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Cincinnati/Dayton Region frequency list

Author: n8tfd/Steve - Published At: Fri 21 Feb., 2014 19:58 EST - (332 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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Welcome to the "new" qcen.org

Author: n8tfd/Steve - Published At: Fri 08 Nov., 2013 16:28 EST - (558 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.

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  • Special Event Planned this Fall on 630 Meters    (Wed 30 July, 2014)
    Experimental operators on 600/630 meters will conduct a special event operation October 31-November 2.“This event marks the 106th anniversary of the Berlin Treaty that created the international distress frequency at 500 kHz,” said ARRL 600 Meter Experimental Group Coordinator Fritz Raab, W1FR. “This will be a CW event.”Raab said some stations will operate beacons on the experimental band, trans...
  • California Hams Activate to Support Shelter Communications Following Wildfire    (Tue 29 July, 2014)
    Amateur Radio volunteers in California’s Tuolumne County assisted local emergency managers and the American Red Cross by supporting communication at a shelter in Groveland, set up in the wake of the El Portal Fire in Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service reported that the fire got its start in the community of El Portal on July 26, and evacuations were put into effect for Foresta an...
  • SpaceJam 8 Will Feature ARISS Contact    (Tue 29 July, 2014)
  • SKYWARN Volunteers Muster as Severe Weather, Tornado Hit Southern New England    (Tue 29 July, 2014)
    When severe weather erupted in Southern New England on July 27 and 28, SKYWARN volunteers went on alert to help forecasters track conditions and, afterward, to assist authorities with assessing the damage. A super-cell storm system organized over northern Norfolk County, Massachusetts, on the morning of July 28 and raced through portions of northeastern Massachusetts, causing wind damage in sec...
  • Army MARS Demonstrates ALE, Courts Young Volunteers at ARRL National Centennial Convention    (Mon 28 July, 2014)
    The “test range” was a plain-vanilla office table inside the big exhibition hall. At one end sat a PRC-150, one of some 10,000 or so back-pack HF radios carried by US soldiers, its whip antenna extended and ready for action. At the other end was an innovative commercial radio that had the look and feel of a late-model Amateur Radio. This odd pairing was Army MARS’s high-tech contribution to the...
  • Disaster Update: Flooding in Paraguay    (American Red Cross, Fri 25 July, 2014)
    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 […]
  • Red Cross responds to Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines    (American Red Cross, Thu 17 July, 2014)
    The global Red Cross network is responding with help and support in the Philippines after Typhoon Rammasun stripped roofs, uprooted trees, and caused flash floods and mudslides as it tracking across some of the most populous areas of the country earlier this week. Rammasun picked up speed once it struck the Philippines eastern seaboard on […]
  • Disaster Update: Typhoon Neoguri    (American Red Cross, Wed 09 July, 2014)
      As Typhoon Neoguri approached, the Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Red Cross prepared for its landfall. This included loading trucks with blankets and emergency kits (consisting of portable radios, flashlights, towels, and health information leaflets) for distribution in case of need. They also made warning calls or home visits to nearly 70 elderly households […]
  • Disaster Update: Balkans    (American Red Cross, Tue 27 May, 2014)
    The worst floods in over a century continue to put people at risk in Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.  Landslides and unearthed landmines make the situation even more dangerous for residents and rescuers.   The waters have forced thousands of people out of their homes, swamped large swathes of farmland, and destroyed crops.   Red Cross […]
  • Disaster Alert: Red Cross Assists with Relief Efforts in the Balkans    (American Red Cross, Mon 19 May, 2014)
    Although the water has receded in some areas, the worst floods in more than a century continue to create havoc in large parts of both Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. While thousands are still waiting to be rescued from their homes, tens of thousands have been evacuated and are staying with families or in shelter. […]


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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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