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!

R. Daniel Foreman Ravenna, OH
Joe K8HTB Kent, OH
Sly KD8GGN Barberton, OH
Randall KD8JN Canton, OH
Dan N8FUM Akron, OH
Fred W8FSF Mayfield Village, OH
Marla KE8GBL Mantua, 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

R. Daniel Foreman Vince AC8XO Gary KB8VJO
Jeffrey KD8DQT Rena KD8EPF Randall KD8JN
Jennifer KD8LIR John KD8SIZ Richard KD8WCK
Coletta W8CDL Howard W8SV Bob WB8OVQ
Dan WD8DAU
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DX Engineering Field Day Videos with info on PCARS

Check it out – DX Engineering just posted 8 videos about why we like Field Day.  LOTS of pics and references to PCARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Parky
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Flex Station

 

Hey Field Day members!My apologies as the roster yesterday had a mistake in it. The Saturday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM slot that was shown vacant was in fact taken by Terry KB8AMZ, which leaves the 10:00 PM to Midnight slot open.A couple of you approached me at the meeting last night about the 6:00 PM slot, if you’re still willing and want to take the 10:00 PM slot instead please let me know right away. I still have Sunday slots open as well so anyone who wants to participate at Flex, let me know! The current roster is attached.73, Rick K8CAV
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Field Day Antenna Crew Volunteers Needed

We are still in need of more volunteers for the FD Antenna Crew. Volunteers must be at the Field Day site by 10 am Saturday June 23rd (the morning of Field Day) to help set up the antennas for all of the Field Day Stations. No special expertise or experience is necessary, each station Captain will provide tools, equipment and supervise antenna construction for their station. We are looking for a minimum of 15 volunteers this year. It should be fun, as well as a good learning experience. To volunteer please simply send me (Tony WA8AR) an email: tromito99@gmail.com Subject: Antenna Crew Include Your name and call sign. Last Year we had all of the antennas up and operating just after noon.

And thanks to those members who have already Volunteered!!

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Field Day BOX Truck Load UP – Help Needed

We will be renting a box truck to transport the vast majority of the equipment we will need to and from the Field Day site. We will need a crew of 9 to 10 volunteers to help load the truck. Equipment will be pre-staged as much as practical to make this process more efficient. Loading should begin at 6:00 pm at the club site on Friday June 22. I doubt that loading will take much more than an hour. If you can help with loading the truck please send me (Tony WA8AR) a separate email: tromito99@gmail.com subject: Box Truck Load Up Include your name and Call Sign. We are also going to need a group of volunteers to travel back to the club site for unloading. Please indicate if you want to help with the unloading too. If you can only work one end of the job that is fine, just let me know.

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PCARS May 2018 Meeting Minutes

Please find attached the minutes for review at the club meeting Monday June 11.
Tom wb8lcd – PCARS Secretary
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Last Field Day Meeting

The final Field Day staff meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12th, at 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the club site. We will be meeting in the center bay in order to avoid any conflict with the QRP/CW SIG. This will be the last chance to address any last minute issues. As usual any interested club members may attend.

Tony WA8AR
Field Day Chairman

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Volunteers Needed for Field Day Setup

Just as we did last year we are seeking a group of Volunteers who will show up on the Field Day site at 10 am Saturday June 23rd (the morning of Field Day) to help set up the antennas for all of the Field Day Stations. No special expertise or experience is necessary, each station Captain will provide tools, equipment and supervise antenna construction for their station. We are looking for a minimum of 15 volunteers this year. It should be fun, as well as a good learning experience. To volunteer please simply send me (Tony WA8AR) an email: tromito99@gmail.com Subject: Antenna Crew Include Your name and call sign. Last Year we had all of the antennas up and operating just after noon.

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Field Day – Antenna Crew Volunteers Needed

Just as we did last year we are seeking a group of Volunteers who will show up on the Field Day site at 10 am Saturday June 23rd (the morning of Field Day) to help set up the antennas for all of the Field Day Stations.  No special expertise or experience is necessary, each station Captain will provide tools, equipment and supervise antenna construction for their station.  We are looking for a minimum of 15 volunteers this year.  It should be fun, as well as a good learning experience.  To volunteer please simply send me (Tony WA8AR) an email:  tromito99@gmail.com   Subject: Antenna Crew  Include Your name and call sign.  Last Year we had all of the antennas up and operating just after noon.

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Operators Needed For The Headwaters Adventure Race

The Portage County Parks District is holding its annual Headwaters Adventure Race on Saturday July 14th in the Mantua-Hiram area. This is a three event race on foot, bicycle, and in a canoe. The Parks District has requested our help in providing communications for this event. We can really use the help so if you’re available please let me know by June 30th at rick.kruis@outlook.com. If you have no experience at public service events but would still like to participate, please let me know and I can pair you up with an experienced operator.

73, Rick K8CAV

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June DX Calendar

Here’s the June DX Calendar – How many can YOU get in your logbook?
Good luck !!
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