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DX/Contest SIG Tuesday January 28 at 7PM

PCARS Members: Just another reminder that this Tuesday at 7PM, we will be holding our monthly DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting. If you want to have some input on what we will be doing this year in regards to Contesting and to discuss what other programs you might want to have us do at our meetings, please attend. I look forward to seeing you there.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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DX/Contest SIG Tuesday January 28 at 7PM

Attn: PCARS DXers and Contesters:
Just a reminder that this coming Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7PM, we will be holding our first DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting of 2020. We will be discussing a few topics, among which are: FYAO; NA QSO Party RTTY Mode; and some other up coming contests.
So please come out and put in your 2 cents worth. Hope to see you this Tuesday evening.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS February Newsletter – Inputs Requested

Hello PCARS
January is just about over and that means the February issue of The RADIOGRAM is in the works. Time to get your inputs in for the PCARS club newsletter.
The deadline for inputs is Friday – January 31st – just about a week away. BUT – you can send in your inputs earlier!!
Send your ham radio inputs along with any photos (large and in-focus, please) to KB8UUZ@gmail.com
I’ll be waiting for YOUR inputs.
73,
Tom, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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MCARC Meeting Jan 28th Bob Allison, WB1GCM from the ARRL

The Mercer County Amateur Radio Club Invites YOU to a meeting and presentation by Bob Allison, WB1GCM on January 28, 2020. Bob is from the ARRL headquarters lab team.
The January 28, 2020 Meeting of the MCARC will be held at the Park Inn Radisson, 3377 New Castle Rd, West Middlesex, PA 16159; phone 724-528-2501
The Elmer session will start at 6PM followed by the regular business meeting at 7PM.
All members and guests are invited.
More information can be found at:
73,
Tim, K3LR
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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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Net Night at the Club Site Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 PM

Thursday, January 23, is the 4th Thursday of the month! Seems a bit early, but, it’s Net Night at the ClubSite! Doors will be open from 6:30 to 10:00PM +/-.  Come on out! I’m pretty sure we’re going to have a good time. Bring along some QRP equipment, ideas, antennas, etc.. and let everyone know how they can get on the air as a QRP’r and have some fun at the upcoming FYAO.
Hope to see you there and hear you on the net.
73,
Tom wb8lcd
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CANCELED – RTTY Training

I regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, we will have to cancel the RTTY training that was scheduled for this coming Saturday, Jan. 25. We will try to reschedule the training prior to the NA QSO Party RTTY mode contest which is to be held Feb 29-Mar 1.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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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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