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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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QCARC Meeting – June 2022

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club will meet on Tuesday, June 21st at 7:00 pm at the Penn State DuBois Campus in the Smeal Building Conference Room, following the VE exams. 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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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 6:00 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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QCARC American Radio Relay League – Certified Volunteer Exam Session

An American Radio Relay League certified Volunteer Exam session will be held June 21 at 6:00 PM, at the Penn State Du Bois Campus in the Smeal Building, for those wishing to take any class of amateur radio license exam. The exam sessions will be immediately prior to the monthly meeting.

An ARRL VE exam is scheduled to be held on even months, 6:00 PM, at the Smeal Building, Penn State Du Bois.

The ARRL VEC Exam Fee for 2022 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 needed to take exams.

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.

Effective June 29, 2022, 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, 2022, 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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Silent Key: Greg Jeffers N3FYD, Emporium

It is with great sadness we share the news that Greg Jeffers N3FYD of Emporium has passed away. Greg was an active radio amateur, and was a participating member with the local clubs. He was a regular check in on our Sunday night nets, and the owner of one of the Emporium repeaters.

More information will be published as details become available.

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May Meeting ONLINE!

QCARC May Meeting
Hosted by Quad-County Amateur Radio Club

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 621 559 561
Password: QCARC (72272 from phones and video systems)
https://meetingsamer10.webex.com/meetingsamer10/j.php?MTID=m3dd0484acd7c3dfa8fa962730da51c10

Join by phone
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 621 559 561

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December 2018 Parasitic Emission

The latest edition of the Parasitic Emission QCARC newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. Continue reading below, or click on the link to download the PDF file.

If you would like to receive the Parasitic Emission each month delivered to your inbox, please send an email to: subscribe@qcarc.org

 
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November 2018 Parasitic Emission

The latest edition of the Parasitic Emission QCARC newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. Continue reading below, or click on the link to download the PDF file.

If you would like to receive the Parasitic Emission each month delivered to your inbox, please send an email to: subscribe@qcarc.org

 
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October 2018 Parasitic Emission

The latest edition of the Parasitic Emission QCARC newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. Continue reading below, or click on the link to download the PDF file.

If you would like to receive the Parasitic Emission each month delivered to your inbox, please send an email to: subscribe@qcarc.org

 

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September 2018 Parasitic Emission

The latest edition of the Parasitic Emission QCARC newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. Continue reading below, or click on the link to download the PDF file.

If you would like to receive the Parasitic Emission each month delivered to your inbox, please send an email to: subscribe@qcarc.org

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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.  

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 to review the information on the web site.
The information can help you, your family and your neighbors.

https://www.ready.gov/

This information provided in cooperation with America’s PrepareAthon!
America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community
preparedness and resilience. Join others around the country to practice your preparedness!

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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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April 2017 Parasitic Emission

In a shocking development, Joe W3BC has finally come to his senses and put out a modest but informative edition of the Parasitic Emission newsletter. You may download it here:

Parasitic Emission, Volume 43, Number 1, April 2017

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