New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Karl W8KFWRavenna, Ohio
Jordan JCRABTREEKent, Ohio
Vern KE8VSMassillon, Ohio
Phil PWEISSTwinsburg, Ohio
Don W8BDEAkron, Ohio
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

Fred K8IGJulie K8VOXMike KB8TUY
Al KB8VJLRobert KD8CGHRandall KD8ZSH
Andrew KE8ELRLaura N3BSNRandy N6TL
Ned N8GPSRobert N8SKNRobert W8JFQ
Evan W8LSQRon W8RJGGary WD8ICX
Ray WD8RAY
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Net Night at the Club this Thursday Night August 22nd 6:30-10:30

NET NIGHT at the CLUB SITE
Thursday August 22. 6:30 – 10:30pm. Come on out, check into the nets, enjoy some ham radio fellowship. I promise a fun night, and if everyone wants to pitch in, probably some pizza too!
73, Hope to see you there!
Tom wb8lcd
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Ohio BBQSO Party Saturday August 24th

Ohio BBQSO Party Just a reminder that this Saturday we will be holding the annual Ohio BBQSO Party. Chuck W8PT will be running the contest. He has asked that all those that plan to operate be there at 11 AM. Mike KB8TUY and Gene W8NET will be cooking starting at 3 PM. If you plan to come, please plan to bring a side dish for the meal or some snacks. We always have a great time. This is BIG FUN and it’s FREE! Jim, AC8NT
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Ohio BBQSO Party Saturday August 24th

Attention PCARS Contesters:
On August 24, PCARS Black Squirrel Contest Group will be putting K8BF on the air in the Ohio QSO Party. The contest begins at Noon and runs until Midnight. We will be running as Multi-Multi in this 12 hr contest.
Our plan is to put all four operating positions on the air with a mix of SSB and CW. So we certainly need those members that have CW expertise to show up as well as all you phone ops. This is the one of the few contests where we being in Ohio, will be sought out, not only by other Ohio stations, but also by those working the contest from other states and countries.
In case you are wondering about the Black Squirrel Contest Group, it’s made up of those ops who have been regularly coming and operating in our contest efforts. So if you have been doing that, then you are a member of the team. But that does not mean that those who would be coming for the first time, would be excluded from operating. NO WAY! We need as many ops as we can get to fill the seats for all 12 hours. So come on out and become a PCARS BSCG member by helping to put K8BF on the air again.
I’d like the contesters to show up at least by 11AM so we can review the rules one more time. And if you are going to operate, let me know so that I can get an idea of how many ops will attend.
By the way, there will be some kind of food operation going on. Oh ya, the OHQP BBQ! Just another reason to come out to the club site and hobnob with your fellow PCARS members.
All this BIG FUN and it’s FREE!!
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS FlexNet will be held on 40 meters on Today August 14th at 8pm eastern

The August PCARS FlexNet will be held on 40 meters on Wednesday August 14th at 8pm eastern.
It will be located on/near 7.215 – and we will have someone available on the 146.895 repeater to help guide people to the frequency if we need to move it.
Deron
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PCARS Cruise-In this Thursday August 15th at Ravenna A&W at 6 PM

We always have a lot of fun at our Cruise-In’s. This year, as usual, it is at the A&W Restaurant, 769 East Main St., Ravenna, OH. It will start at 6 PM and run until 8 PM. We will have prizes for Neatest Install and Most Bands Covered. Both awards will require equipment demonstrations. Neat only counts if it works and you will need to show that your gear actually works on each band you claim.
 
This is our 10th Cruise-In so come on out and meet your fellow hams and buy some of A&W’s famous root beer. Click here or use the link below to see the full flier.
 
 
Thanks,
 
Jim, AC8NT
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August Monthly Meeting Antenna Modeling Presentation

The link below will allow you to download a PDF file of the August presentation on Antenna Modeling. If you are interested in a tutorial session on this subject, send me an email to: jawilson@j3solutions.com.
To get a copy of the presentation Click Here or use the following link.
The file is very large >200Mb so it will take a few minutes to download.
Thanks,
Jim, AC8NT
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August Monthly Meeting Antenna Modeling Presentation

The August PCARS FlexNet will be held on 40 meters on Wednesday August 14th at 8pm eastern.
It will be located on/near 7.215 – and we will have someone available on the 146.895 repeater to help guide people to the frequency if we need to move it.
Deron
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August Monthly Meeting Monday August 12th Will be in Big Room at VFW

The PCARS August Monthly Meeting is coming up this Monday, August 12th at 7 PM at the Kent American Legion Post 496, 1945 Mogadore Rd., Kent, OH 44240. It will be held in the Big Room this month.

I will be speaking on Software for Antenna Modeling. The presentation will cover software that can be used for modeling a wide range of antennas. We will be showing several designs and how they were modeled using 4NEC2. Although the examples will not use EZNEC, the modeling steps apply to most modeling software packages including EZNEC.

We will also have a great 50/50 and enjoy spending time with all our club members. Please, if you know someone interested in ham radio, invite them to come and meet our club members.

Jim, AC8NT

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Riley Hollinsworth K4ZDH to Speak at MCARC Meeting August 27 at 7 PM

Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, who once handled Amateur Radio enforcement for the FCC will oversee the development and implementation phases of ARRL’s new Volunteer Monitors (VM) program. This program replaces the Official Observers (OO) program.
 
At this meeting he will be talking about the development and implementation of this new program.
 
More information can be found at the MCARC website: https://w3lif.org
 
The meeting will be held at the Sharpsville VFW, 215 N. Walnut St., Sharpsville, PA 16150. The Elmer session will start at 6 pm followed by the regular business meeting at 7 and the speaker.
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August Monthly Meeting Monday August 12th at 7 PM

The PCARS August Monthly Meeting is coming up next Monday, August 12th at 7 PM at the Kent American Legion Post 496, 1945 Mogadore Rd., Kent, OH 44240.
I will be speaking on Software for Antenna Modeling. The presentation will cover software that can be used for modeling a wide range of antennas. We will be showing several designs and how they were modeled using 4NEC2. Although the examples will not use EZNEC, the modeling steps apply to most modeling software packages including EZNEC.
We will also have a great 50/50 and enjoy spending time with all our club members. Please, if you know someone interested in ham radio, invite them to come and meet our club members.
Jim, AC8NT
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