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!

George KB8SK Mogadore, OH
Mark W8BBQ Canfield, OH
Andrew KE8ELR Akron, OH
Pete KD8GYI Massilon, 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

Rick K8GI Robert K8RFS Mike KB8TUY
Al KB8VJL Robert KD8CGH Sandra KD8JCY
Ned KD8YPN Randall KD8ZSH Kevin KE8CLO
Andrew KE8ELR Randy N6TL Robert W8JFQ
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Yves F5PRU is currently active from Niger for next few months as 5U7RK.
Operate on HF bands in CW, SSB using Kenwood TS-50 HF transceiver with dipole antenna.
QSL via home call, LOTW, eQSL, ClubLog OQRS.


Source: dxnews.com



 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Latest DX News

I know that many of us have been waiting for the Aves Is. DXpedition.  I guess we will have to wait longer.

YX0V Aves Island NA-020 [Update – postponed]

August 24, 2016

The Asociación de Radioaficionados de Venezuela, Seccional “Santiago de León de Caracas” informs that the Armada Bolivariana de Venezuela has notified that the DXpedition to Aves Island has been postponed until further notice. This circumstance is beyond the team’s control.


JT5NH Mongolia

Nobuaki JA0JHQ will be active from Mongolia, 1 to 4 September 2016 as JT5NH.
Operate on HF bands,  and in All Asian DX SSB Contest.

QSL via home call, LoTW.



Hey, my yurt is better looking than your yurt!

J28PJ Djibouti

Jean Philippe F1TMY announcement:

“I’lll be active from djibouti, starting from  September 1, 2016 and during 3 (perhaps 5) years.

Setup :

– Inverted L for 160m

– Spiderbeam 5 bands Yagi

– 5 Elts Tonna 50 MHZ Yagi

– G5RV

– ATAS 120 for mobile and /MM activity”


QSL information, F1TMY

73 Jean-Philippe


T32AZ Kiritimati Island OC-024

Ken KH6QJ will be active again from Kiritimati Island, IOTA OC-04 East Kiribati, 1 to 15 September 2016 as T32AZ.
Operate on HF bands, mode SSB, active during All Asia SSB and WAE SSB Contests.
QSL via home call.

T32AZ 20150620132501

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Ohio BarQSO Party

PCARS Members:
Just one more reminder to come out to the club site tomorrow between Noon and Midnight to take part in our annual BBQ and QSO Party event.
For those of you who will be operating in the QSO Party, we will start to gather around 10AM. 
And as I understand it, we will be have burgers and brats between 4 and 5 PM.
So come on out and join in the festivities and have Big Fun with your fellow PCARS members.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Ham radio 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.
    We still need volunteers so it you would like to assist with this event, please send me a reply at aylwardjim@aol.com“>aylwardjim@aol.com .  Thanks!
    73, Jim, KC8PD

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Ohio BarQSO Party

PCARS Members:
Please keep in mind that this Saturday at the club site, we will be participating in the Ohio QSO Party.  The contest starts at Noon and goes til Midnight. We will begin to gather at 10:00AM.
We will also host our annual BBQ with burgers, brats and beverages.  If some of you can bring a dish to pass such as baked beans or coleslaw or potato salad, that would be great.
There will be ample opportunity to sit at one of the rigs and make some contacts to help K8BF post a good score.
So come on out and have some BIG FUN with the rest of the K8BF Crowd.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Net Night at the Club Site!
Whatever your QTH happens to be tonight at 8:00PM – please check into the PCARS weekly net on the K8IV repeater (146.895 Mhz, PL 110.9).  NCS tonight is Amy – KD8SKL.
If you can make it out to the club site you can check into the nets from there.  It'll be another movie night tonight, movie to be determined tonight.  If you have a movie you think the group should see, bring it along and we'll add it to the choices!
Hope to see you there.
Tom wb8lcd

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Scott, N8SY Wins the ARRL Section Manger Election

From the:

ARLB031 Summer Section Manager Election Results Announced

Balloted elections concluded on August 23, when ballots were counted at
ARRL Headquarters.

In Ohio, Scott Yonally, N8SY, earned a new term of as SM, outpolling
Matt Welch, W8DEC, of Windsor, 1392 to 483. Yonally, of Mansfield,
has been Ohio's SM since 2014.


Congratulations to Scott, N8SY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Net Night at the clubsite

This week!  Doors open at 6:30 – 10:30.  Come on out and check into the Thursday night nets!
This will be a movie night, I have 3 to choose from, if you've got one you think would be appropriate, Bring It Along!  Consensus will determine the movie we watch.
Always a fun night!  Loosen up a bit before the OH BBQSO Party on Saturday.
Tom wb8lcd
Even if you can't make it out, please check into the PCARS net at 8:00PM.

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DX/Contest SIG

DXers & Contesters:
Tomorrow night will be or DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting at 7PM. We will be going over the rigs to make sure that everything is set for the Ohio QSO Party this Saturday.
If you are planning to participate in the QSO Party, why not come out to the SIG and assist us as we do our final inspection before the contest.
See you at the club site at 7PM tomorrow night. (Tuesday, Aug 23)

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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August Minutes

pdf icon PCARS-Meeting-Minutes-8-8-2016.pdf

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