Antenna Special Interest Group

The regular monthly meeting of the Antenna Special Interest Group will be held  Tuesday, 7/16/2016, 7PM at the club site. All PCARS members and guests are welcome.
In addition to our regular antenna design/construction topics, Jim AC8NT, will be demonstrating his rebuilt spiral dipole.  Anyone who has an antenna analyzer and/or a home brew balun you can bring them along to test with the spiral dipole.  It will be a great learning experience!
Also, Jim will be discussing some specifics of the planned PCARS Balloon Launch.  Anyone interested in being on one of the Balloon teams is welcome to attend.
Summer is the heart of antenna constriction season.  So feel free to come on out and talk about those antenna projects you are wanting to build.  See you all there!!
Tony Romito  WA8AR

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CY9C St. Paul Island

CY9C St Paul Island [August 14, 2016, Update]

14 August 2016

Randy  N0TG informs DxCoffee Readers:

“All three U.S. vehicles will be on the road Sunday morning (14th) fully loaded with all the dxpedition gear on the journey to our take-off point at Dingwall, Nova Scotia.  Tuesday, Phil, VA3QR will be headed for Dingwall also with a utility trailor full.  Arrival is expected on Tuesday, 16 August for all the equipment and supplies.
Thanks to all who have expressed interest and  for the those who have donated to the dxpedition.  Dxpedition contacts Logged will be posted LIVE on the website for those who desire to check if they are in the log. Also QSL information has been posted on  the website.   www.CY9Dxpedition.com    

We are ON THE WAY!!”

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Comms volunteers needed

    This year’s Mantua Potato Stomp nine mile race will be on Saturday, September 10th and our operation will run from 0730 till about 1100 hours.  This is a fun event to work and although it is the same day as OSPOTA there are some assignments that will wrap up early leaving you plenty of time to still get to your OSPOTA station.
 
    If you would like to assist with this event, please send me a reply at aylwardjim@aol.com .  Thanks!
 
 
    73, Jim, KC8PD

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Get On The Air Day

Tomorrow will be our first Get On The Air Day at the club site. If you are interested in trying HF or have any questions about your rigs or antennas please stop by. We will be starting at 9:00 AM an will be there until at least noon. This is a great opportunity for Technician class holders to try HF under the supervision of General and Extra class operators.

Jim, AC8NT

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ARES invitation

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. These nets give you an opportunity to check equipment and get training on ARES operations and procedures. The repeater frequency is 146.895 with a pl tone of 110.9.

73,

Mike DiCarro, KD8FLZ 

EC Portage County, District 5

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Latest DX News

ZA3/IU7GSN Albania

Nicola IU7GSN will be active from Albania, 9 to 23 August 2016 as ZA3/IU7GSN.
Active on HF Bands, SSB and Digital modes.
QSL via home call direct.

 

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TL8AO Central African Republic

Ken LA7GIA will be active from Bangui, Central African Republic, 10 to 22 November 2016 as TL8AO.
Active on 80m – 10m CW.
QSL via home call, OQRS and LOTW.

Humanitarian fundraising, please visit: http://la7gia.com/tl8ao/humanitarian%20fundraising.html

 

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 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Ohio BBQSO Party

PCARS Members and Friends:
As mentioned at our monthly meeting, K8BF will once again take part in the Ohio QSO Party. It takes place on Saturday, August 27th. 
I am hoping that there will be many PCARS members that want to take part in the contest. I am not asking you to take a 2 hour shift, but if you could come out and operate for 20-30 minutes, that would really help.  The contest runs from Noon till Midnight so you have 12 hours to make an appearance and sit in an op seat.
For you Techs, there will be enough Extra class HAMS around that you can get on HF and help your club out while getting some HF experience.
For those who already know that you will be participating, send me a short email to let me know that I can count on you.
Come out – support your club – have fun – and a burger or a brat!

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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QRP / CW SIG

7:00 PM TONIGHT at the PCARS Club Site – 705 Oakwood St. Ravenna
We are planning a QRP outing in the very near future, if you would like to participate, please come out and help us make arrangements!
73/72,
Tom wb8lcd

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ARES Net Invitation

Hello everyone,

Please take time to check in this Thursday to the ARES of Portage County bi-weekly training net, 7:00 PM. This gives you an opportunity to check equipment and get training on ARES and Ham Radio procedures and operations. The repeater frequency is 146.895 with a pl tone of 110.9.
You do not need to be a member to check in.

73,

Mike, KD8FLZ 

EC Portage County, District 5

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KD8MQ Receives the Allan Severson Memorial Award

Columbus Hamfest & ARRL –
Ohio Section  Conference

Saturday – August 6th


Allan
Severson Memorial Award Winner

 

The Allan
Severson Memorial Award is bestowed on an amateur radio operator in the Ohio
Section who has demonstrated a continuing dedication to the advancement of
amateur radio and to the Ohio Section. Usually one Ohio Section member is
awarded per year and usually at the Ohio Section Conference in September.

 

The award had been established in 1992 and was
named "Ohio Ham of the Year" until 1999. That year it was renamed
after Allan, of Lakewood, Ohio, who had become a silent key in 1997. The
award winners listed here are all hams who, like Allan Severson, have
dedicated themselves to the advancement of the American Radio Relay League in
Ohio.

 

Although Allan had served the Section as
Section Manager and went on to a distinguished career as Great Lakes Division
Director on the ARRL National Board of Directors, the annual award
announcement only mentions one sentence about him which is part of every
memorial award certificate. That sentence quickly demonstrates the reason for
the renaming of this award. "Allan's devotion to serve amateur radio
inspired a whole generation of Ohio Section leadership."

 

The
award this year goes to none other than:

   

John Myers, KD8MQ

Congratulations
John..!!

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