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April Club Meeting

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Wed 16 Apr., 2014 07:29 EDT - (2 Reads)
The regular monthly meeting of the Queen City Emergency Net will take place on Friday, April 18th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Cross Building, 2111 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207. Talk-in on the 147.24 repeater. Program will be a presentation on digital communications, by Rob, W8MRL.

April 2014 Listening Post

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Wed 16 Apr., 2014 07:28 EDT - (2 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 - (300 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.

  • The K7RA Solar Update    (Thu 17 Apr., 2014)
    ARRL Headquarters is closed for Good Friday on April 18, so the bulletin comes to you a day early.After a few days in the doldrums on April 8-13 with sunspot numbers in the double digits, solar activity made a strong recovery over the following three days, with daily sunspot numbers of 105, 149 and 245. Sunspot numbers have reached this level several times in the past 12 months. On February 28,...
  • Amateur Radio Volunteers Provide Critical Support for 30th Challenge Cup Relay    (Wed 16 Apr., 2014)
    Amateur Radio volunteers were key to maintaining safety and security for the thousands of law enforcement personnel who took part in the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay (B2V) race on March 22. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the event, sometimes called “The world’s longest police foot pursuit.” The relay event covers some 120 miles of remote territory, from the Mojave Desert near Ba...
  • ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Good Friday, April 18    (Tue 15 Apr., 2014)
    ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Good Friday, April 18. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions and no ARRL Audio News on April 18. ARRL Headquarters will reopen Monday, April 21, at 8 AM Eastern Daylight Time. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday!
  • W1AW/x Portable Operations, W100AW, and W1HQ Can QSL via Bureau    (Tue 15 Apr., 2014)
    You may request that QSL cards be delivered via the ARRL QSL Bureau system for contacts with the W1AW/x portable operations, W100AW, and W1HQ, now underway during the ARRL Centennial. You must first have an account with the QSL Bureau that handles your cards and have sufficient postage or envelopes on file with that bureau. Any cards that cannot be delivered will not be held or stored.Please do...
  • World Amateur Radio Day is Friday, April 18    (Tue 15 Apr., 2014)
    “Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication” is the theme for World Amateur Radio Day 2014, Friday, April 18. Radio amateurs celebrate World Amateur Radio Day each year on April 18 to recognize the anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in Paris in 1925. ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, was its first president. The primary purpose of World ...
  • 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
  • Disaster Alert: Severe Weather in Mississippi    (American Red Cross, Mon 07 Apr., 2014)
    Disaster Alert Mississippi - The American Red Cross Mississippi Region is responding to damage in multiple counties resulting from the recent severe weather including a tornado and localized flooding. The Red Cross is working with the Covington County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to assist with sheltering for those affected by an early-morning tornado that ripped through […]
  • Video: Washington Landslide Response    (American Red Cross, Mon 07 Apr., 2014)
    Filed under: Uncategorized

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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

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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