New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Don KD8LDGRichfield, OH
Karl KE8IMRTallmadge, OH
Mike W8VFDAndover, OH
Jeff K3EMBHudson, 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

Jim AC8NTJohn K8NYLJosh K8YLK
Richard KA8OATAndrew KD8BBTJim KD8FME
Michael KD8JRERichard KD8PBLJames KD8VT
Don KD8WBCNicholas KE8JUJShane KE8MWD
Erik KE8QPYBob N8KBXBob NT8K
Ronald W8AHCDonna W8DMPBill W8IFM
Gary WB2RPWKaren WD8BIW
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Wednesday Flex Net

The PCARS Flex Net will take place this Wednesday September 15th at 8:00 PM. We will be operating on the digital mode, OLIVIA 8-500 on 20meters, 14.098 MHz. Set your dial frequency on your transceiver to 14.098 MHz USB, and the cursor on the digital software waterfall to 1,500 Hz.
 
We will be using common prosigns and Q signals to expedite operations. For a review of these and other tips for operating in a digital net see the presentation here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wAL2KRx6BkoJmSoBBelk2ZGj_0XZpBNS/edit
 
73, Rick K8CAV

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PCARS Thursday Night 2-Meter Net

Tonight! Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 8:00pm (local), please join me on the K8IV repeater for the PCARS weekly 2 meter net. See what’s happening at PCARS this month, see what’s going on with OSPOTA, see what other PCARS members are doing on the air!
You can check in via RF (146.895 with a 118.8 tone) or you can check in from anywhere via echolink on the K8BF-L echolink node. 10 check-ins in a row will earn you a nice PCARS certificate.
I hope to hear you on the net tonight!
73,
Tom WB8LCD
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September 2021 Radiogram

Greetings PCARS Members and other interested people,

The September 2021 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy. Here is the link:

September 2021 Radiogram

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Get Ready for Ohio State Parks On The Air – BBQSO Party/Open House FUN – The RADIOGRAM Wins Ohio Newsletter Contest – PCARS Cruise-In 2021 – Introduction to Microwaves – SIG Reports – 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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Club Site Grounds Clean Up

We need a few volunteers to help clean up the club site grounds tomorrow, Thursday, August 26 before Net Night at the Club Site. It’s mostly some weed whacker work around the fence and tower area. Bring a trimmer, clippers, or a rake around 6 PM. It shouldn’t take long, and we’ll have lots of time to enjoy another Net Night at the Club Site.
Thanks!
Nick, AC8QG
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Ohio BBQSO Party

PCARS Members:
This is another reminder of what is taking place this weekend on Saturday, August 28th.
Saturday, August 28th, 2021 is this year’s Ohio QSO Party and the PCARS BBQSO Party and Open House! This is a great event where you can operate with our contest group and enjoy a meal with your ham radio friends.
The club will provide beverages, burgers, brats, buns, and condiments. Mike, KB8TUY and Bob, N8QE will be our chefs for this glorious event. Everyone is encouraged to bring snacks or a side dish to share. They will be firing up the grill so that we can feast around 2PM.
Contest set up starts at 10 AM – Contest starts at Noon and ops will continue until midnight (12-hour contest).
See you there!
73 – Chuck W8PT
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Net Night this Thursday

Thursday, August 26th, Net Night At the Clubsite!
It’s Portable Ops night – Bring along your “Portable Station”.
If you got called and invited to head out the next morning to work from a park, or a park bench, or maybe even a parking lot, what have you got to bring along? Pack it up and bring it out to Net Night. This is a “Show & Tell” event so I want you all to bring SOMETHING! So, if you’ve got something (other than just an HT) pack it up and bring it out – extra bragging rights if you set up a working station.
Everyone WILL be expected to check into the PCARS Net. NCS for the evening will be Amy – N8AMY. Even if you can’t make it out to the clubsite – PLEASE – take a few minutes to get logged into the net!
If you all want, we can take up a collection and order some PIZZA!
It’s going to be a fantastic night – we’ll open around 6:30 and close by 10:00.  Be there and bring some gear!
73,
Tom WB8LCD
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September Newsletter – Inputs Requested

Hello PCARS,
August is almost over and September is just around the corner. That means the September issue of ‘The RADIOGRAM’ is under construction.
Send in something for the newsletter to share with the rest of the PCARS members – information on a project you are working on, your ham shack set up, a new antenna – just about anything ham related. And, be sure to include some (in-focus) large format photos as well!
As usual, the deadline for inputs is the last Friday of the month – Friday – August 27th 8pm.
Send your inputs to KB8UUZ@gmail.com
I’ll be watching my email box for YOUR inputs.
73,
Tom, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Special Event Station W4G – August 25

The Lake County Amateur Radio Association (LCARA) will be operating special event station W4G August 25 in conjunction with the National Park Service – President Garfield Home in Mentor, OH. It is for the celebration of the 105th Birthday of the National Park Service. The Call of W4G represents “Washington For (4) Garfield” in honor of President James A. Garfield since we will be operating from the parking lot of his Home. Operation will be 10 AM-4 PM (1400-2000Z) on 40 & 20M and the POTA designation is K-0836. Operation will be primarily SSB with a possibility of some FT8. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. W4G will be used for several days after the event for those who seek/collect 1×1 Calls, but not as a POTA since we only have access to the site for 8/25. Special Event frequencies will be updated on Twitter for those that follow @ARRL.
de Bob K8BL
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Ohio BBQSO Party – Saturday, August 28th

Saturday, August 28th, 2021 is this year’s Ohio QSO Party and the PCARS BBQSO Party and Open House! This is a great event where you can operate with our contest group and enjoy a meal with your ham radio friends.
 
The club will provide beverages, burgers, brats, buns, and condiments. Everyone is encouraged to bring snacks or a side dish to share.
 
Contest set up starts at 10 AM – Contest starts at Noon and ops will continue until midnight (12-hour contest). Food will be served around 2:00 pm.
 
See you there!
 
Nick, AC8QG
 

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Great Lakes Division Newsletter Contest

I received this from Scott the other day and I wanted to put it out to PCARS so everyone can look at the Radiogram with the two other Section winners from Michigan and Kentucky.  Good luck to all!
Tom WB8LCD
Hi Everyone,
Now that we have the 3 Section Newsletter winners chosen by their respective SM’s, I have added a sample of each of the 3 newsletters to the website so that everyone can see them. Here’s the link..  http://arrl-greatlakes.org/convention_files/convention.htm
Enjoy..
Scott..
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