Welcome to PCARS

PCARS puts the FUN in Ham Radio!

Check us out at our local meeting and see how much fun we’re having in person! In addition to our monthly meeting, we try to have at least one activity each month—another good opportunity to check us out. If you think we look like we’re having FUN, then the next step is to join us.   We’ve got members as far away as California and we welcome all Hams as part of our group.

In addition to having fun, we have made friendships with other Amateur operators, and have spread the message about what Ham radio is all about to our communities. Read the rest of this entry »

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New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!

Melanie K8KSU Munroe Falls, OH
Robert W5OV Stow, OH
Richard WA8TSI Tallmadge, OH
James KC8RKD Kent, OH
Darren KE8BBJ North Olmsted, OH
Janice KE8BFA Ravenna, OH
Bobby KE8BMP Mantua, OH
Alex K8EUR Parma, OH
Jeff KB8ZWT Stow, 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

Allan AB8AA Aaron KC8MXW Jeffrey KD8DQT
Rena KD8EPF Jennifer KD8LIR John KD8SIZ
David KD8VGY Richard KD8WCK Coletta W8CDL
Howard W8SV Bob WB8OVQ Dan WD8DAU
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PCARS Field Day Pictures

Hello PCARS Members,
The pictures taken and sent to me (and I'm still waiting for a few other folks to send some in) are posted on the PCARS web site (Thanks to webmaster John, KD8MQ). You can find them at:
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I sent the pictures to our ARRL Ohio Section Manager, Scott, N8SY – (he asked everyone for Field Day pictures) – and he has posted them on the Ohio Section web site at: http://arrl-ohio.org/fd-pix/index.php
Enjoy!
If you have not sent me your pictures, please send them !!!  We'll get them added into the collection we have now.
73,
Tom, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor

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Field Day 2015 – Pictures, Please

Hello all PCARS people !
If you were at Field Day 2015 and took pictures, please send them to me !!!
Hope you dried out okay.
Parky, KB8UUZ

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PCARS July Newsletter

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
If you are getting this via e-mail, then: Attached is the July 2015 issue of The RADIOGRAM sent directly to your e-mail box for your viewing pleasure! If you're reading this on the web page: click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab and you can either view it 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 – CQ Reviews Contest Logs – EmComm – Log4OM has Added Features – Net Night Quiz – OQP Rules Change – Paper Chase – Three Great Weather Links – OSPOTA 2015 Flier – and more good information. 

PCARS has a TON of stuff going on and even more in the works – something for everyone!
Tomorrow starts Field Day 2015 – Have FUN – Stay Dry!!!!!!!!
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: kb8uuz@portcars.org

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Final schedule

This is the last schedule I will be sending out.   If you want to operate or log catch me Saturday. 

There are five open 2 hour slots.  6-8P Saturday, Midnight to 2A Sunday, 4-6a Sunday, 6-8A Sunday, and 10-noon Sunday.

If you only want to work one hour that works too.

I'll work them all if someone else doesn't want them.

Erica Pelz — AE8YL

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Just in time for Field Day………

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Net night at the clubsite

Don't forget about tonight!  Check into nets.  Fabulous popcorn, and beverages.  Special edition Net Night Quiz with a fabulous prize for the winner!  Doors open at 6:30, till 10:30.  A Fabulous time will be had by all!

73,

Tom wb8lcd

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Net night at the clubsite

Don't forget about tonight!  Check into nets.  Fabulous popcorn, and beverages.  Special edition Net Night Quiz with a fabulous prize for the winner!  Doors open at 6:30, till 10:30.  A Fabulous time will be had by all!

73,

Tom wb8lcd

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Propagation

Received this report this AM.

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he SFI is falling and the next several days will see further decline. As of 24-Jun-2015 at 0910 UTC: SFI = 116 A = 76 K = 4

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Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate. Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level occurred. Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level occurred.

With the ARRL Field Day this coming weekend, it looks like propagation may be less than optimum especially for 10 meters. 

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So there you are.  I'm not sure what it is about weekends and especially weekends that have big contests, but it seems that someone doesn't like to have band openings when they are really needed.​ We will just have to make do like we always do and hope for the best while working as many stations as we can.  

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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Field Day dessert

Hello everyone,

As Field Day food chair I’d like to ask if anyone would mind bringing a dessert to the park this weekend, it can be something large or small, homemade or store bought (cookies make a great snack at 3:00 am.) Your dessert will be greatly enjoyed and appreciated. Thank you.

73,

Mike, KD8FLZ


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Net Night at the Clubsite

Yes, it's this week!  You'll want to stop out and check into the Thursday night nets and enjoy some snacks, beverage and fellowship.  Consider this a "breather" from the intensity of Field Day that you are about to experience! 
There will  be a "special Field Day" edition of the Net Night Quiz!  Maybe even a "valuable" prize for the winner!
Hey, I know it's a busy week, but you'll have time to get the yard mowed on Friday, or Monday, or whenever……..  I really hope to see you at Net Night!
73,
Tom wb8lcd

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