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Ohio BBQSO Party Saturday August 24th

Mark your calendars for this great event. This is one of our best events of the year. More to come, but please plan to attend. Remember this is a great QSO party where you can help us win the event again; a great meal with all your ham friends and an open house where anyone can visit our clubsite and see what our club has to offer.
If you plan to attend also consider bringing a side dish or snacks.
Please plan to attend and have some BIG FUN!!!!
Jim, AC8NT
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August Monthly Meeting Monday August 12th at 7 PM

The PCARS August Monthly Meeting is coming up next Monday, August 12th at 7 PM at the Kent American Legion Post 496, 1945 Mogadore Rd., Kent, OH 44240.
I will be speaking on Software for Antenna Modeling. The presentation will cover software that can be used for modeling a wide range of antennas. We will be showing several designs and how they were modeled using 4NEC2. Although the examples will not use EZNEC, the modeling steps apply to most modeling software packages including EZNEC.
We will also have a great 50/50 and enjoy spending time with all our club members. Please, if you know someone interested in ham radio, invite them to come and meet our club members.
Jim, AC8NT
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Bay 3 Work This Thursday Night August 8th at 6 PM

This Thursday night we will continue our Bay 3 cleanup at the club site. We will prepare the garage door and walls for painting, and clean anything else in there as needed. We don’t need any heavy lifting, but we do need as many helping hands as we can get!
If you are available, we will start at 6 and end at about 9. Please come out and help us continue to improve our club site!
Nick, AC8QG and Jim, AC8NT
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Assessing Interest in Up Coming License Courses

We are in the process of planning our License Training Classes for this fall. What we need to determine is if this class will be a General or Technician class Either program lasts 8 consecutive Wednesdays from 7-9 PM with the last class a VE session. We are planning to start a program Wednesday September 11th.
Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested in either the General or Technician course. This will help us make sure we pick the course that has the greatest interest. It will also help us to determine if we need to give both courses this fall. We need a minimum of 5 students for the class to be held.
Contact me at
Jim, AC8NT
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July Monthly Meeting Minutes

If you want to view the minutes from the Monthly PCARS Meeting held on July 8, 2019 please Click Here or copy and past the following link to your browser.
Jim, AC8NT
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PCARS RADIOGRAM Wins First Place in Ohio Section Newsletter Contest

Thanks to Tom Parkinson’s (Parky KB8UUZ) great creative work “The RADIOGRAM” has again won First Place in the Ohio Section Newsletter Contest. This is an honor for which we should all be proud. Parky spends a lot of hours every month putting the newsletter together from contributions from many of our members. This is not the first nor will it be the last award for our great newsletter. We must continue to help Parky by providing great material every month for this effort.
Thanks Parky for all the hours of work you have given the club to make “The RADIOGRAM” the award winner it is.
Jim, AC8NT
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DX Calendar for August

Here is the DX Calendar for August. Get on the air and see how many YOU can put in YOUR logbook !!

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CY9C St. Paul Island DXPEDITION Update

Here is the latest update:
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K’s AR Clusters
Network and N0TG for the following DX information.
CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update, dated June 30th). [edited]
Helicopter has been repaired overnight and is in the air on the way to
Dingwall, NS, and will arrive late afternoon today, (Tuesday, 30th July).
Transport of gear and personnel to the island is planned for Wednesday,
31st July. A partial setup/operation is expected Wednesday and full up
operation the next day….. 73, Randy N0TG
73 – Chuck W8PT
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CY9C St. Paul Island DXPEDITION News

CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release, date June 28th).
[edited] St. Paul Island Dxpedition CY9C July 31st-August 8th — All is
on schedule. Three vehicles loaded with equipment and supplies each are
on the way from different locations headed for Dingwall, NS, the takeoff
point for helicopter transport to St. Paul Island. The helicopter will
be flying to Dingwall from New York on Monday, 29th. Setup on the island
will begin Wednesday, July 30th, with full-up operation planned for Wed-
nesday, July 31st. Donations in any amount can still be made via Web
site at ( QSL confirmation for donors will be auto-
matic with no other action required (of course must work us and be in
the log)…… 73, Randy N0TG
73 – Chuck W8PT
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August RADIOGRAM is Ready to Read

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
The August 2019 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Field Day 2019, the PCARS entry has been submitted to ARRL! – Ohio QSO Party/Club Picnic and Open House is this month – BE THERE – 10th annual Mobile Cruise-In at the A&W is on the 15th – Hiram Percy Maxim 150th event – Ohio State Courthouses On The Air – Kilo Eight Big Fun – New local UHF Repeater is on the air – something for everyone!
Click Here to go directly to the newsletter or use the following link:
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 ( for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor:
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