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Cincinnati/Dayton Region frequency list

Author: n8tfd/Steve - Published At: Fri 21 Feb., 2014 19:58 EST - (280 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

Welcome to the "new" qcen.org

Author: n8tfd/Steve - Published At: Fri 08 Nov., 2013 16:28 EST - (505 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.

  • Unofficial Results: N6MJ and KL9A Walk Away With WRTC-2014 Gold; Other Top Standings in Limbo    (Sun 13 July, 2014)
    It’s unofficial at this point, but the US K1A team of Daniel Craig, N6NJ, and Chris Hurlbut, KL9A, appears to have taken the gold medal at the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC-2014) competition in New England. The top team never seemed in doubt; Craig and Hurlbut led the pack of 59 competing teams literally from the start, managing to work up an insurmountable lead of more than 7.5 mill...
  • ARRL Public Relations Manager Talks Up Ham Radio on WTIC    (Sat 12 July, 2014)
    ARRL Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, was interviewed on the morning of July 12 by WTIC radio's Steve Parker concerning Amateur Radio in general and the upcoming ARRL Centennial Convention in Hartford.WTIC is a 50 kW broadcast station covering much of New England, not to mention its national and global Internet streaming audience.Click here to download and listen to an MP3 off-air au...
  • HAARP Death Sentence Stayed, But Facility Being Dismantled Piece by Piece    (Fri 11 July, 2014)
    The US Air Force has given the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility in Gakona, Alaska, a death row reprieve of sorts. The Secretary of the Air Force told Alaska Sen Lisa Murkowski July 2 that it is “willing to slow the closure process and defer irreversible dismantling of the transmitter site” until May of 2015. Those pushing for HAARP to remain open as a scientific r...
  • International: New Ham Radio Regulations in Place in Thailand, Germany Gets 4 Meters Briefly    (Fri 11 July, 2014)
    Thailand’s 247,000 radio amateurs will be getting new Amateur Radio regulations that provide significant new privileges The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST) has reported that the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has been working on the new regulations for nearly 3 years. They will permit operation on 6 meters, will expand the 2 meter band by 500 kHz (to 146...
  • Reminder: Youth Attend ARRL National Centennial Convention Free of Charge!    (Fri 11 July, 2014)
    Youth (age 21 and younger) may attend the ARRL National Centennial Convention free of charge. Information in The ARRL Letter for July 10 may have suggested otherwise. The 100th anniversary celebration of the League’s founding takes place July 17-19 at the Connecticut Convention Center.Online registration is now limited to 2-day adult ($25) and youth (free) tickets, good for Friday and Saturday ...
  • 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. […]
  • Weekly Disaster Update    (American Red Cross, Fri 16 May, 2014)
    Fires in Southern California: In response to the multiple fires in San Diego County, American Red Cross disaster workers are continuing shelter operations at Mission Hills High School as a shelter site (1 Mission Hills Ct., San Marcos 92069). The Temporary Evacuation Point at Escondido High School (1535 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026) is now […]
  • Story: Flooding in Florida    (American Red Cross, Fri 02 May, 2014)
    PENSACOLA, FL May 2, 2014 — Over the past week, storms have left a wide swath of damage, devastation and despair from the Great Plains to the Gulf Coast and across the Mid-Atlantic. The Red Cross has been there every day to help. Here in Northwest Florida, many families who sought a dry, safe place […]

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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:

May 20 W8NFM
May 27 KD8PAT
June 3 W8NFM
June 10 Open
June 17 Open
June 24 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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