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Ohio QSO Party – August 22nd

PCARS Members:
The OH QSO Party is coming up on August 22. I remind those of you who are using Scotty N3FJP’s contest logging software, that you need to download the latest version of the Ohio QSOParty log.
Furthermore, Please make sure that when you are filling out your Cabrillo log to send in that you put down Portage County Amateur Radio Service as your club affiliation. Please use the entire name.
Also, A reminder that the Ohio QSO Party is from noon till midnight EDT. There will be lots of activity from Ohio and in spite of Covid there will be several mobile operations taking place plus home stations, EOC stations and rovers.
Also the State QSO Party Challenge is going on full bore so your score counts TWICE once for OHQP and once for the Challenge!
Info here for Challenge: http://stateqsoparty.com/
Currently we have 55 counties with planned activity with many stations signing up daily on the activity page.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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August PCARS Meeting 50/50 tickets – A&W Cruise In

Monday, August 10, PCARS is happy to welcome Hal Turley – W8HC – for a presentation on the SUCCESSFUL 2019 DXpedition to Pitcairn Island. Hal will be IN Person at the American Legion Hall in Kent, We will again be meeting in Underwood Hall to ensure adequate room for “social distancing”.  If you are unable, or prefer not to come out yet, the meeting will be “Zoomed” per the following:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 9987 7470
Passcode: 068313
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,84799877470#,,,,,,0#,,068313# US (New York)
+13017158592,,84799877470#,,,,,,0#,,068313# US (Germantown)
Dial by your location
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
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Meeting ID: 847 9987 7470
Passcode: 068313
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcxjJBvunA
Either way, we hope you’ll join us for an interesting and fun evening. PLEASE – Don’t forget – Purchase your 50/50 tickets online at the PCARS website. You have until NOON on Monday (8/10) to be in the running for this month’s prize!
Finally, Thursday (8/13) is our annual PCARS Cruise-In at the A&W in Ravenna – 6:00 to 8:00PM – but you’re welcome to come earlier if you’d like. There will be three operating events as follows:
1. The most mobile qso’s between 6 and 7:30, from the A&W, no contacts at the A&W or through a repeater. (Must be a mobile station, not a portable station. This gives everyone at the A&W a chance to compete – HF, VHF, UHF. Prize will be given at the conclusion of the Cruise In.
2.  Furthest distance worked. aka Best DX. Prize given at the conclusion of the Cruise In.
3. “Cruisen from Home” – 0001 – 1159 (local) Thursday August 13th – Most PCARS Members worked. You’ve got all day, during the Cruise In, and the net afterwards.
HF, VHF, UHF for one award; VHF, UHF only for second award. Repeaters OK. Pre-arranged Q’s OK. You can work the same station multiple times – FM, SSB, FT-8, PSK, on each band for a point.  Log will need to be submitted to WB8LCD ( tomsly29@gmail.com ) no later than 8:00PM local Thursday August 20th, Award given at the September PCARS meeting.
Oh, and don’t forget about the PCARS BBQSO cookout at the clubsite on Saturday August 22nd – details later.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Have some PCARS Big Fun!
73,
Tom wb8lcd
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PCARS Thursday 2 Meter Net Tonight at 8 PM

Just a reminder that tonight we are having our Thursday Night Two Meter Net.
Please check in on the K8IV repeater (146.895 MHz, PL 118.8 hz. OR the K8SRR echolink node). The net starts at 8:00 PM.
This is a great opportunity for you to get all the details on upcoming activities and spend some quality time with your fellow hams.
73,
Greg, KA8TOA
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Ohio QSO Party

A note from Scott N3FJP regarding his logging software:
Scott notes that his “Ohio QSO Party Contest Logs (In State 4.4 and Out of State 4.3) have been updated for the rule change to include 160 meters.”
I suggest that if you are going to use N3FJP State QSO Software to log during the contest, please download the updated OH QSO Party software from his site.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS Thursday 2 Meter Net Tomorrow Night at 8 PM

Hi everyone
Please join the PCARS net tomorrow night. Help give Josh KD8YLK a good count. I am sure he will be up to the challenge. Also we will have club updates and much more on club activities.
The net meets on the K8IV repeater (146.895 MHz, PL 118.8 hz. OR the K8SRR echolink node). The net starts at 8:00 PM.
Hear you then and 73’s Greg KA8TOA   NC.
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Digital Special Interest Group Tomorrow Tuesday August 4th at 7 PM on the K8IV Repeater

The Digital Special Interest Group will be meeting virtually on Tuesday August 4th at 7:00 PM on the K8IV 146.895 repeater. This month we’ll be talking a bit about the new VARA modem being used in Winlink 2000. We’ll also be able to do some digital communication on just about any mode you’d like through the repeater or if you’d like, on HF. As always we’ll do our best to answer any questions, or help with any issues you may be having involving digital communications. Hope you can attend!
73 Rick K8CAV
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Larry Cole N8FTP — Send a Get-Well Card

PCARS charter member #29 – Larry Cole, N8FTP, had an accident and is recovering in the hospital with visitation from family only.
Please, send him a get-well card or get-well QSO card.
Send it to Larry’s home address:
Larry Cole
7548 Birkner Dr.
Kent, OH 44240
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August 2020 Radiogram

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

The August 2020 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy. It’s a BIG issue 56 pages !

Here is the link: http://www.portcars.org/wp/?linker=august-2020-radiogram

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – PCARS Newsletter Wins 2nd Place in Ohio Section Newsletter Contest – Great Lakes Division Award Arrived – N8AMY’s 13 Colonies adventure – Newer Solar Cycle 25 forecast – Ohio Ham wind Newline’s Young Ham of the Year – Field Day 2020 reports – Battling the Radio Beams, Part 2 – Beyond Radio – Island and Maritime (Kayak) Mobile – 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 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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DX/Contest SIG Tomorrow June 28th at 7 PM via Zoom

Thomas Sly is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. The SIG will NOT be held at the club site.
Topic: DX / Contest SIG 1
Time: Jul 28, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 751 8233 5611
Passcode: 5xSLH9
A second meeting will be scheduled if the original 40 minutes is not adequate.
Tom WB8LCD
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DX Contest SIG Tuesday July 28th at 7 PM by Zoom

Thomas Sly is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. The SIG will NOT be held at the club site.
Topic: DX / Contest SIG 1
Time: Jul 28, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 751 8233 5611
Passcode: 5xSLH9
A second meeting will be scheduled if the original 40 minutes is not adequate.
Tom WB8LCD
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