Archive for May, 2017

June DX Calendar

Here you go – the June DX Calendar was just posted. Download your copy now and see how many you can make contact with during June.

73 & good luck !
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Latest DX News

E51XYL Rarotonga Island OC-013

Shirley VK5YL will be active Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, 10 to 17 June 2017 as E51XYL.
Working on 20m in SSB.
QSL via home call.

TX5EG Oceania IOTA Tour

11 to 19 June: Atoll Ahe, IOTA OC-131, King George Islands (Locator  BH65VM)

  • Operators: F6BCW, F6DTZ, F6IPT, F1MNQ and F1TCV.

29 June to 17 July: Huahine Island, IOTA OC-067, Leeward Islands (Locator BH43LH)

  • Operators: F6BCW, F6DTZ, F6IPT, F5UOW, F1MNQ and F1TCV.

29 July to 6 August: Hiva Oa Island, IOTA OC-027, Marquesas Islands (Locator CI00LE)

  • Operators: F6BCW, F6DTZ, F1TCV and K3EL.

15 August to 5 September: Moorea Island, IOTA OC-046, Windward Islands (Locator BH52BM)

  • Operators: F6BCW, F6DTZ and F1TCV.

QSL via F6BCW direct, bureau or Eqsl.

OY/K2HVN Faroe Islands EU-018

Bill K2HVN will be active from Faroe Islands, IOTA EU-018, 13 to 26 June 2017 as OY/K2HVN.
Working on 40 – 10m in CW and SSB.
QSL via home call.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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2017 Half Ironman

Hello everyone,

I know this is short notice but just got information on this event this weekend. Anyone wishing to help on Sunday, June 11 should email me  as soon as you can. Also I will need your t-shirt size. Race will kick off at 0800hrs and I will need operators at water stops along the route.

Thank You,

Mike  KD8FLZ

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20 meter field day station

Good morning,

Does anybody know where may went?  Field day is right around the corner.  If you want to operate or log for the 20 meters station, please email me at or
Even if you told my in person that you want to operate/log, please drop me a line.  it's been a crazy few weeks and my memory is far from perfect.
de AE8YL

Erica Pelz — AE8YL

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CQ-WW-WPX-CW Contest

     If you participated, please submit your log showing "Portage County Amateur Radio Service" as your club.  This year the number of stations required to participate was increase from 3 to 4.  Therefore, even if you had only a couple of QSOs report them.  With 4 or more stations reporting, PCARS will be listed in the write-up in CQ Magazine.

                                Joe – W8KNO 
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PCARS June Newsletter is Here

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
If you are getting this via e-mail: Attached is the June 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 ITFIELD DAY 2017 – Hamvention 2017 Wrap Up – More on JT-65 – SIG Reports – DX Engineering Catalog and the PCARS Squirrel – WB8LCD is the new Ohio ARRL ACC – 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 ( for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor:

pdf icon PCARS-June-17.pdf

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Please!  Be sure to check into the PCARS Net tonight!  8:00 PM on the K8IV repeater.   NCS tonight is PCARS President Rick – K8CAV.
Here's an even better idea – Stop out at the club site for "Net Night"!  You can check into the PCARS net at 8:00, and, if you're a member of the Comms Unit , you can check into the Comms Unit net at 7:00. 
After the Nets I'm asking everyone to bring some snacks to share with the group (beverages are available) and whatever you picked up at Dayton this past weekend.  I know everyone wants to see some of the new stuff that was available there, AND, there will probably be more than a few comments about the new venue!
Hope to see you tonight (I know you wont be out mowing).
Doors open from 6:30 to 10-10:30.
Tom wb8lcd
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Net Night at the Club Site

Don't Forget!  Tomorrow Night – Hamvention 2017.
See you there.
Tom wb8lcd
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Digital Net Tonight!

I'd like to invite you all to join our digital net tonight,
Wednesday 5/24 at 7:30. We'll be on 80 meters, around 3.584 Mhz at 7:30
PM. We'll start on Olivia 8/500, but switch to a new mode. I'd like to
use a newer mode called FSQ. FSQ is a very interesting mode that was
designed for NVIS communication, and so should meet our needs well!
There are other interesting FSQ features we can discuss tomorrow on the

FSQ is part of FLDIGI, or you can use
FSQCALL–they are interoperable, so install your choice and join the
fun! If you want to try this out in the meantime, FSQ utilizes calling
frequencies at: 7.104, 10.144 & 14.104. I find the 40 meter frequency to be
more populated.

More information is available at:
FSQ is not difficult to get up and running, but if you run into trouble, I'll be monitoring the K8IV repeater as
well. If you have any questions,
please feel free to email me at:

Hope to see you on the air — Andrew, KE8BWA

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Spurious Emissions Band from Dayton

My "official" YouTube video playlist of the entire performance of N0AX's Spurious Emissions Band, recorded Friday, May 20th, 2017 at the Dayton Crowne Plaza Presidential Ballroom, is now available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube, here:  (redirects to YouTube)

Highly recommended:  W1BXY's solo performance of "Don't Cry for Hara Arena".

These videos are best enjoyed while following along with the lyrics.  The song lyrics may be viewed in the "Description" section of each video.

To view the lyrics on a computer, click SHOW MORE below the title and description.

To view the lyrics on a smartphone or tablet, first tap the little white up arrow in the black section next to the playlist name, then tap the little black down arrow in the white section, next to the song title.


Host:  K3LR
Lyrics: N0AX (L1AR), KX9X, K4RO, and W1BXY (see first line of "Description")
Mandolin/Lead: N0AX
Guitar:  K4RO
Bass:  W4PA
Drums:  KX9X
Solo vocal and backup vocal:  W1BXY
Sound Engineer:  K8GT
Video:  N6TV
Powerpoint Projector (for lyrics):  W4NZ, N5OT
Roadies: WF7T, W1MSW, K4UU, K0BJ

Bob, N6TV
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