Archive for June, 2019

Field Day Loggers for 20 Meter Station

PCARS Members:
For some reason we have no loggers for any of the operating slots. I know that there are a few ops that will log on their own. But I need two loggers. One for the very first two hour session to log for N8QE Bob and one for the 10-12 session on Sunday morning to log for N8QE.
Can anyone assist? Also, if you are signed up operate and really want a logger to help, please let me know so that we can get the word out. Thanks.
73 – Chuck W8PT chuckw8pt@gmail.com
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Snacks and Pop for Field Day

Please Donate Snacks and Soda Pop for Field Day
As we do every year, are requesting that members donate Soda Pop, Chips, Cookies or and similar snacks. Just bring them to the Field Day site when you come out. The Club will furnish bottled water and Coolers with ice. Snacks and pop will be very much appreciated by all. Thank You All in advance!
Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman
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We NEED More Volunteers to Setup Antennas for 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 morning we still need 10 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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June FlexNet Tonight Wednesday June 12th at 8:00 PM EDT

The June FlexNet will be held at 8 PM tonight, June 12th on 80 meters. We will be located likely between 3.910-3.920. Prior to the start of the net and as we get the net going we’ll be on the 146.895 repeater to help guide people to our frequency.
Net Control will be Deron, N8XTH and alternate NCS will be Gene, W8NET. Gene will be using Netlogger. It will be online 30 minutes before the net. It’s a free program and is used to track net progress and contacts. You can download it at Netlogger.org. If you have any questions about Netlogger contact Gene at w8net@me.com.
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June FlexNet Scheduled for Wednesday June 12th at 8:00 PM EDT

The June FlexNet will be held at 8 PM on Wednesday, June 12th on 80 meters. We will be located likely between 3.910-3.920. Prior to the start of the net and as we get the net going we’ll be on the 146.895 repeater to help guide people to our frequency.
Net Control will be Deron, N8XTH and alternate NCS will be Gene, W8NET. Gene will be using Netlogger. It will be online 30 minutes before the net. It’s a free program and is used to track net progress and contacts. You can download at Netlogger.org. If you have any questions about Netlogger contact Gene at w8net@me.com
Also, the QSL box will be at our monthly meeting (June 10th at 7:00 PM) if you need to pickup or drop-off QSL cards.
Deron, N8XTH
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Field Day – Need Help for Antenna Setup

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!

Tony WA8AR

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June Monthly PCARS Meeting

The June PCARS monthly meeting is coming up this Monday (June 10, at 7:00 PM at the American Legion, 1945 Mogadore Rd., Kent, OH) and I wanted to remind everyone that our speaker will be Hal Turley W8HC. He will be talking about the failed Bouvet Island DXpedition and the Oct. 2019 trip to Pitcairn Island. If you know anyone that is interested in DX or Contesting, member or not, invite them to come to this meeting. Hal will be giving a great presentation.
Have you picked up your PCARS mug? They look great and if you are a paid up member you get one free. If you would like more they are $5 each. They will be available at the meeting.
If you owe money for Field Day dinner or breakfast, please remember to bring it to the meeting and give it to Paul, KE8EGF.
As usual we will have our 50/50 and great a great time with our fellow club members. Come on out and have some fun.
Jim, AC8NT

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June Monthly PCARS Meeting

Our June meeting is coming up on the 10th, and I wanted to remind everyone that our speaker will be Hal Turley W8HC. He will be talking about the failed Bouvet Island DXpedition and the Oct. 2019 trip to Pitcairn Island.

Please plan to attend and please spread the word to all the hams you know that this will be a great presentation.

As usual we will have our 50/50 and great fellowship with our club members.

Jim, AC8NT

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Field Day Meals – Reservations Deadline Extended + General Info

The deadline for dinner and/or breakfast is being extended to June 8th. However, we only have enough dinners ordered to feed 60 people, therefore dinner reservations will be cut off when we receive 60 reservations (as of June 1st we have 53 dinner reservations, so only a few slots remain). So, if you want to have dinner or breakfast with us, get your reservations in by Saturday, June 8th (Note: ALL breakfast reservations can be accommodated until the 8th). To reserve a dinner or breakfast simply send an email to Paul KE8EGF, PCARS Treasurer, at: phyland@neo.rr.com . We will have a list of everyone with reservations on site at Field Day (no tickets required). You must be on the reservation list to get dinner or breakfast.
As in previous years Saturday dinner will be free for members; you may bring guests for a cost of $5.00 each. The price for breakfast this year will be $2.00 per person for ALL. Paul, KE8EGF, is in charge of collecting money for meals. You can pay him at the June PCARS meeting or anytime up to mealtime on Field Day.
Field Day Dinner will be served at about 6 pm Saturday, June 22nd (Field Day). Food will be catered by Guido’s. Menu: Rigatoni; Fried Chicken; Parsley Potatoes; Green Beans; Rolls and Butter. The club will supply water and coffee. Please bring your own soft drinks if desired.
Field Day Breakfast will be served at about 8 am Sunday, June 23rd (Field Day). Food will be catered by Little City Grill. Menu: Pancakes, Bacon, Orange Juice, and Strong Hot Coffee.
[SPECIAL NOTE: Dinner & Breakfast will be delivered to on-duty operators and loggers]
Additionally, Supplied by the club:
Doughnuts and coffee will be supplied for the volunteers who show up to help with setting up the stations (antennas, power cables and other equipment). “Starter Food” should be there by 9:30 am.
Volunteer Setup Lunch: Pizza will be supplied for all volunteers who helped with setup. Lunch will be served at about 12:30 pm. I expect setup to be complete and stations testing by about 12:30.
Tear-down-Site Cleanup Crew Lunch: Pizza will be supplied for the volunteers who will be staying after 2:00 pm to help with station tear-down and site cleanup. Pizza will be there by about 1:30 pm.
Cold Bottled Water: will be supplied by PCARS throughout Field Day, from setup through tear-down.
Snacks and Soft Drinks: Should be available throughout Field Day. These may be donated by members who always come through with those extra snacks (Very much appreciated!! …… Thank You!!).

Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman

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PCARS RADIOGRAM for June

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other
interested people,
The June 2019 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready
for you to enjoy.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Getting Ready for
Field Day 2019 – PCARS Field Day Map (ODOT strikes again…) –
Hamvention 2019 – The Electrical Outlet – Get your Name Sent to Mars –
DX Highlites – PCARS Custom Coffee Cups – something for everyone!
Feel free to pass this newsletter on to anyone interested in ham radio or PCARS.
Click Here to see the newsletter. If that does not work copy the following 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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