Archive for July, 2019

Some Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Special Event Stations

Courtesy of the ARRL:

07/01/2019 | Eagle Has Landed
Jul 1-Jul 28, 0900Z-2359Z, GB5EHL, Leiester, ENGLAND. Leicester Radio Society. 14.250; 160 to 10, 4, 6, and 2 meters; 70 cm, on all popular modes. QSL. Mr. M. Harriman, 70 Station Rd., Thurnby, Leicester LE79PU, ENGLAND. https://www.g3lrs.org.uk
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North American QSO Party, RTTY Mode this Saturday July 20 at the clubsite

Attention PCARS Contesters:
This coming Saturday, July 20, K8BF will be on the air in the North American QSO Party, RTTY mode contest.
The contest starts at 2PM local time (1800 UTC) and ends at 2AM Sunday morning (0600 UTC). We plan to take part in all 12 hours. We will have two operating positions active since we are entering in the multi-two category.
George, K3GP, will be our leader for this one and will be at the club site at least one hour early to give anyone who wants, some last minute instruction. I will be there around noon with coffee and donuts.
I encourage any PCARS member, who wants to take part in a RTTY contest, to attend. We hope that the WX and propagation cooperate with our effort to come in first place again.
See you there!
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS Upcoming 2 Meter Nets

PCARS Net – Thursday July 18
Tom – WB8LCD – will be running the PCARS net FROM the clubsite this week! He will be there from approximately 6:30 – 10:00 PM – so, stop on out and check into the net from the clubsite, AND, we will fire up some HF to see if we can make some QSO’s with the YDXA hams at PJ2T! (At the very least – get your yardwork done early, get inside and give us a check-in)
Next week, July 25th, Ed – K8IV – will be NCS for the net, again, from the clubsite. This will be our regular “Net-Night at the Clubsite”, so come on out and participate in some good Ham Radio Fun!
73,
Tom wb8lcd
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Maker Event Help for this Saturday July 13th 8-1

PCARS will be demonstrating ham radio this Saturday at an open to the public Maker Event. The event is being held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8667 Shepard Rd., Macedonia, OH. The event runs from 9-1 but we will be setting up at 8. I will have my portable station, my fox hunting gear and some experiments with magnets.
If you are interesting in helping with this event, please send an email tojawilson@j3solutions.com. If you would like to display some gear that would be great. Just let me know.
Thanks,
Jim, AC8NT
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July FlexNet to be held on Wednesday July 10, 2019 at 8pm

July FlexNet
The next FlexNet will be held on July 10, 2019 at 8pm.
This month’s net will be on FM Simplex and can be found at 146.460. If
the frequency needs to change, we will have someone on the 146.895
repeater providing updates.
If you need an antenna for your 2 meter setup, here is a weblink to a
few very simple and CHEAP plans I would encourage you to check out.
Operating FM simplex is fun and simple with a very small investment.
After the net, we ask that you please send a QSL card to each and every
person you contact. You can use the SquirrelBuro QSL box that is
located at the clubsite and at club meetings to exchange cards. Please
remember to use UTC time/date on all of your QSL’s.
Deron N8XTH
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July FlexNet to be held on Wednesday July 10, 2019 at 8pm

July FlexNet
The next FlexNet will be held on July 10, 2019 at 8pm.
This month’s net will be on FM Simplex and can be found at 146.460. If
the frequency needs to change, we will have someone on the 146.895
repeater providing updates.
If you need an antenna for your 2 meter setup, here is a weblink to a
few very simple and CHEAP plans I would encourage you to check out.
Operating FM simplex is fun and simple with a very small investment.
After the net, we ask that you please send a QSL card to each and every
person you contact. You can use the SquirrelBuro QSL box that is
located at the clubsite and at club meetings to exchange cards. Please
remember to use UTC time/date on all of your QSL’s.
Deron N8XTH
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PCARS News Update July Meeting and Repeater News

Greetings Club Members,
July Monthly Meeting
Just want to remind you that we are having our July Monthly Meeting this Monday, July 8th at 7:00 PM at the American Legion Post 496, 1945 Mogadore Rd., Kent, OH. Our speaker will be Frank Tompkins W8EZT giving us the latest information on Fox Hunting. Fox Hunting is fun for all ages and a great part of our hobby. Come on out and hear this great presentation. As usual we will have our 50/50 and will be spending quality time with our fellow hams.
UHF Repeater
Ed K8IV, Rick K8CAV and I moved the UHF 444.575/449.575 repeater (NO PL Tone) to the new high ground site near Mantua today. We completed some initial testing around the area of the Headwaters Adventures Race and found the coverage outstanding. The testing was done with my ICOM T70 handheld and its “rubber ducky” antenna operated inside Rick’s jeep I also hit the repeater from Stow using 5 watts and my car mounted antenna . I am asking our members to try out this new repeater location and tell us what you think at the meeting on Monday.
I would like to thank Dave Dorson K8PKN the owner of the site, Ed K8IV for setting up the repeater and Rick K8CAV for making this project possible. It is a great addition to our resource list.
Jim, AC8NT
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