Archive for July, 2018

Ohio B-QSO Party


Ohio BBQSO Party This is a great PCARS event!! Come to the club site, make some contacts, have have some great food. You can’t beat this event!!

Bring a side or some snacks. Burgers will be served at 3:00.

We always have a great time at this event.

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Annual Mobile-Cruise-In

Come on out!! You know you want one of those Root Beer Floats!! We’ll have a great time.

Thursday August 23 at 6 PM.

PCARS Cruise-in
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August Newsletter is Here !

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,

The August issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.

Click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab on the PCARS web site 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 – LOTS OF PICTURES !!!! – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Field Day Final Results – PCARS Special Event Station Was FUN – PCARS Mobile-Cruise-In – Get Ready for Ohio State Parks On The Air – GET ON THE AIR at PCARS – Ohio BB-QSO Party – 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

Any mistakes found in the newsletter are there on purpose so some of you can can have fun finding them….
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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Spectacular Baker Island Video from 9V1YC

Check out this video about Baker Island:

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RGGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th)

To all PCARS DXers:

The following IOTA stations will be active during the RGGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th).

EU-008.  Members of the Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club will
once again activate GM2T from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04,
SCOTIA DI10, WLOTA 2232, WAB NM04), the most westernly part
of Scotland’s Inner Hebridean Islands, during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/2-TX/Island-DXpedition
entry. Operators mentioned are: 2M0ISY, Brian/G3UJE, Cambell/
MM0DXC, Bob/GM4UYZ, Robin/MM0VTV, Geoff/MM5AHO, Brian/M0RNR,
John/MM0JXI, Steve/MM0GZA, Cephas/MM0INS, Al/MM0XAB, MW/MM3NQT,
Ellis/GM4GZW and Lon/WA6AEE. QSL via GM4UYZ direct or eQSL
and LoTW. ADDED NOTES: Activity depends if the CalMac ferries
are operating. For more info, see:

AS-078.  Taka, JA8COE, will be active from Hokkaido Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Fixed-Island
entry. QSL via JA8COE.

EU-010.  Look for GM7V to be active from the Island of Benbecula in the
Outer Hebrides during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as
a Multi-Op/Island-DXpedition/Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs/High-Power
entry. Operators mentioned are John/MM0CCC, Gordon/MM0GPZ,
Chris/GM3WOJ, Tom/GM4FDM and Keith/GM4YXI. Please QSL via
Steve, N3SL.

EU-011.  Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MX5A from St. Mary’s Isles of
Scilly during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-
Op/Island-DXpedition entry. QSL via LoTW and ClubLog.

EU-052.  Branislav, OM2FY, will be active as SV8/OM2FY from Kefalonia
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-
Op/Island-DXpedition/CW-Mode/QRP-Power entry. QSL via OM2FY.

EU-057.  Andreas, DL1KZA, and friends will be active as DK3R from
Ruegen Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as
Multi-Single entry. QSL via DL1KZA.

EU-136.  Janez, S53V, will once again be active as 9A8CV from Krk Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/
CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via eQSL only.

EU-170.  Radovan, OM2ZZ, will be active as 9A/OM2ZZ from Vir Island,
Croatia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a
entry. QSL via OM2FY.

NA-142.  Operators Fred/WX4US, Terry/KK4WTW, Tom/N9UY and Phillip/K4LO
will be active as W4UC from Santa Rosa Island during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Single-TX/Island-
DXPedition/Low-Power entry. QSL via W4UC direct.

​There will be a lot of NA stations working from North America islands – too many to list,  So if you are an IOTA hunter, give a listen and work some.

73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Net Night at the Club Site James Wilson

Thursday, July 26   6:30 – 10:30
Join me at the Club Site for "Net Night" 
We'll have some "eats" and beverages.  We'll check into the PCARS 2 meter net PLUS you'll have a chance to operate HF from the PCARS club station.
We'll be talking about the PCARS "A to Z" award, and, the previously unmentioned, and, brand new, "PCARS Club Station Worked All States Member Challenge".  We'll also talk about some other contesting opportunities where you can participate from your home station, yet still help the PCARS score!  We've also got OSPOTA coming up and we'll have some conversation about that.
So, if you want to be a Ham Radio "Operator" – come on out and join in on the discussion.  Remember, it's not really ham radio unless you got your butt in the chair and your voice on the air!
73, and hope to see you there.
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Mantua Potato Stomp Race volunteers needed

Amateur Radio Volunteers are needed to support communications for the Mantua Potato Stomp Race on Saturday September 8th. If you can help out please send and e-mail to Steve K8SRR at or Rick K8CAV at Thanks!

73, Rick K8CAV
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Geauga County Fair communications volunteers needed

Amateur Radio volunteers are needed to help with public service communications for the Geauga County Fair taking place August 30th through September 3rd. If you're interested in volunteering please sign up at the following web site: or contact Bob Magree N8KBX at

Rick K8CAV
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DX/Contesting Special Interest Group

Hello PCARS DXers and Contestors – 
Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 24) at 7PM is the DX/Contesting Special Interest Group meeting. 
We will be discussing our very recent participation into the ARRL NA QP RTTY contest. 
We will also discuss our upcoming Ohio QSO Party plans for the end August. Keep in mind, that is the time we also have our PCARS BBQ.  So that should be a lot of fun.
See you tomorrow evening at the club site.
Chuck, W8PT

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August Newsletter Inputs Needed

Hello PCARS,

Last Friday on the month is in just a few days !!! July 27th !!!
Need your inputs for the PCARS newsletter.

How about a Field Day story? Got some pictures, too?

This issue of The RADIOGRAM will have all the results from PCARS Field Day 2018.

Shack Shots with a story always welcome. Your QSL Card, too.

Looking forward to seeing an email from you SOON.

Send to


Parky, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor

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