Archive for December, 2018

Dessert for December Dinner Meeting

Dessert for Dinner
Really looking forward to the dinner this coming Monday. We had quite a few reservations, so the turnout should be great. Also wanted to let everyone know we will be having cake for dessert this year. We felt the need to celebrate receiving Club of the Year one last time. So save all those cookies for our Net Night at the Club on the 27th if you have any left from Christmas.

Remember you must have made a reservation with Tom WB8LCD for dinner.

Looking forward to having a great time!!

Jim, AC8NT

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Dues Reminder

Dues Reminder
Just a friendly reminder that your dues for 2019 need to be received by December 31. If they are not received by that date you will be removed from the roster and need to pay your dues and the initiation fee to rejoin the club. You can pay your dues using the PayPal button on the portcars.org website or by sending a check made payable to PCARS to PCARS, 705 Oakwood St., Box 12, Ravenna, OH 44266. If you mail your dues, please include a copy of the membership form that can be found on the website or in a copy of the last newsletter.

Thanks,
Jim AC8NT

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Net Night Tonight

Net Night Tonight
Get on our 2-meter repeater (146.895 PL 118.8) tonight at 8 PM for our weekly general interest net. Here all the latest news and share thoughts with the group. The Internet at the club site is fixed so EchoLink is up and running; ready to accept contacts from around the area and around the world.

Please join us tonight for some fun.

Thanks,
Jim AC8NT

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ARRL 10 Meter Contest

ARRL 10 Meter Contest
To all PCARS Contesters:

There was a mention at the last monthly meeting regarding PCARS members taking part in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest that will be held this weekend, December 8-9.

Here are some of the particulars:

1. Object: For Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band.

2. Date and Contest Period: Second full weekend of December. Starts 0000 UTC Saturday; ends 2359 UTC Sunday (December 8-9, 2018)

2.1. All stations operate no more than 36 hours out of the 48-hour period.

2.2. All off-times must be a minimum of 30 consecutive minutes (see General Rule 3.15)

2.3. Listening time counts as operating time.

For those who plan to participate, please go to the ARRL web site or simply Google, “ARRL 10 Meter Contest”, to get all the rules. Please note that logs are due no later than 7 days after the contest.

We need at least three logs to be submitted in order to have PCARS show up on the list of clubs, so make sure that your log shows Portage County Amateur Radio Service where it asks for Club Affiliation.

Also please email me to let me know that you are planning to participate. In this contest you will be using your own call sign.


73 – Chuck W8PT
Contest Coordinator
chuckw8pt@gmail.com

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December DX Calendar
Here’s the December DX Calendar. Make some contacts. Get them in your logbook!!!!
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