Archive for June, 2019

The July 2019 Issue of the RADIOGRAM

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
The July 2019 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy. Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Field Day 2019, the PCARS Preliminary Results are out! – Youth DX Adventure , On The Air this month – Hamvention 2019 photos – New World Wide Digi Contest Announced – DX Highlites – PCARS Custom Coffee Cups – something for everyone!
Feel free to pass this newsletter on to anyone interested in ham radio or PCARS.
To see a copy of the newsletter Click Here. If you if have trouble copy this link to your browser:
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 (http:www.portcars.org) for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor: kb8uuz@gmail.com
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Net Night at the Club cancelled tonight

My apologies. This month has ripped by so fast it never even occurred to me that we were due. I am unable to make it tonight – Net Night at the Clubsite is cancelled for tonight!
Tom WB8LCD
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July Newsletter Inputs Needed

Hello PCARS,
July is only a week away and that means a NEW edition of The RADIOGRAM will be coming to your mail box.
I need your inputs for that great newsletter. Tell everyone what fun you had at Field Day !!! Any other stories and articles are very much appreciated as well.
Deadline for getting YOUR inputs in (with large – in focus pictures) is Friday, June 28th at 8 pm. But why wait – send it in NOW !!
Looking forward to your newsletter inputs – send them to: KB8UUZ@gmail.com
73,
Tom “Parky”, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Replay for Kids Event Reed Memorial Library This Thursday June 27th 5-7 PM

As many of you know we have had a couple of Replay for Kids events at our club. Natalie Wardega of Replay for Kids has set up an event at the Reed Memorial Library, 167 E Main St, Ravenna, OH, this Thursday June 27th from 5 to 7 PM. She has invited PCARS members to come and help out. This event will be adapting toys, no repairs. If you are interested just show up for the event.
Replay for Kids is a great organization that provides toys geared to special needs kids. It would be great if some of our members assisted in this effort.
Jim, AC8NT
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DX/Contest SIG Tomorrow June 25th at 7:00 PM

Attention PCARS Contesters:
Tomorrow, June 25th at 7PM we will be holding our DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting at the club site. We will be discussing our participation in the North America QSO Party-RTTY Mode that takes place in July ( RTTY: 1800 UTC July 20 to 0600 UTC July 21, 2019 (third full weekend in July)). If you would like to take part in another RTTY contest, or your very first one, then this is your chance. Come on out and enter into the discussion. We will be reviewing the rules and how we will participate. George K3GP will again be our RTTY guru.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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Field Day Final QST

Field Day – Final QST
Field Day is almost here and the Radio gods have smiled on us (So Far?!!!!).  The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday has improved, it should be warm and dry both days, high temperatures Saturday in the mid 70’s and Sunday in the low 80’s. The lows overnight will be in the mid 50’s , so everyone staying overnight should be prepared.  Note that the grass will likely still be soggy and wet, so everyone who will be walking on the grass should have water proof of at least water resistant footwear (Very Important!!)  Also you should also have rain gear with you regardless of the good forecast.
Other Items:
Donations:  Snacks and Soda needed!  Bring some to share with everyone!  Cash donations……YES!!!!
Dinner will be served at about 6 pm Saturday. You must be on the reservation list to eat with us. Dinner will be served to ON- DUTY operators FIRST. We will need a few volunteers to take orders and deliver food to the stations. No one shuts down to eat.
Breakfast will be served about 8 am Sunday. Again you must be on the reservation list to eat. Same drill for serving station operators!
Volunteers for setup: We can always use a few more!! Be there not later than 10 am for the Safety meeting!!  AND, Everyone that can, should stay around after we shut down operations at 2 pm Sunday to tear down and pack up the stations. The Club will supply some lunch so everyone staying to teardown has something to eat.
Special Note:  The Club will supply cold bottled water through Field Day.  Everyone should drink plenty of water to avoid heat related problems.
Finally, Everyone please. just come out and have a great time at our biggest event of the year!!
Tony  WA8AR, Field Day Chairman
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DX/Contest SIG Tuesday June 25th at 7:00 PM

Attention PCARS Contesters:

June 25th at 7PM we will be holding our DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting at the club site. We will be discussing our participation in the North America QSO Party-RTTY Mode that takes place in July ( RTTY: 1800 UTC July 20 to 0600 UTC July 21, 2019 (third full weekend in July)). If you would like to take part in another RTTY contest, or your very first one, then this is your chance. Come on out and enter into the discussion. We will be reviewing the rules and how we will participate. George K3GP will again be our RTTY guru.


73 – Chuck W8PT

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Looking for Field Day Flex Station Operator

WE still have an opening for you at the FLEX Station for Field Day! I’m looking for a Digital Operator to operate either FT8 in the Field Day contest mode, or PSK-31/RTTY using fldigi from noon to 2 PM on Sunday. If you want this slot as your very own, please send an e-mail to me at k8cav.coms@gmail.com
THANKS!
73 Rick K8CAV
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Just a Few MORE Volunteers NEEDED for antenna setup on Field Day

We NEED More Volunteers to help us setup antennas on Field Day. As noted below we need about 15 volunteers to get all the antennas and stations set up quickly and “easily”. As of this afternoon we still need 3 to 4 more members to help:
Just as we did last year and the year before we are seeking a group of Volunteers who will show up on the Field Day site at 10 am Saturday June 22nd (the morning of Field Day) to help set up the antennas, and lay out power cables from the generator, for all of the Field Day Stations. No special expertise or experience is necessary, each station Captain will provide tools, equipment and supervise antenna construction for their station. We are looking for a minimum of 15 volunteers this year. It should be fun, as well as a good learning experience. To volunteer please simply send me (Tony WA8AR) an email:  tromito99@gmail.com  Subject: Antenna Crew Include Your name and call sign. Last Year we had all of the antennas up and operating just after noon, well before the start of operations! Coffee and doughnuts will be supplied for volunteers in the morning and Pizza at lunch after setup is complete.
Tony WA8AR
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Field Day Map

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