New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Brandon KE8ARBMantua, OH
John KE8FWHAkron, OH
Michelle KE8FWIAkron, OH
Tim KE8QOKKent, OH
Bill NONEStreetsboro, OH
Dan WD8DAUMogadore, OH
David KC8LSXHartville, OH
Donald KE8HTSStreetsboro, OH
David KE8QEPRavenna, OH
Dennis W8DMHAurora, OH
If you meet these people on the street, in a meeting, or on the air, be sure to say Hi and introduce yourself. Let's make our new members feel welcome!
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Birthdays this Month

Erica AE8YLRaiden K1LTZRuss K8QF
Steve K8SRRPatrick K8WAZJennifer KB3GXB
Doug KE8BBIMontie KE8KCJDan N8FUM
Kevin N8KEVJim W8CYNJoe W8KNO
Andrew WB8HYOTom WB8LCDDaryl WX4QZ
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SPECIAL ELECTION — MARCH 8

Terry KB8AMZ has resigned from the 1 Year Trustee position due to ongoing health issues. We wish him all the best, and hope and pray for his full recovery. Many thanks to Terry for all of his support for PCARS!
At our meeting on Monday, March 8, we will have a special election to fill the vacant position. You must be present to vote or to be elected, but it can be by Zoom or in-person, just like at our regular election this past November. To be eligible for a board position, a member must also be a current member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
I encourage you to join us at the meeting so your vote can be heard. I also encourage you to consider nominating a fellow member or running for the position yourself.
Please contact me at president@portcars.org if you have any questions.
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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Digital SIG announcement

The PCARS Digital Special Interest Group will meet virtually using Zoom on Tuesday March 2nd at 7:00 PM. The topic for this month will be using scripts for different fldigi setups for multiple radis, soundcards, etc.
Below are the Zoom links. The link for the first session will start at 7:00 PM. If more time is needed the second link will become active at approximately 7:45 PM.
Rick Kruis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: PCARS Digital SIG Session 1
Time: Mar 2, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 2240 1088
Passcode: 6s9ADB
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Rick Kruis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: PCARS Digital SIG Session 2 (if needed)
Time: Mar 2, 2021 09:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 831 2958 1903
Passcode: 29Beib
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March Radiogram

Greetings PCARS Members,

The March 2021 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.  Here is the link:
http://www.portcars.org/wp/?linker=march-2021-radiogram

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Start Thinking About Field Day – NWS Skywarn Training – PiDay – Fun Facts About Towers – Young Ham Lends A Hand Contest – Something for everyone!

Feel free to pass this newsletter on to anyone interested in ham radio or PCARS.

Take care & 73,

Tom “Parky”, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor

Any mistakes found in the newsletter are there on purpose so some of you can have fun finding them…. The Radiogram is the monthly newsletter of PCARS. Every month, we bring you news, events, DX listings, articles, and lots of fun. All of the issues, dating back to the very first, are on the club website (http:www.portcars.org) for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor:  kb8uuz@gmail.com

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PCARS Thursday Night 2 Meter Net

Hi Everyone
Please join Rick K8CAV for the Thursday night 2 meter net on the PCARS 146.895 repeater at 8:00 pm. The repeater has a neg offset and a PL tone of 118.8. Also the ECHO link node K8BF-L . So let’s give Rick a good showing. Tune in for club updates and the latest local amateur news
Feel free to pass this along to your friends, everyone is welcomed . Hope to hear you on the net,
73’s from
Greg KA8TOA NCC
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DX/Contest SIG Announcement

PCARS Members:
Just another reminder:
Chuck – W8PT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Host PCARS DX/Contest SIG
Time: Feb 23, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 871 3624 2530
Passcode: 022422
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS March Newsletter Inputs

Hello PCARS,
The March PCARS newsletter “The RADIOGRAM” is in the works and could use some inputs from YOU.
Deadline for inputs is Friday – February 26th th at 8pm local.
Please, try to get your inputs in before the last minute. The earlier, the better. And, don’t forget the in-focus, large format, photos as well.
Send your inputs in .TXT format to KB8UUZ@gmail.com
73 and I hope to hear from you soon,
Parky, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Ham and Antique Radio Auction Sunday 2-21

Just wanted to let everyone know that there will be an Auction of Ham and Antique Radio equipment tomorrow, Feb 21, in Youngstown, Ohio. The equipment is from the collection of Tim Yeany, W3BVG. There are pictures of equipment and stuff (all?) being auctioned on the auctioneer’s website (shown below). The auction starts at 1 PM, directions and a map are also on the website. I do not know anything about the equipment other than what I see online.
Information and Location:
Anglin Auction Service
2431 Youngstown Hubbard Rd.
Youngstown, Ohio 44505
Tony
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DX/Contest SIG Announcement

PCARS Members:
Chuck – W8PT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Host PCARS DX/Contest SIG
Time: Feb 23, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 871 3624 2530
Passcode: 022422
73 – Chuck W8PT
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MARC Tech and General Class

Our friends over at The Massillon Amateur Radio Club (MARC) are sponsoring a license class for both the Tech and General class.
Classes start on Friday, February 19th at 7:30 PM. Students must purchase the ARRL License Manual. Each class will run for 2 hours and will be held at the R.G. Klein Museum in Downtown Massillon at the corner of Erie and Federal Avenue. Parking is available at the rear of the building.
They still have space for about 6 students.
Contact Terry Russ, N8ATZ for additional details or to sign up.
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PCARS Thursday Night 2 Meter Net

Hi Everyone
Please join us at 8:00 PM local time for the PCARS Net, on the 146.895 repeater with a neg offset and a PL tone of 118.8. Also the K8BF-L EchoLink node for contacts from around the world.
Our own Andrew KE8BWA will be hosting . Please help him reach 25 check ins. He will be using the club call K8BF
Please stay safe and warm. Till then 73’s from
Greg KA8TOA NCC
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