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Who Are We?

The Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. (QCWA) is an organization of licensed amateur radio operators (Hams) who were first licensed at least 25 years ago. It is not required that licensing have been continuous during that period. Our chapter (70) is one of the 230 world-wide chartered chapters.

Our members share a common interest (passion?) for amateur radio and promote friendship and cooperation amongst like-minded individuals.

Our chapter holds quarterly meetings on the third Tuesday of February, May, September and November and are currently being held via the Internet. In addition to the quarterly meetings, our weekly open breakfast is popular with our members (see below).


Upcoming Chapter 70 Meeting

Chapter meetings will continue to use the Zoom technology until such time as we decide to resume in-person meetings.

Meeting details:

Topic: FT-8 for Dummies (and a primer for the rest of us!).

Speaker: Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN.

Details: FT-8 is yet another interesting aspect of our fascinating hobby, and if you haven't already experimented with the various digital modes, this 'primer' will give you the confidence to give it a try.

Date: Tuesday evening, Sept 27, 2022.

Time: The Zoom Session will be open for Check-ins and Greetings starting at 7 pm, the meeting Call-to-Order will start at 7:30 pm.


Weekly Open Breakfast

The group of the QCWA Chapter 70 faithfuls who usually assembled at the Summerhays Restaurant (1971 Baseline Road) (map) on Tuesday mornings has started up again. If you're comfortable getting together, drop by for some great ham radio conversation with some familiar faces. Breakfast is at 8 AM, give or take a bit.


Chapter 70 VHF Net

Join us for the 2 meter net on Monday evenings at 19:30 on VE3OCE (146.880 MHz, - 600KHz offset, 136.5 Hz tone). Our callsign is VE3QCW. Non-members are welcome.


Upcoming Chapter 70 Events

Drop by our table at the Carp Hamfest on Saturday, Sept 10th. It's a great time to renew your annual membership.