New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Jon K8LYWarren, OH
Bruce KE8FNSDeerfield, OH
Gary W8HNPGarfield Hts, 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

Jeff K3EMBWayne K8FFFred K8IG
Don K8ZGWLee KA8RXWMike KB8TUY
Al KB8VJLTerry KC8TUERobert KD8CGH
Kenneth KD8OBARandall KD8ZSHKarl KE8IMR
Mark KE8MJHJames KE8NJAChad KE8QWF
Laura N3BSNRandy N6TLNed N8GPS
Ron W8RJGGary WD8ICXJulie WT8J
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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tomorrow August 18th at 8 PM

Hi everyone,

It is time for the PCARS 8:00 pm Thursday night net on the 146.895 repeater with a negative offset and a PL tone of 118.8. also we have the K8BF-L EchoLink node. So everyone can join in on the fun and everyone is welcomed. The host is Richard WD8WCK and he will have club updates and other interesting news about our hobby. Also the club will be having a cruise in at the Ravenna A&W root beer stand on East Main St and will have Prizes for the best mobile rig set up. So join them and remember to check into the net. 

For now 73’s and hope to hear you on the air.

Greg KA8TOA NCC

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Antenna Special Interest Group, Tuesday, August 16th at 7 PM

The next meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group will be held August 16th at 7:00 PM. We will be in-person at the PCARS club site and on Zoom.

The special topic we’re discussing this month is the popular G5RV wire antenna.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87220356586?pwd=czgvLzRPcjVBT2hPSkVIZU1VaU84Zz09

Meeting ID: 872 2035 6586

Passcode: PCARS2022

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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Amateur Radio Mobile Cruise-In Night, Thursday, August 18th at 6 PM

Come join us Thursday, August 18th at 6 PM, for the 13th Annual Amateur Radio Mobile Cruise-In Night at the A&W Restaurant – 769 East Main Street in Ravenna!

Enjoy some burgers and root beer, and check out all the mobile radio setups. We’ll have prizes for the neatest installation and the most bands covered.

See you there!

Nick AC8QG

PCARS President

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Amateur Radio Mobile Cruise-In Night Thursday, August 18th at 6 PM

Come join us Thursday, August 18th at 6 PM, for the 13th Annual Amateur Radio Mobile Cruise-In Night at the A&W Restaurant – 769 East Main Street in Ravenna!

Enjoy some burgers and root beer, and check out all the mobile radio setups. We’ll have prizes for the neatest installation and the most bands covered.

See you there!

Nick AC8QG
PCARS President

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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tomorrow August 11th at 8 PM

Hi everyone

Yes it is time again for the 8:00 pm Thursday night net on the 146.895 repeater with a negative offset and a PL tone of 118.8 along with the K8BF-L EchoLink node . Hosting is the famous N8WCP Mike and he will have club info and other amateur news. All are welcome. I will hear you tomorrow.

For now 73’s.

 Greg KA8TOA NCC

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PCARS Flex Net Wednesday August 19th 8 PM

The next PCARS Flex Net will be held on Wednesday August 10th at 8:00 PM. This month the net will be a digital-only net on 15 meters, 21.150 MHz +/- QRM, using the mode Olivia 8-500. A tutorial for digital-only net operations can be found in the files section of the PCARS.io site, file name is Flex-Net-Digital-Operations.pdf

73, Rick K8CAV

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PCARS Monthly Meeting Coming up Monday August 8th

Our next meeting is Monday, August 8th at 7 PM! We’ll be at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent and on Zoom. I hope you’ll join us either way!

Our speaker for the August meeting will be Parky, KB8UUZ who will discuss “QSLing”. If you’re interested in collecting cards, this should be an informative presentation.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83734648478?pwd=NlBickJXRk5KdkIza1FKWlcwbXdvQT09

Meeting ID: 837 3464 8478

Passcode: PCARS2022

DON’T FORGET! Purchase your 50/50 tickets on the PCARS Website by noon on the day of the meeting – you don’t have to be present to win – everyone is eligible. Just look for the PAYPAL Button marked 50/50 tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the meeting.

Nick AC8QG

PCARS President

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August Radiogram

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

The August 2022 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.

Here is the link: https://www.portcars.org/wp/go/august-2022-radiogram/

Hope you enjoy this issue – Field Day 2022 Information – SIG Reports – Headwaters Race Report – OSPOTA info – POTA FUN – 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 Net Tomorrow July 28th at 8 PM

Hi everyone,

It is time for the Thursday night net at 8:00pm local time on the 146.895 repeater with a neg off set and a pl tone of 118.8 and the K8BF-L echo link node. All are welcomed to tune in for K8CAV Rick as he informs us of club activities and other amateur news. I hope to hear you then, for now 73’s.

Greg KA8TOA   NCC

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Estate Sale Items at the club site

last opportunities

Tuesday July 26th and Thursday July 28th

It’s getting down to the wire for Terry KB8AMZ’s estate sale! We’ll have two more opportunities to offer the remaining items, Tuesday, July 26 at the SIG meeting, and Thursday, July 28 at Net Night at the Club Site.

Come on down and take a look, starting at 6:30 each night. There are still a number of good items and lots of miscellaneous items that might be just what you are looking for for a project.

Items include:

  • Comet thru-the-glass 2M/440 mobile antenna new in the box
  • Deluxe bike rack (not for SUV)
  • Mosley antenna parts – looks like the TA-40-KR 40-meter addon for a TA-53-M or other beam
  • Miscellaneous coax and ladder line that you can verify with your nanoVNA before you use it
  • Large number of project boxes, plastic and metal
  • A duffel bag with two sets (8) MIL-style ribbed fiberglass camo-mesh 5′ poles suitable for stacking up to 20′
  • Several NMO and other style mobile antenna mounts
  • Ceramic standoffs for HV kit construction or boat-anchor repair
  • Heathkit VTVM
  • An assortment of panel meters including a Weston meter
  • 4 solar panels

This is by no means a complete inventory. Come on down to the club site for conversation, camaraderie, and refreshment and take a look – when it’s gone it is GONE.

All proceeds go to Terry’s family, who incurred expenses taking care of him and handling his affairs at the end. Help us send Patty a nice check as we clear away the rest of his items. If you have any questions, please contact Paul KE8EGF, Greg KA8TOA, or me. Thanks in advance!



73 de Rick KD8WCK

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