Archive for March, 2017

PCARS April Newsletter

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,

Attached is the April issue of The RADIOGRAM delivered right 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. It's the FUN April issue.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Looking for Field Day participants – Fun April Stuff – A few April Jokes – Some really good articles – (hey – it's late – it's past 230 am and I have to get up early to go to a VE test session Saturday – but I did get the newsletter out on the 1st of the month)  – 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

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Latest DX News: Midway & Kure Is.

Well this may not be the "latest news" and it might be old news to some of you, but you might be interested in the fact that Midway and Kure Islands have been removed from DXCC status. Read about it here:  http://www.arrl.org/news/midway-and-kure-islands-are-now-deleted-dxcc-entities

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Latest DX News

WW6RG/KH9 Wake Island OC-053

Randy, WW6RG, will be active again from Wake Island, IOTA OC-053, starting 31 March 2017 as WW6RG/KH9.
Operate on HF Bands.

QSL via home call.

The only thing we need now is propagation!!!

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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April DX Calendar

Here's the April calendar that shows some of the DX that will be on in April. Download the PDF File.

How many will you be able to contact??

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April Meeting

Mark you calendars for the April monthly meeting.  It will be held on April 10th.  At the meeting we will have Ken Dorsey, KA8OAD as our speaker.  

His presentation will consist of information on the background and rise of DMR (MotoTrbo) in the Amateur Radio community. He will focus on what DMR is, how it works and how it is being used in Amateur Radio. He will also discuss the terminology associated with DMR, the hardware available today and give some live demos using DMR equipment.

Come on out and get the low down on DMR.

Jim, AC8NT






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Hamnation – TONIGHT – on the internet

This week on HAMNation we have a special guest, Tom Gallagher, ARRL CEO. He will be discussing the weekend AM RALLY special event and some of the exciting new things going on in Newington.
New and seasoned hams have gotten into building an AM transmitter using vacuum tubes in the new segment "Pine Board Project." This week Tom Gallagher joins Bob for the latest installment, so don't miss it!
Join us LIVE Wednesday at 9:00 PM EST!  Click this link –  https://twit.tv/   – to watch LIVE Wednesday!
Or join HAMNation LIVE on shortwave 5.085 MHz! 
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PS – You might even see a QSL card that was sent to KB8UUZ…..

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State Parks On The Air

There's some interesting stuff happening in the State Parks On the air world.

First of all, the inaugural Florida State Parks On The Air Operating Event is coming up this weekend. You can learn all about it on their website at https://flspota.org/


Next on the list is the Michigan State Parks On The Air; a 3 year operating event that kicks off on Saturday. You can read all about it at http://www.mspota.org/

And, finally, on April 8th & 9th, is Texas State Parks On The Air. You can learn more about it at http://www.tspota.org/ (Ignore the annoying rotating globe on the page, HI HI) 

And there's more coming. Don't forget that this year is the 10th anniversary of the grand-daddy of them all; OSPOTA!

73 all, and have fun out there!

John, KD8MQ

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PCARS April Newsletter

Yep – it's that time again. 

Need your inputs for the April issue of The RADIOGRAM.

Send your inputs to me as soon as you can – I'll be checking my e-mail box looking for your e-mail.
Send to: kb8uuz@portcars.org  Friday is the deadline !
73,
Parky – KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Latest DX News

4W/YB3MM & 4W/YB3LZ Timor Leste OC-148

Bimbo YB3MM and Hen YB3LZ will be active from Timor Leste, IOTA OC-148, 3 to 5 April 2017 as 4W/YB3MM and 4W/YB3LZ.
Operate on HF Bands.
QSL via YB3MM, IZ8CCW direct.

 

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Field Day /DX contest SIG

This Tuesday, March 28, at 7PM, we will be meeting at the club site to discuss Field Day, Antenna Day and other topics if there is enough time.  I am hoping that most, if not all of the Field Day staff will be able to make it.
I will have the Field Day packet for the Staff members, if I can get my printer to cooperate.
If you are a Field Day Staff member and you will not be able to make the meeting, please let me know.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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