Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
If you are getting this via e-mail, then: Attached is the April 2015 issue of The RADIOGRAM sent
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Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – 20 Meter Fire – Centennial Challenge Awards – K8BF Takes FIRST PLACE in the California QSO Party – Field Day 2015 info – NVIS Antenna Day – Special Interest Group Reports – Daylight Saving Time Starts – Technician Class Starts This Month – US Island Awards, Video links – and more good information. PCARS has a TON of stuff going on and even more in the works – 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
PCARS will be holding its semi-monthly digital net tonight at 7:30 PM on the 146.895 PL 110.9 repeater. The net opens in voice and then we will be using both text based modes with fldigi and graphical modes with EasyPal. If you have a particular digital mode you would like to try let the NCS know and we’ll use it for some traffic. If you are having operational issues or problems please let us know and we’ll do our best to help you out. Hope to see you there!
I just wanted to remind all that tonight's DX/Contest meeting will also be piggybacked with a Field Day meeting. I'm hoping to see those there that have volunteered for staff positions for Field Day. Station captains should have started to ask for volunteers for ops and loggers. If there are any concerns, please make them known tonight so that they can be addressed in time to prevent any hiccups.
I'm looking to add a few more Net Control Operators to my current list of regulars. New voices, new styles keep the net interesting! How about giving it a shot? It's not tough, there's a script to work from, and everyone is pretty easy going on the net!
Being a net control operator will help you experience a skill that you might need to put to use during an emergency, but without the pressures that would go along with that emergency situation. It also helps you put names and callsigns together so that you'll be familiar with our other club members, and them with you. There's really no downside to it!
If you'd like to give it a try, please send me an email to email@example.com so I can get working on the schedule for the next couple of months.
It’s that time of year again. This year the Cleveland Marathon will be on Sunday, May 17th. The course will be very similar to last year with some changes on the west end due to road construction in Rocky River. We need at least three dozen volunteers.
If you are able to assist this year, please send me a note as soon as possible so that we can begin planning assignments. Please include your current cell phone number and t-shirt size.
Let me know if you have any questions. Please pass this information along to other hams who might want volunteer.
It's almost time for our DX/Contest SIG which will take place on Tuesday, Mar. 24 at 7PM. We will be discussing our recent effort in this past weekend's contests and we will be discussing next month's foray into the Michigan and Ontario, CN QSO Parties.
I hope to see the usual suspects there and maybe some new faces. 'til then