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Boot Camp Review Rescheduled

 

Boot Camp Review Rescheduled
With quite a few key members of our club out of town or busy this Saturday, I need to move the Boot Camp meeting yet one more time. It will be held on Saturday December 8 at 9:00 AM. If you would like to help with this activity please email me at jawilson@j3solutions.com.I apologize for any inconvenience.

Jim, AC8NT

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Training in Operation of ICOM 7300

To all PCARS Members:

I announced at the meeting that we would be having a tutorial on how to operate our new IC 7300 rigs. Everyone who wants to operate from the club site must take the training. This will be the first.

George, K3GP, will be doing the teaching. This will take place on Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30 and of course, at the club site. George says that it will take no longer than 2 hours unless we have a large turnout with folks wanting to try their hand at the rigs.

If the WX is sketchy, then we have a snow day set for Wednesday, January 16th at the same time.

I know that our regular contesters will be present. I’m hoping that others will show up for the teaching so that they can learn to operate these new rigs.

See you there.

73 – Chuck W8PT
Contest Coordinator

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PCARS Gear Available

GET YOUR PCARS APPAREL HERE!
Please visit the exclusive website below to purchase your very own PCARS gear! We have shirts, (with and without pockets) hats & jackets with our very own logo. You can even add your Call Sign!We will open the website immediately for orders and close it on October 19th. After that, Route 14 Promos will process our orders.Please click the link below to begin:PCARS Amateur Radio 2018
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Thank You for Your Generosity $9600 Donated to Center of Hope

I want to thank all of you for your contributions to the Center of Hope. This year we set a new high for our efforts. $9600 will be donated. We will be presenting the money to Mark Frisone this Friday morning at 10 AM. I know it is a work day, but all are welcome to attend the presentation if you can make it.

We know this money will bring a lot of people some much needed help.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

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Bob Heil to Present at Penn State Shenango

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Nationally acclaimed Amateur Radio operator Bob Heil will present at Penn State Shenango

Bob Heil, licensed in 1956 as KN9EID became an avid experimenter and builder of VHF equipment. One of the first to do serious moonbounce and was one of the first SSB stations on 6 and 2 meters in 1958. As a professional theatre pipe organist, Heil was also learning to voice and tune massive theatre pipe organs which taught him how to listen. In 1966 he started a retail music store and through his intense ham radio background and listening abilities, Heil was able to repair guitar amplifiers and build massive arena sound systems for some of the world’s top performers. He invented the first high powered ‘Talk Box’ for Joe Walsh and Peter Frampton. His invite from the WHO to design and build the first quadraphonic PA made rock history. It was some of that equipment that landed Heil Sound in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the only manufacturer invited to do so. Heil continues to build high quality microphones for amateur radio and well as professional musicians. You can find him on many of the ham radio frequencies each night – many times operating some of his original 1956 AM and early SSB equipment from his station lab. Heil is constantly designing new and exciting audio products for his beloved ham radio friends.

Bob just received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Missouri for his years of bringing new technologies to the Amateur radio and Professioanl Sound industries.

Bob’s Elmer session at 6 PM (to 7 PM) will talk about how audio is so important and how to set up your radio TX and RX for best performance.

MCARC business meeting from 7 PM to 7:30 PM

Then Bob Heil talks “What Makes Ham Radio the BEST Hobby in the World” 7:30 to 8:30 PM

MCARC Meeting at PennState Shenango
November 27, 2018

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Silent Auction for Yaesu Rigs

PCARS will be holding a silent auction for two rigs. Bids will be received until midnight November 25th. We have established a minimum bid for each rig. The person who has the highest bid over the minimum will win the auction. You may bid on one or both of the rigs. They are being sold “AS IS” with no returns. A picture and the minimum bid for each transceiver is shown below. All bids will be made by email sent to AC8NT@j3solutions.com. Please specify clearly the rig that you are bidding on and the bid offered. If no bids over the minimums are received we will be putting the rigs on Ebay in early December.

Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V w/power supply and manual
Minimum bid: $700

FT-920
Minimum bid: $550 w/manual
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PCARS December Meeting/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 (details will be in the December newsletter). 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.

or, you can always give your reservation directly to me. Be sure to indicate your choice of meal.

There is a Paypal button available just below this post.

Mark Your Calendars!

73,
Tom wb8lcd


 


Entree Choice
Your Callsign, and/or Name


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Tomorrow is the Big Day!!

Come on out tomorrow night to the monthly meeting!! We need your votes for officers and are again asking for members to run for those offices. Also come out to support the Center of Hope by entering the biggest 50/50 of the year. We have a great prize list:

  • Standard C1208DA 2 Meter mobile rig
  • Baofeng UV-5R w/ amo case
  • Yaesu FT1DR Fusion handheld 144/430
  • BridgeCom D-500 DMR UHF handheld
  • West Mountain PWRgate PG40S
  • Electronics for Dummies book
  • Three $20 gift certificates for apparel
  • HiGain AV-18VS 80-10 Vertical antenna
  • ARRL 2019 Handbook
  • J-Pole Antenna for 2 m and 70 cm
  • DXE Paddlepads
  • DXE-281 Communications Speakers
  • DXE Foot Switches
  • WRTC 2018 Tee Shirts
  • DXE 3Y0Z Bouvet Island Coffee Mugs
  • 2018 ARRL Field Day T-Shirts
  • RG-8X Jumper Cables
    So please plan to come to the meeting; vote for officers and support The Center of Hope.

As a reminder you can still make a contribution to The Center of Hope by hitting the button on the portcars.org website. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. We will also accept checks made out to Center of Hope at the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.

Jim, AC8NT

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More Prizes Added to the November 50/50

The November monthly meeting is less than a week away. As I have said before, we will be having a massive 50/50 to support the Center of Hope.
Thanks to DX Engineering more prizes have been added to the list!!!
  • Standard C1208DA 2 Meter mobile rig
  • Baofeng UV-5R w/ amo case
  • Yaesu FT1DR Fusion handheld 144/430
  • BridgeCom D-500 DMR UHF handheld
  • West Mountain PWRgate PG40S
  • Electronics for Dummies book
  • Three $20 gift certificates for apparel
  • HiGain AV-18VS 80-10 Vertical antenna
  • ARRL 2019 Handbook
  • J-Pole Antenna for 2 m and 70 cm
  • DXE Paddlepads
  • DXE-281 Communications Speakers
  • DXE Foot Switches
  • WRTC 2018 Tee Shirts
  • DXE 3Y0Z Bouvet Island Coffee Mugs
  • 2018 ARRL Field Day T-Shirts
  • RG-8X Jumper Cables
So please plan to come to the meeting and support The Center of Hope.
As a reminder you can make a contribution to this great cause by hitting the button on the portcars.org website. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. We will also accept checks made out to Center of Hope.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.
Jim, AC8NT
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November DX Calendar

 

Here is the November DX Calendar. Click the image to download the PDF and keep it by the radio.

How many of these DX Stations can you get in your log?

Good Luck & 73 !

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