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  • Additional ARRL Books Now Available as E-Books    (Tue 04 Aug., 2015)
    ARRL has announced plans to significantly increase the availability of its publications as e-books. At the same time, the League introduced six more ARRL titles in the popular Amazon Kindle format.“I’m very pleased that members and readers will find more and more ARRL books available in the reading format they prefer,” ARRL Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, said. “This effort underscores...
  • New QST QuickStats Poll Posted    (Tue 04 Aug., 2015)
    This month’s QuickStats poll has been posted! Check the QuickStats page and answer these questions . . . • Have you ever repaired your primary transceiver?• Have you ever built your own QRP transceiver?• Did you assemble your station computer from individual components?• Have you built any of your station accessories (meters, keyers, clocks, etc)?Visit the QuickStats page and be sure to bookmar...
  • ARISS Space Station Contact on Tap for Space Jam 9 Attendees    (Tue 04 Aug., 2015)
    The Space Jamboree Workshop (Space Jam) 9 STEM/Scouting merit badge workshop in Rantoul, Illinois, once again will have the opportunity to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, KO5MOS, is on tap to conduct the over-the-air interview on Saturday, August 8. Lindgren arrived at the ISS in July. Audio from the 2 meter contact between NA1...
  • Fox-1A Satellite Mated to Launcher for Liftoff Later This Month    (Mon 03 Aug., 2015)
    AMSAT has reported that its Fox-1A CubeSat has been “mated” to the Centaur rocket in preparation for launch later this month from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. The CubeSat completed its Mission Readiness Review at Cal Poly in February. AMSAT said Fox-1A will go aloft as part of the NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program, which offers free launches to educational en...
  • Fox-1A Satellite Mated to Launcher for Liftoff This Fall    (Mon 03 Aug., 2015)
    AMSAT has reported that its Fox-1A CubeSat has been “mated” to the Centaur rocket in preparation for launch this fall from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. The CubeSat completed its Mission Readiness Review at Cal Poly in February. AMSAT said Fox-1A will go aloft as part of the NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program, which offers free launches to educational entities ...
  • 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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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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