It’s time for membership renewal 2016. Avoid the last minute rush. Attached is a membership application for your convenience. Bring your renewal to the December meeting, mail it to the address on the application, or use our convenient Paypal renewal at the club website (click on the “club info” tab at the top of the page) : www.portcars.org
Don’t forget your reservations for the Christmas Party. Plan to join us for dinner? Send check for $17 to Tom, WB8LCD, or make payment via Paypal (see information on PCARS website, www.portcars.org). Be sure to let him know your menu choice: prime rib or chicken. Reservations due no later than Dec. 4.
PCARS will be holding a HF digital net this evening at 7:30 PM. The net will open on 3.584 MHz with an alternate of 3.583 MHz and it will open using the PSK-31 mode with your cursor set to 1,500 Hz on the waterfall. We may also try using Olivia using the 8-500 setting if we have time but note that unlike PSK-31, this is a sideband dependent mode. By convention, digital operations on all HF bands are done in USB so if everyone on the net is in USB we should be able to operate with no problem. If your radio won’t operate in USB on the 80m band, tune the net’s signal in using LSB and then just use the “Reverse” button in fldigi.
We will be using the basic list of prosigns and Q signals that were sent out last month but I want to emphasize that if you don’t know them or how to use them, please check in regardless and just type any information you need to convey. When you check in, please pause for a few seconds before transmitting to make sure you do not double with another station. I will acknowledge each call as I receive it before asking for the next check in. If you have problems or issues, please let me know and I’ll do my best to help out. I will also monitor the K8IV repeater during the net to try and address issues but be patient and keep it short when you call as I am also the NCS for the digital net. Hope to hear you there tonight.
73, Rick K8CAV
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