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April 2014 Listening Post

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Wed 16 Apr., 2014 07:28 EDT - (13 Reads)
The Listening Post for April has been uploaded to the "Newsletters" section of this website.

Welcome to the "new" qcen.org

Author: n8tfd/Steve - Published At: Fri 08 Nov., 2013 16:28 EST - (309 Reads)
Which, hopefully, looks and works somewhat like the old qcen.org. We're still finding "glitches" — if you see something that doesn't look right, please let us know!

November newsletter coming next week, and club meeting next Friday (Nov. 15) at 730pm at 2111 Dana Ave. / 45207.

  • HAARP-Like Ionospheric Research Project Underway at Arecibo Observatory    (Wed 23 Apr., 2014)
    Work is underway to complete the construction of an ionospheric research facility at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico that bears some similarities to the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) far to the north in Alaska, but on a different scale and with different research goals. “It is basically the same as HAARP for the science, except that HAARP was in the Auroral Regio...
  • Padraig Lysandrou, KC9UUS, is Goldfarb Scholarship Winner    (Wed 23 Apr., 2014)
    The ARRL Foundation Board of Directors has awarded the 2014 William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship to Padraig Lysandrou, KC9UUS, of Bloomington, Indiana. The 17-year-old Bloomington High School South senior has been licensed since 2011, is Indiana’s Assistant Section Manager for Youth, and is in the top 10 percent of his class. Lysandrou’s May 2013 QST article “A Crazy Idea: DXpedition to Cyp...
  • Texas Radio Amateur Gives Up License As Part of Enforcement Action Settlement    (Tue 22 Apr., 2014)
    A Texas radio amateur has agreed to turn in his Amateur Extra class license as part of an agreement with the FCC to settle an enforcement action against him. The FCC earlier this year issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) to James R. Winstead, KD5OZY, of Coleman, Texas, after determining that Winstead “apparently willfully violated” FCC rules by interfering with Amateur Rad...
  • Amateur Radio Volunteers Supporting Communication at 118th Boston Marathon    (Mon 21 Apr., 2014)
  • W1AW Centennial Operations Shift to New Jersey and New Hampshire on April 23 (UTC)    (Mon 21 Apr., 2014)
    The ARRL Centennial W1AW WAS operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, April 23 (the evening of April 22 in US time zones), from North Dakota and Mississippi to New Jersey (W1AW/2) and New Hampshire (W1AW/1). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories, and it will be easy to work ...
  • Disaster Update: Washington Landslide Response    (American Red Cross, Tue 22 Apr., 2014)
    The Red Cross is still responding to the Washington landslides one month later: Red Cross workers are meeting one-on-one with residents to learn about their individual needs, create personal recovery plans, provide support for their individual recovery needs, and locate assistance from other agencies. The Red Cross is providing direct financial support to people who […]
  • Disaster Update: South Korea Ferry Incident    (American Red Cross, Thu 17 Apr., 2014)
    A passenger ship with 459 people aboard, mostly high school students, sank in waters off South Korea’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, leaving hundreds of passengers still missing. As of Wednesday evening, the Korean Red Cross had sent 50 volunteers and seven staff members to the site shortly after the accident occurred. They distributed 500 blankets […]
  • Disaster Alert: Severe Storms in Missouri    (American Red Cross, Mon 14 Apr., 2014)
    Disaster Alert Missouri - Thunderstorm activity affected residents in Cass County on Sunday. The Kansas City Region communicated with Emergency Management, contacted affected residents and Disaster Action Team members will meet with residents to determine emergency needs.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Disaster Alert: Severe Weather in Arkansas    (American Red Cross, Mon 14 Apr., 2014)
    Disaster Alert Arkansas - Two lines of severe storms caused heavy rain, hail and high winds that caused disrupted travel, minor damages and power outages in multiple counties within the state on Sunday. The Arkansas Region contacted local and state officials, will provide assistance as necessary to affected families and continues to monitor the situation.Filed under: Disaster […]
  • Disaster Alert: Blizzard in Nebraska    (American Red Cross, Mon 14 Apr., 2014)
    Disaster Alert Nebraska - Blizzard conditions closed roads, stranded travelers and affected residents in Phelps County on Sunday. Team members from the Central Plains Chapter set up a shelter to meet the needs of stranded motorists and residents within the affected area. Filed under: Disaster Alerts

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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 15 W8MRL
April 22 Open
April 29 Open
May 6 Open
May 13 Open
May 20 Open

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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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