Archive for June, 2017

Digital Special Interest Group cancelled

Due to the July 4th holiday falling on Tuesday the Digital Special Interest Group scheduled that evening is cancelled. The next Digital SIG meeting will be on Tuesday August 1. Happy Fourth of July to all!

73, Rick K8CAV

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Headwaters date correction

I put the wrong date in my last e-mail for the Headwaters race, the correct date is Saturday July 8th. I’m still looking for volunteers to help out with this event. e-mail me to if you are interested.

For all of you who have sent me a note volunteering, I will have a draft plan e-mailed out on Monday  July 3rd with assignments and times. Thanks!

73, Rick K8CAV

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PCARS Board meeting

PCARS will be holding its monthly board meeting on Monday July 3rd at 7:00 PM at the club site in Ravenna. All PCARS members are invited to attend.

73, Rick K8CAV

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Headwaters Adventure Race

I’m still looking for volunteers to help provide radio coms for the Headwater Adventure Race which takes place on Saturday July 6th> If you can help please send me an e-mail to Thanks!

Rick K8CAV

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PCARS 2 Meter Net

Hey, right after you check into the ARES Net (You are checking into the ARES net – aren't you?) stick around and check into the PCARS Net!!  8:00PM on the K8IV repeater.  Will Echolink be up tonight?  Who knows?  Give it a try!  Lots to talk about after Field Day – Let us know how you liked it! 
And Don't forget, our NCS for tonight is looking for your newsletter articles!
73, hope to hear you on the net.
Tom wb8lcd
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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.


Mike DiCarro, KD8FLZ 

EC Portage County, District 5

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Marconi Contest – July 1st & 2nd


The Marconi Memorial HF
CW Contest is July 1, 2017 at 1400 UTC to July 2, 1359 UTC. The
contest "commemorates the second century of Radio and its father:
Guglielmo Marconi." This picture, taken at the Marconi site on Cape Cod,
depicts the umbrella-like antenna that was used for trans-Atlantic traffic. The
towers were constructed of 3" by 12" lumber, and were 210 feet high.

Marconi Memorial HF Contest, Jul 1, 1400z to Jul 2, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20,
15, 10m; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: July 16.


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13 Colonies Special Event Starts July 1st

They are back again for 2017 – The 13 Colonies Special Event

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See if you can contact all of the stations (13 plus bonus stations) and get a really nice certificate!!

See: for all of the details!
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Field Day After Meeting

Just a reminder that tomorrow evening at 7PM we will have an After Action meeting at the club site to discuss our Field Day effort. We will review the good and the not so good things regarding this year's FD event.  If you were part of the Field Day staff or were a part of any of the FD teams, please try to attend so that we can have as complete a review as possible.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Hello PCARS,

Field Day is over, time to get back to regular stuff  –  NEWSLETTER !!  Hey – this Friday, June 30th is the last Friday of the month – I need your inputs for the newsletter as soon as possible.
I'll have some preliminary results on Field Day in there, but the August issue will have lots of pictures. 
Have you got a story about Field Day – SEND IT IN!!!!
Looking forward to your inputs for the PCARS newsletter.
Send them to:
73 to all,
Parky, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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