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!

David K1ZZ Coventry, CT
Tim K3LR West Middlesex, PA
Christopher N1CJW Kent, OH
Tom W8OJM Ottawa Hills, OH
Jeff WA8SAJ Willoughby, 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

Bob K8AAB Rick K8CAV Donald K8DER
Jane K8JAA Angela KC8DBX James KC8RKD
Ken KD8EPG Michael KD8IUA Jonathan KD8MLE
John KD8MQ Robert KD8ZXD Pat N8ONI
Dennis W8DMH Tony WA8AR Jeff WA8SAJ
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7:00 PM at the clubsite tonight!

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PCARS Meeting

Tomorrow (Monday) is the PCARS October meeting.  You'll want to be there to hear about all PCARS has been doing, and all we've got coming up.  Plus, our own CW guru, Bill – WB9LBI, will be giving us a lot of interesting information on where CW came from.  You might just be surprised!  You'll appreciate this talk even if you aren't a CW op.

Hope to see you there!

Tom wb8lcd

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Eritrea E30FB

E3 – Eritrea

“Zorro, JH1AJT will be active as E30FB from Asmara, Eritrea, between 16 and 22 October 2015. His activities will be on SSB, during his off duty hours on his business trip. He will bring TS-590, 1.3K-FA, 20/15/10m tri-bander Yagi, and verticals for 17 and 40m bands.
QSL to;
JH1AJT, PO Box 8, Oiso, Naka, Kanagawa, 259-0111, Japan
OQRS and LoTW confirmation will be provided after his return.”

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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PCARS Net and Upcoming meeting

Don't forget to check into the PCARS 2 meter net this Thursday at 8:00PM on the K8IV repeater.  Bob, N8QE, will be our NCS for the evening.  Maybe it's been awhile since you've checked in, that's OK!  Let's give Bob some BIG numbers this week.  Hope to hear you there, and don't forget, ECHOLINK is another way into the net if you're traveling.
Also, the PCARS club meeting is next Monday, October 12 at the Kent American Legion.  Our speaker this month will be our own Bill – WB9LBI, giving us a presentation on the history of the morse code.  If you've never seen Bill give this presentation, you won't want to miss it!  Even if you have seen it in the past, it's worth the refresher course.  Hope to see you there.
Tom wb8lcd
PS:  Net night at the Club Site will be Thursday 10/22.  After the nets we will be watching the movie "Young Frankenstein".  That ought to get you into the Halloween Spirit!

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DX News

DXCC Approved Operations: TX3X & ZA1KS

Sharon Taratula Awards Manager ARRL Radiosport Department – American Radio Relay League informs DxCoffee readers:

Good Afternoon,

The DXCC Department has approved the following operations:

TX3X          2015 Operation

ZA1KS        2015 Operation

Thank you.


 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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Digital Special Interest Group

The Digital Special Interest Group will be meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00 PM at the PCARS club site in Ravenna. The topic this evening will be discussion of possible establishment of an HF digital net on a monthly basis, and equipment and operational requirements for local HF nets. As always, we’ll be available to help answer questions or address any issues you may have concerning digital operations.
73, Rick K8CAV

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Amateur Radio Roundtable


Amateur Radio Roundtable 

Subject: Is Dayton Hamvention Moving?


This week’s W5KUB.com show (October 6th) will have a special guest, Michael Kalter, W8CI, Dayton Hamvention spokesperson, to set the record straight about rumors of Hamvention moving to a new venue. Michael will give us the official update regarding the recent rumors that have hit the news outlets.

Additionally, Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDHwill be back with us.  Riley is the former Special Counsel to the FCC where he was in charge of the enforcement of our spectrum. During Riley’s segment, he will answer viewer questions that were submitted regarding rules and regulations; and provide other information regarding licensing and enforcement of our ham bands. Riley is a regular on the show and will try to be with us every couple weeks.Send your questions to AskRiley@w5kub.com or you may submit questions via our chat room or telephone lines. 

After last week’s discussion on stealth antennas, we received several great videos from viewers demonstrating how they implemented working antennas in situations as we discussed.  We will view those videos Tuesday night.

Next week (October 13) Paul Ewing, N6PSE, will be our guest. Paul has been the leader and member of many dxpeditions. He will share pictures and discuss past dxpeditions.

Riley Hollingsworth, Joe Eisenberg, and Emmett Hohensee have joined the show and will provide lots of new and great items for discussion. They will alternate appearances as their schedules permit. 

Amateur Radio Roundtable is a live weekly amateur radio webcast, held every Tuesday night at 8 PM CDT (0100 UTC Wednesday) at W5KUB.com.  The show covers a wide range of topics for ham radio operators and electronic hobbyists; including balloon launches, satellite, go-kits, emergency communications, SDR, digital modes, DXing, home brewing, hamfest updates, and more.  Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions via the chat room or telephone. 

Towards the end of each show, we provide a link and viewers who have a camera, microphone, and a Google+ account, can join the show. Your video and audio will be on the webcast.  This part of the show is very informal and up to 10 people can join. We talk about anything the viewers want to discuss.

I also want to share pictures of your ham shack. Send a picture of your ham shack with a description and we will feature your shack pictures on the show.  In fact, if you give permission, you could see your shack as the background of that weeks webcast.

If you have a specific subject idea for a future show, send an email to tom@W5KUB.com.

Forward this message to a Friend will allow you to share this message with your friends.

Join us for fun and interesting discussions!

Tom Medlin, W5KUB


Michael Kalter, W8CI
Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH


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This could be a pretty good pass to watch if the sky is clear!
Tom wb8lcd
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: <HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov>
Date: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 8:57 AM
Subject: SpotTheStation
To: United-States-Ohio-Hudson-PM@lists.hq.nasa.gov

Time: Mon Oct 05 8:06 PM, Visible: 5 min, Max Height: 84 degrees, Appears: SW, Disappears: NE

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PCARS Board Meeting

PCARS will be holding its monthly board meeting on Monday October 5th at 7:00 PM at the club site in Ravenna. All PCARS members are welcome to attend.
73, Rick K8CAV 

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CAQP Contest

Unless you have been out of the country or off world, I believe that all of you should know by now that PCARS will be putting K8BF on the air in this weekend's California QSO Party.  The contest begins at 16:00 UTC (12 Noon local time) tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 3) and ends at 22:00 UTC (6:00PM local time) on Sunday, Oct. 4th.
I will be at the club site early tomorrow to set up for the contest. I look forward to seeing a lot of PCARS members either taking part or at least attending to cheer the operators on to victory.
We have finished First in the USA 3 times now and I would like us to continue the trend.
See you there.

 73 – Chuck Patellis  W8PT

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