Welcome – We’re PCARS

PCARS is an ARRL Affiliated, Special Services Club. We are a group of Amateur Radio hobbyists located in Portage County, Ohio who believe that the whole point of being in the hobby of Amateur Radio is to have fun with it. Whether you are a new ham or an “old timer”, PCARS has something to offer you. The PCARS monthly meeting is held the second Monday of each month and the meetings start at 7:00 PM. We meet at The American Legion Post 496 – 1945 Mogadore Rd, in Kent. Click for more info!!

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New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!

Chris CFORNESWindham, OH
Ralph N8BAYStow, OH
Joe KF8ADQKent, OH
John WA8USHudson, 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

Melanie K8KSUWes K8NYMJordan KE8MKY
Ethan KE8WVVFrank W8EZTPaul W8PJW
Ken WA8LRWJohn WA8USDouglas WA8UWV
Lloyd WA8YFL

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Latest News

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K3LR Inducted CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Please join me in congratulating fellow PCARS member Tim Duffy, K3LR, for his induction into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Tim has been a member of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame since 2006 however his lifetime achievements in Amateur Radio are far more extensive than contesting alone.

Tim became PCARS member 308 when he was given a lifetime Honorary Membership to PCARS on September 14, 2015, for his contributions to PCARS’ success as a new club in the Amateur Radio community. Tim continues to support PCARS, and many other clubs throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and beyond. Thank you, Tim, for your unending selfless dedication to the best hobby in the world! We appreciate you!

Tim Duffy, K3LR, Inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (onallbands.com)


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Field Day Dinner Reservation, You have until June 08 to make your reservation

PCARS 2024 Field Day Dinner will be served Saturday, June 22 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 is free to all pre-registered PCARS Members. Guests will be charged $5.00 each. I am requesting that everyone who wants to share FD Dinner with us please register by June 8 so we can have enough food available for everyone.

To register online for FD Dinner click the following link:

2024 PCARS Field Day Dinner Reservation Form

As of May 24th, the reservation form had already been completed by the following members:

KP4VZ WP4PLR AC8NT W8PT W8NET(+1) KE8MXR KB8UUZ KD8WCK
KE8KBJ N8KBX K8IV W8AHC AC8QG(+4) KE8LWO AD8FQ AD8IR
KA8TOA N8GIE KD8WZS(+1) WD8DAU K8KSU N8QE KD8WCK KE8KBJ
WA8AR KE8KCJ KD8DFL KE8BFA KD8OBA W8KFW W8AHC K8CAV W8HFZ KB8TUY W8KNO KD8EPF

Dinner Menu: Rigatoni; Fried Chicken; Parsley Potatoes; Green Beans; Rolls & Butter. Bottled water will be available (no charge); 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 (if extra food is still available).

Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman


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Mega POTA Puerto Rico 2024 – Sunday May 26th.

PR POTA

Mega POTA Puerto Rico 2024 takes place Sunday May 26th.

What is Mega Pota?
23 clubs will activate 23 national parks in Puerto Rico. Mega Pota (Parks on the Air) is an event that celebrates amateur radio in natural environments, promoting operation from national parks and other protected areas.

Fun for all the POTA people !!

Details can

be found at: https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/mega-pota-puerto-rico-2024.915183/


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Net Night at the Clubsite – Thursday May 23rd

Tempest Fugit! (Time Flies)

Tomorrow night (Thursday 5/23) is Net Night at the Clubsite again already. You seem to like pizza, so we can get some pizza. We can check into the PCARS Net. As your ARRL Ohio Section Manager, I want to ask you all some questions about Amateur Radio, the ARRL, the future of our hobby and what we need to do to help it survive. I hope we can have an interesting conversation.

We’re going to skip net night next month as it occurs just 2 days before Field Day. In July, our net night will be another PCARS mini-hamfest! More info to follow….. hope to see you tomorrow.

TOM

73,
Tom wb8lcd


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Roll-up J- Pole Antenna Build on June 8th from 9 – Noon

Are you in the market for an antenna that can increase the range of your handheld and fit in your pocket or go bag? If so, then I have just the thing for you. Over the last year I’ve built maybe half a dozen Roll-up J-Pole antennas. It’s not my design. It was originally in the September, 1994 issue of QST, then reprinted 12 years later in the newsletter of an Amateur Radio Club in Utah.

On June 8th, I’ll be leading a group build of these antennas. This will take place at the club site that day from 9 AM – Noon.

The cost of the antenna kit, including adapters is $15 cash or $16.05 via PayPal. I prefer paid in advance via PayPal so I can make sure to bring enough kits. But, if you want to give me cash at a club meeting, that’s fine as well.

The J-Pole comes with all the adapters that you’ll need to attach to anything from a SMA (Male or Female, or a BNC. That should be what the Dr ordered for most modern HTs.

For more details, please visit our website at portcars.org. To reserve your spot and order as many kits as you need, just click on the image provided below.

Feel free to reach out with any questions. My E-mail is wg8x.radio@gmail.com.

73 DE WG8X


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