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msBike Needs Volunteers!

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Tue 26 July, 2016 07:47 EDT - (17 Reads)
The annual MS bike ride is coming up August 6th and 7th. QCEN has supported this ride for many years, going back into the 1980s. Volunteers are still needed, for either or both days. If you can volunteer, please contact Steve, N8TFD.
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    A completely rebuilt digital QST app for the Android platform now is available from publisher Nxtbook Media, which responded to readers’ frustrations about getting the app to work properly. The fix took longer than expected, but it is finally here!Members who have enabled automatic updates on their devices will not have to do anything; the application will update automatically. Readers who have...
  • 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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  • 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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