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License Classes

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Thu 09 Mar., 2017 09:42 EST - (68 Reads)
Interested in Getting a Ham Radio License? Want to upgrade your Existing License?

Classes to help you prepare for your first ham radio license, or to help you upgrade your license, begin Monday, March 13th and continue each Monday night until April 17th. Sessions will be held at 7 pm in the Red Cross building, 2111 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207. Classes are free. The textbook will be the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, 3rd Edition, for the beginning license, and the ARRL General Class License Manual, 8th Edition, for the General Class.

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    “Remote Antenna Tuners” is the topic of the latest episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, J...
  • AM Rally on April 1-3 Weekend an Opportunity to Try a Vintage Mode    (Fri 24 Mar., 2017)
    If you’re not familiar with full-carrier amplitude modulation (AM) or have never used it on the air, you’ll have a chance during the AM Rally during the April 1-2 weekend, on the bands between 160 and 10 meters (except 30, 17, and 12 meters) plus 6 meters.Once the primary voice mode on the ham bands, AM eventually gave way to SSB, a form of AM. Yet AM has remained popular among dedicated radio ...
  • Mayors, Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, Salute Amateur Radio    (Fri 24 Mar., 2017)
    Nevada mayors Carolyn Goodman of Las Vegas, John Lee of North Las Vegas, and Andy Hafen of Henderson have joined the Clark County Board of Commissioners in proclaiming March 26 to April 2 as “NVCON Week,” recognizing the ARRL Nevada State Convention (NVCON), March 31-April 2.The community leaders encouraged the citizens of their respective localities to pay tribute to the area’s Amateur Radio o...
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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:
Feb 28 | W8TDA
March 7 | Open
March 14 | Open
March 21| N3VQW
March 28 | W8TDA

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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