Archive for January, 2018

PCARS February Newsletter is here

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
Here is the February 2018 issue of The RADIOGRAM
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.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – February is FYAO Month – More Field Day 2018 Information – Special Interest Group Reports – What to do in 2018 – 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:
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RTTY Training

Hello to all PCARS contestors (no matter how I spell it, the program says it's wrong):
This Saturday we will be doing some RTTY training for the upcoming ARRL NAQP RTTY contest that takes place in February. 
George, K3GP, will be doing the heavy lifting here as I will also be a trainee.  We will gather at the club site at 9AM where George will have a crib sheet for all who want to get trained in the mode we call radio teletype or RTTY for short. He will review all, give us a demonstration and then let us get our feet wet.
We will be taking turns, once we get trained,  making contacts in the BARTG RTTY Sprint contest that will be taking place this Saturday. No, we will not be participating in the contest as such but only using it as a training device.
We will also be using a new logging program for most of us – N1MM.  So for those who would like to see how this popular program works, here's your chance.
So it's a twofer:  RTTY and N1MM.  I hope to see a lot of you this Saturday.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Reminder for net

Everyone please remember to check into the Thursday night pcars 8:00
net, Hope to hear you there.

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Net Night At the Club Site

6:30 – 10:30.  Stop by, check into the PCARS net, PAY YOUR DUES, have some snacks!
Hope to see you there.
Tom wb8lcd
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February Newsletter Inputs

Hello PCARS,

The last Friday on the month is coming up FAST – January 26th.
Need your inputs for the February issue of the club newsletter The RADIOGRAM.
Send you inputs and large format (in focus) pictures
Hope to hear from you soon.
Parky, KB8UUZ
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DX/Contest SIG Meeting

Yes, it's that time again…the fourth Tuesday of the month and our DX/Contesting Special Interest Group meeting will take place at 7PM this coming Tuesday, Jan 23.  
See you there.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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January is quickly coming to a close.  If your dues are not renewed by January 31st, your membership expires and you'll need to "rejoin" PCARS!  
Print a membership renewal form off the website, mark it as a renewal and get it in the mail to me ASAP!  As an alternative you can pay with PAYPAL via the website.
Next week I'll be at the club site both Wed. Jan 24 and Thurs. Jan 25th! 
Tom wb8lcd
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Net night at the club site

Next Week!
Thursday January 25, 2018.
Net Night at the Club Site resumes.
The doors will open at 6:30 PM and will tentatively close by 10:30 PM.
Come on out, check into the net and we'll have some other ham radio mischief to get into!
Tom wb8lcd
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Reminder for net

Please remember the Thursday night net at 8:00 pm local Time. We would
love to hear from you.

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Jim Weaver, K8JE – SK

It's with a very deep
heart that I relay this very sad news to you, Jim

Weaver, K8JE, the former Great Lakes Director and good friend to many of

us, has become a "Silent Key". I received word just this morning

his passing and wanted to get the word out to all of you as soon as I


Please join with me in a prayer for Jim's wife and family. I'll send out

the details of any funeral arrangements as soon as I get them.




ARRL Ohio Section

Section Manager: Scott D Yonally, N8SY

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