Archive for October, 2017

DX Chart for November

Here's the DX Chart for November. Download the PDF and keep it handy by the radio. Some good DX this month – how many can YOU contact?

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November Newsletter is Here !

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
If you are getting this via e-mail, then: Attached is the November 2017 issue of The RADIOGRAM sent directly to your e-mail box for your viewing pleasure! If you're reading this on the web page: click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab and you can either view it on-line, or right click and 'save-as', then put it on your computer to view off-line.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – ELECTIONS at the November Meeting – IMPORTANT >>> CENTER OF HOPE DONATIONS <<< – The RADIOGRAm wins the Great Lakes Division Newsletter Contest – HAMCON 2017 Comments – Special Interest Group Reports – PCARS has a TON of stuff going on and even more in the works – something for everyone!
Don't forget to turn your clocks BACK one hour on November 5th.  Best wishes to all and I hope you have a lovely THANKSGIVING holiday.
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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Net Night at the club site

Don't forget – Tonight!  starting at 6:30 at the PCARS Club site!  Bring along some Halloween Treats to share.  Check into the nets.  I'll have a "revived" net night quiz for you tonight!  Come on out and see who knows their Ham Radio Trivia!  The winner will have the well deserved admiration of their peers!

See you tonight!
Tom  wb8lcd
Don't forget to check into the PCARS net at 8:00 PM!
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Digital Net Tonight

It looks like conditions may remain rough on 80 meters tonight. We'll plan to start the net with Olivia 8/500 around 3.582 at 7:30. If it's not too noisy we will try a new mode as well.

Just a reminder – I will be on the air starting at 7pm if you want to come early, and if you run into issues I'll be on the K8IV repeater.

Hope to see you on the air!

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Tower/Antenna Project

At some point very soon, Jack N8BI and I will be needed some assistance to man some ropes to get my Log Periodic, 6 m yagi, and 2 m yagi antennas up on Tower #2. Jack would be the one doing the climbing so all we need would be 2 or 3 folks to handle some guide ropes to make sure we clear trees, my barn, and its roof.
I know that most of you, unlike me, are still working so this would be a weekend event.  So when I put out the call, I hope that 2 or 3 of you respond.  Thanks

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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DX/Contest SIG

PCARS Members:
Just a reminder that we will be meeting tonight at 7PM at our club site for the DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting.  We will be looking at the 2018 contest schedule to determine in which contests K8BF will take part.  See you there. 

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Net Night at the Clubsite

Thursday, November 26, the "WB8LCD – I Beat The Reaper" Halloween Net Night.  Doors open at 6:30pm until 10:30pm.  Bring some Halloween treats to share.  Check into the Comms net at 7:00 and the PCARS net at 8:00 (PCARS net control operator will be Amy – KD8SKL).  You can check in from home, but why not come out and enjoy the PCARS clubsite?  You can check in from there too!

Hope to see you there!
73, Tom wb8lcd
Disclaimer: yes, I "beat the Reaper" this time, I know that won't always be the case.  We're all in the check out lane.  Don't miss a chance to spend an evening with your friends!
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Carl Smith – N4AA – SK

PCARS members:
It's with sadness that I send this email:
Carl Ernest Smith, 77, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Charles George VA Medical Center. He passed away due to complications from COPD.

Some of you know who Carl was.  He was the owner of DX Publishing, Inc.  If you signed up, you would receive a weekly DX newsletter that was very informative and where I got many of the "Latest DX News" reports with the pictures that I sent out. He was also the editor of DX Magazine that I really enjoyed receiving. Some of you have had a chance to see copies when I would bring them to the DX/Contest SIG.

His son, who is also a HAM, will be trying to get someone else to continue the on-line publications and possibly take over as editor in order to continue the work that Carl loved.  However, this will probably take some time.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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November Newsletter Inputs, please

Hello PCARS,

October is coming to an end, Halloween is just a few days away and then November slides in. 
The last Friday of the month is October 27th and that means I'm looking for your inputs for the PCARS newsletter!!  
Send your inputs in as soon as you can. 
Also looking for shack shots, your QSL card and anything ham radio related. 
Send your inputs to: kb8uuz@portcars.org.
Hope to hear from you soon.
73,
Tom "Parky", KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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DX/Contest SIG

PCARS Members:
Yes, it's me again. My attempt to resign from being the Contest Coordinator was not accepted by management so for now it is business as usual.
This Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. we will have our monthly DX/Contest Special interest Group meeting at the club site starting at 7PM.
We will start to look at the 2018 Contest Schedule to see what contests we would like to have K8BF play in.
We will also discuss the possibility of having an additional operating position to solve an operating concern brought up during the CAQSO Party.
Hope to see many of you this Tuesday evening.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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