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!

Ian KE8IED Ravenna, OH
Jeff KB8ZWT Stow, Ohio
Kevin KD8YFU Sebring, Ohio
Doug KE8BBI Medina, Ohio
Maria KE8GSK Uniontown, OH
Elmer KE8HNK Akron, OH
Mark KE8HTL Uniontown, OH
Ronald KE8IMP Mantua, OH
Robert N8SKN Aurora, OH
Gary WD8ICX Malvern, Ohio

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

Michael K8FS Peggy KB8SZI Jeff KB8ZWT
Eddie KD8SOP Janice KE8BFA Elmer KE8HNK
Christopher N1CJW Jim N8PXW Rex NX8G
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Jim Weaver, K8JE – SK

It's with a very deep
heart that I relay this very sad news to you, Jim

Weaver, K8JE, the former Great Lakes Director and good friend to many of

us, has become a "Silent Key". I received word just this morning

his passing and wanted to get the word out to all of you as soon as I


Please join with me in a prayer for Jim's wife and family. I'll send out

the details of any funeral arrangements as soon as I get them.




ARRL Ohio Section

Section Manager: Scott D Yonally, N8SY


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Due to predicted road conditions for Saturday, January 13th, we are cancelling the Open House and VHF Room Dedication.  

This event will be rescheduled as soon as the calendar allows.  

I appreciate this is short notice, but the safety of our members is very important.  

Please do your best to spread the word.

Jim, AC8NT

PCARS President

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Check it out – in the February issue of QST, there is an article on PCARS donating to the Center of Hope.

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Open House and Dedication

Please plan to attend our open house this Saturday – January 13th from 11 am to 3 pm at the club site.   We will  have our stations setup and ready to run.  We have also made some changes to the VHF room.
At 1 pm we will be dedicating the VHF room to Jim Aylward.  His wife and some family will be there.
There will be snacks and pizza.  We always have fun at these events, so come on out.

Jim, AC8NT

PCARS President
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November Meeting Minutes

The attached file should be more readable for most of you!
Tom wb8lcd
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November 2017 Meeting Minutes.

Attached are the November 2017 meeting minutes to be approved at the January 2018 meeting on January 8, 2018.  Since they only business conducted at the December 2018 meeting was the presentation of the President's Awards, I will include a comment on that in the January 2018 minutes.
PCARS Secretary
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Dues / January Meeting

Your PCARS Renewal dues are due!  I’ll be happy to take them at the upcoming meeting BUT – PLEASE –

enclosed a member renewal form (available on the web site) and either put it in an envelope or staple your check to it !


For the January meeting our speaker will be Stan Broadway – N8BHL – Ohio Section Emergency Co-ordinator (SEC).


Hope to see you there!




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The North Coast Contesters are proud to announce:
The 26th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Dayton, Ohio 2018 Contest Dinner tickets are on sale now exclusively via our web site.
HUGE thanks to Scott, KA9FOX and QTH.com for designing, building, donating and running the Contest Dinner web site. http://contestdinner.com
Master of Ceremonies for the Dayton Contest Dinner is Contest Hall of Fame member and World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) Chairman, John Dorr, K1AR. 
To celebrate our 26th Anniversary the featured speaker will be Chris, DL1MGB the Chairman of WRTC2018 that will be held this July in Germany.
Thanks to Teri, K8MNJ for coordinating the Contest Dinner. The 2018 Contest Hall of Fame inductees will be announced during the Contest Dinner.
The Contest Dinner will be held on Saturday night, May 19, 2018 at 6:30 PM  Cash bar opens at 5:30 PM.
Located at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Official Contester Hotel) 5th and Jefferson Streets (Next to the Dayton Convention Center) Dayton (Downtown), Ohio in the PRESIDENTIAL BALLROOM on the second floor.
Seating is random. Tables are set in rounds of 10 and rectangles of 12. You can purchase an entire table for your group (purchased group tables are set for round 10 or rectangle 12).
Tickets are only available on http://contestdinner.com There are no tickets for sale at the door.

The 30th annual Contest Super Suite (all FOUR nights during Dayton) details are being updated this week and will be here: http://contestsupersuite.com
And the 12th Annual Dayton Contest University seats are filling up fast http://contestuniversity.com
The 29th annual Dayton Top Band Dinner tickets are available at http://topbanddinner.com
We expect another sold out event for the Dayton Contest dinner.  Get your tickets early! http://contestdinner.com
Tim K3LR
Dayton Contest Dinner Chairman – 26 years
President, North Coast Contesters  
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Continuing the great Dayton Top Band dinner tradition that George, K8GG and George, W8UVZ started, I am proud to announce the 29th Annual Dayton TopBand dinner. Dinner 
reservations are now available for 2018!
Friday evening May 18, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in the Presidential Ballroom – downtown Dayton, Ohio. Top Band Social hour is at 6:00 PM and Dinner starts at 7:00 PM. Come 
and have dinner with the guys you work on 160 meters and enjoy great TopBand discussions.
I am proud to announce that our featured speaker will be Jerry Rosalius, WB9Z. Jerry has worked and confirmed 316 countries and all 40 zones on the Top Band. He is about to 
leave now to go to Bouvet Island 3Y0Z. You do not want to miss his presentation.
Dinner reservations are available on line with credit cards and PayPal.  Thanks to Teri, K8MNJ for coordinating the TopBand Dinner.
The 2018 Dayton TopBand Dinner details are here: http://topbanddinner.com
Four nights of great Top Band, DX and Contesting hospitality are also at the Crowne Plaza Contest Super Suite. 2018 info will be posted soon. http://contestsupersuite.com
Slots are filling up fast at 2018 Dayton Contest University  http://contestuniversity.com
2018 Contest Dinner reservations are open at: http://contestdinner.com
If you enjoy having fun on the 160 meter band, the 29th Annual Top Band Dinner is for you!
Hope to see you at the 2018 Dayton TopBand Dinner
Tim K3LR
Dayton Top Band Dinner Chairman
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DX for January 2018

Here's the DX Calendar for January 2018. How many can you make contact with to start the new year?

Download the PDF file.
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