Archive for February, 2017

DX/Contest SIG

Our DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting will take place Tuesday evening, February 28th at 7PM.  We will be meeting at the club site and will briefly review the rules for the Idaho and Wisconsin QSO Parties coming up in a couple of weeks.
I will also have the latest DXpedition news to share.
And if we can figure out how to show a DVD, I will be showing one on the EP2A 2016 DXpedition to Iran.
Come on out and enjoy the fellowship.
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DX/Contest SIG

Our DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting will take place tomorrow evening at 7PM.  We will be meeting at the club site and will briefly review the rules for the Idaho and Wisconsin QSO Parties coming up in a couple of weeks.
I will also have the latest DXpedition news to share.
And if we can figure out how to show a DVD, I will be showing one on the EP2A 2016 DXpedition to Iran.
Come on out and enjoy the fellowship.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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March DX List

Here's the MARCH DX List – Download the PDF file.Inline image 1

Print it out and keep by your radio. How many can you contact this month??

pdf icon DX-March.pdf

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VE Test Session

We will be having a VE test session at the club site this coming Wednesday (3/1) starting at 7:00 PM. If you or someone you know would like to upgrade or get a Technician license, show up to take a test. Remember to bring the $15 testing fee, photo ID, either your current license (if you are upgrading) or your SSN or FRN if taking the Technician test. If you are a VE help us grade the tests.

Thanks and 73’s

Jim, AC8NT

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PCARS March Newsletter

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
If you are getting this via e-mail: Attached is the March 2017 issue of The RADIOGRAM sent directly to your e-mail box for your viewing pleasure! 
If you're reading this on the PCARS web page: click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab and you can either view the newsletter on-line, or right click and 'save-as', then put it on your computer to view off-line.
Plenty of pages chock full of stuff. 
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – The 12th Annual Freeze Your Acorns Off QRP event is history – FULL RESULTS and lots of photos in this newsletter – Agent Radio Operations during World War 2 – CFARC Fox Hunts start this month – Get On The Air Day at PCARS – Even a fun PCARS Crossword Puzzle – 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-March2017.pdf

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ARES invitation

Hello everyone,

Please join us tonight at 7:00pm for the ARES of Portage County
bi-weekly training net. All are welcome and we hope to hear you check
in. These nets give you an opportunity to check equipment and get training on ARES operations and procedures. The repeater frequency is 146.895 with a pl tone of 110.9 and 118.8.

73,

Mike DiCarro, KD8FLZ 

EC Portage County, District 5

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QRP Build Day

The QRP Build will be held at the club site between 9 AM and noon this Saturday the 25th.  Please bring your own tools and soldering equipment.  We have four kits that have been earmarked already.  Please watch these two videos on the construction of the tuner before to come to the build.  They contain a lot of very good information.




Jim, AC8NT

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PCARS 2 meter net

Tomorrow night! (Thursday). 8:00pm on the K8IV repeater. And…..It's net night at the club site!  Be there!  AC8NT will be our first time NCS – get on the air and give him a BIG roster!

See you tomorrow.
de Tom wb8lcd
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Cuyahoga Falls Foxhunts Start Mar 15,2017 6:30PM

This is just a headsup notice for the Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club foxhunts for the 2017 season.


We have 5 Wed in March this year, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. 

Since Daylight Saving Time 2017 in Ohio will start at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 12, that eliminates the 1st Wed of the month. Therefore, the first foxhunt of the 2017 season will be on the 3rd Wed, Mar 15 at 6:30PM. Sunset for that date is 7:32PM, so we will have the full 1 hour time limit for the hunt. Since we have 5 Wed this month, another "bonus" hunt will occur on Mar 29.

Anyone interested in learning about hidden transmitter hunting is welcome. Our hunts are are hidden mobile, on public accessible locations.  We have limited space for ride alongs but we will try to accommodate anyone who shows up. We meet after the hunt for supper and to discuss what we did wrong. The hunt details follow.

The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio semi-monthly (1st and 3rd Wed) foxhunt will start at 6:30 PM  this Wed, Mar 15 at the Scout House in Silver Lake, Ohio. The mailing address is 2850 Church St, Stow, Ohio. The GPS coordinates are 41 09.0117 81 27.54714 . It is located on Church St. a block south of RT 59, Kent Rd. 

The talk-in freq. is 147.27, the club repeater. The hunt freq is 147.525 simplex.

Directions from the RT 8 freeway are as follows: From the South Exit at Rt 59 (to STOW) and follow the road 3 or 4 traffic lights, till you see a church on the South-East side of the road, and a "Silver Lake" sign on the North side. Turn right, and go South for about 1/2 block, the parking lot will be on your left, behind the church. It's harder from the North. Exit At 2nd st. That puts you in the wrong direction but go to a traffic light, turn left, go 1 block and it dead ends on a 1-way to your left on Front St. and Rt 59. 
Then follow the previous directions to the Scout House.

Hope you can make it,

Jim Korenz N8PXW
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Latest DX News

Here are a couple that DXers don't hear all the time.

5X8EW Uganda

Eric SM1TDE will be active from Uganda 23 to 26 February 2017 as 5X8EW.
 Active on 40 – 10m CW.
QSL via home call.

E51KTA Rarotonga Island OC-013

Dom M1KTA will be active from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC – 013, 10 – 19 March 2017 as E51KTA.
He will operate on HF Bands including activity in BERU Contest.
May activate other IOTA and E5/N
QSL via home call.
Ads for direct QSL:
Dominic Baines, 34 Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP, England.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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