Archive for December, 2017

November 2017 Meeting Minutes

Tom wb8lcd
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Join us for the digital net tomorrow!

You are invited to our Wednesday night digital net on the K8IV repeater tomorrow at 7:30. We host the net every two weeks, alternating between 80 meters and 2 meters. Tomorrow we'll be using FM digital to pass traffic using FLDIGI and FLMSG.

As always, I'll be monitoring the repeater a little early, starting at 7pm if you want to get on the air ahead of the net to test your setup.

If you are planning on joining the net, please come prepared with a message to pass and FLMSG installed on your computer. If you are going to be unable to install FLMSG ahead of time, you will still be able to receive the messages as they are passed.

Hope to see you on the air!

73 de KE8BWA

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DX Calendar for December

Here's the DX Calendar for December. Down load the PDF and keep it near your radio. 

How many can YOU contact this month?

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Board Meeting

PCARS will be holding its monthly board meeting on Monday December 4th at 7:00 PM at the club site in Ravenna. All PCARS members are invited to attend.

73, Rick K8CAV
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Latest News

You may or may not consider Connecticut to Ohio DX but on 6m you might.  Here's the latest from ARRL including those of you who may not belong.
ARLB024 W1AW to begin scheduled transmissions on 6 meters
starting January 2, 2018

ARRL Bulletin 24  ARLB024
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  December 1, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLB024 W1AW to begin scheduled transmissions on 6 meters
starting January 2, 2018

Beginning with the 9 AM EST fast code practice on Tuesday, January
2, 2018, W1AW will add 6 meters – specifically 50350 kHz – to its
regular CW code practice, and CW, digital and phone bulletin
transmission schedule.

Prior to late 1989, W1AW had a presence on 6 meters for all its CW
practice, and regular bulletins.  Since that time however, the
station was absent on 6 meters, with the exception of regular
visitor operations and contests.

In addition to providing regularly scheduled transmissions on 6
meters, another goal is to act as a beacon on 6 meters, especially
from the Northeast US.

Signal reports will be welcome.  A web page that will allow
listeners to provide signal reports will be made available after the
start date.  Reports may also be emailed to W1AW at,

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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