Archive for June, 2013
Hello PCARS member,
HAMRADIONOW EPISODE 82 and 83: Online Now
Pretty good chance you’ve watched this already. Field Day got in the way of sending out notifications, but it’s still gotten over 1400 hits. Not bad for a crummy little program that’s way too long and just about building and hanging a simple dipole. If you haven’t watched it yet, perhaps you should see what all the fuss is about.
For one week in July, the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree creates the 2nd largest city in West Virginia. Along with camping, hiking, archery and all the usual activities, several thousand Scouts will be introduced to Amateur Radio at K2BSA. Many will earn a Radio Merit Badge, and some will even get a ham license! BSA Communications Director Jim Wilson K5ND tells us what will be happening. This isn’t JOTA (Jamboree On The Air)… it’s the main Jamboree. But it will be on the air with K2BSA, and they’ll be looking to talk to YOU, on HF, Echolink and D-STAR.
If you like what you see, we request your support. Just go to our web site, www.HamRadioNow.tv, and ‘click the pig.’
That’ll take you to the support page. Whatever you think it’s worth.
Thanks and 73,
Below are the preliminary results for PCARS 2013 Field Day and they look great! As soon as we have logs sorted I’ll make the official entry and will have it published for everyone. We did a lot better than last year and approached our total from two years ago, so a big congrats to everyone!
Total Phone QSO 2032
Total CW QSO 831
Total Digital QSO 102
Total QSO 3065
Total Points from QSO 3898
Power Multiplier 2
Claimed QSO Score 7796
Bonus Points 1290
Total Score 9086
73, Rick K8CAV
Field Day Chairman
Greetings to all PCARS members,
Our Field Day is now in the books and I think I’m almost fully recovered from a long but fun weekend. I hope that all of you that were part of our Field Day enjoyed the time there. Thanks to all of you that operated, logged, helped out, or just visited to share the fellowship of a great group of people!
A very special thank you to the folks who volunteered to take the leadership positions that make our Field Day such a success. Every one of these folks put in a lot of time and effort to make Field Day fun and successful.
No organization stays active and healthy with the same folks doing the same things all of the time and the Field Day team is no exception. Having finished my third year as the Field Day Chairman I am turning the reigns over to someone new. I would strongly encourage anyone interested in taking on this challenge to contact our President, Tom WB8LCD to let him know. Yes a position like this is a lot of work but it’s also incredibly rewarding so please give serious thought to volunteering as the Field Day Chairperson, or for any other Field Day Team position.
73, Rick K8CAV
Hello PCARS Members,