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Listening Post for October

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: 20:39 EDT - (1 Reads)
The Listening Post for October 2015 has been uploaded to the Newsletters section of this website.

ROOM CHANGE for October Meeting

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Fri 09 Oct., 2015 11:08 EDT - (8 Reads)
The monthly QCEN meeting will take place at the usual time and place, that is, October 16th, at 7:30 p.m., at the Red Cross Building, 2111 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207. However, the auditorium and the first floor meeting rooms are booked by others, so the club meeting will take place in a third floor meeting room near the elevator. We will have access to the radio room on the first floor, but not any of the other rooms.

The topic for October's QCEN meeting is QSL'ing, presented by Rob, W8MRL. In addition, he will look at QRZ.com and will offer help to anyone who wants to set up a QRZ page.
  • ARRL Asks FCC to Clarify that Hams May Modify Non-Amateur Gear for Amateur Use    (Tue 13 Oct., 2015)
    The ARRL has asked the FCC to make clear that Amateur Radio licensees may modify non-amateur equipment for use on Amateur Radio frequencies. Some hams have expressed concerns that recently proposed rules would inhibit post-sale modification of Wi-Fi equipment, now sometimes altered for use on Amateur Radio frequencies. The ARRL made its point in comments filed on October 8 on a Notice of Propos...
  • ARRL On-Line Auction to Mark 10th Anniversary    (Mon 12 Oct., 2015)
    The ARRL On-Line Auction will celebrate its 10th anniversary when it gets under way later this month. The auction preview will open on Monday, October 19, at 1400 UTC, and bidding begins on Thursday, October 22, at 1400 UTC. The auction already has more than 260 items that will be up for bid, and new donations are still coming in.The 2015 auction will include QST “Product Review” gear (already ...
  • IOTA Foundation to Manage RSGB’s Islands on the Air Program    (Mon 12 Oct., 2015)
  • IARU Administrative Council Stresses Importance of Antenna Systems for Amateur Radio    (Mon 12 Oct., 2015)
    The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council (AC) has adopted a resolution calling on IARU member societies to encourage governments to recognize the importance of the Amateur Radio Service and of Amateur Radio antennas. The AC met for its 38th meeting on October 9 and 10 in Bali, Indonesia, in conjunction with the IARU Region 3 Conference there.The antenna resolution als...
  • Chesterfield Island TX3X DXpedition Hampered by High Winds, Rain Squalls    (Fri 09 Oct., 2015)
    With just 3 more days to go until it shuts down, poor weather has been literally putting a damper on the Perseverance DX Group’s Chesterfield Island TX3X DXpedition. The team’s 12 operators have been having a time of it, dealing with high winds and rain squalls as well as crummy propagation. Chesterfield Island is #21 on ClubLog’s DXCC Most Wanted List.“We know all too well the frustration some...
  • 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
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Sept 15 Open
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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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