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Listening Post for February 2018

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Mon 12 Feb., 2018 09:00 EST - (37 Reads)
The club newsletter, The Listening Post, February 2018 edition, has been uploaded to this website. Find it under "Newsletters." And for those of you who are interested in club history, the LP from 50 years ago, Feb 1968, can be found under "File Gallery," "Historical Documents."


Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Fri 02 Feb., 2018 21:04 EST - (84 Reads)
Mark your calendars: the February meeting will be on Saturday morning, Feb 17th at 10 a.m., and the March meeting will be on Saturday morning, March 17th at 10 a.m. Meeting details will be posted later.
  • The K7RA Solar Update    (Fri 16 Feb., 2018)
    Solar activity increased over the last reporting week (February 8-14). Average daily sunspot number rose from 10.3 to 24, while average daily solar flux increased from 72.5 to 77.4. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average planetary A index changing from 4.4 to 4.1, and average mid-latitude A index going from 3.6 to 3. Predicted solar flux is 71, 70 and 69 on February 16-18, 68 on Februa...
  • ARRL Receives Byrd Antarctic Expedition Morse Key, Historical Materials    (Thu 15 Feb., 2018)
  • KE4PT and W4RQ Win the February QST Cover Plaque Award    (Thu 15 Feb., 2018)
    The winning article for the February 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Live Trees Affect Antenna Performance” by Kai Siwiak, KE4PT, and Richard Quick, W4RQ. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the March issu...
  • IARU Secretary Presents ARRL Antenna Book CD During Visit to Federation of Radio Amateurs of Cuba    (Thu 15 Feb., 2018)
  • W1AW/7 to be on the Air from ARRL Southwestern Division Convention    (Thu 15 Feb., 2018)
    W1AW/7 will be on the air from the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention (Yuma Hamfest) in Yuma, Arizona (DM22), beginning at 1600 UTC on February 16 and continuing through 0200 UTC on February 18.Operation will be on phone, CW, and digital modes on all bands through UHF (The station is restricted to 100 W because of its proximity to the Yuma International Airport).A staff of four control opera...
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147.24 +, 123 Hz.; 442.700 +, 123Hz.
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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:
Feb 6 | W8NFM
Feb 13 | W8TDA
Feb 20 | N3VQW
Feb 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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