Archive for June, 2015

Tony Romito WA8AR

Tony Romito was recently admitted to Akron City Hospital for some heart surgery. He can’t have visitors yet but I’m sure he’d appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and a card. His address is:
Tony Romito
Akron City Hospital
525 E. Market St.
Akron, OH  44304
I’ll keep everyone posted as I get information. Thanks!
Rick K8CAV 

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To all participants and visitors:
I want to personally thank everyone who made the effort to come out and take part in PCARS 10th Field Day.  It started on a questionable note but in the end the right decision was made and we slogged through some very wet weather to have a very good event.
Parky is working on gathering all the data and we will soon be able to let everyone know how we faired.  
A heart-felt thank you to all the Field Day staff. Especially to those who had to man their stations for more hours than usual due to the lack of operators. Your efforts are duly noted.
In the meantime, please know that everyone went above and beyond in providing our club with a memorable Field Day experience.
Here's hoping that the 2016 Field Day event will be sunny and dry.
Thank you again.

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT
​2015 PCARS Field Day Chairman

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Amateur Radio Roundtable


Clint Bradford, K6LCS

Amateur Radio Roundtable

Subject:  Satellite Communications and Field Day

It’s time for Amateur Radio Roundtable, a live weekly amateur radio webcast and simulcasted shortwave program every Tuesday night at 8 PM CDT (0100 UTC Wednesday).  The show can viewed at or heard on shortwave radio station, WTWW on 5085 KHz.  Tom Medlin, W5KUB, is joined by co-host Ted Randall, WB8PUM, from the QSO Radio Show.  The show covers a wide range of topics for ham radio operators, shortwave listeners, and electronic hobbyists; including balloon launches, Satellite, go-kits, emergency communications, SDR, digital modes, DXing, home brewing, and more.

This week’s guest will be Clint Bradford, K6LCS. Clint lives in Southern California, and, by last count, has performed his “How to Work Amateur Radio Satellites With Your HT” presentation almost 80 times at conventions and clubs across the United States.  To learn working the “birds” with just a simple HT, tune in Tuesday night’s show.  Clint will also discuss other tools needed; such as, free tracking software, how to home-brew a simple Yagi antenna for more punch in the signal, and the simple protocol used when making these fun and interesting contacts.  In addition to learning about the satellites, the same equipment is used to contact the International Space Station.
Clint also coordinated a school contact with the International Space Station  – enabling students to interview an astronaut as the International Space Station streaked overhead.   Clint’s websites are and
Also, Tom and Ted will give a report of the Field Day Live show on Ted’s QSO Radio Show.  Tom’s team joined Ted in his Lebanon, Tennessee studio during this event where hams around the world called in with their Field Day updates.  The show was broadcast on powerful 100 KW shortwave station, WTWW, at 9930 Khz; and webcast on

To watch Amateur Radio Roundtable go to  To join the chat room, signup for a new account. It only take a couple of minutes.  If you are listening on 5085 KHz, we would like to hear from you. Please send an email to and tell us your location and signal report.

Be sure to check out Ted Randall’s show, the QSO Radio Show. Information about Ted’s Saturday shortwave show can be found at

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Tom Medlin, W5KUB

Tom and Ted on the Field Day Live show
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13 Colonies is ON THE AIR

13 Colonies Special Event


30 JUNE – 5 JULY, 2015



The annual Independence Day week “13 Colonies Special Event” ( gets under
way June 30 at 1300 UTC and will continue until July 5 at 0400 UTC. The theme
for the 2015 event is “Founders and Patriots of the Republic.” The object is
for operators to contact 1 × 1 call sign
special event stations in each of the 13 British colonies that became the US in
1776. The contact count for last year’s event was nearly 109,000. Certificates
and endorsements will be available for working the 13 colonies stations, with a
sticker for contacting all 13 and an endorsement for contacting WM3PEN in
Philadelphia, where independence was declared in 1776. Those working WM3PEN
will have a Liberty Bell added to their 13 Colonies certificates.


The stations on the air this year will be

K2A in New York

K2B in Virginia

K2C in Rhode Island

K2D in Connecticut

K2E in Delaware

K2F in Maryland

K2G in Georgia

K2H in Massachusetts

K2I in New Jersey

K2J in North Carolina

K2K in New Hampshire

K2L in South Carolina

K2M in Pennsylvania

In addition to WM3PEN, UK special event station
GB13COL will operate from Durham, England, with members of the Durham and
District Amateur Radio Society participating.

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PCARS Field Day Pictures

Hello PCARS Members,

The pictures taken and sent to me (and I'm still waiting for a few other folks to send some in) are posted on the PCARS web site (Thanks to webmaster John, KD8MQ). You can find them at:
I sent the pictures to our ARRL Ohio Section Manager, Scott, N8SY – (he asked everyone for Field Day pictures) – and he has posted them on the Ohio Section web site at:
If you have not sent me your pictures, please send them !!!  We'll get them added into the collection we have now.
PCARS Newsletter Editor

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Field Day 2015 – Pictures, Please

Hello all PCARS people !

If you were at Field Day 2015 and took pictures, please send them to me !!!
Hope you dried out okay.
Parky, KB8UUZ

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PCARS July 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 July 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 – CQ Reviews Contest Logs – EmComm – Log4OM has Added Features – Net Night Quiz – OQP Rules Change – Paper Chase – Three Great Weather Links – OSPOTA 2015 Flier – and more good information. 

PCARS has a TON of stuff going on and even more in the works – something for everyone!
Tomorrow starts Field Day 2015 – Have FUN – Stay Dry!!!!!!!!
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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Final schedule

This is the last schedule I will be sending out.   If you want to operate or log catch me Saturday. 

There are five open 2 hour slots.  6-8P Saturday, Midnight to 2A Sunday, 4-6a Sunday, 6-8A Sunday, and 10-noon Sunday.

If you only want to work one hour that works too.

I'll work them all if someone else doesn't want them.

Erica Pelz — AE8YL

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Just in time for Field Day………

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Net night at the clubsite

Don't forget about tonight!  Check into nets.  Fabulous popcorn, and beverages.  Special edition Net Night Quiz with a fabulous prize for the winner!  Doors open at 6:30, till 10:30.  A Fabulous time will be had by all!


Tom wb8lcd

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