Archive for April, 2016

PCARS May Board Meeting

PCARS will be holding the May Board meeting on Monday May 2nd at the PCARS club site in Ravenna. All club members are invited to attend.

73, Rick K8CAV


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April Minutes

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Check into the PCARS net tonight!  8:00PM on 146.895 Mhz.  UPDATE:  KD8SKL – Amy – will be tonight Net Control Op.
Also:  It's net night at the club site!  Stop out.
de wb8lcd

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Latest DX News

There is a lot going on in May.  You’ll see by the number of DX entities that are going to be activated.

A91HI Hawar Island AS-202


27 April 2016, 1040UTC

The Team via twitter:

“Team set foot on AS-202 New. QRV in few hours”


K4T Dry Tortugas Island NA-079

Ricky K4JTT, Tim WK4U, Nathan K4NHW, Hemmet W0QH and Hemmet (Hj) KD0DTS will be active from Dry Tortugas Island, IOTA NA-079, 6 to 9 May 2016 as K4T.

QSL via buro, direct, LOTW and eQSL.

CE0Y/LU9EFO Easter Island SA-001

Martin LU9EFO will be active from Easter Island, IOTA SA-001, 6 to 13 May 2016 as CE0Y/LU9EFO.
He will operate on HF Bands.
QSL via F4BHW.


YJ0CS Vanuatu OC-035

Chris HB9LCA will be active from Vanuatu, IOTA OC-035, 1 to 27 May 2016 as YJ0CS.
He will operate on HF Bands CW (mostly) SSB and JT 65.
QSL via home call.




T88RF Palau OC-009

Kan JJ2RCJ will be active again from Palau, IOTAA OC-009, 1 to 5 May 2016 as T88RF.
He will operate on HF Bands mostly in RTTY.
QSL via home call direct, LOTW and eQSL.



XR0YS Easter Island SA-001

Jeff, K5WE, informs DxCoffee readers:

XR0Y, Easter Island.

“Jeff, K5WE, will be active as XR0YS from Hanga Roa, Easter Island beginning May 25 through Jun 8. He will operate all bands, mostly CW with some RTTY, including an entry in the WPX CW contest. Subject to a reliable internet connection, logs will be uploaded to ClubLog daily.

Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon returning home.

QSL via ClubLog OQRS or via K5WE.”



 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT


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Net Night at the Club Site

This Thursday, April 28th, is Net Night at the Club Site!  Doors will open at 6:30 PM so that you can listen in on, or participate in the Communications Unit Net at 7:00PM, Then check into the PCARS Net at 8:00PM.  Bob, N8QE, will be our PCARS  NCS for the evening.  Snacks and beverages will be available as we watch our final “Net Night Movie” (until next fall).  Woody Allen’s SLEEPER.  A dated look at what the future may hold!
Hope to see you there!
Next month’s Net Night will be a Dayton Hamvention 2016 recap.
Tom wb8lcd
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Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Linux Laptop That Fits in Your Pocket

For all you Raspberry Pi and Linux Fans:

Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Linux Laptop That Fits in Your Pocket – from the Maker Magaizine
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P5DX – DXpedition to North Korea – update

The following is from the N6PSE Blog –

P5DX-what could have been….

As a Blogger, my blog represents my thoughts and my views only.  The content of this Blog does not represent anyone else but me.

This morning, I had to cancel a DXpedition.  It was one of the hardest decisions of my life.  It was not for lack of permission, it was not for lack of a team and equipment willing to go.

The prospect of a P5 activation brings out the worst in this hobby.  The posers, the nuts, the ill-informed and the opinionated. But in the end, it mostly came down to a surprising lack of support and lack of funding from some of the world’s paramount DX foundations when asked to fund grants to the world’s #1 Most Wanted Entity.

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PCARS HF digital net

PCARS will conduct an HF digital net tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00 PM. The net will open on 3583 kHz plus or minus and will use Olivia 500 Hz bandwidth 8 tones (8/500). Hope to see you there.

73, Rick K8CAV

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DX/Contest SIG/ Field Day

Just a reminder that the DX/Contest Special Interest Group will be meeting at 7PM, Tuesday, April 26. (That’s today for those reading this on Tuesday.) We will also reserve part of the time to review our Field Day plans.
So I hope to see many of you there.
 73 – Chuck W8PT


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EP2A Iran Update

Tonight is the last night of the DX-pedition. We plan to work on 160 and 80m
during the night and on Tuesday morning we will listen for the West Coast
RTTY on 14Mc. On the air we will be until 10:00 GMTApril 26th. After that
we will take down antennas, pack equipment and go to Tehran airport to fly

At this moment we have made 62k QSOs.

I thank everybody for the activity during this DX-pedition. I want to give
special thanks to radio amateurs from Latvia who followed us this whole
time. We made contacts with 88 stations from YL which is one of the highest
activity from our small home country Latvia amongst all DX-peditions so far.

Congratulations to UY7QN (Dmitry’s UT7UJ father) who made 20 band slots with

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