W8VND Repeater

The Net operates the 147.24 MHz (+600) repeater. The repeater is located on the West side of Cincinnati in the Mt. Airy vicinity. It sends and requires a CTCSS tone of 123Hz, but all amateurs are welcome to use it. Each Tuesday evening at 9pm local time, the Net holds the "Tuesday-Ten Net." Net announcements help keep members up to date on activities. Informal comments also help members get to know one another. Non-members are encouraged to check in to the Net as often as they can.

If the Net is activated by the Red Cross, all Net members should tune to this frequency for information and instructions. A special net is often held during these situations to solicit volunteers to respond.

W8VVL Repeater

QCEN now manages the 442.7 MHz (+5 MHz) repeater in West Chester Township. It sends and requires a CTCSS tone of 123 Hz, but all amateurs are welcome here too. The repeater has a 2-meter link transceiver, remote receivers, and Echolink access.

W8VND Club Station

The Net owns and maintains a complete club station in the Finneytown area of Cincinnati. Gear includes one HF station and one HF/VHF/UHF station with two 3-element tri-banders, an inverted L and dipoles, and a 5-element 6-meter beam; two meters and 440 MHz (all-mode) with both vertical and horizontally polarized beams and vertical antennas, and a variety of support equipment, including a 10kW generator on wheels. The club maintains a fully-portable packet station as well. The entire W8VND station can be powered by a large Onan generator with a single tank of propane for several days if necessary.

W8VVL Club Station

The Net also maintains a complete club station at the Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gear there includes an HF station with (work underway to implement a loop antenna),6-meters/2-meters/440 (all-mode) with directional antennas, and 220 MHz FM. Extra "cable runs" are available to support a wide variety of temporary antennas like wires, Sterba curtains, or verticals.

Our Club Members

Of course we wouldn't be able to accomplish anything without the talents and energies of the members of QCEN. We encourage each member of "the Net" to become as well-equipped and as well-trained as possible. If you need help in knowing how to best equip your station and pursue the best trainng, just ask!

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