PCARS June Newsletter

Hello PCARS Members,

A lot of activity is set for this week including the Dayton(R) Hamvention. May will be coming to an end soon and that means I'll be looking for your inputs for the June issue of The RADIOGRAM.
The last Friday in May will be on the 26th. Please send your inputs to me as soon as you can. 
Going to the Hamvention(R)? How about a few sentences about your impressions, what bargains did you find?  Take some pictures!!
Hope to see you at Hamvention(R) 2017.
I'll be looking for your e-mails.
Parky, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
Send your inputs to: KB8UUZ@portcars.org
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WB8LCD is the new Ohio ARRL Section Affiliated Club Coordinator

Checkout the latest Ohio ARRL Section News:

You'll see a nice write up about the incoming Ohio Affiliated Club Coordinator – Tom, WB8LCD !!
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Dayton Live Events on the Web

If you are not attending Dayton this coming week – here
are a few interesting Dayton live events that you can watch on the Internet
from anywhere.

 On Wednesday May 17 at 9 PM EDT Ham Nation will be LIVE
from the Crowne Plaza Contest Super Suite. Ham Nation is led by Bob Heil, K9EID
and along with Val Hotzfeld, NV9L this should be a very entertaining live show
with guests from the Super Suite audience.

 To watch Ham Nation LIVE – go to this link on Wednesday,
May 17 at 9 PM EDT https://twit.tv/live

 You can watch the recording of the "Ham Nation at
the Crowne Plaza" show starting on Thursday morning (day after the live
show) – go here:


 Thanks to Icom America, selected sessions of 2017 Dayton
Contest University

(CTU) will be shown LIVE on Thursday, May 18 starting at
8 AM EDT and lasting until 5 PM EDT. The CTU talks that will be shown LIVE are
those in SALON ABCD or SALON B. You can see the CTU course times and topics
(look for SALON ABCD or SALON B). See the PDF here:


To watch the Icom LIVE feed from Contest University in
Dayton go to http://contestuniversity.com
and click on the CLICK HERE button under the home page photos – next Thursday
morning at 8 AM EDT.

 There will be CTU recordings (these LIVE sessions) posted
on the CTU website by Icom a few weeks after CTU.

 More details about Contest Super Suite and Contest
University are here:

and http://contestuniversity.com

Tim, K3LR

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Midway and Kure Islands Reinstated as DXCC Entities

Hot off the press from the ARRL:

Midway and Kure Islands Reinstated as DXCC Entities


On March 31, 2017, the DXCC desk announced the deletion of Midway Island and Kure Island from the DXCC entities list. The stated reason for this action was because of changes in the administration resulting from changes in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, formerly known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, of which the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and the Battle of Midway National Memorial, the Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary at Kure Atoll, and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands State Marine Refuge, of which they are all included.

After further review it has been found that the deletion of these two entities is not supported by the changes that were made to the relevant administrations. Therefore, the deletions from the DXCC list should not have occurred and the two entities, Midway Island KH4 and Kure Island KH7K, will return to the DXCC list as separate entities.

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Latest DX News

TR8CR Gabon

Roland F8EN will be active again from Gabon 18 May to 3 June 2017 as TR8CR.
Working on 20 and 30m in CW (only).
QSL via F6AJA.

S07X Western Sahara

Team of Radio Amateurs will be active from Sahrawi Republic, 11 to 15 May 2017 as S07X.
Team S01A, 7X2RO, 7X2UV, 7X5FG and 7X2ZZ.
Working on HF Bands in CW, SSB and Digital Modes.

QSL VIA : BEN LAGHA, 18 Rue Louis Aragon 26200, Montelimar, France

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Dayton Hamvention Program Book

The 2017 Program book is available on-line at the Hamvention(R) web site.

You can download the PDF here. ENJOY !!!!

Hope to see all of you at the Greene County Fairgrounds next week !!

pdf icon 2017-Hamvention-Program-.pdf

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PCARS Net Tonight

Another NE Ohio Thursday night where you won't be out mowing the lawn!  Stop in for the PCARS Net at 8 PM on the K8IV repeater.  I'll have some news for you about the PCARS group photo at Hamvention this year.  If it's been awhile since you've checked in, give us a call tonight.

Unfortunately, it appears that echolink is still not working.  Send me your comments in a email and I'll be sure to put them out over the air.
73, Tom – wb8lcd
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Balun Build Day

The Balun Build Day scheduled for this Saturday is CANCELLED.  I was notified by my supplier that the materials scheduled for delivery last week will not arrive until May 19.  I will reschedule  when the material arrives.  

I am very sorry for any inconvenience.  I have been out of town and did not realize until today the material delivery was postponed.

Jim, AC8NT

Jim Wilson, AC8NT
5093 Portland Cv
Stow, OH 44224
330-342-8149 Home
330-671-0849 Cell

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Digital Net Tonight!

I'd like to invite you all to join our VHF digital net tonight,
Wednesday 5/10 at 7:30 PM. We'll be meeting on the K8IV repeater
(146.895-, PL 110.9 or 118.8). We'll be experimenting with FSQ, the digital mode we used for the last HF net.

Hope to see you on the air!
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Antenna Day

Well the target keeps moving so if you were not at the meeting last night you missed the vote to cancel Antenna Day altogether. Yes – Antenna Day has been completely cancelled. We will correct the website that still shows it scheduled for June 3rd.
It was reasoned that the Station Captains as well as the Power Team really don't have any issues regarding set up.  In fact, the only question was the computer networking/logging. We will be getting together with the IT Team to have the system completely set up and tested prior to Field Day,
To repeat, Antenna Day has been completely CANCELLED

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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