New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Dave K8PKNOrwell, Ohio
Patrick PSULLIVAN 
James KB8NCanfield, Ohio
Robert KD8TNZStreetsboro, Ohio
Shane KE8MWDKent, Ohio
John KE8MXRKent, Ohio
Wes W8IZCGirard, 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

Bob K8AABRick K8CAVDonald K8DER
Mark K8HYMScott K8SWJJames KC8RKD
Ken KD8EPGMichael KD8IUAJonathan KD8MLE
John KD8MQAaron KD8WHARobert KD8ZXD
Andrew KE8BWAPaul KE8EGFVern KE8VS
Michael N8WCPPaul NO8DDavid W8GWI
Karl W8KFWGene W8NETDan WA2MNA
Tony WA8ARJeff WA8SAJ
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Gilmour Radio Club Net 12:10 – 12:30 PM Tuesdays

The Gilmore Radio Club of the Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills is holding a net on the K8IV 444.575 (no tone) repeater each Tuesday from 12:10 till 12:30 PM. Ken KG8DN the faculty advisor is using the net to help grow interest in amateur radio in the student community. Net control is Rick KD8WCK.
If you have a chance please try to make this net and give the students some contacts. This is another opportunity to get students interested in our great hobby.
Jim, AC8NT
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Arizona QSO Party this Saturday and Sunday October 12-13 at Club Site

Attention PCARS Contesters:
We just got done participating in the California QSO Party and it’s time to crank up the rigs again and get to wobbling the eithers one more time for another QSO Party.
The Arizona QSO Party takes place this weekend (Oct. 12-13). It starts on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Noon and runs until 2AM (all local time). Then we get to go home to get some sleep before we resume operations Sunday morning at 10AM. The contest ends on Sunday evening at 8PM.
We will gather at 11AM on Saturday to review our operating plans. So come on out and have some BIG FUN yet again. Join your fellow PCARS members and put your backside into an operations chair and work some AZ stations. Help K8BF have a great showing in this contest.
See you there.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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FlexNet Wednesday October 9th at 8:00 PM

This month’s FlexNet will take place on 15 meters on or about 21.325mhz at 8pm eastern on Wednesday, October 9th.
NCS will be Mike, N8WCP.  We are still looking for an alternate NCS. Please contact Deron, N8XTH at deronmb@gmail.com if you are interested in helping.
Deron N8XTH
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Akron Makerfaire Saturday October 12 from 12 to 4 PM

Just want to let everyone know PCARS will be at the Akron Mini Makerfaire showing what ham radio is all about.
Mark October 12th on your calendar and come to the Akron Public Library, 60 South High St. in downtown Akron to see a lot of interesting displays and our PCARS tables. This fair has always had a great turnout; a lot of good learning opportunities; and some really BIG FUN.
Free parking is available at the garage located at the 40 South High St. You can easily find this garage using your GPS or any city map.
Looking forward to meeting a lot of new people interested in ham radio.
Jim, AC8NT
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Reminder – California QSO Party this Weekend October 5th and 6th

One more reminder that this weekend, PCARS will be putting K8BF on the air, participating in the California QSO Party. Festivities begin on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Noon local time (16:00 UTC) and end on Sunday at 6PM local time (22:00 UTC).
We will gather at the club site at 11AM this Saturday to review the rules.
Come on out and have some BIG FUN with your fellow club members as we keep our first place finishes in this contest an ongoing reality.
See you there.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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DX Calendar for October

How many can you work?

 

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October RADIOGRAM is Ready to Read

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
The October 2019 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Center of Hope Donations Requested – There is no Plural for 73 – Survival, Precautions & Planning – Fishing Pole Dual-Band Slim Jim Antenna – Don’t Mess with Old Folks – something for everyone!
Feel free to pass this newsletter on to anyone interested in ham radio or PCARS.
Click Here to go directly to the newsletter or copy and paste the following link into your browser.
Take care & 73,
Tom “Parky”, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
Any mistakes found in the newsletter are there on purpose so some of you can 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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Gilmour Radio Club Net 12:10 – 12:30 PM Tuesdays

The Gilmore Radio Club of the Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills is holding a net on the K8IV 444.575 (no tone) repeater each Tuesday from 12:10 till 12:30 PM. Ken KG8DN the faculty advisor is using the net to help grow interest in amateur radio in the student community. Net control is Rick KD8WCK.
If you have a chance please try to make this net and give the students some contacts. This is another opportunity to get students interested in our great hobby.
Jim, AC8NT
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Antenna Repairs at the Club Site

Our 40 Meter dipole antenna is back in the air and working!!
Just want to thank everyone for coming out today to help install the new 40 Meter dipole and rehang the coax cables running to our antennas. Special thanks to Jack N8BI for building and testing the new antenna. It took some tuning, but it is now ready for our next event.
For those of you that tried to use EchoLink last Thursday, it is now back up, tested and ready for the next net.
Thanks Again,
Jim, AC8NT
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Time again for Newsletter Inputs

Hello PCARS Members,

Yes – it is that time again – the October Newsletter is IN THE WORKS.
AND – I need your inputs.
Deadline is the last Friday of the month which is September 27th. Just about a week away.
Send your TEXT inputs and in-focus, large format photos to KB8UUZ@gmail.com
Looking forward to hearing from you sooner than later !!
73,
Tom, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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