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December Meeting

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Tue 16 Dec, 2014 12:25 EST - (7 Reads)
Our next QCEN meeting will also be our annual Holiday Party, on Friday, December 19th. Location is the usual place—the Red Cross building on Dana Ave. You can get in as early as 5:00 p.m., and we will start serving dinner by 6:30 p.m. Remember to call on the repeater or telephone the QCEN room if you arrive early or late. We’ll try to have someone at the door, but if not, contact someone for admittance.
There will be a very short business meeting, followed by our guest speaker – Jim Bruckmann, of the Bruckmann Brewery family.
If you haven’t already responded to the survey sent out by Steve, N8TFD, please do so. The link is: http://questionpro.com/t/ALO5bZR5B9 This will help us obtain a head count, and know what covered dish you’re bringing to share.

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December Listening Post

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Tue 16 Dec, 2014 12:23 EST - (6 Reads)
The Listening Post for December 2014 has been uploaded to the "Newsletters" section of this website.
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Cincinnati/Dayton Region frequency list

Author: n8tfd/Steve - Published At: Fri 21 Feb., 2014 19:58 EST - (631 Reads)
By popular demand, I have posted a spreadsheet containing every known VHF/UHF repeater that serves the Cincinnati/Dayton Region of Red Cross: http://www.qcen.org/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=220

Updated this file on May 20 with updated callsigns/club names, removed 147.15+ (rumor is it's going DMR), switched 443.075+ in Hillsboro to DSTAR, and removed TSQL from 146.985- in Dayton area
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    The Paraguayan Red Cross is carrying out response operations following the recent floods that have affected the southern part of the country and left more than 200,000 people homeless. The American Red Cross is providing 2,000 hygiene kits, which contain personal hygiene supplies like soap and toothbrushes. Additionally the American Red Cross is contributing $45,000 […]


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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:

Aug 5 W8MRL
Aug 12 W8TDA
Aug 19 Open
Aug 26 Open
Sept 2 Open
Sept 9 Open

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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