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Listening Post for February 2018

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Mon 12 Feb., 2018 09:00 EST - (62 Reads)
The club newsletter, The Listening Post, February 2018 edition, has been uploaded to this website. Find it under "Newsletters." And for those of you who are interested in club history, the LP from 50 years ago, Feb 1968, can be found under "File Gallery," "Historical Documents."


Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Fri 02 Feb., 2018 21:04 EST - (105 Reads)
Mark your calendars: the February meeting will be on Saturday morning, Feb 17th at 10 a.m., and the March meeting will be on Saturday morning, March 17th at 10 a.m. Meeting details will be posted later.
  • Just in Case You Missed Z60A, More Z6 Operations are Just Ahead    (Wed 21 Feb., 2018)
  • Bouvet 3Y0Z Team Presents South African Club with Signed Banner    (Wed 21 Feb., 2018)
    The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island team got a warm welcome back to terra firma on February 17 upon arrival at Cape Town, South Africa, following their return voyage from Bouvet Island. The 3Y0Z DXpedition had to be called off due to adverse weather while the team was sailing within view of the subantarctic island, which is #2 on the Club Log DXCC Most-Wanted List. The team’s vessel Betanzos also suffered a...
  • National Hurricane Conference in Late March to Include Amateur Radio Session    (Wed 21 Feb., 2018)
  • Louisiana Elects New Section Manager    (Tue 20 Feb., 2018)
    ARRL members in Louisiana have elected John Mark Robertson, K5JMR, as Section Manager for the next 2-year term of office that starts on April 1. Robertson, of Bossier City, outpolled incumbent Section Manager Scott Wren, KD5DFL, 341 to 148 votes. Wren, of Pineville, has served as SM since April 2016. Ballots were counted and verified at ARRL Headquarters on Tuesday, February 20. This was the on...
  • Brownsburg, Indiana, Hamfest Changes Location    (Tue 20 Feb., 2018)
    The Brownsburg, Indiana, Hamfest sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) and scheduled for Saturday, February 24, has changed its location to Avon United Methodist Church, 6850 E. US Highway 36, Avon, Indiana. Setup times remain the same. The hamfest will be open to the public from 9 AM until 2 PM Central Time.Admission is $5, and parking is plentiful. Talk-in is availab...
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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 6 | W8NFM
Feb 13 | W8TDA
Feb 20 | N3VQW
Feb 27 | W8WTD

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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