TM, W3BC, KB3LES, KC3AOV, N3HAO, KA3FHV, W3DWR, AB3OG, KB3KTE and KB3KTD.


The Minutes of the Regular June meeting were read by Secretary W3BC. On a motion by KB3LES, seconded by W3DWR the June minutes were approved as read.

Correspondence: Norm Fusaro at ARRL HQ informed us that our Special Service Club renewal sent to the WPA Section management for approval.

On a motion by KA3FHV, seconded by KC3AOV, the Secretary’s report was accepted.


W3DWR reported that following routine bill payments the Club treasury balance stands at $297.15. On a motion by KB3KTE, second by AB3OG, the Treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Treasurer W3DWR reported that paid membership continues at 43, with 23 ARRL members reported.

Committee Reports

Activity Coordinator K3WBT reported that upcoming events include the Car Show on August 10, and the Boy Scouts Jamboree On The Air in October. W3BC reported that Ed Golla K3AHS has once again invited the Club to have a fall picnic at his Dad’s (WA3GMT) QTH. It was moved by W3BC and seconded by W3DWR to confirm with Ed that the Club will hold the Picnic when he is in town in September. Motion carried.

Education & Training Coordinator W3BC reported fall classes are proposed for upgrades in Clearfield and new licensees in Reynoldsville. Dates to be announced.

Nets – The Hamshack Net has moved back to the 147.315 repeater..

Programs – August program will be about Contesting, and guest speakers are tentatively lined up for future meetings.

Repeater – KB3LES reported that the KG4ZXC repeater in Chestnut Grove has improved coverage with a new antenna. Programming for his 70 cm repeater is continuing.

Old Business

  • Field Day summary was presented by W3BC.
  • Power Line noise in Falls Creek: Direction-finding team will meet at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 27th to locate the sources.

New Business

Moved by W3BC, seconded by KA3FHV to contact our Red Cross Liaison KB3WKD to see if he wishes to continue in that capacity. Motion Carried.

Moved by KB3LES, seconded by AB3OG that the Club pay for all picnic expenses. Motion Carried.

The members present discussed the plans for 2014 Field Day. It was pointed out that the PA Trappers Association would once again be the primary users of the Clearfield Fairgrounds that weekend. The pros and cons of holding Field Day at Ed Golla’s location alternate years were discussed. Moved by W3DWR and seconded by KA3FHV to look into the possibility and report back at the October meeting. Motion Carried.

Good of the Order

A member asked a question regarding recent Emergency Communication activities during the floods in DuBois and other communities. W3BC replied that since electrical power to the hilltop Public Safety communications facilities was not disrupted, Amateur Radio was not contacted for assistance.

On a motion by AB3OG, seconded by W3TM, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 followed by a review of Field Day activities.



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