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Welcome to QCENweb, the web home of the Queen City Emergency Net. We are a group of amateur radio operators, which exists to provide communications support to the American Red Cross — Cincinnati Region, and have done so since 1941! If you're interested in our present and future plans, please contact webmaster -at- qcen.org .

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  • ARRL “Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity” Statement Separates Fact from Fiction    (Fri 28 Aug., 2015)
  • Amateur Repeaters Fall Victim to Washington Wildfire    (Fri 28 Aug., 2015)
    Two Central Washington repeaters, owned and operated by the Lake Chelan Amateur Radio Club, have been destroyed by one of the wildfires raging in that state. The co-located machines, one on 2 meters and one on 6 meters, were sited on Slide Ridge near Manson, Washington, in Chelan County. On August 27, the First Creek Fire completely leveled the building housing the repeaters. Scorched antennas ...
  • Hurricane Watch Net Keeping an Eye on Tropical Storm Erika    (Fri 28 Aug., 2015)
    The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is closely watching Tropical Storm Erika. At 1800 UTC today, Erika was some 60 miles southwest of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and about 305 miles south east of Great Inagua Island, with maximum sustained winds of 50 MPH. The storm, which is moving due west at 18 MPH, has spread heavy rains and gusty winds into the Dominican Republic. Winds extend 150 miles f...
  • FCC Proposes Bumping Arizona Radio Amateur's License Back to Former Call Sign    (Fri 28 Aug., 2015)
    The FCC has told an Arizona radio amateur who was granted a vanity call sign within the 2 year waiting period on the basis of being a close relative of the previous holder that the relationship cited was not close enough. The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) on August 26 proposed to modify the license of Joshua A. Babb, W3JB, of Maricopa, Arizona, to reflect his previous call sign, ...
  • The K7RA Solar Update    (Fri 28 Aug., 2015)
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: We saw just one new sunspot group (AR2403) over the August 20-26 reporting week, but it was a big one, directly facing Earth on August 23. Average daily sunspot numbers rose 32.3 points to 69.7, while average daily solar flux increased 28.7 points to 119.7. Another new sunspot appeared on August 27, numbered 2405.The average daily planetary A index dropped from...
  • Mexican Red Cross Responding to Hospital Explosion    (American Red Cross, Thu 29 Jan., 2015)
    On January 29th, an explosion caused extensive damage to the Cuajimalpa Maternal Hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City. The Mexican Red Cross has responded with 23 ambulances and more than 40 rescuers and is helping to transport victims to other hospitals. The Mexican Red Cross has not asked for additional assistance from the American […]
  • Disaster Alert: Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Approaches the Philippines    (American Red Cross, Thu 04 Dec, 2014)
    Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) has gained strength in the western Pacific and is projected to intensify further as it heads towards the Philippines. If the storm makes landfall, it will pose a serious threat to lives, homes and livelihoods. It is possible that it will cross through highly populated areas and affect millions […]
  • Disaster Update: Mexican Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Odile    (American Red Cross, Thu 18 Sep., 2014)
    More than 500 Red Cross volunteers are helping people affected by Hurricane Odile in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The volunteers—120 of which are paramedics—are providing basic medical check-ups and delivering food to people housed in shelters. The Red Cross has sent 2,000 food parcels to the city of Los Cabos. In addition, […]
  • Disaster Update: Hurricane Odile in Mexico    (American Red Cross, Tue 16 Sep., 2014)
    Hurricane Odile struck Mexico’s Baja peninsula on late Sunday evening. Now graded as a Tropical Storm, the system is still active and slowly moving up the peninsula. Roughly 80% of the areas in Hurricane Odile’s path are without electricity and approximately 3,000 people have had to evacuate their homes, as of September 15. In response, […]
  • 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, […]


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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:

Aug 25 W8NMF
Sept 1 W8WTD
Sept 8 W8TDA
Sept 15 Open
Sept 22 Open

Please click here to volunteer for net control duty!

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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