Archive for December, 2020

Membership Renewal Update

PCARS Members,

Christmas is just two days away and I hope Santa brings you the new toys you’ve been dreaming of! As we close out 2021 I’d like to thank members who have renewed their membership and remind the few that haven’t there’s still time to renew. I’d also like to recognize our Life Members and their commitment to PCARS:  AB8YK, AC8NT, G0BPS, K1ZZ, K3LR, K8AAB, K8CAV, K8NYM, KB8VJL, KD8FME, KD8SOP, N4IT, N6JRL, N8FTP, N8KBX, N8XTH, NT8K, W8CI, W8KNO, W8PT, WA8CCU, WB2MGP, WB8LCD, WX4QZ, and Denise Renfroe.

The holidays are a time to be with family and friends, it’s also a time to remember those who are no longer with us. These members keys have gone silent and are no longer with us to the enjoy our wonderful hobby and club: K8JE, K8STK, KB8JFF, KB8JHS, KB8PNE, KB8SK, KC8PD, KC8PHY, KC8RJR, KD8ETS, KD8FDK, KD8JRI, KD8MLH, N8GLK, N8HU, N8RLG, N8WHT, W8JFQ, WA8GCF, WA8TSI, WB8FEW, WB8VNO, WD8CVH, and Vee Ward.

The following members have renewed for 2021 and we appreciate their continued commitment to PCARS: AC8QG, AC8XO, AD8FQ, K3GP, K8DER, K8FEY, K8FS, K8HTB, K8IG, K8IV, K8JJM, K8KSU, K8MSH, K8NYL, K8QF, K8SWJ, K8YLK, K8ZGW, KA8OAT, KA8TOA, KB8AMZ, KB8SZI, KB8UHN, KB8UUZ, KB8VJO, KB8ZWT, KC2WLT, KC3JXQ, KC8LJY, KC8QPC, KC8RKD, KC8TUE, KC8YSU, KC8YYS, KD8BBT, KD8BXY, KD8CGH, KD8DFL, KD8EPF, KD8EPG, KD8ERY, KD8IUA, KD8JN, KD8LIR, KD8MLE, KD8MQ, KD8OBA, KD8PBL, KD8SIZ, KD8WBC, KD8WCK, KD8WHA, KD8WZS, KD8ZSH, KE8BBI, KE8BFA, KE8HQK, KE8HTL, KE8JUJ, KE8KBJ, KE8KCJ, KE8LWL, KE8LWM, KE8LWO, KE8LWP, KE8MJH, KE8MKY, KE8MKZ, KE8MXR, KE8NJA, KE8NNC, KE8NWR, KE8PQV, KN4GWY, KW8KW, N1CJW, N2KWW, N3BSN, N6TL, N8AMY, N8ATV, N8BI, N8FUM, N8GIE, N8GPS, N8IL, N8KEV, N8NB, N8PXW, N8QE, N8QZ, N8SY, N8WCP, NO8D, NX8G, W3CDG, W8AHC, W8BDE, W8CDL, W8CYN, W8DMP, W8EZT, W8GWI, W8IFM, W8LSQ, W8NET, W8PJW, W8RID, W8RJG, W8SV, WA8LRW, WA8SAJ, WA8US, WA8UWV, WA8YFL, WB2DFC, WB3HUS, WB8OVQ, WB8VYW, WB9LBI, WD8BIW, WD8ICX, WD8KGH, WD8PME, WT8J, WV8P.

73

Mike-N8WCP

Club Secretary

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Tom Sly, WB8LCDAppointed as Ohio Section Manager

12/21/2020
Tom Sly, WB8LCD, of Kent, has been appointed as the Ohio Section Manager, effective January 1, 2021. Sly will assume the seat that incumbent Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, is vacating to become Great Lakes Division Vice Director, after serving as Ohio Section Manager since 2014.
Sly was appointed by ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, after consulting with Great Lakes Division Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK. The Section Manager appointment extends through September 30, 2022.
Sly is an ARRL Life Member and has served as Ohio Section Affiliated Club Coordinator since 2017. He is past president of the Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS) and has been a radio amateur since 1968.
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January 2021 Newsletter Inputs

Hello PCARS Members,
 
The January 2021 PCARS newsletter – The RADIOGRAM – is in the works!  
 
Yes, Christmas is upon us and the last Friday of the month is December 25th!!  
 
Your inputs for the newsletter can be sent in earlier than Friday (please!) .  
 
Let’s start the new year with a great newsletter. Send your inputs to KB8UUZ@gmail.com as soon as you can.
 
73 & Merry Christmas to all!
 
Parky – KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Terry – KB8AMZ

I’ve just had a text conversation with Terry – KB8AMZ’s sister Pattie. Terry has been at Portage UH for approximately the past week. He has been fighting both COVID and a kidney infection. His condition has been very serious, but he is beginning to respond to treatment and starting to improve. Please keep Terry in your prayers and I will let you all know as soon as I receive any updates.
Tom wb8lcd
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Propagation Seminar January 23, 2021 via Zoom

Update
 Propagation Seminar – January 23, 2021 via Zoom
Contest University will host Propagation Summit on January 23, 2021. All
  • times are USA EST.11 AM – “Update on the Personal Space Weather Station Project & HamSCI activities for 2021” – Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
  • Noon – “Solar Cycle 25 Predictions & Progress” – Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
  • 1 PM – “Maximizing Performance of HF Antennas with Irregular Terrain” – Dr. James Breakall, WA3FET
  • 2 PM – “HF Ionospheric Propagation” – Frank Donovan, W3LPL
  • Drawing for an Icom IC-705 donated by Icom America and DX Engineering – both CTU sponsors. Winner must be present on Zoom to win.
To register for this free CTU Propagation Summit Webinar please go to :
Stay tuned to Contest University: https://www.contestuniversity.com/
73
Tim K3LR
Contest University Chairman
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Thursday Night 2 Meter Net

Hi everyone
Please join Richard for the PCARS Thursday night net on 146.895 neg offset and a PL tone of 118.8 at 8:00pm local time. He will wow us with his wisdom. We also support the K8SRR echo link node. The net will have local check-ins and check-ins from around the world. We will have club updates and amateur news for everyone. This will be our last net for 2020 so make it a good one. My thanks to all of you for checking in and for the net controllers. Hope to hear you tonight , for now 73’s
Greg KA8TOA NCC
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December DX/Contest SIG – CANCELLED

PCARS DXers & Contesters:
 
As was mentioned during our “Not the Monthly Meeting” meeting, the December DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting will not be held. It was scheduled just a few days before Christmas and with all the hoopla surrounding the holiday, it didn’t seem necessary to hold yet another Zoom meeting.
 
We will pick back up in January. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
 
— 
73 – Chuck W8PT
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December “Not-a-Meeting” QST

Our PCARS December dinner meeting was cancelled due to COVID. As I thought about the year coming to an end I realized that 2020 was our 15th Anniversary and other than our Special Event operations we were really not able to give it the celebration it needed. We still can’t give it what it deserves, but we have to do something!
Please join me Monday December 14th at 7:00PM. This will be a ZOOM ONLY meeting! The following link is your personal invitation to participate:
Join Zoom Meeting
I hope you’ll join me. I have 3 President’s Awards to present for 2020. Mostly I’ll make the announcement, then present the awards soon after and have some photos for the newsletter. I’ll add to that a little bit of PCARS history and some suggestions for the future. I’m looking forward to the next 15 years of PCARS and hoping for no repeats of 2020.
And, I know you all have probably heard this just a little too much, and now it’s aimed at a relatively few of you, but it’s still important for me to bang this drum one more time:
If you have not yet renewed your PCARS membership – please do it before the end of the month. If for some reason you have chosen not to renew, or are unable to renew, please let me know.
73, see you all Monday!
Tom – WB8LCD  PCARS President (for just a little while longer!)
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PCARS Thursday Night Net

Hi Everyone
Please join the K8BF net on Thursday for the delta tones of Ed K8IV at 8:00 pm local time on the 146.895 repeater. It has a negative offset and a PL tone of 118.8. It also accepts the K8SRR echo link node. Please join in the fun and get club updates and amateur radio news. I hope everyone is staying safe and will join us for the fun. Remember if you check in 10 consecutive times either way we will get you a nice certificate to hang in your shack. Also if your interested in running a net please let me know, it is great training and fun.
For now 73’s
Greg KA8TOA  NCC
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PCARS Flexnet

Join us Wednesday at 8:00PM EST for the PCARS Flexnet. This month we’ll set the time machine for 1960 and give Amplitude Modulation a try. Meet us on 50.400 AM for what should be an interesting evening! If you’re interested in being a net op or assistant net op contact Mike N8WCP at n8wcp.us@gmail.com.
See you on the air!
73
Mike – N8WCP
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