Thursday Night PCARS Net is ON!

Thursday, December 29, please join us for the FINAL PCARS Net of 2016!  8:00PM on the K8IV Repeater.
Tom wb8lcd
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Dec. 2016 Minutes

PCARS Members:

Minutes of the December meeting/Christmas party are attached.  Please contact me if there are any additions or corrections.

President Rick Kruis is looking for a new club secretary for 2017 since I am “retiring” from the position as of Jan. 31.  If you are interested, please contact him

Hope you have a joyful holiday season and a happy New Year.

Mark, K8MSH

PCARS secretary

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PCARS January Newsletter


The January 2017 edition of The RADIOGRAM will be coming out soon. I need your inputs as soon as possible.
Hey – how about a picture or 2 of you holding, or sitting next the new Ham Radio gear that Santa brought? 
Start the new year off with your contribution to the club newsletter.
Deadline is this Friday (December 30th), but you can send it in early, too.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Parky, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Late DX News

4X07W Caves of Beit Guvrin S.E.S.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has declared the caves of Beit Guvrin to be a World Heritage Site. The caves are on the list of confirmed WFF Israel National Parks Award – 4XFF-007. There is a very long

and interesting history on this site.

It will be the first time operation from this location. The scheduled dates for the operation are 0700z Friday, December 23rd, and Saturday, December 24th, until noon time. Operators mentioned are from the Holyland DX Group:

Shalom 4Z4BS, Mark 4Z4KX, Ruben 4Z5FI, Yulik 4X6HP, Ros 4Z5LA, Vlad 4Z5IW, Arthur 4X4DZ and Jan 4X1VF. 

They will be running two stations CW and SSB on the WFF frequencies using the callsign, 4X07W (Holy land Square G19JS).

QSL cards will handled by Ros, 4Z5LA.”


 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Merry Christmas from All of Us to All of You

Be Safe – Enjoy the holiday

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PCARS Thursday Night 2 Meter Net

Tonight, 8:00 PM (Local) on the K8IV repeater – 146.895 Mhz, PL 110.9.   As of this morning, the K8SRR Echolink Node IS operational, so please check in from wherever you are!  Russ, NR8W will be our NCS – Live from the PCARS World Headquarters on Oakwood St in Ravenna!
Don't forget – It's the FINAL Net Night at the Clubsite Extravaganza for 2016!  We'll open the doors at 6:30 and hang around awhile after the last net concludes.  Bring a bag of your favorite chips or Christmas Cookies to share, as always, beverages are available at the club site.
Hope to see you tonight!
Tom wb8lcd
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Net Night at the Club Site

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 22, we WILL be open!  This is your last chance to get together with your PCARS friends in 2016.  NR8W will be running the PCARS net and everyone will get a chance to check in.  We'll have some snacks and some beverages.  Bring me your suggestions as to what you would like to see PCARS doing in the next year and I'll present them to the board at our first meeting in January.

Hope to see you there – 6:30 pm till ???.
73,  Tom wb8lcd
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Latest DX News

8Q7ND Maldive Islands AS-013

“I will be working from the Maldives at least one of the days between 30 Dec 2016 and 5 January 2017.

Equipment will be ICOM-7100, 100W. Antenna is not clear yet.

For now you can expect to hear this call sign activated as LZ/8Q7ND from Bulgaria.”

QSL via home call.

T88GA Koror Island OC-009

Ted JA7XBG will be active from Koror Island (VIP Guest Hotel Radio Room), IOTA OC-009, 25 to 26 December July 2016 as T88GA.
Operate on HF and 6m in CW, SSB and Digi.
QSL via home call direct, LOTW.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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DX/Contest SIG

Since this month is a busy one for many people with things like family obligations and get togethers, the DX/Contest SIG which would be held on Dec. 27, has been cancelled.  Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Antenna SIG – Cancelled

Because of scheduling conflicts, the December Antenna Special Interest Group scheduled for Tuesday 12-20-16 will be cancelled.  I do wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a great New Year!!  The group will reconvene for the regular January meeting and kickoff 2017 ready for plenty of Ham Radio fun!!

73  Tony  WA8AR 
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