April DX Calendar for your Shack

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Heard Island – Please Help Your Fellow DXers

The following is from the VK0EK website:

Now that we’ve been on the air just about a week, we need your help. Our #1 goal – by far – is to give everyone an ATNO. We really could use your help – and ask:

        • If you already have Heard Island in your log for a band – please don’t work us on that band. This includes any prior DXpedition where you worked Heard Island on that band

        • If you live near a Little Pistol (or know of any in your DX Club) who is struggling to work us for the first time – please either give them advice or perhaps invite them to use your station. Or – if you have an old decent antenna where you can help them upgrade – there is still 12 1/2 days left of VK0EK – plenty of time to get a better antenna up

        • If you hear someone who seems to have problems with split operation – please email them kindly and offer to help them If we all stick together like these penguins – and hunt when we need to hunt, but help and communicate with our other penguin DXer buddies where we can – we WILL all be much better off in this DXing game!

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We lost another DX entity

The ARRL Awards Committee has voted to delete Kingman Reef (KH5K)
from the DXCC List, effective 29 March, 2016.  Kingman Reef will be
added to the Deleted Entities List on 29 March, 2016.  The total
number of entities on the List will drop from 340 to 339.



 73 – Chuck   W8PT

 

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March Meeting Minutes

Attached are the PCARS meeting minutes from March 14, 2016.  Please contact me if there are any additions or corrections.

Mark, K8MSH
PCARS Secretary

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We lost another DX entity

The ARRL Awards Committee has voted to delete Kingman Reef (KH5K)
from the DXCC List, effective 29 March, 2016.  Kingman Reef will be
added to the Deleted Entities List on 29 March, 2016.  The total
number of entities on the List will drop from 340 to 339.

 73 – Chuck   W8PT

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March Meeting Minutes

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Here’s the April Issue Of The Radiogram

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
If you are getting this via e-mail, then: Attached is the April 2016 issue of The RADIOGRAMsent directly to your e-mail box for your viewing pleasure! If you’re reading this on the web page: click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab and you can either view it on-line, or right click and ‘save-as’, then put it on your computer to view off-line.
This is our annual April Fool Issue. So, you may find a thing or two that is deliberately put in for FUN.
When putting this newsletter together on Friday and while gathering some images from the internet, I got hit with malware that took over my pc and locked it. Luckily, I have good anti-virus and malware programs and was able to fully recover. That took about 3 hours of time to run complete scans then do a complete back up. Whew ! So, I stayed up until 4 am, but still had not finished the newsletter. Restarted on Saturday and finally – here it is. Total time to get this newsletter completed was about 23 hours……. I still hope to get into the WPX contest this weekend, we’ll see.
Hope you enjoy this issueREAD ALL ABOUT IT – PCARS 10th Anniversary of being an ARRL Affiliated Club Special Event Station – Fun April Fool stuff – Doobies – PCARS Strikes Gold – Get Ready for Field Day 2016 – Special Interest Group Reports – PCARS has a TONof 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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April issue of The RADIOGRAM

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
If you are getting this via e-mail, then: Attached is the April 2016 issue of The RADIOGRAM sent directly to your e-mail box for your viewing pleasure! If you're reading this on the web page: click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab and you can either view it on-line, or right click and 'save-as', then put it on your computer to view off-line.
This is our annual April Fool Issue. So, you may find a thing or two that is deliberately put in for FUN.
When putting this newsletter together on Friday and while gathering some images from the internet, I got hit with malware that took over my pc and locked it. Luckily, I have good anti-virus and malware programs and was able to fully recover. That took about 3 hours of time to run complete scans then do a complete back up. Whew ! So, I stayed up until 4 am, but still had not finished the newsletter. Restarted on Saturday and finally – here it is. Total time to get this newsletter completed was about 23 hours……. I still hope to get into the WPX contest this weekend, we'll see.
Hope you enjoy this issueREAD ALL ABOUT IT – PCARS 10th Anniversary of being an ARRL Affiliated Club Special Event Station – Fun April Fool stuff – Doobies – PCARS Strikes Gold – Get Ready for Field Day 2016 – Special Interest Group Reports – 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

It seems that a lot of DX events are either happening or about to happen, so I want to keep you DXers up to date. Pay attention to this first one since it is their last day.

VK9CK Cocos Islands OC-003 [Update]

Plans for our last day of operation is as follows

 
Friday 25th, will be a bit shorter than expected. The plane takes us to Perth early Saturday morning. Check-In at 0630 LOCAL TIME. That means we have to take down most antennas tomorrow in our daylight time. However, we will leave 1 rig (100W) and our 30M vertical operative until about 1800z – with sporadic operation only.
 
A final “QRT-message” will be written on this web-page
73 DipperDX
20160312_101827

FO/K3JZ & FO/N7SOF French Polynesia

John K3JZ and Marjorie N7SOF will be visiting several of the Society Islands group in French Polynesia, March 21 through April 20, 2016.  Holiday operation, maximum 100W, 40 through 10M, CW, RTTY and JT modes only.

QSL via K3JZ.

Society-FOK3JZ-QSL-2

8R1A Guayana

Alex W1CDC 8R1A will be active from Guayana, 11 to 24 April 2016 as 8R1A. This is not a DXpedition.

QSL via W1CDC.

8R1A_2

F4ELJ/p Rè Island EU-032

Didier F4ELJ will be active from Re Island, IOTA EU-032, 9 to 16 April 2016 as F4ELJ/P.

QSL via home call.

 

ileReActiv

P1000295


 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

 

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Latest DX News

It seems that a lot of DX events are either happening or about to happen, so I want to keep you DXers up to date. Pay attention to this first one since it is their last day.

VK9CK Cocos Islands OC-003 [Update]

Plans for our last day of operation is as follows

 
Friday 25th, will be a bit shorter than expected. The plane takes us to Perth early Saturday morning. Check-In at 0630 LOCAL TIME. That means we have to take down most antennas tomorrow in our daylight time. However, we will leave 1 rig (100W) and our 30M vertical operative until about 1800z – with sporadic operation only.
 
A final “QRT-message” will be written on this web-page
73 DipperDX
20160312_101827

FO/K3JZ & FO/N7SOF French Polynesia

John K3JZ and Marjorie N7SOF will be visiting several of the Society Islands group in French Polynesia, March 21 through April 20, 2016.  Holiday operation, maximum 100W, 40 through 10M, CW, RTTY and JT modes only.

QSL via K3JZ.

Society-FOK3JZ-QSL-2

8R1A Guayana

Alex W1CDC 8R1A will be active from Guayana, 11 to 24 April 2016 as 8R1A. This is not a DXpedition.

QSL via W1CDC.

8R1A_2

F4ELJ/p Rè Island EU-032

Didier F4ELJ will be active from Re Island, IOTA EU-032, 9 to 16 April 2016 as F4ELJ/P.

QSL via home call.

 

ileReActiv

P1000295

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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