April Monthly Meeting

Please join us next Monday evening (April 10th) for the PCARS Monthly Meeting at the Kent American Legion Post, 1945 Mogadore Rd.,Kent, OH.  The meeting will start at 7 PM.  Our speaker will be Ken Dorsey KA8OAD.  The topic will be amateur radio’s use of DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) .  He has also promised to bring some DMR equipment.  Feel free to come early and enjoy the conversation.


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




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PCARS Net – TONIGHT!

Please check into the PCARS Net tonight at 8:00PM on the K8IV repeater (146.895 Mhz., PL 110.9 or 118.8)  Net Control Station this evening is John – KB8UHN.  Check in to hear about the upcoming PCARS Meeting on 4/10.
73,
Tom wb8lcd
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Latest DX News

T32AZ Kiritimati Island OC-024

Ken KH6QJ will be active again from Kiritimati Island, IOTA OC-04 East Kiribati, 11 to 18 April 2017 as T32AZ.
Operate on HF bands.

QSL via home call.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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PCARS Board Meeting

PCARS will hold its April Board meeting on Monday April 3rd at 7:30 PM at the club site in Ravenna. All PCARS members are invited to attend.

73, Rick K8CAV

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General Upgrade Class

We have scheduled another General Class Upgrade program.  It will meet each Wednesday at 7:00 PM for eight weeks starting April 19th.  If you or anyone you know are interested in upgrading, this is a great opportunity to learn the material.  There is no charge for PCARS members.  The course costs  $25 for those not members which includes a one year membership in PCARS.  If you need a book, we have them for $30.  I have attached a flyer for the course.


Those interested are asked to email AC8NT@portcars.org.  Please let us know if you are a member of PCARS or if you need a book.  


Thanks and 73’s

Jim, AC8NT


James Wilson, MSEE, MBA
5093 Portland Cv
Stow, OH 44224
jawilson@j3solutions.com
Amateur Radio Call: AC8NT
Home: 330-342-8149
Cell: 330-671-0849


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PCARS April Newsletter

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,

Attached is the April issue of The RADIOGRAM delivered right to your e-mail box for your viewing pleasure.
If you're reading this on the PCARS web page: click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab and you can either view the newsletter on-line, or right click and 'save-as', then put it on your computer to view off-line.
Plenty of pages chock full of stuff. It's the FUN April issue.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Looking for Field Day participants – Fun April Stuff – A few April Jokes – Some really good articles – (hey – it's late – it's past 230 am and I have to get up early to go to a VE test session Saturday – but I did get the newsletter out on the 1st of the month)  – PCARS has a TON of stuff going on and even more in the works – something for everyone!
Feel free to pass this newsletter on to anyone interested in ham radio or PCARS.
Take care & 73,
Tom "Parky", KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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@portcars.org

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Latest DX News: Midway & Kure Is.

Well this may not be the "latest news" and it might be old news to some of you, but you might be interested in the fact that Midway and Kure Islands have been removed from DXCC status. Read about it here:  http://www.arrl.org/news/midway-and-kure-islands-are-now-deleted-dxcc-entities

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Latest DX News

WW6RG/KH9 Wake Island OC-053

Randy, WW6RG, will be active again from Wake Island, IOTA OC-053, starting 31 March 2017 as WW6RG/KH9.
Operate on HF Bands.

QSL via home call.

The only thing we need now is propagation!!!

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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April DX Calendar

Here's the April calendar that shows some of the DX that will be on in April. Download the PDF File.

How many will you be able to contact??

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April Meeting

Mark you calendars for the April monthly meeting.  It will be held on April 10th.  At the meeting we will have Ken Dorsey, KA8OAD as our speaker.  

His presentation will consist of information on the background and rise of DMR (MotoTrbo) in the Amateur Radio community. He will focus on what DMR is, how it works and how it is being used in Amateur Radio. He will also discuss the terminology associated with DMR, the hardware available today and give some live demos using DMR equipment.

Come on out and get the low down on DMR.

Jim, AC8NT






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