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October Listening Post

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Wed 19 Oct., 2016 09:22 EDT - (14 Reads)
The October 2016 edition of the Listening Post has been posted to this website under the Newsletters section.

Amateur Radio License Classes

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Fri 07 Oct., 2016 07:38 EDT - (48 Reads)
Classes for both Technician Class and General Class amateur radio licenses will be held Monday evenings in October and November. Sessions will be held at the Red Cross building, 2111 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following Mondays: October 10th, 17th, and 24th, and in November on the 7th and 14th. For more information, or to register, contact Mike at kd8zlb at gmail ==dot=== com.
  • Philippine Hams Team Up to Confront Back-to-Back Typhoons    (Mon 24 Oct., 2016)
  • Annual ARRL On-Line Auction Now Open for Bidding!    (Fri 21 Oct., 2016)
    The 11th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction now is under way. Bidding on nearly 300 items will continue through Thursday, October 27. Participants must register. Those who have participated in past ARRL On-Line Auction events may use their previous log-in information.This year’s auction booty includes some vintage ham radio items, including a Collins S Line. Premier items from the QST “Product Review”...
  • The K7RA Solar Update    (Fri 21 Oct., 2016)
    Over the past reporting week (October 13-19) compared to the previous seven-day average daily sunspot number declined from 55 to 31, while average daily solar flux dropped from 101.9 to 83.4.Planetary A index increased from 6.6 to 19.1, and average mid-latitude A index jumped from 5 to 14.This is the opposite of what happened two weeks ago compared to last week, when A indices decreased but sol...
  • Apparent ARISS Radio Failure Prompts Shift to Russian Service Module Ham Gear    (Thu 20 Oct., 2016)
    The VHF handheld transceiver that the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program has used to connect students worldwide with astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) for more than 16 years has begun to display an error message and is unusable at this time.While the ARISS technical team evaluates the best path to restore operation from the ISS Columbus modu...
  • Georgia Section Manager Changing on November 1    (Thu 20 Oct., 2016)
    Georgia Section Manager Gene Clark, W4AYK, of Albany, has announced that he’s stepping down at the end of October, after serving since October 2009. David Benoist, AG4ZR, of Senoia, has been appointed as Georgia Section Manager, effective November 1, to complete the current term of office, which extends until September 30, 2017.When a Section Manager vacancy occurs between elections, the positi...
  • 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:

Oct 25 W8WTD
Nov 1 W8NFM
Nov 8 W8TDA
Nov 15 N3VQW
Nov 22 W8WTD
Nov 29 N8LID

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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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