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Dessert for December Dinner Meeting

Dessert for Dinner
Really looking forward to the dinner this coming Monday. We had quite a few reservations, so the turnout should be great. Also wanted to let everyone know we will be having cake for dessert this year. We felt the need to celebrate receiving Club of the Year one last time. So save all those cookies for our Net Night at the Club on the 27th if you have any left from Christmas.

Remember you must have made a reservation with Tom WB8LCD for dinner.

Looking forward to having a great time!!

Jim, AC8NT

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Dues Reminder

Dues Reminder
Just a friendly reminder that your dues for 2019 need to be received by December 31. If they are not received by that date you will be removed from the roster and need to pay your dues and the initiation fee to rejoin the club. You can pay your dues using the PayPal button on the portcars.org website or by sending a check made payable to PCARS to PCARS, 705 Oakwood St., Box 12, Ravenna, OH 44266. If you mail your dues, please include a copy of the membership form that can be found on the website or in a copy of the last newsletter.

Thanks,
Jim AC8NT

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Net Night Tonight

Net Night Tonight
Get on our 2-meter repeater (146.895 PL 118.8) tonight at 8 PM for our weekly general interest net. Here all the latest news and share thoughts with the group. The Internet at the club site is fixed so EchoLink is up and running; ready to accept contacts from around the area and around the world.

Please join us tonight for some fun.

Thanks,
Jim AC8NT

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ARRL 10 Meter Contest

ARRL 10 Meter Contest
To all PCARS Contesters:

There was a mention at the last monthly meeting regarding PCARS members taking part in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest that will be held this weekend, December 8-9.

Here are some of the particulars:

1. Object: For Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band.

2. Date and Contest Period: Second full weekend of December. Starts 0000 UTC Saturday; ends 2359 UTC Sunday (December 8-9, 2018)

2.1. All stations operate no more than 36 hours out of the 48-hour period.

2.2. All off-times must be a minimum of 30 consecutive minutes (see General Rule 3.15)

2.3. Listening time counts as operating time.

For those who plan to participate, please go to the ARRL web site or simply Google, “ARRL 10 Meter Contest”, to get all the rules. Please note that logs are due no later than 7 days after the contest.

We need at least three logs to be submitted in order to have PCARS show up on the list of clubs, so make sure that your log shows Portage County Amateur Radio Service where it asks for Club Affiliation.

Also please email me to let me know that you are planning to participate. In this contest you will be using your own call sign.


73 – Chuck W8PT
Contest Coordinator
chuckw8pt@gmail.com

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December DX Calendar
Here’s the December DX Calendar. Make some contacts. Get them in your logbook!!!!
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PCARS December Newsletter

PCARS December Newsletter
Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,

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

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – 2019 Officers Elected – Center of Hope Donations, New All Time High – 2018 OSPOTA Results are out – Field Day 2018 Results Published and PCARS did GREAT – Ham Radio Call Sign History – PCARS has a TON of stuff going on and even more in the works – 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 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 with in-focus, large format pictures to the newsletter editor:kb8uuz@gmail.com

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DX/Contest SIG Meeting Tomorrow Night




DX/Contest SIG
Meets Tomorrow Night
Hello all DXers/Contesters

This is just a reminder that Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7PM we will be holding our DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting at the club site. (That’s this Tuesday for those who are calendar challenged.)

We will discuss some of our recent contests and our FYAO coming up in February.

We will also discuss how we can get more members interested in DXing and Contesting, or simply coming out on our open house club nights to get familiar with the new rigs.

Come on out and put in your two cents (which these days is about a half penny).

Hope to see many there.

Chuck W8PT
Contest Coordinator


73 – Chuck W8PT

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Results of the Silent Auction

Silent Auction Results
We have the winners!
After checking the bids one more time:

Gene W8NET had the highest bid for the 920 at $626.06

Nick AC8QG had the highest bid for the 1000 at $751.00

The equipment can be picked up at the December board meeting, Monday 12/3 at 7:00 PM.

Thanks to all those who bid

Jim, AC8NT

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December Meeting and Dinner

December Meeting and Dinner
The PCARS December meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall on Monday, December 10th, 2018. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM, as usual.

This is our annual Christmas Dinner meeting, open to all PCARS members and their families. There have been some “lessons learned” and I believe that this year’s dinner will go off as one of our best ever. The dinner will be catered by the Little City Grill of Kent, at a cost of $19 per plate. You will have your choice of entre between Chicken or Prime Rib. The dinner will include baked potato, vegetable medley, roll and butter, and a salad. The dinner will include coffee and/or water, all other beverages will be available at the American Legion canteen. The dinner WILL be served at 7:00 PM (don’t be late) with appetizers available beforehand (included in the dinner price).

After the dinner there will be a short PCARS meeting, and a gift exchange. I will need to have your paid reservation no later than Monday, December 3rd.

You can mail your reservation directly to me at:
Thomas R Sly – WB8LCD
1480 Lake Martin Dr.
Kent, OH 44240

along with your check payable to PCARS. Shortly after the November meeting I’ll hope to have a PAYPAL button available so that you could make your reservation online, or, you can always give your reservation directly to me. Be sure to indicate your choice of
meal.

After dinner we will have the PCARS gift exchange! Please bring a ten-dollar gift and mark it for a HAM or NON-HAM. (Non-ham gifts should be gender neutral). If you are bringing children, please bring a special gift for your own children, and mark your child’s name on the gift so we can make sure it gets to him/her. There will be a table with two baskets, one labeled “HAM” and the other labeled “NON-HAM” with slips of paper in front of them. Put your gift on the table, pick up a slip of paper, write your callsign and deposit in the “Ham” basket if you are a ham, or write your name on it and deposit it in the “Non-Ham” basket if you are not a ham. PLEASE: do not deposit a slip if you did not bring a gift for the EXCHANGE!

Mark Your Calendars!

73,
Tom wb8lcd

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PCARS December Newsletter Inputs Requested

PCARS December Newsletter Inputs Requested
Hello PCARS,

The December issue of The RADIOGRAM will be coming out December 1st.

I’m looking for YOUR inputs for this last issue of 2018.

Send your inputs to me, please. Any pictures – make sure they are in-focus and large file sizes.

Deadline is no later than Friday, November 30th at 8:00 pm

Hope to hear from you soon!!!!!

73,

Tom, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
kb8uuz@gmail.com

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