Net night at the Club Site

Now that all this snow is on the ground, you might as well come out to Net Night at the Club Site!  Tomorrow night (Thursday),   6:30 to 10:30.  
See you there,

Tom  wb8lcd

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ARES Invitation

Hello everyone,

Please join us this Thursday at 7:00pm for the ARES of Portage County
bi-weekly training net. All are welcome and we hope to hear you check
in. These nets give you an opportunity to check equipment and get training on ARES operations and procedures. The repeater frequency is 146.895 with pl tones of 110.9 and 118.8.


Mike DiCarro, KD8FLZ 

EC Portage County, District 5

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Thursday – Net Night at the club site

Yes – THIS Thursday!  What, you think I might call it off due to the weather again?
No Way!  I figure I owe you something good.  I'm sure NR8W (aka Stinky) will tell his interesting story about running over a skunk with his truck last week.  There'll probably be some good snacks.  If the bands are open, there will be lots of activity tuning up for the big weekend contest.

Everyone will check into both the PCARS net and the ARES net.  You'll get a chance to speak to someone else you haven't seen in awhile.
Doors open at 6:30 PM and will remain open until at least 10:30.

Hope to see you there.  73,
Tom  wb8lcd

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National Weather Service newsletter

    Thanks for your interest in the NWS Aware Newsletter. The latest edition has been posted at the following link:
    Please feel to pass on this link or to reprint Aware. If you have suggestions for future topics, comments or compliments, please send them
Melody Magnus, Managing Editor

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Latest HamRadioNow episode


Episode 138 is up! It’s an interview with Jerry Wanger (rhymes with Ranger), CEO of Connect Systems, about a new handheld they have planned for fall release that will do analog FM, D-STAR and MOTOTRBO (generically DMR) digital. 

Now editing: Another  talk with Bruce Perens K6BP. I was aiming for a discussion of the ARRL’s “Symbol Rate” petition at the FCC, and we did talk about that before moving on to a bunch of other stuff. Might have that up Sunday or Monday.

All at


Gary KN4AQ
ARVN: Amateur Radio//Video News
Gary Pearce KN4AQ
508 Spencer Crest Ct.
Cary, NC 27513


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Net Night at the Club Site

This Thursday, 27 March, is Net Night!   Hope to see you there.
Tom  wb8lcd

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DX/Contesting SIG

Greetings from Parkman:
Tomorrow at 7PM we will be holding our monthly DX/Contesting Special Interest Group meeting.  We will be viewing a DVD on the Peter I Island DXpedition – 3Y0X – which took place in 2006.  It is an hour long and very, very informative.  I hope that all who are interested will make an effort to be at the club site tomorrow.

See you there…

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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April Newsletter – Inputs needed

Hello PCARS,
Looking for your newsletter inputs – yep – this Friday (the 28th) is the last Friday of the month. Please get you inputs in as soon as you can.
There is the CQ WPX SSB Contest that weekend and I'd like to get on the air – but won't do it until the newsletter is done.

PCARS Newsletter Editor

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Saturday Club Activity

Saturday March 22 is the club’s VOM/DVM presentation and activity. We’ll be talking about how to use your VOM/DVM and some of the things you need to be aware of when using it. We’ll also have several hands-on stations where you will be making measurements and coming up with explanations for what you are measuring. You can bring your own VOM/DVM and we’ll also have several there if you don’t have one. Hope to see you there!
73, Rick K8CAV

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PCARS Weekend Workshop

Don't Forget!  Tomorrow morning (Saturday 3/22)  10:00 AM at the PCARS Club Site.  Bring along your VOM – (Volt/Ohm Meter) Rick, K8CAV ,  will be presenting a tutorial on many of the different ways a VOM can be used and the many diagnostic tests you can use it for.  Yes!  You can use it for more than just testing the voltage of an AA battery!

This is an opportunity to increase your knowledge and make you a better educated Ham.  If you want to move forward with Radio and Electronics this is the first basic tool you should master.  I'm guessing just about everyone could learn something new or benefit from the refresher course.

Hope to see you there in the morning……..73,
Tom  wb8lcd

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