Club Info

Contact Us

General questions about the PCARS Club: EMAIL

QSL’s for club station K8BF or KD8CKP: EMAIL

Website issues: EMAIL

Email content you would like posted on the website: EMAIL

Club Flyer

Ever wished you had something to give a fellow ham to tell them about PCARS? Well, here, for your immediate use is a flier (put together by Parky, KB8UUZ).
Please print it out and use it freely!

Club Meetings

Meeting Location

Kent American Legion Post 496
1945 Mogadore Rd,
Kent, OH
Click here for directions

PCARS meets the 2nd Monday of each month. All are welcome. We meet at a full-service restaurant, so many people come early (around 6pm) for dinner and conversation before the meeting, and to catch up with friends. We keep the business end of things to a minimum, so we can concentrate on ham radio FUN!

Meetings begin 7pm SHARP



Membership in PCARS is open to anyone interested in Amateur Radio, whether you are licensed or not. Download this Membership application. Bring the completed form to the next PCARS meeting, or send it to the Club Secretary.

Pay your Dues With Paypal!

You can now pay your dues via Paypal. Just click the button below.

PCARS Dues Options
Enter You Callsign Here

Constitution & By-laws

PCARS Constitution & By-laws – Click here to Download

Mission Statement

PCARS Mission Statement – Click here to download

Amateur Radio Licensing

If you would like to be an Amateur Radio Operator, you’ll need a license from the Federal Communications Commission. The PCARS Volunteer Examiner team conducts regular license testing on the first Saturday of each even numbered month. Check the VE Sessions Page for the next session.

You can study on your own for the licensing test, or attend our Ham Radio Licensing Classes. Check the PCARS event Calendar for the next class session.

QSL Manager

If you’ve worked our club station K8BF, possibly under the previous callsign KD8CKP, we would love to exchange QSL cards with you! Please contact QSL Manager Bob Hewett, K8FEY EMAIL


Club Officers
President Rick Kruis, K8CAV EMAIL
Vice President Jim Wilson, AC8NT EMAIL
Treasurer Amy Leggerio, KD8SKL EMAIL
Secretary  Tom Sly WB8LCD EMAIL
Three Year Trustee Robert Gurney, N8RLG EMAIL
Two Year Trustee Jim Aylward, KC8PD EMAIL
One Year Trustee Chuck Patellis W8PT EMAIL
Past President Tom Sly WB8LCD EMAIL

Trustees and officers can be reached at


PCARS Gear is available at all PCARS meetings, or order by mail by contacting the PCARS Treasurer.


The PCARS club logo looks great on your hat, jacket, shirt, just about anywhere. These iron-on patches are approximately 3 inches square and are embroidered in Red, Black, and Blue. Your price: $2 pcars_small


The 4″ x 8″ PCARS oval patch is highlights the club logo. Great for your bumper, rear window, in your go-kit or in the shack. Your price: $1 pcars_logo_oval
The 3″ x 10″ PCARS bumper sticker is just what you need to cover that old presidential election sticker on your car. Your Price: $1 pcars-bumper-s

Shirts & Jackets

Shirts and jackets in a variety of styles, featuring the PCARS logo are available from Callsign Wear. You must mention the PCARS logo when you place your order. Callsign Wear can reference previous orders from WB8LCD, KC8PD, KB8UUZ.

Special Order Items

Contact Steve K8SRR for Special Order merchandise. EMAIL

Need Batteries?

PCARS has partnered with Interstate Batteries to provide additional funding for the Club through the Interstate Batteries online fundraising program.

Interstate Batteries offers over 10,000 different kinds of batteries, which can be shipped to your doorstep in just a couple of days. You already buy these batteries for your remote controls, laptop computers, cell phones, cameras, and other many other devices.

All you need to do is put PCARS in the coupon code and we will get credit for the sale. Our first order placed on this program totaled over $800!