Archive for December, 2014

PCARS Thurs 2 meter net

Don't forget,

There Will be a net on Thurs.  January 1.  This will be the official first net of our tenth year!  Please stop in and say Hi.


Tom. wb8lcd

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PCARS January Newsletter

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
If you are getting this via e-mail, then: Attached is the January 2015 issue of The RADIOGRAM sent directly to your e-mail box for your viewing pleasure! If you're reading this on the web page: click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab and you can either view it on-line, or right click and 'save-as', then put it on your computer to view off-line.
Hope you enjoy this issue – 
READ ALL ABOUT IT – PCARS New 2015 Officers take over on January 1st –  Bob Heil, K9EID receives Honorary Doctorate – PCARS 2014 President's Awards – N3FJP releases CW Teacher software – FYAO is coming up Soon – General Class Upgrade Class Starts – MFJ at DX Engineering – QST Magazine celebrates 100 years – DXpedition to Iran – Lots of good information. PCARS has a TON of stuff going on and even more in the works – something for everyone!
NOTE – Special Announcement – the January PCARS meeting will be at the PCARS Club Site in Ravenna
Feel free to pass this newsletter on to anyone interested in ham radio or PCARS.
Take care & 73,
Tom "Parky", KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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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Presuming the sky clears up tonight, this could be a good pass to watch!
Merry Christmas!
Tom wb8lcd
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DX/Contest SIG

PCARS members:
Please keep in mind that the DX/Contest SIG has been canceled for tonight.  We will begin again in January on the 27th.  We will be discussing our Freeze Your Acorns Off event and also setting the schedule of operating events from our web site for the rest of the year.  Hope to see all those interested in DX and Contesting at that time.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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Digital Net Night

Hey it’s the fourth Tuesday of the month and that means – drum roll please – PCARS Digital Net Night! The net will open at 7:30 PM on the K8IV repeater, 146.895 PL 110.9. This is a great place to be if you’re just getting started in the digital modes or if you’re veteran operator looking to polish your skills or try a new mode. The net opens on voice and then we’ll use digital modes to pass traffic or digital images. So make a date with you and that hot computer to have some fun with digital!
73, Rick K8CAV 

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NWS December newsletter

    The latest edition of the NWS Aware Newsletter  has been posted at:

    Please feel to pass on this link or to reprint Aware. If you have
suggestions for future topics, comments or compliments, please send them
    Melody Magnus, Managing Editor

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Tomorrow – NET Night at the club site

Tomorrow, Thursday December 18th, is the last Net Night for 2014.  Check into the nets.  This will be one of the last (if not The Last) PCARS activity of 2014, so come on out and join us!  Doors open approximately 6:30PM.
See you there!  Tom  wb8lcd

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Antenna Special Interest Group

The regular monthly meeting of the Antenna Special Interest Group will be held tonight, Tuesday, 12/16/2014; 7PM at the club site. All PCARS members are welcome.
Come out and discuss your antenna projects with the group.  Of course discussions regarding High Altitude Balooning will also be open.
See You All There!
73 Tony WA8AR

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January Newsletter

January????  Heck Christmas is 2 weeks away…….. 

Yes – but please – avoid the last minute rush and get your inputs in for the January 2015 newsletter – The RADIOGRAM.

The last Friday of the month is December 26th – the day after Christmas (Whoa – that's coming up FAST !).
So get you inputs to me as soon as you can.
Have a wonderful and safe Christmas. 
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone of you at the January PCARS meeting as PCARS start in its 10th year.
Take care & 73,
Tom, (aka Parky) KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor

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Net Night at the Club Site

*****News Flash!*******
Net Night at the Club Site will be This Thursday (12/18) instead of the normal 4th Thursday of the month.  The net for 12/25 is CANCELLED as it is Christmas day.
Doors will open for Net Night at 6:30PM.  Rich – KD8FDK will be our PCARS NCS for the evening.  Stop out if you can, at the very least check in to the net.
Tom  wb8lcd

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