New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Lily AE8ETChagrin Falls, OH
Erik KE8QPYRavenna, OH
Gary WB2RPWEatontown, NJ
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

Vince AC8XOBen AD8FQGary KB8VJO
Steve KC8YSURena KD8EPFRandall KD8JN
Jennifer KD8LIRJohn KD8SIZRichard KD8WCK
Bernadette KE8LWOPhil KE8MKZColetta W8CDL
Howard W8SVRichard WB3HUSBob WB8OVQ
Dan WD8DAU
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Michael R Hutsler – WB8VYW SK

Michael R Hutsler – WB8VYW
PCARS Founding Member #10
I’m sad to report that my friend, and business partner of over 40 years, passed away on Saturday night after an accident at his boat. I met Mike at the Amateur Radio Club of Akron University and we have been friends ever since. No other information is available as of yet.
Tom WB8LCD
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Room Update

PLEASE NOTE: For our June meeting at American Legion Post 496 tomorrow, we will be in the “little room” (to the right of the bar as you enter) where we traditionally met in the past and NOT in Underwood Hall.
I hope to see many of you there! If you are unable to join us in person, I hope to see you on Zoom!
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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GOOD NEWS-VE TESTING TO RESUME

PCARS VE Tetsing to Resume in August
GOOD NEWS – Starting on August 7th, PCARS will resume VE testing at the PCARS club site in Ravenna.
Due to the COVID 19 concerns, PCARS had shut down in-person VE testing to ensure the safety of our VE team members and the applicants that wanted to take a test for their new amateur radio license or to upgrade.
Please visit the PCARS web site and check out the information about VE testing in the latest newsletter – https://portcars.org/files/newsletter/2021/PCARS-June-21.pdf  – see pages 8, 9 and 10 for details.
We have all been looking forward to getting back to some sort of ‘normal’ and it seems this is the proper time to start up the VE Testing again at PCARS.
You may have received your license from another VE test session elsewhere – but you may want to Upgrade !!!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at KB8UUZ@gmail,com
On behalf of the VE team at PCARS, we all look forward to getting the VE testing going again and look forward to seeing you there – August 7th -10 am – at the PCARS club site in Ravenna.
73,
Tom, KB8UUZ
PCARS VE Team
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Antenna Special Interest Group Tuesday, June 15th at 7 PM

The May meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group will be held on Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00 pm. This will be a hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 819 7608 2175
Passcode: 181263
The Antenna SIG meetings are open to all PCARS members and guests. All ham radio operators or anyone interested in Amateur Radio are also welcome to attend. We will be discussing all aspects of antenna design, construction, test equipment, and experimentation. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion and talk about their projects with the group.
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Monday, June 14th

We’re just three days away from our June meeting! Join us Monday, June 14th at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent, or by Zoom. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM sharp!
Our speaker for the June meeting will be Steve Ford, WB8IMY who will present on sunspot cycle 25. Steve is the former chief editor of QST Magazine and spent nearly 30 years with the ARRL. Steve has written or edited numerous books about our hobby.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Minutes of March 2021 Monthly Meeting:
Click here to see the March meeting minutes or use the following link copied to your browser:
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 Monthly MeetingMonday, June 14th

The next PCARS meeting will be held Monday, June 14th 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.
Our speaker for the June meeting will be Steve Ford, WB8IMY who will present on sunspot cycle 25. Steve is the former chief editor of QST Magazine and spent nearly 30 years with the ARRL. Steve has written or edited numerous books about our hobby.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Minutes of May 2021 Monthly Meeting:
Click here to see the March meeting minutes or use the following link copied to your browser:
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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New Venue for Contest-related activities during 2022 Hamvention

Attention Contesters and DXers! Contest-related activities that have previously taken place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel during the Dayton Hamvention(R) are moving to the Hope Hotel beginning in 2022.

In May 2022, official Contesting activities will be at the Hope Hotel, including four nights of the Contest Super Suite, Contest University, The Top Band Dinner, The Contest Dinner and the KC DX Club CW copying competition. There may be additional related events as well.

The Hope Hotel is an excellent facility, well suited for Contesters and DXers. There is plenty of parking and it is located closer to the Hamvention than the downtown Dayton hotels. The Hope Hotel is adjacent to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Guests do not go through the security gate.

We have spent almost two years working on this project and we believe you will enjoy the change of venue.

Room reservations will be taken by the Hope Hotel starting on Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 9 AM EDT. Do not call them before that time. You can get room reservations by phone only. If you try to book on line you will see that there are no rooms for those dates. Every room in the Hope Hotel has been blocked for Contesters and DXers for Hamvention week.  Starting Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 9 AM EDT, you can call 937-879-2696 and ask for a reservation in the Contest University 2022 room block. There is no minimum night commitment. The room rate is $143 per night plus tax and that includes a hot buffet breakfast each day of your stay. The room rate is the same for a single queen, two queens or a single king with a pull out.

If you have 2022 reservations at the Crowne Plaza (now the Radisson Hotel Dayton) you can contact the Radisson  at (937) 224-0800 to cancel and obtain any refunds. The Radisson is aware of the venue change for our activities.

Please spread the word to all Contest Club reflectors, etc.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday night, May 18, 2022, for the first night of the 2022 Contest Super Suite at the Hope Hotel.

https://www.hopehotel.com/

73,

Tim K3LR

For the Contest Hotel Committee

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Portable Operations SIG Coming Up

Hi everyone,
Parks activations have never been more popular than they are right now. Operators out in the field, handing out contacts can heard pretty much on all HF bands day or night.
If this type of operation interests you, then stop by our new portable operations Special Interest Group. We’ll be holding our first session on Tuesday night with a show & Tell, and Q & A session. Bring your portable gear to show off, and also any questions you may have.
We’ll be meeting in person at the PCARS Club Site (705 Oakwood St, Ravenna), and also via Zoom. I’ll be posting the Zoom info this weekend. But, mark your calendars for June 8th.
73 DE, KD8MQ
 ———
John Myers, KD8MQ
330-936-5021
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June Radiogram is Here

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

The June 2021 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.  Here is the link: https://portcars.org/files/newsletter/2021/PCARS-June-21.pdf

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Field Day 2021 … Almost Here! – Forgotten Treasure – NEW Portable OPS SIG – RF Exposure FAQ & Calculator – How to Avoid G.A.S –  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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K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration

K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration
Special Event Amateur Radio Station
Friday, June 11, 2021 06:00am HST – (16:00 UTC) Til 10:00pm HST
Amateur Radio Operators will activate special-event station K6K to celebrate King Kamehameha the Great and Hawai’i’s rich history. K6K special event station will give HAMS a chance to add Hawaii to their logs to earn WAS or DCXX awards.
After hearing about the cancellation of all King Kamehameha Celebration parade events statewide, Michael Miller – KH6ML, a community emergency coordinator, spoke with amateur radio operators and a few people with the Commission to see if there was a level of interest to make the event happen.
This station is authorized by the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission as an official event.
This event will give volunteer Hawaii Operators the chance to test their communications equipment and skills and be ready to assist when the cell phone and the internet fail.
Successful radio contacts are eligible to receive a special and inscribed certificate bearing the full-color rendition of K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration.
The Kamehameha Day Holiday was proclaimed by King Kamehameha I’s grandson, Lot Kapuāiwa – King Kamehameha V, in 1871, followed by an inaugural celebration of events on June 11, 1872. Years later, in 1939, the Commission was formed under the Hawai‘i Territorial Legislature.
The FCC allows special-event stations to recognize and promote activities, services, or events of a historical or uniquely appealing nature. A special call sign is issued for a limited duration to identify the station. K6K was requested and granted. During this time, stations from around the islands and the world will try and make contact.
TO VIEW A SHORT CLIP OF 2020 lei draping and short history https://fb.watch/4rB_6oMA7H/
Operating Rules:
This is not a contest. The idea is to allow as many operators as possible to reach the contact station operators and learn about King Kamehameha the Great and why he is celebrated in Hawai’i.
All radio operators must operate their stations strictly in accordance with their countries’ or FCC regulations. Any authorized amateur radio frequency may be used.
Stations should listen for K6K calling “CQ K6K”
The main modes will be SSB, FM, FT-8, and Winlink. Other Modes maybe be added.
QSLS: eQSLs are available via LOTW. NO Paper QSLs.
CERTIFICATES: Are self-printed (by you) for contacts with our Special Event Station. If you contact our Special Event Station, look up your call sign on the following link and print your own certificate: Link to follow. Please allow 30 days for all logs to be processed.
For more than 100 years, Amateur Radio — also called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster or emergency, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. 750,000 amateur radio licensees in the US, and an estimated 3 million worldwide. Throughout COVID-19, HAMS around the world have continued to be on the air practicing their skills, in part as a way to help stay connected.
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