New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Gary KE8REEAurora, OH
Mark KE8REFReminderville, OH
Nick N8WLERootstown, OH
John K5JMSAkron, OH
Brandon KE8ARBMantua, OH
Tim KE8QOKKent, OH
Bill NONEStreetsboro, OH
Michelle W3MLSAkron, OH
Dan WD8DAUMogadore, OH
David KC8LSXHartville, OH
Donald KE8HTSStreetsboro, OH
David KE8QEPRavenna, OH
Dennis W8DMHAurora, 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

David K1ZZMark KC8FQVAlice KE8EGG
Mark KE8LWLAgnes KE8LWPBill KW8KW
Bob N8QEBill NONEJohn W8JJW
Sly W8YIHDave WB2DFC
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PCARS Monthly Meeting – Monday, April 12th

We’re just three days away from our April meeting! Join us Monday, April 12th at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent, or by Zoom. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM sharp!
Jeff Covelli, WA8SAJ will present his emergency backup power solution. Spring often brings nasty weather along with power outages so this is a good time to learn about a system you might want to add to your shack.
Join Zoom Meeting:
DON’T FORGET! Purchase your 50/50 tickets on the PCARS Website – you don’t have to be present to win – everyone is eligible. Just look for the PAYPAL Button marked 50/50 tickets.
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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PCARS Thursday Night 2-Meter Net

Hi Everyone
Please join Andrew KE8BWA as he host the PCARS Thursday Night net. The net starts at 8:00 pm local time on the K8BF repeater 146.895 with a neg offset and a PL tone of 118.8. Along with the EchoLink node K8BF-L . He will have club updates and other fascinating news .
A reminder to all of you, if you have 10 CONSECUTIVE check ins please let me know and we will send you a certificate , suitable for framing.
Hope to hear you.
Greg KA8TOA NCC
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Bob Hewett K8FEY

We just learned that Bob Hewett K8FEY had a stroke and his prognosis is not too great.
 
He is now at:
Sprenger Health Care Heather Knoll Nursing and Rehabilitation
1134 North Ave, Tallmadge, OH 44278
330-688-8600
 
We’re told that he can see one visitor at a time.
 
I’m sure that thoughts, prayers, and notes are appreciated. it would be great if people send Get Well Cards or a Get Well QSL Card to Bob. He would really appreciate that.
 
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President

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PCARS Monthly MeetingMonday, April 12th

The next PCARS meeting will be held Monday, April 12th at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent. We will once again be in the Underwood Hall, so we’ll have plenty of room for “social distancing.” The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM sharp!
For anyone not attending in-person, I hope you’ll join us via Zoom.
Jeff Covelli, WA8SAJ will present his emergency backup power solution. Spring often brings nasty weather along with power outages so this is a good time to learn about a system you might want to add to your shack.
Join Zoom Meeting:
DON’T FORGET! Purchase your 50/50 tickets on the PCARS Website – you don’t have to be present to win – everyone is eligible. Just look for the PAYPAL Button marked 50/50 tickets.
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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State QSO Parties

PCARS Contesters:
Just a reminder of what will be going on this coming weekend.
Nebraska QSO Party – 1300UTC Apr 10 to 0100UTC Apr 11 & then 1300UTC to 2200UTC Apr 11 (Time to sleep)
New Mexico QSO Party – 1400UTC Apr 10 to 0200UTC Apr 11
Georgia QSO Party – 1800UTC Apr 10 to 0359UTC Apr 11 & then 1400 – 2359UTC Apr 11. Again, time to sleep.
North Dakota QSO Party – 1800UTC Apr 10 to 1800UTC Apr 11.
Remember to get the rules and read them in case there are any unusual operating procedures and make sure your logging programs are up to date.
And above all, HAVE FUN!!!
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS Digital SIG-Tonight

Please join Rick K8CAV as he host the Digital sig tonight on the K8BF repeater 146.895 neg offset pl tone 118.8 It will start at 7 pm local time. General questions and no Zoom tonight.

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Dick Kurta KD8SJB SK

PCARS member Dick Kurta KD8SJB, passed away on March 27, 2021. He will have a wake Friday, April 9th from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home in Ravenna (703 E Main St, Ravenna, OH 44266). His obituary is available online at  https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ravenna-oh/richard-kurta-10127830

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CFARC Hamfest Cancelled

As you may have expected we have cancelled our Hamfest for this year. We have begun to plan for our 2022 Hamfest.
 
We are also looking at other less ambitious options (Tailgate Hamfest) for later this year.
 
We thank you for your past patronage and interest and urge you to check our web site periodically for updates about our Hamfest plans.
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April 2021 issue of the Radiogram

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,

The April 2021 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.  Here is the link: https://www.portcars.org/wp/go/april-2021-radiogram/

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Hamvention Activities and 2021 Award Winners Announced – World Amateur Radio Day – The First Selfie – New Web Hosting for PCARS & OSPOTA – A Tale of Two SDRs – 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 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 Thursday Night 2-Meter Net

Hi everyone
Please join Me on the PCARS net tonight. We can be reached on the 146.895 repeater with a PL tone of 118.8 and a negative offset . Along with echo link node K8BF-L. I will have club info and amateur radio news for all of us.
So I hope to hear you at 8:00 PM where we put big fun in our club.
73’s
Greg KA8TOA  NCC
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