Archive for October, 2018

Silent Auction of Club Trailer

As most of you know we are holding a silent auction for the club trailer. I have received a lot questions about the trailer so I thought I would send a QST with some pictures and a brief description. Bids over $300 will be accepted with the largest the winner. Bidding will be open until midnight October 25th. Proceeds will go to the Center of Hope.

The trailer was constructed from a fiberglass Swiss Army Ambulance module. The module is mounted on a wood base which is mounted to a steel boat trailer. It has an equipment bench, an Anderson PowerPoll distribution system for DC power, a GFI protected AC power distribution system, a lighting system and an air conditioner. It has bulkhead connections for antennas and AC power. Also included are a good spare tire and cables to connect the trailer to AC power. The trailer does not require a title (under the gross weight requirement). Some additional pictures are attached. At $300+ this is a great deal for anyone that wants to operate from field sites. The trailer and all contents are being sold “AS IS”.

Please send all bids to me at by October 25th. Only bids received by email or in writing will be accepted.

Jim, AC8NT

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Stuff at the Club Site

Just want to remind you we have a lot of great stuff at the club site available for a donation to the Center of Hope. I thought I would let you know what is available.
Wateloo Tool Chests (3 piece tower with casters)
A collection of magnetic mount antennas
Ceiling pot light fixtures. Never used.
Fluke 95 battery operated portable scope. LCD display is weak, but the scope works perfectly.
Ham Sticks for 40 and 20 meters
MFJ 1622 Antenna.
Decent headset
Distallata water cooler with 2 empty jugs
Battery clock
Lots of odds and ends
All these things are available for a donation. They will be available until October 25th, then we will destroy them. We would prefer them to go into the hands of club members. Let me know if you are interested and I will make sure you get access to the club site. The Arizona QSO Party is this weekend and will provide you access for a look.
Remember the trailer is also available for a donation. The minimum donation will be $300. Let me know if you are interested at
Please remember all the proceeds go to a great cause the Center of Hope.
Jim, AC8NT
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November 50/50 for Center of Hope

The November monthly meeting is coming up and that means we will have the greatest 50/50 of the year. All proceeds will go to The Center of Hope. This is a great cause and one that deserves our support. And this year we have an outstanding list of prizes. We expect everyone will buy a stack of tickets to improve their chances to win one of these:
  • Standard C1208DA 2 Meter mobile rig
  • Baofeng UV-5R w/ amo case
  • Yaesu FT1DR Fusion handheld 144/430
  • BridgeCom D-500 DMR UHF handheld
  • West Mountain PWRgate PG40S
  • Electronics for Dummies book
  • Three $20 gift certificates for apparel
  • HiGain AV-18VS 80-10 Vertical antenna
These are all great prizes and worthy of a sizable donation. And there may be even more things on the list before the big event.
So please plan to come to the meeting and support The Center of Hope.
Jim, AC8NT

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PCARS Gear Available

Please visit the exclusive website below to purchase your very own PCARS gear! We have shirts, (with and without pockets) hats & jackets with our very own logo. You can even add your Call Sign!We will open the website immediately for orders and close it on October 19th. After that, Route 14 Promos will process our orders.Please click the link below to begin:

PCARS Amateur Radio 2018

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