Archive for January, 2016

VP8SGI South Georgia Is.

Hello DXers:

Today, VP8SGI team were running 6 stations at the same time. 
Paul, N6PSE describes South Georgia Is. as an amazing, very beautiful, 
windy and cold place. They are surrounded by Penguins and young Seal pups.
Check the website for additional photos.

First Top Band QSOs were not easy due to the CQWW Contest past night. Tonight they will be once again on 160 meters. Their phased verticals seems to
work very well. Special effort will be done on Low Bands.

20 SSB laptop was running out of time yesterday. Problem was located and 
they were working on this issue today.

N2OO, VP8STI manager, informs that any log inquires should be sent 
to vp8sti_logresearch@yahoo.com. Non-log issues can continue to go to 
his regular email address.

Today is day 3 as VP8SGI and they will depart from South Georgia 
on February 8th

The Intrepid DX Group VP8 team sends you their best wishes from 
Husvik Bay- South Georgia Islands.

EA5RM – VP8STI/VP8SGI Chief Pilot

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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Digital Special Interest Group meeting

The monthly Digital Special Interest Group meeting will be held on Tuesday February 2nd at 7:00 PM at the PCARS club site in Ravenna. We will be discussing digital software as used in the Windows 10 operating system. As always, if you have any questions or issues with digital communications please bring them and we’ll do our best to help.
 
73, Rick K8CAV 

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PCARS Board Meeting

PCARS will be holding its monthly board meeting on Monday February 1st at 7:30 PM. Please note the time change from past meetings. All PCARS members are invited to attend.
 
73, Rick K8CAC 

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VP8SGI South Georgia Is.

The latest:

Here's the January 30th update on South Georgia.

VP8SGI is running with five stations at the same time. Good reports are coming from EU and NA after first operation day. They are going to keep the five stations on the air as much as possible. 
Biggest problem for them today are the out of turn calls coming specially from EU and NA, so please, lets help them to run the pile-up.

Tonight they will be QRV on 160 meters outside CQWW Contest.

Later today we expect to have first log upload and first pictures from Husvik bay.

EA5RM – VP8STI/VP8SGI Chief Pilot

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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PCARS 10th Anniversary Commemorative Newsletter

Hello PCARS Members,

10 years ago the first PCARS newsletter was sent out – it was the February 2006 issue. 
To commemorate this 10 year milestone with the newsletter – here is a re-print of the first PCARS newsletter for your viewing pleasure. (I got this idea from the ARRL when they published the 100th year anniversay issue of QST).
Hope you enjoy looking it over and seeing what was going on with PCARS 10 years ago.
Take care & 73,
Tom, "Parky", KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor

pdf icon RadioGram-Feb06-16.pdf

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PCARS February 2016 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 February 2016 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 ITThe Eleventh Annual Freeze Your Acorns Off (FYAO) is coming up FAST – SEE YOU THERE ! – New ARRL CEO and President – CA QSO Party Update – Special Interest Group Reports – 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: kb8uuz@portcars.org

pdf icon PCARS-Feb16.pdf

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VP8SGI South Georgia

Latest Info:
VP8SGI South Georgia is calling CQ on 24.944 listening 5 up on SSB.  Not very strong but strong enough.  

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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4X4 Interesting DX

4X429DS The Dead Sea

Amir 4X6TT announcement:

“From The Earth’s lowest elevation on land Ever

At -429 Meters Below Sea Level

The Dead Sea

4X429DS

We will be active all bands all modes

Starting March 3rd to March 6th  2016

A Very Special Award will be Awarded to each station that has Confirmed us on 3 bands (any Mode)

More info will be published in next few days on our 4X429DS  QRZ.com page.

See you all on air soon”

73s Amir 4X6TT

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 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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PCARS Net

Please!  Don't forget about the PCARS net tonight at 8:00PM (local) on the K8IV repeater.  PCARS President Rick, K8CAV, is our net control station for tonight.
Wait, here's an idea, why not come out to "Net Night at the Club Site"?  You can check into both nets tonight, enjoy some snacks and beverages, not to mention some good, PCARS fellowship!  I certainly hope to see you there – doors open at 6:30.
73,
Tom wb8lcd

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VP8SGI South Georgia

Here's the latest:

Antonio, EA5RM, provides the latest update January 28th:.

VP8SGI team expects to arrive early tomorrow to Husvik Bay, South Georgia Is. If everything goes well, they will be on the air tomorrow afternoon, South Georgia time.

David K3LP, co leader of the VP8STI/VP8SGI DXpedition, called yesterday via satphone to Bill Hein,AA7XT. Bill tells me that "David sounded tired but in good spirits". David reported that they received two to three feet of snow to go along with the 70 mph winds.

VP8STI final log will be uploaded from South Georgia. Our manager N2OO, will turn on OQRS once we get those last log files and we make sure that the full log is complete. QSL updates will be posted on the VP8STI QRZ page.

EA5RM – VP8STI/VP8SGI Chief Pilot

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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