New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Terry KC8TUERavenna, Ohio
Donald K8DEROxford, IN
John K8NYLAkron, OH
Scott K8SWJChardon, OH
Dan KD8EPARavenna, OH
Ken KD8EPGRavenna, OH
Neil N8ILKent, OH
Tom KG6DAQMogadore, Ohio
James KE8NJATwinsburg, 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

Michael K8FSMark K8MSHPeggy KB8SZI
Jeff KB8ZWTEddie KD8SOPJanice KE8BFA
Mara KE8KBJChristopher N1CJWJohn N8GIE
David N8NBJim N8PXWRussell NR8W
Rex NX8GMark W8BBQTom WA8OHK
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Field Day Staff Meeting Tuesday January 21st at 5:30 PM

The first Field Day Staff organizational meeting will be held tomorrow Tuesday, January 21 from 5:30 to 6:50 pm at the PCARS Club Site Radio Room. For any members who have not been to the Club Site, the address and a location map can be found at www.portcars.org (under the “club info” tab). This meeting will end promptly at 6:50 pm to make way for the Antenna Special Interest Group which is scheduled to begin at 7 pm.
Although this meeting is intended primarily for the Field Day Staff, Field Day meetings are generally open to all PCARS members. Feel free to come listen and/or voice any suggestions to improve our Field Day performance. If there are any questions or comments contact me: tromito99@gmail.com.
Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman
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Field Day Staff Meeting Tuesday January 21st at 5:30 PM

The first Field Day Staff organizational meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 21 from 5:30 to 6:50 pm at the PCARS Club Site Radio Room. For any members who have not been to the Club Site, the address and a location map can be found at www.portcars.org (under the “club info” tab). This meeting will end promptly at 6:50 pm to make way for the Antenna Special Interest Group which is scheduled to begin at 7 pm.
Although this meeting is intended primarily for the Field Day Staff, Field Day meetings are generally open to all PCARS members. Feel free to come listen and/or voice any suggestions to improve our Field Day performance. If there are any questions or comments contact me: tromito99@gmail.com.
Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman
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PCARS Thursday Night 2 Meter Net Tonight at 8 PM

Join us tonight at 8 PM for the PCARS 2 Meter Net. This is a great time to exchange news and comments with other PCARS members. The net meets on 146.895 with a PL Tone of 118.8. Contact can also be made using EchoLink and the K8SRR-R node.
Also, if you are interested in helping with this net, consider becoming Net Control. It is a lot of fun and an easy skill to learn. Just let me know if you are interested.
73,
Greg KA8TOA
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Minutes of December 2019 Monthly Meeting

Use the link below to read the December 2019 Monthly Meeting minutes.
Click here to see the minutes or use the following link copied to your browser:
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PCARS January Monthly Meeting This Monday, January 13 at 7 PM

Greetings!
I want to remind you all that this coming Monday, January 13, 2020 is the first official meeting of PCARS for 2020. It’s not only a New Year – it’s a new decade. AND, it’s officially the start of the 15th year of PCARS! It already looks like this is going to be a year to remember. If you still need to renew your dues for 2020, bring along a completed membership form (don’t worry, the same one is used for renewals) along with your payment. Don’t forget, since you went past the December 31st deadline, you will also need to pay the $5 initiation fee again.
Monday’s meeting will be a Skype presentation given by a representative of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). This should be an interesting look into Ham Radio in Europe.
We will also have some nice 50/50 prizes! Buy some tickets and help support the activities of PCARS for the coming year.
73, and I hope to see you there!
Tom WB8LCD
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PCARS Thursday Night 2 Meter Net Tonight at 8 PM

Join us tonight at 8 PM for the PCARS 2 Meter Net. This is a great time to exchange news and comments with other PCARS members. The net meets on 146.895 with a PL Tone of 118.8. Contact can also be made using EchoLink and the K8SRR-R node.
Also, if you are interested in helping with this net, consider becoming Net Control. It is a lot of fun and an easy skill to learn. Just let me know if you are interested.
73,
Greg KA8TOA
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January DX Calendar

January DX Calendar
How many can you work?
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Here’s the January issue of the Radiogram

Greetings PCARS Members,
The January 2020 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.
Here is the link:
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Annual President’s Award goes to Ben, KE8JUZ – 2020 Officers/Board Members off and running – Winter Sale Day at DX Engineering – Russian Radar Returns to the Ham Bands – 15 Years and still Growing – ARES VHF Simplex Contest – Club Log Updates – 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
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Newsletter Inputs Needed

Hello – PCARS Members,
The January 2020 PCARS Newsletter is in the works! Yep, the last Friday of the month is December 27th – coming FAST.
Need your inputs for the newsletter as soon as possible.
Send your inputs in .TXT format and large (in-focus) pictures to kb8uuz@gmail.com
Looking forward to hearing from you real soon.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all is good at your QTH.
73,
Tom, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Net Night at the Club Site Thursday 12/26/19

Merry Christmas to All!
Tomorrow, Thursday, December 26 is the 4th ( and last ) Thursday of the month, of the year, and, of the Decade!
First, I want to invite you all out to the PCARS World Headquarters, located at 705 Oakwood St. Ravenna, OH for Net Night at the Clubsite! Bring some snacks and we’ll make it our “Pre-New Years Eve” Party! (Don’t forget, the real New Years Eve Party will take place next Tuesday evening at the Linux for Hams SIG) Doors at the clubsite will open at 6:30 PM tomorrow, and, since I don’t have to work the next morning will remain open al long as my eyes do! I want to have a group discussion after the net regarding several projects I would like to see PCARS involved in for the coming year.
Second, if you can’t make it out in person, please check into the PCARS Net! The net meets at 8:00PM on the K8IV repeater (146.895 Mhz, 118.8 PL). You can check in via RF, or, if your not in the area on the K8SRR Echolink node. Greg – KA8TOA will be NCS. Let’s give him a busy night! How about one for the record book? Think we could hit 60?
I’ll be listening to hear you on the net.
73,
Tom WB8LCD
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