Quarter Century Amateur Radio Club
Whitecourt Amateur Radio
Box 473, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2K1 Email: mail@qcarc.net     QCARC Membership Form
Membership dues and donations support these QCARC owned repeaters:

      VE6QCR 146.640 Stony Plain--VE6BOX 146.730 Athabasca--VE6PP 146.820 Whitecourt--VE6SS 146.880 Pigeon Lake - All have 100Hz tone and offsets are all -600 KHz


  VE6QCR AND VE6PP REPEATERS ARE LINKED FULL TIME


Silent Key - Les Abbott, VE6OG




We'll Miss you, Les!
Les Abbott, VE6OG of Edmonton passed away on October 9th, 2022 at the age of 78 years. He was a member of QCARC since the Club's formation in 1985 and he served in many capacities including President, Vice President, webmaster and repeater custodian and always stayed involved even after being made a Lifetime Member in 2017. Les was first licenced as VE3GMU in 1969 and has held VE6OG since moving to Edmonton in 1976. Les loved working on radio equipment and if he couldn't repair it, probably nobody could. After moving to Edmonton in 1976 Les spent many years working for AGT/Telus. Les was a great guy and he helped a lot of people in the community and in the amateur community as well. The obituary is at Foster & McGarvey - Edmonton Funeral Homes (fostermcgarvey.com)   Sincere sympathies to the Abbott family from the QCARC.


VE6OG MEMORIAL WSPR BEACON


The new VE6OG WEAK SIGNAL PROPAGATION REPORTING beacon went into service on Saturday 11/26/22. It is part of the  INTERNATIONAL WSPR BEACON PROJECT and it is located about 60 kms northwest of Edmonton, AB in DO23ts.The screenshot below shows typical North American coverage in addition to signals travelling over the Arctic Circle into Europe. There have also been spots into Asia, Africa and Oceania. The 200mw ZachTek transmitter and Diamond CP6 vertical antenna are sending signals 3 times per hour on the 80, 40, 20,15 and 10 metre bands. You can search for VE6OG HERE and view a map of signal paths in real time or a table of spots. Thanks to the Abbott family and the QCARC for their assistance with this project. Les was an avid WSPR user. He would be proud of this legacy.




CLUB UPDATE

THE QUARTER CENTURY CENTURY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL FORMATION OF A NEW SUBSIDIARY BRANCH OF QCARC CALLED WHITECOURT AMATEUR RADIO.  THIS GREAT GROUP OF AMATEURS IN THE WHITECOURT AREA HAS HAD A REPEATER AND WEBSITE (WCAR.CA) FOR A FEW YEARS NOW AND HAS EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO EXPAND ON THEIR ACTIVITIES AND THIS WILL HAPPEN UNDER THE UMBRELLA  OF THE  QCARC.







QCARC 2M NET WEDNESDAYS @8:30 PM ON PP AND QCR REPEATERS



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NEW FEATURE -- SHOW AND TELL!



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CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SHOW AND TELL PAGE








THE 2022 QCARC / WCAR FALL SOCIAL & FLEA MARKET WAS A SUCCESS!!


OUR NEXT SPRING SOCIAL, FLEA MARKET AND AGM WILL BE SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2023  WATCH FOR DETAILS!






















WE SELL DONATED ITEMS AT FLEA MARKETS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE CLUB

     

TO DONATE ITEMS, PLEASE CONTACT PAUL, VE6UFO AT 780-232-7012 FOR PICKUP          





  











PLEASE JOIN QCARC - ONLY  $10.00 PER YEAR-NO MINIMUM LICENCE REQUIREMENTS   

RENEW/JOIN BEFORE 3/31 FOR A CHANCE TO WIN CA$H!!! DRAW HAPPENS IN APRIL



NEW !! BUNNY HUNTING TECHNIQUES, ANTENNA PLANS, ETC. BY IAN BURN VE6OB




Are you new to ham radio or getting back into it after many years away from the hobby and need    equipment and/or help getting a station set up?    WE CAN HELP!!        Email us at mail@qcarc.net


















VE6QCR
 
                            VE6SS                 CLUB INFORMATION               VE6BOX                             VE6PP 

Neil Brown, VE6TCK is the Repeater Team Leader and custodian of the VE6QCR, VE6SS and VE6BOX repeaters.

Tom Harnum VA6WT is the custodian of the VE6PP repeater. Hubert Johnson VE6AMY is the assistant custodian for VE6PP.

The other members of the repeater team are Jim Camp VA6JC, Terry Whitson VE6EM and Paul Tyschuk VE6UFO.

   QCARC Executive for 2022/23

PRESIDENT Terry Whitson, VE6EM        VICE PRESIDENT Neil Brown, VE6TCK        SECRETARY TREASURER, NET MANAGER & WEBSITE Paul Tyschuk, VE6UFO

DIRECTORS Al Hall, VE6AH        Jim Camp, VA6JC        Willy Korchinski, VE6WZK