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March Edition of Listening Post

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Wed 14 Mar., 2018 09:34 EDT - (20 Reads)
The March 2018 edition of the club newsletter, the Listening Post, has been uploaded to this website in the Newsletters section.

Ham Radio Classes

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Wed 14 Mar., 2018 09:25 EDT - (21 Reads)
If you are interested in getting a Technician Class ham radio license, classes begin on April 2nd and last through April 30th, sponsored by the OH-KY-IN group, with participation by QCEN. Classes will be held at the Red Cross building, 2111 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45207, and start at 7 p.m. For more information, or to register, contact Mike Niehaus at the following e-mail address: kd8zlb at gmail.com (convert that into a proper email address format.)

UHF Repeater

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Fri 09 Mar., 2018 06:58 EST - (26 Reads)
The 442.7 repeater is having some technical problems. It will be off the air for a short time while we diagnose and fix the problem.
  • International Space Station Astronauts Calling “CQ Students”    (Fri 16 Mar., 2018)
    The deadline is April 30 for US schools, museums, science centers, and community youth organizations (working individually or together) to submit proposals to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with an orbiting crew member on the International Space Station (ISS). Contacts would be scheduled between January 1 and June 30, 2019.Each year, ARISS provides tens...
  • Results of the 2017 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW Now Available    (Fri 16 Mar., 2018)
    The results of the 2017 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW are now posted on the ARRL website. Go to the Contest Results Articles page, and scroll down. Click on "2017 Contest Results" and then to “November Sweepstakes (CW).” The full results database is available.  
  • New Book: Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur is Now Shipping!    (Fri 16 Mar., 2018)
    Increase your station’s receive performance with new book Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur by ARRL author Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ. Although the fundamental characteristics of antennas apply to both transmission and reception, the requirements and priorities of receiving antennas can be vastly different from those of transmitting antennas. Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur focuses ...
  • ARRL to Shine Spotlight on Public Service Communications at Hamvention 2018    (Fri 16 Mar., 2018)
  • The K7RA Solar Update    (Fri 16 Mar., 2018)
    No sunspots were observed between March 2 and March 15. One sunspot made a brief appearance on March 2, after a blank sun on March 1. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 1.6 to zero this week, and average daily solar flux rose fractionally from 67.6 to 67.7. We’ll be watching the latest sunspot appearance to see if it is as fleeting as the March 2 sunspot.Geomagnetic indicators rose sligh...
Use the repeaters!!!
147.24 +, 123 Hz.; 442.700 +, 123Hz.
Driving to or from work? Get on the air! Get to know your fellow club members!!!
Net Controls - Tuesday Net
If you have already volunteered, you can find the preamble here. Here's the net control roster:
March 6 | W8NFM
March 13 | W8TDA
March 20 | N3VQW
March 27 | W8WTD

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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