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April Edition of the Listening Post

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Wed 19 Apr., 2017 15:02 EDT - (19 Reads)
The April 2017 Listening Post has been uploaded to this website.

Smoke Alarm Blitz

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Sat 15 Apr., 2017 10:52 EDT - (31 Reads)
QCEN has been asked to help Red Cross with logistics communications for the "Smoke Alarm Blitz" on April 29th. We need volunteers to work either one shift, from 8-12 or 12-4, or both shifts. Details are still being worked out. If you can help, please contact Steve, N8TFD.
For details from Red Cross, follow this link: http://www.smokealarmssavelives.org/?
  • ISS Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, Sets New US Record for Time in Space    (Tue 25 Apr., 2017)
  • WRTC 2018 Plans Call for Greater Participation by Young Contesters    (Mon 24 Apr., 2017)
    The 8th World Radiosport Team Championship, WRTC 2018 in Germany next July, will offer seats on three teams for contesters who are 25 or younger at the time of the event. Prospective participants need only to apply. The international event July 12-16, 2018, will feature 42 competing teams. This will mark Germany’s first time hosting a WRTC, which takes place in conjunction with the IARU HF Cham...
  • Geomagnetic Storm Watch Remains in Effect    (Mon 24 Apr., 2017)
    NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) says a minor (G1) geomagnetic storm watch remains in effect for April 24-26, due to the continued influence of a large, recurrent, negative-polarity coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS). A coronal hole is an area of the Sun where the magnetic field folds back, and solar wind escapes. This follows on the heels of an unexpected coronal mass ejectio...
  • The K7RA Solar Update    (Fri 21 Apr., 2017)
    This just in from the Australian Space Forecast Centre at 2349 UTC on April 20, 2017:Recurrent coronal hole is expected to be geoeffective.INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTEDDUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAMFOR 23 APRIL 2017GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST23 Apr:  Active to Minor StormSpaceweather.com reported old sunspot AR2644 returned after a 2-week trip around the Sun, and explode...
  • ARRL Hamvention Forum Topics Will Encompass Makers, Youth, HamSCI    (Thu 20 Apr., 2017)
    When Hamvention® opens on May 19 for the first time in Xenia, Ohio, the focus of ARRL activities will be the ARRL EXPO in Building 2 of the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. ARRL will sponsor a slate of forums on all 3 days of Hamvention.To highlight the new location, some fresh ARRL forum topics will accompany the old standards. Space is limited at some forum venues.ARRL has reached o...
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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:
April 4 | W8WTD
April 11 | N3VQW
April 18 | W8NFM
April 25 | W8TDA

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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