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Should QCARC continue giving VE Exams before club meetings in even months?

  • Yes, but occasionally on other days and times (67%, 2 Votes)
  • Yes (33%, 1 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, with more months (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, but fewer months (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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QCARC 2024 Annual Dues Time

Hi folks, it’s that time of year when your support of the Club by submitting your application and dues is requested. Thank you very much for your support!

Please complete the .pdf that can be downloaded  via the following link: ” QCARC 2024 Application ” . Please take it to the meeting or mail it to the Club Post Office box address on the application.

The meetings are held at the Du Bois Campus of Penn State University, in the Smeal Building, on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. ARRL VE Exams are held on the even numbered months at 6:00 PM, prior to the regular meeting, registration is required at least one week in advance of  the exam by calling (814) 771-3804. No walk-ins are available.

 

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Southwestern Pennsylvania Amateur Radio
SKYWARN Exercise.

For Pittsburgh (PBZ) and State College (CTP) Areas

Saturday April 20th, 2024

10:00 AM To 1:00 PM

(No further information at the time of posting.)

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Spring Weather Already Here!

Along with the change in seasons comes a possibility of yet other types of severe weather. With various updates to our cellphones, it’s worthwhile to check that your cellphone is set to receive emergency reports. At   times, severe weather can move into your location with little warning. With your cellphone set to receive emergency alerts, you’ll likely keep  a step ahead of adverse weather as well as other alerts, where ever you happen to be.

 

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QCARC VE Exams Going to Registration Only

Beginning  October 2023 ARRL VE exams sponsored by QCARC, at Penn State Du Bois Campus Smeal Building, will be registration ONLY, no walk-ins.

Registration contact phone 814-771-3804. Please confirm registration one week prior the exam date.

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“WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS” – Good Advice!

When thunder roars, go indoors sign

DroughtIt might seem like it might be just a cute saying

WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS

but following this advice might save your life!

This year there have been three people killed from lightning strikes, one in PA, as of the date this was posted.

 

For a little more information, check out this NWS webpage:

https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning-tips

 

 

 

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QCARC Meetings

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month,  at the Penn State DuBois Campus in the Smeal Building Conference Room. The VE exams are scheduled on even months.

Set your GPS to  ” 1 College Place, DuBois, PA  15801 ” .

This meeting is open to the public.   Face masks are NOT required.  Members and non members alike are welcome.

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Significant Rainfall and Flooding? – HEED THE NOAA/N.W.S. WARNINGS!

It looks like our general area will be impacted by the remnants of hurricane Ida. It is often easy to discount the weather forecasts but just what if the forecasts are accurate or even worse weather ends up occurring! The saying “Turn around don’t drown.” is not just cliche, it really means what it says.  There is seldom any good reason to place yourself and/or family in harms way.  Additionally there is no reason to ad to the workload of first-responders by instigating a rescue, needlessly placing them in harms way, by negligence in disregarding warnings. Take a little time to review the graphics issued by NOAA, they carry a very valid message! Also be sure your cellphone is setup to receive severe weather advisories. This function receives advisories for the location wherever you are as long as the GPS location is active.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tornado Action Information

Severe weather is a priority topic in weather reports. Our general area does not typically experience the full impact of a hurricane but we do experience the direct effects of tornadoes. Please take a look at the graphics and the important messages that are illustrated.

Check the links associated with the graphics for more in […]

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Extreme Heat Cautions

The heat we’ve had needs to be taken seriously regardless of a person’s age. Experiencing the heat while outdoors can be debilitating and it poses a serous health concern. Just keeping hydrated is not necessarily the best preventative for heat related issues.

Additionally remember that there are serious ramifications that result from the heat that […]

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Weather Warning – Take Action!

A severe thunderstorm WARNING means TAKE ACTION.

Strong, damaging winds and/or large hail are occurring or will occur shortly. When a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for your area, move inside a sturdy structure immediately and stay away from windows and doors. Acting early helps save lives!

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Weather Watch – Be Prepared!

A severe thunderstorm WATCH means BE PREPARED for the potential of strong, damaging winds and/or large hail typically within the next 3-7 hours of the watch issuance.

When there is a severe thunderstorm watch, pay extra close attention to the weather and be ready to act. Preparing ahead of time helps […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make a family emergency plan today. September is National Preparedness Month. Learn more at www.ready.gov/September.

September 11-17 Preparing Through Service

There is plenty that can be done to mitigate the adverse effects of a disaster, whether it is a local or a large wide area issue. Please take some time […]

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