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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)

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January 2022 Meeting CANCELED

Due to the weather, the January 18, 2022 meeting has been canceled. Please spread the word.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Chatterbox Cafe and Social Center, 4902 US-219, Brockway, PA 15824 (2½ miles north of I-80 Exit 97 on US 219.

The Next VE Exam Session will be Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Chatterbox Cafe and Social Center, 4902 US-219, Brockway, PA 15824 (2½ miles north of I-80 Exit 97 on US 219.

The next breakfast get-together will be Saturday, February 12 at 8:30 am at the DuBois Dutch Pantry restaurant, at I-80 Exit 97 on US 219.

 

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NWS Virtual SkyWarn Spotter Training

The National Weather Service, State College will be offering Basic SkyWarn Spotter training  in November.
Monday November 8, Thursday November 18 and Monday November  29  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Registration is required prior to the dates for the class.  Information about the virtual presentation and to register, check out the web-site:  https://www.weather.gov/ctp/SpotterTalks

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National Emergency Alert – TEST

The Federal Emergency Management Agency along with the Federal Communications Commission will transmit test messages August 11, 2021 Between 14:20 – 14:50 EDT. The test messages will be sent via television and radio stations, as well as  cellular systems. You will only receive the test message via cellular if the phone is set to receive this form of message.

For the latest information and several other links, check the web-site:  https://www.fema.gov/event/ipaws-national-test

 

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New QCARC Meeting and VE Exam Location

We are please to announce an interim monthly meeting location for the Quad County Amateur Radio Club, as well as the ARRL VE Exams. The meeting location is the Chatterbox along Rte. 219 south of Brockway. Please keep in mind the change of day/date as we had to make the change to make the accommodation to have the meeting. The 7:00 PM meeting time remains. Beginning July, our  meetings at the Chatterbox, will be held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.

There is a large easy to read sign for the Chatterbox along Rte. 219 in front the building and on the front of the building. It is just north of Highway Equipment, on the right side of 219. Parking is available on the right side of the building with limited parking along the front. Entrance is at the front of the building.

The 911 address and Coordinates for the Chatterbox are:

4902 Route 219, Brockway, PA  15824

41.17904, -78.77871

Some folks have found that it is best to use thee  GPS coordinates instead of the 911 address.

 

An ARRL VE exam is scheduled to be held June 15, 7:00 PM, at the Chatterbox location..

The ARRL VEC Exam Fee for 2021 is $15.00.
That one fee pays for one attempt at each of
the three exam elements.
If a candidate fails
an element at an exam session and wants to
re-test for the same
element, an additional
fee will be required.

Exact amount and Checks made out to ARRL VEC are preferred, if possible.

Please – read the information below on the  new required FRN.

Applicants must use an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for all license transactions with the FCC. Examinees must register in CORES and receive an FRN before exam day. Starting on May 20, electronic batch filed applications that do not include a candidate’s FRN will be rejected. The Social Security/Licensee ID Field will be disabled.

An instructional video provides step-by-step instructions on how to establish a CORES account, which is necessary for licensees to make administrative updates and download electronic license authorizations.

After June 29, all filers must provide an email address on all applications. When an email is provided, applicants will receive an official electronic copy of their licenses once granted (allow incoming email from authorizations@fcc.gov). If no email is provided when filing on or after June 29, applications will be rejected. ARRL VEC suggests that those without access to email to use the email address of a family member or friend.

Licensees need to log in to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) to download their authorizations. The FCC no longer issues paper copies.

— Information provided by FCC via the A.R.R.L Volunteer Exam Coordinator

 

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October SkyWarn Spotter Online Training from NWS State College

The National Weather Service, State College has posted the Basic SkyWarn Spotter training schedule for October. All of the training sessions will be online.  

For the schedule, registration details  and other pertinent information go to:  https://www.weather.gov/ctp/SpotterTalks 

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August Meeting Announcement

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club will hold an online meeting August 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM. In the interest of maintaining a healthy environment for you, our members and guests, we feel the remote webinar is the optimal method to conduct meetings given today’s circumstances.

An available email list of members has been sent a notice which has all of the needed information to join the meeting by computer only. (Cell phone connection is no longer available.)

It may be advantageous to use voice only instead of both voice and video to eliminate drop-outs due to bandwidth limitations. Video is not required to participate.

If you have not received the email notice, email Bryan at: wa3ufn@arrl.net to advise so the information can be emailed.

Due to the 50 minute limitation, imposed by the webinar service provider, no program can be presented.

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QCARC Breakfast – DuBois

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The Club breakfast is at the DuBois Dutch Pantry, on US-219 just south of I-80 Exit 97 the second Saturday of every odd month at 8:30 am (It’s in the Clearfield Dutch Pantry in even months). Everyone is welcome – bring your friends and family.

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QCARC Breakfast – Clearfield

The Club breakfast is at the Clearfield Dutch Pantry, on PA-879 just south of I-80 Exit 111 the second Saturday of every even month at 8:30 am (It’s in the DuBois Dutch Pantry in odd months). Everyone is welcome – bring your friends and family.

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QCARC Elections and Annual Meeting

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club will Hold the Annual Meeting and Election of Officers at 7:00 pm at the Penn State DuBois Campus in the Smeal Building Conference Room.  Set your GPS to 1 College Place, DuBois, PA 15801, or use the map to find your way.

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QCARC Meeting

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7:00 pm at the Penn State DuBois Campus in the Smeal Building Conference Room. Set your GPS to 1 College Place, DuBois, PA 15801, or use the maps to find your way.

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QCARC Fall Picnic – September 15

* * * RESCHEDULED! * * *

QCARC Fall Picnic, 4453 PA-310 (3.5 miles south of Reynoldsville Unimart on PA-310
(Reynoldsville-Punxsutawney Road) at Ed Golla’s QTH. Look for Club sign at driveway. Thanks to the generosity of Ed Golla, Jr. K3AHS, we have been invited to return to the home of so many happy ham radio activities.

Everyone is invited — Club members or not, hams or not. As with all of our activities this is Family Friendly! There will be free hot dogs and burgers, along with chips, soft drinks and condiments provided by the Club. If you wish, you may bring food to share, but it’s not a requirement. This will be a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with your ham radio friends, old and new. Please plan on attending.

Directions

From Reynoldsville: Take PA-310 south for 3.5 miles. Watch for the Quad-County sign on the right at the driveway (1.8 miles beyond the Lakelawn Cemetary entrance). Talk-in on the 147.315 Quad-County repeater.

From Punxsutawney: Take PA 310 north for 9.0 miles. Watch for the Quad-County sign on the left at the driveway (2.1 miles beyond the Amish Restaurant / old PA-952 intersection). Talk-in on the 147.315 Quad-County repeater.

GPS Coordinates:

  • 41.062992,-78.927251 (driveway)
  • 4366 Pennsylvania 310, Reynoldsville, PA 15851
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Special Saturday VE Exam – August 4th, Reynoldsville

EXAM SESSION

08/04/2018

ALL CLASSES OF LICENSE EXAMS WILL BE OFFERED.

Sponsor: Quad County ARC
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 am (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: Joe Shupienis
(814) 771-3804
Email: w3bc@arrl.net
VEC: ARRL/VEC
Location: Sandy Valley Community Church
113 Sandy Valley Road (near PA-950 “Reynoldsville-Falls Creek Road”)
Reynoldsville, PA 15851

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