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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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  • VY1AAA is a Go for ARRL November Sweepstakes    (Mon 23 Oct., 2017)
    The often-elusive Northern Territories (NT) multiplier for ARRL November Sweepstakes will be on the air this year, as Gerry Hull, W1VE, takes the helm of VY1AAA, remotely operating the station of J Allen, VY1JA, in Yukon Territory. Hull and Allen have done a lot of work on the system on their respective ends of things.“J has done a lot of work on the station, moving it to an outer building, so ...
  • New IOTA Website is Up and Running    (Mon 23 Oct., 2017)
    The new Islands on the Air (IOTA) website and the software system that will run the IOTA program in the future are up and running, and users will be redirected from the old site to the new one and log in using their existing credentials. In preparation to the website move, IOTA had to disable user logins on the old (RSGB) IOTA website on September 12.Direct help requests or comments via e-mail....
  • QRZ DX and The DX Magazine Publisher Carl Smith, N4AA, SK    (Fri 20 Oct., 2017)
    QRZ DX and The DX Magazine Publisher and Editor Carl Smith, N4AA, of Asheville, North Carolina, died on October 20. An ARRL member, he was 77 and had been a radio amateur and DXer for more than 6 decades. Smith and his late wife Miriam, KB4C, bought the two publications’ parent DX Publishing in 1997“Carl was a ham’s ham, as he dabbled in many aspects of our great hobby,” The Daily DX Editor Ber...
  • The K7RA Solar Update    (Fri 20 Oct., 2017)
    The past reporting week (October 12-18) saw very little solar activity, with a sunspot number of 12 on October 15, meaning the average daily sunspot number was only 1.7, down from the already low average of 8.4 over the previous seven days.Over the same two periods, average daily solar flux declined from 76.8 to 70.5, while average daily planetary A index increased from 8.9 to 21.1 and average ...
  • Bidding is Now Open for the 12th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction!    (Fri 20 Oct., 2017)
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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:
Sept 5 |
Sept 12 | Open
Sept 19 | W8NFM
Sept 26 | N3VQW
Oct 3 | Open


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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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