ARES invite

Hello everyone,

Please join us tonight at 7:00pm for the ARES of Portage County
bi-weekly training net. All are welcome and we hope to hear you check
in. The repeater frequency is 146.895 with pl tones of 110.9 and 118.8.

73,

Mike DiCarro, KD8FLZ 

EC Portage County, District 5

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CW / QRP SIG

The CW / QRP SIG meets tonight, 7:00PM at the club site.  Got a QRP project you're working on?  Bring it along.  Something you've built or acquired in the last year?  Show it off.  We'll take a look at the QRP contest schedule to pick out a couple to work as a club, from the club site this year.  See you there.

72,
Tom  wb8lcd

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Want a sweet deal?

Check them out if you’re looking for some batteries!
Tom wb8lcd
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Just Enter the Coupon code LOVE14.


PCARS has partnered with Interstate Batteries to provide additional funding for the Club through the Interstate Batteries online fundraising program.

Interstate Batteries offers over 10,000 different kinds of batteries, which can be shipped to your doorstep in just a couple of days. You already buy these batteries for your remote controls, laptop computers, cell phones, cameras, and other many other devices.

All you need to do is put PCARS in the coupon code and we will get credit for the sale. Our first order placed on this program totaled over $800!

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ARES Net 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. The repeater frequency is 146.895 with pl tones of 110.9 and 118.8.

73,

Mike DiCarro, KD8FLZ 

EC Portage County, District 5

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Freeze Your Acorns Off 2014

Well, it's just a week away and I have it on good authority that there are already plenty of stations that will be operating and a lot of good food.  But don't let that stop you from setting up your own station and/or bringing a hot dish to pass or a cold snack.  Please remember that this is a QRP event, so a certain HAM who will remain unnamed should leave the Alphas at home.

I know we will have a good time.  I will have log sheets, copies of the rules and guest signup sheets available.  Festivities will start at 10AM but I will be there early enough to check in those who will be operating to make sure that they have all the documentation that is needed.  You should be there early enough to set up so that you can start operating at 10AM. It goes without saying that you need to abide by your license privileges.  So Techs need to stay within their operating privileges, generals in theirs and so on.

Even if you can't operate or bring food, come on out and fellowship with your fellow HAMS.  I trust Parky will be there with his trusty camera to get some great pics to put into the next Radiogram. So see you next Saturday.


 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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February PCARS Meeting

I want to remind you all that the February PCARS meeting is this coming Monday (February 10).  The meeting starts at 7:00PM Sharp!    (you are still welcome to show up early for dinner if you wish)

I hope you all can make it, and don't forget, we'll be meeting at the Overlook Restaurant (Currently known as The Fairways at Twin Lakes).  The address for your GPS is: 1519 Overlook Rd.  Kent, OH  44240.  If you park on the west side of the building, walk to the front entrance with the green awning, then go straight to the back of the building.  If you park on the east side of the building, you can go in the door at ground level to the club house, then straight back until you find the stairway to get upstairs. 

Steve, K8SRR, will present the program on computer networking that we missed in January.  We've got a lot of good information for you on upcoming PCARS meetings and events.
I'll look forward to seeing you there!
73,
Tom wb8lcd

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PCARS Spring Tech Class

Attached is the new flier for the PCARS Spring 2014 Technician class.  Please post wherever you can and invite all your non-ham friends to get involved! 
Thanks,
Tom -  wb8lcd

pdf icon TechClassFlier-Mar11-2014.pdf

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Tom, WB8LCD Will Be Speaking At ARRL 100th

WB8LCD-RideWithPCARS

WB8LCD riding a PCARS Black Squirrel on his way to talk about PCARS at the ARRL’s 100th

Our own Tom Sly, WB8LCD is on the list of people that will present programs during the ARRL 100th Anniversary – Centennial Convention !! Way to go Tom !!

You can visit the ARRL website at: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=1248082 to see the list as it stands now. (also see the screen shot).

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February Digital Special Interest Group

The next Digital Special Interest Group meeting will be held at the PCARS Club Site at 705 Oakwood St in Ravenna on Tuesday February 4th at 7:00 PM. The topic for this month will be getting you configured, up and running with your station computer, interface and radio. There will be a very short presentation and handouts, and then we’ll move right into the hands on portion with your equipment and computer. The goal is for you to leave the meeting with as much equipment as you brought to the meeting ready to operate. I’ll have copies of fldigi, EasyPal, and RMS Express/Winmor for those that need it. Hope to see you there!
 
Rick K8CAV
Digital SIG Moderator 

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February issue of The RADIOGRAM is here

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Other Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
If you are getting this via e-mail, then: Attached is the February 2014 issue of The RADIOGRAM sent directly to your e-mail box for your viewing pleasure!

If you're reading this on the web page: Hey download your copy – click the PDF icon or the NEWSLETTER tab and you can either view it on-line, or right click, 'save-as' and then put it on your computer to view off-line.

Hope you enjoy this issue - 
READ ALL ABOUT ITNEW MEETING PLACE for PCARS – FYAO 2102 Video wins the Ham Nation video award – Emergency Communications Course coming up – FYAO 2014 is THIS month – and MORE!!

LOTS of good information. 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: Tom "Parky", KB8UUZ at:  kb8uuz@portcars.org

pdf icon PCARS-Feb14.pdf

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