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

If you are interested in joining PCARS, click on Club Info to find out how!

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Birthdays this Month

Jim AC8NT Richard KA8OAT Andrew KD8BBT
Jim KD8FME Michael KD8JRE Richard KD8PBL
James KD8VT Don KD8WBC Steve KD8ZDZ
Bob N8KBX Robert N8RLG Bob NT8K
Robert W5OV Mike WB8VYW Karen WD8BIW
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Latest DX News

Here are some DX events that will be happening yet in September.
5W, SAMOA (Reminder). Al, K7AR, will be active as 5W0RA from the Vaiala
Beach Cottages, Apia, Samoa (OC-097) between September 19-28th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He plans to be in the
CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th). QSL via his home callsign,
ClubLog or LoTW.

A3, TONGA. Harumi, JR4OZR, will be active as A35W from Hiro/A31MM's
(JA6WFM) QTH on Tongatapu Island (OC-049) during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest
(September 23-24th) as an All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via JJ2VLY or
LoTW.

A4, OMAN. Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) will
activate their contest station, A44A, in Muscat for the first time during
the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via
A47RS.
XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, will once again be active as XW1IC from Vientiane
between September 21-25th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters. He will also
be in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-
Band (20m) entry. QSLs must be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog or via
E21EIC and LoTW. NO PAPER QSL IS NEEDED.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Latest DX News

PY0F/PP1CZ Fernando de Noronha Island

Leo PP1CZ informs DxCoffee Readers:

“Hello dear friends.

I’ll be back to Fernando de Noronha as PY0F/PP1CZ between 22 until 27 September, mostly on CW but some SSB, and maybe digital models, from 10 thru 80 Meters Band and will try 160 Meters.

Hope to see you on the Bands.

PP1CZ – Leo.”

73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Tonight’s PCARS Net

DON'T Forget the net tonight!  8:00PM on the K8IV repeater.  Ed – K8IV has advised that the receiver in Rootstown – PL 110.9 – has been taken offline.  So, for tonight's net, please use a PL tone of 118.8, or check in via Echoling using the K8SRR Echolink node.

Hope to hear you on the net!
Tom  wb8lcd
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TinyCircuits Visit

We have been having some email problems, so I am resending this email.

If you are planning to visit the TinyCircuits facility this Saturday here are some directions.

The address for TinyCircuits is 540 South Main St., Akron, OH.  They are located in space number #457. You will want to enter from Main St. to the two visitor lots. The entrance sign will say Entrance to buildings 1, 2 & 9, and is next to a SE Blueprint sign. The buildings are locked on weekends; Ken will meet us at the entrance at 11 AM to allow admission. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE THERE AT 11. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JUST WALK IN LATE.

Below is an areal photo of the area. You will notice a red circle showing the entrance location. This is a png file that you can zoom in on. SEE YOU THERE.Jim, AC8NT

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Digital Net Cancelled

The digital net on Wednesday 9/13 is cancelled – please join us 9/27 for the HF net. Catch you on the air! de KE8BWA
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Dick Ward – KB8JFF – SK

PCARS Member – Richard C. Ward – KB8JFF – SK
July 11, 1938 ~ September 7, 2017 (age 79)
Richard C. Ward 79, of Ravenna, Ohio passed away on September 7, 2017. The son of the late Herman H. and Ethel Elizabeth (Stewart) Ward. He was born on July 11, 1938, in Sebring, Ohio. Dick attended the Ravenna Assembly of God, he was employed by the Valspar Paint Company and was a member of the Odd Fellows McKinley Lodge #923 in Sebring.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
A funeral service will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown funeral home in Sebring on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Gary Beck officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:30 PM till 2:00 PM on Friday. Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring. Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, OH (330) 938-2526.
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Found Antenna Launcher

We have located the antenna launcher. In the future please use the sign-in sheet and make sure an officer or SIG leader knows you are taking it. We are still trying to locate the SignaLink.

Thanks

Jim, AC8NT

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Missing Equipment

We are trying to locate the antenna launcher. We have looked at the club and can’t find it. If you borrowed it, just let me know you have it. We also appear to have a SignaLink missing. If anyone has borrowed it, let me know.

Thanks,

Jim, AC8NT

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Meeting Minutes from the Aug 7 Officer’s meeting and Aug 14 Club meeting

Attached are the Board and Meeting minutes for August.  Thanks to Bob, N8QE, for taking the minutes for me while I was out of town for the club meeting.  You will need to review the meeting minutes for approval at the September PCARS meeting.
SEPTEMBER PCARS MEETING !  Monday September 11th, 7:00 PM at the Kent American Legion.  The meeting speaker will be John – KB8UHN – doing a presentation on evolving battery technology and the hi-tech, low weight batteries he has been making in his own workshop! 
Hope to see you there.
Tom – WB8LCD
PCARS Secretary
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Emegency Frequencies

Emergency Frequencies:

Emergency Frequencies – With Hurricane Irma approaching Florida, the Hurricane Watch Net is activated. In addition, SATERN has OUTBOUND Health and Welfare Nets activated.

Hurricane Watch Net       14.325.00 MHz,    7.268.00 MHz
      14.265 MHz,    7.262 MHz
60 Meters may be in use by FEMA for Interoperable communications.

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