New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Jeffrey K8JJMTallmadge, OH
Gia KC2WLTBurghill, 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

Westy AB8IENicholas AC8QGDick G0BPS
Dan KD8EPAMark KE8HTLIan KE8IED
Dennis KE8LWNJohn KE8MXRJames N2KWW
Rod N4PKWLarry N8FTPKaren N8HUC
Paul N8QZCory W3CDGJim W8KUZ
Chuck W8PTBill WB9LBI
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PCARS Thursday 2 Meter Net Tonight at 8 PM

Net Tonight!
Please join me on the PCARS weekly net. I’ll give you all the current info on our upcoming meeting and other PCARS activities.
Check in on the K8IV repeater (146.895 MHz, PL 118.8 hz. OR the K8SRR echolink node). The net starts at 8:00 PM and I will hang out as long as it takes to get everyone’s check-in and comments.
73,
Tom wb8lcd
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July 2020 PCARS Monthly Meeting Monday July 13th at 7 PM

Hello PCARS members! I want to remind you that the July PCARS meeting is all set for Monday July 13th at the American Legion Hall in Kent! We will be meeting in the Underwood Hall (the big room) to ensure that there will be enough room for proper social distancing. I hope you will be able to come out and join us for a presentation (via Zoom) by Harry Bloomberg – W3YJ on the topic of Remote Operating. The meeting will begin at 7:00PM – Sharp!
Like many business’s, the American Legion is trying to bounce back from the “lock down” we’ve all experienced and will really appreciate us being there – so please, have a coke, or some other beverage of your choice. The kitchen will be open with an abbreviated menu so come out early and share a meal with us! I know that during the lock down the Legion has spent much time and effort making sure that everything is spotlessly clean and disinfected. I hope to see you there.
As I’ve said many times before, coming out to events is a personal decision everyone needs to make for themselves. If you choose not to come out yet, we want to accommodate you and respect your feelings on that. The Zoom link is:
If you cannot be with us in person, I hope you will join us via Zoom!
Next, since last month’s 50/50 went so well, we have decided to do it the same way this month. ALL 50/50 tickets will be purchased online at the PCARS website:( www.portcars.org ) – once you land there, look in the upper right corner. There will only be the 50/50 prize for this month again, BUT, when we get back to “normal” we’ll have some nice door prizes, too. The cut-off to purchase tickets will be 12:00 PM (Noon) on Monday July 13th. Last month’s winner – Rick KD8WCK took the prize of $182.50! Congratulations Rick! (subliminal message: buy lots of tickets)
Finally, KD8EPF – Rena Martin-Wehner is at home recovering after being hospitalized for COVID. W8NET – Gene Marsh is at home recovering after an Open-Heart surgery. I know they would both appreciate hearing from you – send them a card (QSL cards work fine) and wish them well!
Thanks to all who have been keeping PCARS activities moving along during these tough times.
73,
Tom WB8LCD
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FlexNet Wednesday July 8th at 8:00 PM

This month’s FlexNet will take place on 20 meters on or about 14.325MHz at 8 PM Eastern on Wednesday, July 8th. We will be monitoring the K8IV repeater on 146.895 (188.8PL) for any issues.
If you do not hear net control at 8 PM, be patient as you may be able to hear the alternate NCS who will also be taking check-ins.
Mike N8WCP
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DXCalendar for July

Not a busy month, but you never know who is on unless you get on the air!

How Many Can You Work?
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Digital Mode Special Interest Group Net Tuesday July 7th at 7 PM

This month we’ll still be meeting virtually on the K8IV 146.895 repeater (-.600 MHz, 118.8 PL) on Tuesday 7 JUL at 1900 hrs. Decision to meet in person will be made month to month based on my evaluation of risk factors.
The purpose of the Digital Special Interest Group is to encourage and assist hams in operating digitally by radio. It includes the many modes found in flldigi, WSJT-X, Winlink-2000, and others. I try to have a topic of interest to present at meetings though that’s not always the case. I always make time to answer questions and address problems in digital operations.
With our virtual meetings I encourage participants to operate digitally on the repeater, and if desired on HF frequencies as well. In the past I have temporarily closed the net on the repeater to operate on HF if there is interest, then return to the repeater when HF operations are complete.
Everyone’s welcome, member of PCARS or not.
Rick, K8CAV
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Field Day Reporting

As of 1 July, at 11 am, the following PCARS members have uploaded their field day information to ARRL – and they all put in the proper club name “Portage County Amateur Radio Service” (thank you).
K8CAV 1D OH
K8SRR 1D OH
K8YLK 1D OH
KD8CGH 1B1B OH
KE8BWA 1D OH
N8QE 1E OH
N8WCP 1B1 OH
W8KNO 1B1 OH
W8YIH 1E OH
WA8US 1D OH
If you have not sent your log in yet I would suggest you do it as soon as you can so you don’t accidentally forget.
ALSO – Please – send me your Field Day stories and photos so I can put them in the next issue of the PCARS newsletter!!! Send your inputs to: KB8UUZ@gmail.com
73,
Parky, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Press Release by the Intrepid-DX Group

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
First Annual “Dream Rig” Youth Essay Contest.
 The Intrepid-DX Group is a US based 501 C(3) nonprofit organization that promotes Amateur Radio activities in developing countries.
Announcing our first annual Youth Essay Contest-Prize is a Dream Rig!
The Intrepid-DX Group recognizes the importance of including Youth in our great hobby because they are our future! We are establishing an annual Dream Rig Youth Essay Contest to learn the suggestions of young people for attracting other young operators to Amateur Radio.
What is the Prize?
The prize is a factory fresh ICOM IC-7300! See the features here:
Contest Rules:
1)    Two-page Essay answering these questions: A) What are your amateur radio goals? B) What can we do to attract more youth to amateur radio?
 2)    USA Amateur Radio License Holders Age 19 or younger.
 3)    Promise to keep the radio for one year, not flip it, trade it or sell it, and to use it on the air.
 4)    Send essay in text or MS Word attachment
to intrepiddxgroup@gmail.com by July 31, 2020.
 5)    You may alternatively mail it to: The Intrepid-DX Group, 3052 Wetmore Dr, San Jose, CA 95148, USA.. Must be postmarked by July 31, 2020.
 6) The winner of the Essay Contest will be announced on our Website and Facebook page on August 10, 2020.
All submissions become the property of the Intrepid-DX Group and may be published.
 Questions: Send an email to pauln6pse@gmail.com
 Follow us on our homepage www.Intrepid-DX.com and/or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/The-Intrepid-DX-Group-180857615282553
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W8NET – Gene

I want to report that Gene had a “pre-planned”** surgery this morning to have a tumor removed from his heart. Surgery went fine and he is recovering. I know he would appreciate your thoughts, prayers and even a QSL “get well” card!
**the pre-planning was to allow for Field Day operations prior to heart operations!
Get Well Soon Gene!
Tom wb8lcd
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July 2020 Issue of the RADIOGRAM

The July 2020 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – 13 Colonies Special Event – Special feature “Battling the Radio Beams” – Field Day 2020 How Did You Do? – Thunderstorm Safety – Some Humor to help get us through all of this – 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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July Issue Of The Radiogram

The July 2020 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.

Here is the link: http://www.portcars.org/wp/?linker=july-2020-radiogram

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – 13 Colonies Special Event – Special feature “Battling the Radio Beams” – Field Day 2020 How Did You Do? – Thunderstorm Safety – Some Humor to help get us through all of this – 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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