DX Activity for July

Here's the July DX and activity calendar for July. How many of these stations can you get in YOUR log ???  Get on-th-air and most of all – Have FUN !!!

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Dale’s Tales for July

Greetings, welcome to “Dale’s Tales” for July 2018.

Best wishes to all for a safe and sane July Fourth. Happy Birthday America!

WHAT”S ARRL DONE for me lately? That was the subject of a couple of recent talks I had the pleasure of presenting to Division radio clubs. It struck me that this was a really important topic and perhaps a look at it for everyone would help instill a little pride in what our organization is all about. With so many facets in the great hobby, we often forget about that the other guys and gals are doing. So here is my shot at an ARRL overview.

WIIFM? What’s In It For Me? Here are just a select few items: Read the rest of this entry »

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Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,The July issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.

Click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab on the PCARS web site and you can either view the newsletter on-line, or right click and ‘save-as’, then put it on your computer to view off-line.

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Field Day was FUN – Tesla vs Ediison – PCARS Special Event Station information – New Tech Class Question Pool – Ham Radio Heroes – PCARS has a TON of stuff going on and even more in the works – something for everyone!

Feel free to pass this newsletter on to anyone interested in ham radio or PCARS.

Take care & 73,

Tom “Parky”, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor

Any mistakes found in the newsletter are there on purpose so some of you can can have fun finding them….
The Radiogram is the monthly newsletter of PCARS. Every month, we bring you news, events, DX listings, articles, and lots of fun. All of the issues, dating back to the very first, are on the club website (http:www.portcars.org) for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor: kb8uuz@gmail.com

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PCARS July Newsletter is here !

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
The July issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.
Click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab on the PCARS web site and you can either view the newsletter on-line, or right click and 'save-as', then put it on your computer to view off-line.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Field Day was FUN – Tesla vs Ediison – PCARS Special Event Station information – New Tech Class Question Pool – Ham Radio Heroes – PCARS has a TON of stuff going on and even more in the works – something for everyone!
Feel free to pass this newsletter on to anyone interested in ham radio or PCARS.
Take care & 73,
Tom "Parky", KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
Any mistakes found in the newsletter are there on purpose so some of you can can have fun finding them….
The Radiogram is the monthly newsletter of PCARS. Every month, we bring you news, events, DX listings, articles, and lots of fun. All of the issues, dating back to the very first, are on the club website (http:www.portcars.org) for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor: kb8uuz@gmail.com
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SOTA Activations

PCARS Members:
Some of you might be interested in Summits On The Air Activations. I received this from KN4BBC – Alan Lambert.
He says:
Hello SOTA friends,
I’ll be attempting the follow summits July 4-8. This is a work in progress and may change.
W4V/AB-008
W4V/WV-002
W4V/WV-004
W4V/WV-013
W4V/WV-019
W4V/WV-022
W4V/WV-024
W4V/WV-042
W4V/FC-003
W4V/FC-002
W4V/FC-001
W4V/FC-008
73,
Alan
KN4BBC

73 – Chuck W8PT

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July Newsletter Inputs

Hello PCARS,

Looking for inputs for the July Newsletter. 
Last Friday of the month is coming up fast (June 29th). Please get your inputs in as soon as possible.
Got a Field Day Story? Send it in. Also send me your Field Day pictures, too !!!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon !
73,
Tom "Parky", KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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PCARS Secretary

It's time for me to move on and let someone else stand in as the PCARS Secretary.  Over this past 18 months I've been able to get a pretty good idea of all the responsibilities the secretary has and how they are best taken care of.   I am willing to help and assist a new secretary during a transition period.  The club secretary is a very important position and it needs a person who will be committed to being involved in everything the club is doing!  But, that involvement will be rewarding in many ways: you will be a part of everything going on, you will get to know ALL of your fellow PCARS members on a much different level, and everyone will know who you are!
Please consider being a part of the PCARS leadership team that will take the club through it's next level of achievement and growth.  The position is appointed by the president, so you will not need a ballot confirmation to be appointed to the position.  If you have interest in serving this way, please contact Jim – AC8NT.  If you want to talk about what all is involved, please contact me and I'll go over it all with you.
73,
Tom wb8lcd
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Tips on Working KH1 on FT8

From Bernie – Editor of the Daily DX

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Bernie,

I thought this might be helpful information to pass along to FT8 “newbies”. I
know you have already told people to use WSJT-X v1.9.1 so the first part may be
redundant.

For anyone who wants to work KH1 on the FT8 DXpedition Fox/Hound mode, there
are several things you need to do to get ready.

• Make sure you have installed WSJT-X v1.9.1 on your computer.

• When you are chasing KH1, you need to go into "Hound" mode by
checking that box on the “Advanced” tab under WSJT-X File/Settings.

• Make your initial call as a Hound in the range of 1000 – 4000 Hz.

• See K1JT’s User Guide for more details on how the DXpedition mode works. https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT8_DXpedition_Mode.pdf

• Remember to uncheck “Hound” when you return to normal FT8 operations.

Also, very important, you need to add the FT8 DXpedition frequencies to your
WSJT-X program. This only takes a few minutes to do.

• Go to http://baker2018.net/pages/plan.html
where you will find the list of FT8 frequencies the DXpedition will be using.

• Now go to File/Settings in WSJT-X and click on the "Frequencies"
tab.

• Right click on the “Frequency” window and in the box that appears, you will
click on "Insert".

• Leave "All" for IARU Region, pick FT8 for mode (it is at the bottom
of the mode list), then insert the first frequency "3.567" and click "OK"
or just Enter. All you have to do after that is right click again and add the
next frequency on the list by highlighting over the last frequency you entered,
and repeat until all have been entered.

73,

Lee, KY7M

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Net Night at the Club Site

This Thursday – June 28.  Doors open at about 6:30 and close whenever we are done with the movie for the evening:  Dr. Strangelove, or, How I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb.
Come on out and check into the PCARS Net from the club site station.  We'll have some snacks and beverages and plenty of time to compare Field Day notes and stories.
Hope to see you there!
73,
Tom wb8lcd
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Last Field Day Update

FIELD DAY UPDATE

First, Thanks to all those who volunteered. With 15 volunteers we have a full crew ready to go and I am sure that we will get all the antennas up and operational in record time.

Everyone please meet at the picnic shelter just before 10:00 for a very brief meeting. Below is a basic outline of what we are going to do along with some notes on safety. See you all there Saturday and Thanks Again!

73 Tony WA8AR

The Basic Work Plan: The Antenna Crew needs to show up at the FD Site by 10:00am and meet at the picnic shelter. Station captains will be on site with all the equipment and tools needed for their stations. The station captains know what we will need to erect and we will follow their instructions.

I will divide the crew into teams and send them off to individual stations to help each statiton catptain erect their antenna system.

Safety Equipment: Everyone must have safety glasses (your own prescription shatter resistant glasses are okay); Gloves (have them with you); A hard hat (there will be hardware tens of feet above your heads, and a bolt falling from 30 feet will ruin your day if it hits you!); Steel toe bohots are never a bad idea if you have them. YOUR BEST Safety Equipment is between your ears, stay alert and think ahead. AND you should bring rain gear and insect repellant.

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