Operators at the Wisconsin and Idaho QSO Parties

The attendance sheet for the two QSO Parties that we participated in, is missing.  If you manned either of the 4 stations we had running during these two contests, please send me an email.  Thanks.
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Tornado Warning Test

To all Portage County area amateur radio operators –


    This coming week is Ohio’s “Severe Weather
Awareness Week” and you can find more information about it at http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/


    As a regular event during that week, tornado sirens
around the state will be tested beginning at 0950 hours on Wednesday, March
22nd.  In support of that test, ARES of Portage County will run a net
beginning at 0930 hours on the 146.895 repeater.  All ham radio operators
in the area are invited to participate, you do not have to be an ARES member to
assist in this test.


    Please check in to the net by 0945 hours and
provide your call sign, name and location to the net control station. 
After the sirens have been set off, the NCS will poll the members of the
net to ask if they heard a siren in their area.  After all reports have
been received the net will be closed.


    I hope you take this opportunity to assist in this
valuable information gathering exercise.



    73, Mike DiCarro, KD8FLZ

    Emergency Coordinator

    ARES of Portage County

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Latest DX News

T2AQ & T2QR Tuvalu OC-015

Jaced SP5EAQ and Marek SP7DQR is currently active from Tuvalu, IOTA OC-015, until the 6 April 2017 as T2AQ and T2QR.
Operation on 80 – 10m.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Don't forget, TONIGHT is Net Night at the Clubsite.  Sure, you can check in from home, Bob – N8QE will be happy to get you logged into the net.  But why not come out to the Club Site and check in from there?  If you haven't seen it in awhile you'll be amazed at how it's been improved over the last year.    Bring along some snacks to share and we'll have a real party going – we could even order some pizza later on!  Be there – and wear your GREEN!
Doors open at 6:30, we'll close up between 10:30 and 11:00!  See you there!
de Tom  Mc- wb8lcd
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Last Man Standing – KA6LMS Operation

The ABC TV hit comedy “Last Man Standing” shoots it’s last episode of this season this Tuesday, March 21st.  To commemorate the occasion, KA6LMS will be on the air from the Mike Baxter set around 22:45 UTC.
This season, “Last Man Standing” licensed crew-members and special guest operators have worked well over 1,000 stations in SSB, CW and DSTAR.
This Tuesday will be your last chance to work the stage until next season.
Operating times and frequency’s will be posted on the “Mike Baxter, KA0XTT” Facebook page sometime on Tuesday.

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Latest DX News – Part Deux

S21ZEE & S21ZED Bangladesh

YL2GM writes:
“I just wanted to let you know that our planned DXpedition to Bangladesh (S21) finally has received long waited operation licence. DXpedition callsigns have changed and will be S21ZEE and S21ZED.
At this moment team is on its way to QTH in Kuakata, after arriving at destination they will have one day to set up all antennas and positions. Planned operation start is 00:00 March 15 local time, which is 18:00 GMT, March 14.
More info and pictures will be uploaded on our website:
73, YL2GM p.a. YL2GM jr.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Latest DX News

AH2P & KH2BY Guam KH2

“Santos, EA4AK – AH2P and Tony, EA5BY – KH2BY will operate from Guam later this month.

We will be arriving to the island on wednesday 29th late, so we dont estimate to be on the air until the 30th afternoon or evening. We will be departing from Guam back to Spain on April 11th. From March 30th yill April 10th we will dedicate “most of the time” to operate, but we will dedicate some time to try to find out about other potential DX destinations around.
We have a very clear focus on low bands: 160, 80, 60, 40 and 30.. and on RTTY and CW. AH2P will be mostly operating on RTTY and KH2BY mostly on CW. On high bands we will have the best windows to work western Europe around 08-09-10 UTC and 15-16-17 UTC so may be calling “Europe only” and do some SSB. Other than that we will do our best to work USA and LatinAmerica and to facilitate KH2 in band /mode slots most needed.
Any suggestion will be very appretiated.
We will be using a couple of Icom-7300 plus mid-power linears, so we hope to have a reasonable signal. Antennas for low bands will be inverted-L, verticals and dipoles, plus yagis for higher bands. We will also operate on warc bands.
Best 73!

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Digital Net Wednesday 3/15

I'd like to invite you all to join our VHF digital net tomorrow, Wednesday 3/15 at 7:30 PM. We'll be meeting on the K8IV repeater (146.895-, PL 110.9 or 118.8).

Hope to see you on the air!
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PCARS Website Members Section

At last night's meeting I asked that all PCARS members go to the club web site ( www.portcars.org ) and then check into the "Members" page to check their information.  Please do that sometime in the next week or two and report any discrepancies to me so that I can get your information updated.  Please reply to me directly at wb8lcd@portcars.org
If you need the username and  password for the members section, contact me directly and I will send it to you directly.
Tom wb8lcd – PCARS Secretary
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Tonight’s QRP / CW SIG is ON!

7:00PM at the club site in Ravenna.  Tonight will continue our learning a few more letters and numbers.  After tonight the class will continue "net style" on the K8IV repeater.  Days and Times to be determined.
See you tonight!
72/73 de Tom – wb8lcd
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