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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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September Club Meeting

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Fri 12 Sep., 2014 09:41 EDT - (13 Reads)
The next meeting of QCEN will be held September 19, 2014, at 7:30 pm at the Red Cross building. Topic will be Internet Resources for Hams presented by Rob, W8MRL.
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Cincinnati/Dayton Region frequency list

Author: n8tfd/Steve - Published At: Fri 21 Feb., 2014 19:58 EST - (431 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 - (656 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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  • Moon-Bound Ham Radio Payload Will Transmit Your Message from Space — But Hurry!    (Mon 15 Sep., 2014)
    The Amateur Radio payload on the lunar-orbiting 4M-LXS spacecraft will carry up to 2500, 13-character digital messages into space for retransmission via JT65B mode on 145.990 MHz. But wannabes will have to act fast. The message collection site will close Wednesday, September 17 at 12:00 Central European Time (1100 UTC) the 4M website announced today. China recently announced plans to launch the...
  • New $21.40 Vanity Call Sign Fee Now in Effect    (Mon 15 Sep., 2014)
    The new Amateur Service vanity call sign regulatory fee of $21.40 became effective on September 11. The FCC released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (R&O) on August 29, in which it recalculated the fee to $21.40 for the 10-year license term. The $5.30 increase represents the largest vanity fee hike in many years. In past years, new vanity fees did not become effecti...
  • W1AW Centennial Operations Heading to North Carolina and Connecticut on September 17 (UTC)    (Mon 15 Sep., 2014)
    The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Colorado, New Hampshire, and Texas. W1AW operations will transition starting at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, September 17 (the evening of September 16 in US time zones), to North Carolina (W1AW/4) and Connecticut (W1AW/1). W1AW has visited each of the 50 states for at least 1 week so far du...
  • Amateur Radio Society of India Wants Less-Burdensome Amateur Radio Licensing Rules    (Fri 12 Sep., 2014)
  • The K7RA Solar Update    (Fri 12 Sep., 2014)
    We saw a nice increase in the level of solar activity this week, and the outlook for the near term looks good, or at least, interesting.Average daily sunspot numbers for the period September 4-10 increased from 85.1 to 152.1, and average daily solar flux rose from 126.7 to 155.8. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average planetary A index declining from 14.7 to 7.9, and average mid-latitu...
  • 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:

Aug 5 W8MRL
Aug 12 W8TDA
Aug 19 Open
Aug 26 Open
Sept 2 Open
Sept 9 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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