New Proposed By-Laws are posted

Proposed By-Law changes will be introduced at the February 12th PCARS Meeting, and voted on at the March 12th meeting. You can find them by clicking here

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3Y0Z Update

Still going slow toward Cape Town.

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When All Else Fails – Ham Radio Works

Outstanding video by NBC news concerning ham radio and emergency communications.

Takes place in Hawaii when the recent accidental missile warning went out.
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Freeze Your Acorns Off

It's getting close!  This Saturday our 11th Annual FYAO QRP Event will take place. I will be there early as always and will have information packets for those who will be setting up stations.
The packets will contain a copy of this year's Rules, a Guest List, a Contest Points Summary sheet, and some log sheets.
I will review the rules with those who are going to be operating and then at 10AM the event will start.
For those who will be bringing their Best Recipe Dish, try to get there early so that your offerings will have time to finish cooking if necessary. But a cold dish might be a winner this year so I look forward to sampling all the offerings. This year we will have three impartial judges trying to pick the winners.
I hope to see many PCARS members attend to cheer on their fellow HAMS.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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FYAO -2018

This Saturday – February 10th – Fred Fuller Park in Kent – Set up 9 am – On-Air from 10 am to 3 pm. BE THERE.
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3Y0Z Bouvet Isalnd DXpedition heading home

Fouls weather & Mechanical Breakdown.  Time to head back to port. Re-scheduling is a possibility.

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DX Calendar for February

Here's the DX Calendar for February. How many of these stations will you make contact with? Good luck – and have FUN.

Download the PDF file.
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PCARS February Newsletter is here

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
Here is the February 2018 issue of The RADIOGRAM
Click on the PDF icon or click the NEWSLETTER tab 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 – February is FYAO Month – More Field Day 2018 Information – Special Interest Group Reports – What to do in 2018 – 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
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 ( for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor:
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RTTY Training

Hello to all PCARS contestors (no matter how I spell it, the program says it's wrong):
This Saturday we will be doing some RTTY training for the upcoming ARRL NAQP RTTY contest that takes place in February. 
George, K3GP, will be doing the heavy lifting here as I will also be a trainee.  We will gather at the club site at 9AM where George will have a crib sheet for all who want to get trained in the mode we call radio teletype or RTTY for short. He will review all, give us a demonstration and then let us get our feet wet.
We will be taking turns, once we get trained,  making contacts in the BARTG RTTY Sprint contest that will be taking place this Saturday. No, we will not be participating in the contest as such but only using it as a training device.
We will also be using a new logging program for most of us – N1MM.  So for those who would like to see how this popular program works, here's your chance.
So it's a twofer:  RTTY and N1MM.  I hope to see a lot of you this Saturday.

 73 – Chuck  W8PT

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Reminder for net

Everyone please remember to check into the Thursday night pcars 8:00
net, Hope to hear you there.

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