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

The December 2020 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.

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

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Congrats to the 2021 PCARS Officers Elect – Annual Center of Hope Donation OUTSTANDING – PCARS 15th Anniversary Special Event was BIG FUN – Great Lake Division Director & Vice Director election results – Santa on the Air Net – Field Day 2020 Results – Hamvention 2021 Theme – Turkey Takes Toll on Ham – 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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Renewal Applications Process as of 11/23/20

PCARS Members,
The following renewal applications have been processed as of 11/23/20. If you submitted an application or renewed online and don’t see your call, please send an email to: secretary@portcars.org so we can look into it. Many of the renewals we received did not include an application and we may have outdated information. I recommend every member login into the Members page at: http://www.portcars.org/wp/members/roster/member_login.php and verify we have the correct information. If we need to update your info, send an email to secretary@portcars.org with the update.
Thank you for supporting PCARS!
73
Mike – N8WCP
Club Secretary
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DX/Contest SIG

PCARS DXers & Contesters:
Just a friendly reminder:
Please join me – W8PT – for the DX / Contest SIG on Tuesday November 24th at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held on ZOOM as below:
Join Zoom Meeting
73 – Chuck W8PT
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Great Lakes Division Election Results

11/22/2020
The results of four contested elections for Director and Vice Director in three ARRL Divisions were announced on November 20, after ballots were tallied at ARRL Headquarters.
In the Great Lakes Division, incumbent Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK, retained his seat in a challenge from Michael Kalter, W8CI. The vote was 1,840 to 1,398.
In a three-way contest for Great Lakes Division Vice Director, Ohio Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, received 1,670 votes to outpoll Jim Hessler, K8JH, with 975 votes, and Frank Piper, KI8GW, who received 611 votes. Incumbent Vice Director Tom Delaney, W8WTD, did not run for another term.
  • All newly elected officials take office at noon on January 1, 2021.
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December PCARS Newsletter – Inputs

Hello PCARS members,
November is rapidly coming to an end. Thanksgiving is almost upon us – and I trust you are all staying safe.
The December PCARS newsletter “The RADIOGRAM” is in the works. Looking for your inputs to add into the newsletter.
The deadline for submitting items (as always).is the last Friday of the month (November 27th). BUT you can send it in early – which would be great !!!
Looking to get an email from YOU soon – send your inputs and (large format & in-focus photos) to KB8UUZ at gmail.com.
73,
Parky, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Membership Renewal

I can’t wait for 2020 to be over! It’s certainly been a challenging year, especially for a club like PCARS. All “in-person” activities have been drastically curtailed. And for those that continued, attendance and participation levels have been way down. Virtual meetings have replaced most in person ones as we have tried to keep our membership involved and active in the hobby. Right now, the future seems undetermined. We seem to be living in a world of Chaos. If all we can do is react to the circumstances around us, we will spend the rest of our lives living in fear. It’s time to be bold and courageous, living within the circumstances that surround us, but determining for ourselves how we will live our lives and spend our time on this planet.
As depressing as 2020 has been, I am choosing to look at 2021 as a year of great opportunity, especially for a club like PCARS. I am thrilled to see the new officers that will be taking over on January 1st, and I know that they will not be reacting to, but will be PROACTIVE in providing a Ham Radio Club program that will be second to none. I’m looking forward to PCARS being a leader in the Ham Radio hobby not only in 2021 but for years to come.
The first step you can take to being a part of the upcoming year is to renew your dues. As you know, this must be done prior to December 31st to maintain your current membership number. Starting on January 1st, all applications will be treated as NEW membership applications, subject to the $5 initiation fee and the assignment of a new membership number, after being voted on at the following meeting.  We would like to have all renewals processed electronically, but, if you prefer, please print out the membership form, make any updates necessary so that we can keep our database current, and mail it back to the club address, listed on the bottom of the form. If you go to the club website – www.portcars.org – you’ll find the information in the upper right had corner of the homepage.
I’m looking forward to participating in as many PCARS events as possible in 2021 – both virtual, and as soon as practical “in person”. I’ll look forward to seeing you there too!
73,
Tom WB8LCD – PCARS President
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Save the Date

Hello PCARS!
I want to wish you all a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving next week, despite the conditions we are experiencing.
While we are not planning a PCARS Christmas dinner for this year, I do have some unofficial business that I would like to take care of on the second Monday in December – December 14th – at 7:00PM. Please mark your calendars and I’ll get a ZOOM link out to you as we get closer…..
Finally, on Saturday December 5th there is a Special Event Station operating for 24 hours from Sugar Bush Knolls, OH! W8A will be active on 20 and 40 meters celebrating the 21st Amendment to the the Constitution of The United States. Information is in the December edition of QST as well as at www.breweriesontheair.com . I’d appreciate it if you’d look for us and give us some Q’s.
73 to All!
Tom WB8LCD
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PCARS 2-Meter Thursday Night Net Tonight

Hi Everyone
Please join Andrew KE8BWA as he hosts the PCARS 8:00 pm net on the 146.895 repeater. Along with the echo link node K8SRR.
The repeater has a PL tone of 118.8 and a negative offset. So tell your friends to tune in and get the latest club info and
amateur radio updates.
 Hope to hear you there,
73’s  Greg KA8TOA NCC
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PCARS 15th Anniversay SE Logs needed

Hello to all that participated in the 15th year Special Event on-air activity for PCARS

Please send in your ADIF logs (the file would be named .ADI) to me (kb8uuz@gmail.com) so I can add them to the master log file.

So far I have log files from AD8FQ, KA8TOA, KD8CGH, N8QE, N8WCP, W8AHC, W8KNO and W8PT. They made a total of 341 QSOs !!

Looking for more logs!

73,

Parky, KB8UUZ

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DX / Contest SIGTuesday November 24th at 7:00 PM

Please join Chuck – W8PT for the DX / Contest SIG on Tuesday November 24th at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held on ZOOM as below:
Join Zoom Meeting
73,
Tom WB8LCD
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