New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Mark KE8UKKKent, OH
Matt KE8ULBKent, Ohio
Mark KE8XQAkron, Ohio
Ray ND8LThe Villages, Florida
Wayne K8FFAurora, Ohio
Michael W8MMNRootstown, 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

Westy AB8IENicholas AC8QGDick G0BPS
Eric KE8TFJJames N2KWWKaren N8HUC
Paul N8QZBrian N8ZPSCory W3JL
Chuck W8PTBill WB9LBI
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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tonight June 30th at 8 PM

Hi, everyone,
Please join Tom WB8LCD as he hosts the Thursday night PCARS net at 8:00 PM local time. You can listen or participate on the 146.895 repeater with a neg offset and a pl tone of 118.8 along with the K8BF-L echo link node. He will have club news, other Amateur news and maybe throw in some updates from ARRL. Hopefully some humor too.
For now 73’s and hope to hear you tonight.
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Spratly Islands

Late News…Bernie McClenny in his “The Daily DX” has reported the following:
1S – Spratly Islands
The Republic of the Philippines’ National Telecommunications
Commission has issued 4F2KWT, Gilbert Lappay, special event callsign
DX0NE. The license is for operation at Kalayaan Spratly Island to be
used sometime between August 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. No other
details were released as of press time.
If you would like a regular DX update every day, please go to his web site and check out his offerings. Just Google The Daily DX and that should get you there.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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Field Day Dinner

PCARS 2022 Field Day Dinner will be served Saturday June 25 starting between 5:45 and 6:00 pm. Dinner will be delivered to on duty station operators/loggers first. Dinner for PCARS members and guests will start immediately after.
Dinner Menu: Rigatoni; Fried Chicken; Parsley Potatoes; Green Beans; Rolls & Butter. Bottled water will be available; soft drinks may be available (no extra charge).
Please note that to have dinner with us you must be on the dinner registration list. Those on this list will be served first. PCARS members (and paid guests) not registered for dinner may be served after registered members have eaten.
Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman
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Field Day Snacks and Soft Drinks

PCARS will be supplying plenty of cold water on Field Day. The temperatures are forecast to be in the 90’s Saturday and Sunday so please stay hydrated. The Club will also have Coffee and a coffee maker in the picnic shelter. There will also be a microwave setup for heating food as needed.
The Club will not be supplying Soft Drinks; please bring your own and if possible a little extra for sharing with others. Coolers and Ice will also be supplied by PCARS.
Also please donate chips or other snacks for sharing. Those operators work up an appetite burning up the airwaves; making all those Q’s!!!
Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman
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Field Day On Site Communications

For on site communications during Field Day use either of the following:
– 2 meter HT set to 144.500 (no PL tone)
– Cell Phones: To report any Communications related problem; any safety issue, or INJURY please call Tony WA8AR at 330-844-0140. I am both FD Chairman and Safety Officer and will be available from setup through the completion of tear down. In addition there will be a list of all FD Station Captains posted near the Public Information Table in the picnic shelter.
For Station Operational issues: Please FIRST notify the appropriate Station Captain (ASAP)
Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman
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July newsletter inputs needed

July newsletter inputs needed

The heat is on and June is almost over. That means, the July issue of The Radiogram is in the works. As always, the deadline for newsletter inputs is the last Friday of the month – June 24th at 8pm.

Yes – Field Day weekend is upon us. Save your Field Day reports and stories for the August issue.

Meanwhile, get something sent in for the July issue, please.

I’m looking forward to your stories and articles. Send your inputs and in-focus photos to
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


PCARS Newsletter Editor

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DX/Contesting SIG

PCARS DXers and Contesters:
This is just a reminder letting you know that there WILL NOT be a DX/Contesting Special Interest Group meeting this month.
Since the big event this month is Field Day, we really don’t have anything else pending that is critical. And July is somewhat skinny on contests that we would be involved in. The only two that are of any interest for some of us: The CQ WW VHF Contest on July 16-17 and the NA QSO Party – RTTY Mode on the same weekend. There are some who also take part in the IARU HF World Championship which takes place on July 9-10.
Keep watch for our next meeting announcement. Gud DX til then.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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We are still in NEED of EIGHT (8) more Volunteers for Field Day Setup/Teardown. As noted below, when you volunteer please note if you will be there for Setup; Teardown or Both. To volunteer for the PCARS Field Day Setup/Teardown crew just send an email to me at ,PLEASE VOLUNTEER IF YOU CAN!! And thanks to those who have already volunteered!
Field Day setup/teardown schedules shown below.
Field Day 2022 – Volunteers Needed for Setup/Tear Down
As we have done in recent years I will need at least 14 volunteers to assist the Field Day team with Setup and Tear down of antennas and stringing power cables from the main generator to stations. If you have done this before, great, but you do not need any experience to volunteer. The Captain for each station will direct all work for their station. If you are a new Ham this is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience putting up a variety of antennas. Setup has normally been completed in about 2.5 hours (more or less). Teardown after Field Day has been done in less than 2 hours. If you cannot volunteer for both, no problem, just let me know which task(s) you are volunteering for. The Club will supply coffee and water plus pizza for lunch(s).
Here are the Field Day setup/teardown schedules:
SETUP Saturday June 25
9:30am Arrive on site (meet at the picnic shelter of the Freedom Township Park) PLEASE BE PROMPT
 9:45am Safety meeting
10:00am Begin Work
12:30pm Antennas up and ready for testing; power cables strung and energized [Pizza Lunch]
 2.00pm Field Day Stations On-The-Air
TEARDOWN Sunday June 26
 2:00pm Stations Off-The-Air Work begins immediately [Pizza Lunch served before 2:00]
 3:30pm All antennas down and stowed for transport. Power cables coiled up. Field Day over and done.
The only equipment the volunteers need to bring are gloves and safety glasses (REQUIRED). Steel toe shoes are always a good idea. Rain gear is essential. If shoes/boots are not waterproof an extra pair of dry shoes and socks are a good idea. The club will supply a dozen basic hardhats, but I encourage you to bring your own hardhat if you own one. Hardhats must be worn whenever you are working in an area where there is any equipment (antenna components) or any hardware above your head. Remember that even a medium size bolt falling from 25 or 30 feet can cause serious injuries (or worse).
To volunteer for the PCARS Field Day Setup/Teardown crew just send an email to me at , Specify if you are volunteering for Setup, Teardown or Both as soon as you can. I will confirm by email.
Come out and help make 2022 another successful PCARS Field Day! Email me with any questions.
Tony WA8AR, PCARS Field Day Chairman
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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tonight June 16th at 8 PM

Hi everyone
It is time for the PCARS Thursday night net on the 146.895 repeater with a 118.8 PL tone and a negative offset. Please join Richard KD8WCK as he host the net and he thrills us with club news and other ham news. We also have the K8BF-L EchoLink node to use.
So I hope to hear you tonight and for now 73’s and stay cool.
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Field Day Operators are STILL needed

PCARS still has slots open at the following Field Day stations and we REALLY need help filling them. Contact the Station Captains, below to find out what’s still open and sign up.
20 meter Phone Mike Szabo N8WCP Station Captain,
CW George Proudfoot K3GP Station Captain,
Flex Rick Kruis K8CAV Station Captain,
If you can help at any of these stations, please let the Station Captain know as soon as possible. THANKS!
Rick, K8CAV
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