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Cincinnati/Dayton Region frequency list

Author: n8tfd/Steve - Published At: Fri 21 Feb., 2014 19:58 EST - (408 Reads)
By popular demand, I have posted a spreadsheet containing every known VHF/UHF repeater that serves the Cincinnati/Dayton Region of Red Cross: http://www.qcen.org/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=220

Updated this file on May 20 with updated callsigns/club names, removed 147.15+ (rumor is it's going DMR), switched 443.075+ in Hillsboro to DSTAR, and removed TSQL from 146.985- in Dayton area
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Welcome to the "new" qcen.org

Author: n8tfd/Steve - Published At: Fri 08 Nov., 2013 16:28 EST - (634 Reads)
Which, hopefully, looks and works somewhat like the old qcen.org. We're still finding "glitches" — if you see something that doesn't look right, please let us know!

November newsletter coming next week, and club meeting next Friday (Nov. 15) at 730pm at 2111 Dana Ave. / 45207.

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  • 73 on 73 Award Period Now Underway    (Mon 01 Sep., 2014)
    Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, is sponsoring a new award for contacts made via the UK Amateur Radio Educational Satellite FUNcube-1 (AO-73) to promote activity on the satellite. The award period began on September 1. Requirements are simple: Work 73 different stations on AO-73 (SSB or CW). There are no geographic restrictions on operating location, no QSLs are required, and the award is free, although St...
  • W1AW Centennial Operations Relocate to Tennessee, Oregon on September 3    (Mon 01 Sep., 2014)
    The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Arizona and Maine. They will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, September 3 (the evening of September 2 in US time zones), to Tennessee (W1AW/4), and Oregon (W1AW/7). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories, and it will be easy to ...
  • FCC Ups the Ante in Proposing Huge Fine on CB Operator    (Sun 31 Aug., 2014)
    Right on the heels of a whopping $14,000 proposed forfeiture for a Florida CBer for failing to allow a station inspection, the FCC Enforcement Bureau is recommending a $22,000 fine for a New York CBer. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) in the case of James Engle of Lewiston, New York, on August 28, alleging that he interfered with the communications of other CBers, operated wi...
  • ARRL First Vice President Rick Roderick, K5UR, to Keynote W9DXCC 2014.    (Fri 29 Aug., 2014)
    ARRL First Vice President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will be the banquet speaker for the 62nd annual W9DXCC, September 19-20, 2014, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Registration remains open. The special hotel rate is valid through August 28; banquet orders must be received by September 13. DXers, anyone interested in learning more about DXing, and their guests are welcome. There is a full program of forums ...
  • “Ham Video” Transmitter May Be Tested During ARISS Contact with German School    (Fri 29 Aug., 2014)
    According to ARISS-Europe (ARISS-EU) Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, the digital Amateur Radio TV “Ham Video” transmitter may be tested during an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with a high school in Siegburg, Germany, on September 1. If so, this would mark the first time the Ham Video system is used for an ARISS educational event. The direct, 2 meter FM contact...
  • Disaster Update: West Africa Ebola Outbreak    (American Red Cross, Thu 31 July, 2014)
    As the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in recorded history continues to devastate Western Africa, the American Red Cross is supporting efforts through both financial and staffing support. While the Sierra Leone Red Cross is taking the lead in promoting awareness through social mobilization campaigns, the American Red Cross, along with the global Red Cross network, […]
  • Disaster Update: Flooding in Paraguay    (American Red Cross, Fri 25 July, 2014)
    The Paraguayan Red Cross is carrying out response operations following the recent floods that have affected the southern part of the country and left more than 200,000 people homeless. The American Red Cross is providing 2,000 hygiene kits, which contain personal hygiene supplies like soap and toothbrushes. Additionally the American Red Cross is contributing $45,000 […]
  • Red Cross responds to Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines    (American Red Cross, Thu 17 July, 2014)
    The global Red Cross network is responding with help and support in the Philippines after Typhoon Rammasun stripped roofs, uprooted trees, and caused flash floods and mudslides as it tracking across some of the most populous areas of the country earlier this week. Rammasun picked up speed once it struck the Philippines eastern seaboard on […]
  • Disaster Update: Typhoon Neoguri    (American Red Cross, Wed 09 July, 2014)
      As Typhoon Neoguri approached, the Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Red Cross prepared for its landfall. This included loading trucks with blankets and emergency kits (consisting of portable radios, flashlights, towels, and health information leaflets) for distribution in case of need. They also made warning calls or home visits to nearly 70 elderly households […]
  • Disaster Update: Balkans    (American Red Cross, Tue 27 May, 2014)
    The worst floods in over a century continue to put people at risk in Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.  Landslides and unearthed landmines make the situation even more dangerous for residents and rescuers.   The waters have forced thousands of people out of their homes, swamped large swathes of farmland, and destroyed crops.   Red Cross […]


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Net Controls - Tuesday Net

If you have already volunteered, you can find the preamble here. Here's the net control roster:

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Membership "checklist"

To all new and not-so-new QCEN members: please review the following list.

  • qcen.org e-mail address: If you'd like an address of the form: callsign-at-qcen.org, please request one. In any case, please make sure we have your e-mail address!
  • Red Cross ID: New photo IDs will be issued to QCEN members in good-standing who have completed the background check. You must have the new standard ID to participate in any Red Cross activities that require credentials.
  • Communicator's Manual: see the reference section to get this important guide to QCEN operations — it will be growing soon!!
  • Emergency Alerting: If you are carrying an e-mailable pager or cell phone, please provide us with the number and the provider.


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