PCARS Honored as Hamvention Club of the Year 2018

 

PCARS is Hamvention Club of the Year!

“The Dayton Hamvention® Club of the Year honors go to the Portage County (Ohio) Amateur Radio Service. This very busy club says it has over 40 hours of activities each month, including public service, student outreach, periodic “Build Days” for working on projects together and monthly “Get On The Air” days when the club station is open for members and guests to learn about HF and different modes of operation.

The honors will be presented at the 2018 Dayton Hamvention awards banquet in May.”

The members of PCARS are proud to have been selected
for this prestigious award.

All of the members – past and present – have helped make
our club what it is today.

Along with future members our club will be even better in years to come.

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New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!

Mara KE8KBJ Ravenna, OH
R. Daniel Foreman Ravenna, OH
Joe K8HTB Kent, OH
Randall KD8JN Canton, OH
Dan N8FUM Akron, OH
Fred W8FSF Mayfield Village, OH
Sly W8YIH Barberton, OH

If you meet these people on the street, in a meeting, or on the air, be sure to say Hi and introduce yourself. Let’s make our new members feel welcome!

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Birthdays this Month

Westy AB8IE Nicholas AC8QG Dick G0BPS
Dan KD8EPA Marla KE8GBL Mark KE8HTL
Willie KE8IEC Ian KE8IED Rod N4PKW
Larry N8FTP Karen N8HUC Paul N8QZ
Chuck W8PT Bill WB9LBI
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Contest Award Certificates Available for Ddownload from the ARRL web

To ARRL Contest Participants,

We are pleased to announce that through the extraordinary efforts of Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, together with Trey Garlough, N5KO, Ward Silver, N0AX, and the ARRL IT Team, the ARRL's Contest Program has begun making contest award certificates available for download from the ARRL web in PDF and JPG formats.

The web page to access these certificates is: http://contests.arrl.org/certificates.php – just enter the call sign.

Three events are currently available for downloads:


–          2017 IARU HF Championship

–          2017 ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest

–          2017 ARRL September VHF Contest

Future certificates for more current events, as well as past events going back well over a decade, will be made available in the next few weeks.

This new online-certificate feature will offer enhanced content over what has been offered previously on ARRL certificates, and makes certificates available to a greater number of participants. New recognitions have been added for top-ten participants in a broader number of geographical (Country, Division, Section) or categorical entries.

New event-certificate releases will be announced as they become available.

73,

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio(tm)
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
860-594-0232
w9jj@arrl.org<mailto:w9jj@arrl.org>

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Youth DX Adventure Update

Youth DX Adventure Update

By AB8YK, Jim Storms


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The Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure was just granted the Curacao call  
sign of PJ2Y for this year's trip. Our departure is only days away and  everyone is excited. We plan to arrive and be QRV the evening of July  19 through the 24th. That assumes no traveling issues.


There are plans to upload logs periodically to Club Log. 


Hope to see  everyone on the bands. 

Please watch our website qsl.net/n6jrl
for  
where we are operating. We may be doing some FT-8 in normal mode not fox and hound 

The concentration will be on SSB and CW. There is also  a possibility of 6m if conditions permit.

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FT-8 DXpedition Mode

The following links will provide information on using FT-8 for catching Dxpediitons. This is a new addition to the WSJT-X package to allow these expeditions to make many more contacts using FT-8. As many as 500 per hour. However, it does require some setup. The following links will be very useful to setting up this new mode.

Click here for a manual for this new mode Please read this manual before using the new mode.

Click here for the latest WSJTX downloads and documentation You must be using version 1.9 or above for this mode.

Click here for a quick video on one FT-8 contact with KH1/KH7Z I caught this one. It was outstanding and done with my magnetic loop and 30 watts. My wife thought I had won the lottery. Unfortunately it was just an great contact.

This is a great tool to get those hard to get stations. We will talk more about this at the July meeting.

Jim, AC8NT

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June 2018 Meeting Minutes

Attached for your review.
Tom – WB8LCD  PCARS Secretary
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SATURDAY – PCARS Special Event Station

This Saturday – July 7th – at the PCARS Club site in Ravenna K8BF will be ON-THE-AIR.

We'll be on the air as a Special Event Station celebratiing our 2018 Hamvention Club of the Year Award !
We'll be on the air from 10 am until 10 pm. Doors open at 9am to get everything set to go. 
Be there – be part of PCARS history and GET ON THE AIR and make a ton of contacts.
Stations from around the world will be looking for K8BF so you won't have to be hunting down statsions, they will be hunting for K8BF.
Join in on the fun!!!
Hope to see you Saturday – July 7th 9am set up – on ar from 10 am until 10 pm.

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DX Activity for July

Here's the July DX and activity calendar for July. How many of these stations can you get in YOUR log ???  Get on-th-air and most of all – Have FUN !!!

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Dale’s Tales for July

Greetings, welcome to “Dale’s Tales” for July 2018.

Best wishes to all for a safe and sane July Fourth. Happy Birthday America!

WHAT”S ARRL DONE for me lately? That was the subject of a couple of recent talks I had the pleasure of presenting to Division radio clubs. It struck me that this was a really important topic and perhaps a look at it for everyone would help instill a little pride in what our organization is all about. With so many facets in the great hobby, we often forget about that the other guys and gals are doing. So here is my shot at an ARRL overview.

WIIFM? What’s In It For Me? Here are just a select few items: Read the rest of this entry »

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Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,The July issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.

Click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab on the PCARS web site and you can either view the newsletter on-line, or right click and ‘save-as’, then put it on your computer to view off-line.

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Field Day was FUN – Tesla vs Ediison – PCARS Special Event Station information – New Tech Class Question Pool – Ham Radio Heroes – 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

Any mistakes found in the newsletter are there on purpose so some of you can can have fun finding them….
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@gmail.com

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PCARS July Newsletter is here !

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
The July issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.
Click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab on the PCARS web site and you can either view the newsletter on-line, or right click and 'save-as', then put it on your computer to view off-line.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Field Day was FUN – Tesla vs Ediison – PCARS Special Event Station information – New Tech Class Question Pool – Ham Radio Heroes – 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
Any mistakes found in the newsletter are there on purpose so some of you can can have fun finding them….
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@gmail.com
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SOTA Activations

PCARS Members:
Some of you might be interested in Summits On The Air Activations. I received this from KN4BBC – Alan Lambert.
He says:
Hello SOTA friends,
I’ll be attempting the follow summits July 4-8. This is a work in progress and may change.
W4V/AB-008
W4V/WV-002
W4V/WV-004
W4V/WV-013
W4V/WV-019
W4V/WV-022
W4V/WV-024
W4V/WV-042
W4V/FC-003
W4V/FC-002
W4V/FC-001
W4V/FC-008
73,
Alan
KN4BBC

73 – Chuck W8PT

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