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Welcome to QCENweb, the web home of the Queen City Emergency Net. We are a group of amateur radio operators, which exists to provide communications support to the American Red Cross — Cincinnati Region, and have done so since 1941! If you're interested in our present and future plans, please contact webmaster -at- qcen.org .

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  • The K7RA Solar Update    (Fri 28 Apr., 2017)
    Each of the average solar and geomagnetic indices rose last week (April 20-26) over the previous seven days.Average daily sunspot number rose from 8.6 to 35.7, and solar flux rose from 76.5 to 81.4.Average daily planetary A index went from 8 to 26.4, and average daily mid-latitude A index from 6.3 to 18.4.The day with the most geomagnetic activity was April 22 when the planetary A index was 54....
  • Inaugural AM Rally a Hit! Participants Log Nearly 1,500 Contacts    (Thu 27 Apr., 2017)
    The numbers are in, and the first AM Rally April 1-3 was a huge success, with nearly 1,500 contacts reported on the 72 logs submitted. Unique call signs logged numbered 665. Event co-organizer Clark Burgard, N1BCG, feels the actual number of contacts was quite a bit larger, because not all participants submitted logs, although logs continue to trickle in past the entry deadline. Burgard said he...
  • Upcoming Army MARS Communication Exercises Highlighted at Regional Conference    (Thu 27 Apr., 2017)
    US Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, reviewed the upcoming calendar of communication exercises planned for the remainder of 2017, when he spoke via video link to attendees at the Army MARS Region 3 Conference April 6-8 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hosting the event was Pennsylvania Army MARS, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).Addressing the fi...
  • The Doctor Will See You Now!    (Thu 27 Apr., 2017)
    “End-Fed Antennas” 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, Joel H...
  • Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test is May 13    (Wed 26 Apr., 2017)
    The US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard will sponsor the traditional military/amateur radio communication tests to mark the 66th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 13. Armed Forces Day is May 20, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event will take place a week earlier in order to avoid schedule conflicts with those attending Hamvention. Complete information, including...
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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:
April 4 | W8WTD
April 11 | N3VQW
April 18 | W8NFM
April 25 | W8TDA


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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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