Archive for March, 2016

WPX SSB Logs

Just a reminder to all the PCARS contesters.
Reminder: the log submission deadline for last weekends WPX SSB
contest is 2359 UTC April 1, 2016. 
We are always interested in any stories you may have to share about your
contest experiences.  A nice photograph or two would be great, too.
If you have any special things you want to point out that could be mentioned in a writeup, now is the time to let me know.
Terry N4TZ, CQ WPX Contest Director
director@cqwpx.com

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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April DX Calendar for your Shack

Get set for DX in April with this calendar.

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Heard Island – Please Help Your Fellow DXers

The following is from the VK0EK website:

Now that we’ve been on the air just about a week, we need your help. Our #1 goal – by far – is to give everyone an ATNO. We really could use your help – and ask:

• If you already have Heard Island in your log for a band – please don’t work us on that band. This includes any prior DXpedition where you worked Heard Island on that band

• If you live near a Little Pistol (or know of any in your DX Club) who is struggling to work us for the first time – please either give them advice or perhaps invite them to use your station. Or – if you have an old decent antenna where you can help them upgrade – there is still 12 1/2 days left of VK0EK – plenty of time to get a better antenna up
• If you hear someone who seems to have problems with split operation – please email them kindly and offer to help them If we all stick together like these penguins – and hunt when we need to hunt, but help and communicate with our other penguin DXer buddies where we can – we WILL all be much better off in this DXing game!
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April DX Calendar for your Shack

Get set for DX in April with this calendar.Inline image 1

pdf icon AprilDX.pdf

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Heard Island – Please Help Your Fellow DXers

The following is from the VK0EK website:

Now that we’ve been on the air just about a week, we need your help. Our #1 goal – by far – is to give everyone an ATNO. We really could use your help – and ask:

        • If you already have Heard Island in your log for a band – please don’t work us on that band. This includes any prior DXpedition where you worked Heard Island on that band


        • If you live near a Little Pistol (or know of any in your DX Club) who is struggling to work us for the first time – please either give them advice or perhaps invite them to use your station. Or – if you have an old decent antenna where you can help them upgrade – there is still 12 1/2 days left of VK0EK – plenty of time to get a better antenna up

        • If you hear someone who seems to have problems with split operation – please email them kindly and offer to help them If we all stick together like these penguins – and hunt when we need to hunt, but help and communicate with our other penguin DXer buddies where we can – we WILL all be much better off in this DXing game!

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We lost another DX entity

The ARRL Awards Committee has voted to delete Kingman Reef (KH5K)
from the DXCC List, effective 29 March, 2016.  Kingman Reef will be
added to the Deleted Entities List on 29 March, 2016.  The total
number of entities on the List will drop from 340 to 339.



 73 – Chuck   W8PT

 

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March Meeting Minutes

Attached are the PCARS meeting minutes from March 14, 2016.  Please contact me if there are any additions or corrections.

Mark, K8MSH
PCARS Secretary

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We lost another DX entity

The ARRL Awards Committee has voted to delete Kingman Reef (KH5K)
from the DXCC List, effective 29 March, 2016.  Kingman Reef will be
added to the Deleted Entities List on 29 March, 2016.  The total
number of entities on the List will drop from 340 to 339.

 73 – Chuck   W8PT

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March Meeting Minutes

pdf icon PCARS-Meeting-Minutes-3-14-2016.pdf

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Here’s the April Issue Of The Radiogram

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 2016 issue of The RADIOGRAMsent 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.
This is our annual April Fool Issue. So, you may find a thing or two that is deliberately put in for FUN.
When putting this newsletter together on Friday and while gathering some images from the internet, I got hit with malware that took over my pc and locked it. Luckily, I have good anti-virus and malware programs and was able to fully recover. That took about 3 hours of time to run complete scans then do a complete back up. Whew ! So, I stayed up until 4 am, but still had not finished the newsletter. Restarted on Saturday and finally – here it is. Total time to get this newsletter completed was about 23 hours……. I still hope to get into the WPX contest this weekend, we’ll see.
Hope you enjoy this issueREAD ALL ABOUT IT – PCARS 10th Anniversary of being an ARRL Affiliated Club Special Event Station – Fun April Fool stuff – Doobies – PCARS Strikes Gold – Get Ready for Field Day 2016 – Special Interest Group Reports – PCARS has a TONof 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
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