New PCARS Members

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

Bob K8AABRick K8CAVDonald K8DER
Scott K8SWJJames KC8RKDKen KD8EPG
Michael KD8IUAJonathan KD8MLEAaron KD8WHA
Paul KE8EGFVern KE8VSMike N8WCP
Paul NO8DMichelle W3MLSDennis W8DMH
David W8GWIGene W8NETTony WA8AR
Jeff WA8SAJJohn WG8X
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November Newsletter – Inputs Requested

Hello PCARS,
Spooky October is almost over and November is just around the corner. That means the November 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 or repair work on an older 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 – October 29th 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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Fun Contest

PCARS Contesters:
Here’s something I think a few of you might enjoy. Don’t forget to go to the link to check it all out.
SSB Sprint Contest Manager
Tue, Oct 12, 2:56 PM (8 days ago)
to CHUCKW8PT
Hello Fellow Radio Amateur W8PT,
It has been great to work you occasionally in various contests over the years.
How about trying this fun 4 hour SSB contest? It is the North American SSB Sprint Contest.
It is Saturday evening October 23rd here in North America.
Which is October 24, 2021  0000 – 0359 UTC.
 It has some very interesting rules that make it a bit unique and exciting.
Certificates to the top scores in each state/province and/or anyone scoring over 1,200 points. And there are Door Prizes (some call them “Score Prizes”) available for recipients who score at least 1,500 points (just takes 50 QSOs and 30 mults) !!!
As well as a SSB Sprint Worked All States T-Shirt for those that manage to work all 50 states in the 4 hours.  Which actually has been done by multiple participants in the past!
And now we have just added a SSB Sprint Worked All Canada T-Shirt for those that manage to work all 13 Canadian multipliers in the 4 hours.
Check it all out at http://ssbsprint.com
We want to be sure to have every state and every Canadian multiplier on the air.
So, if you have a chance, please enter your planned activity at https://ssbsprint.com/planned-activity/my-planned-activity/
We were able to have all states on the air in the past events.
And be sure to send in your score for a chance to win a door prize! (“Score prize!”)
73 Bob KW8N & NA SSB Sprint Contest Committee
73 – Chuck W8PT
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2022 PCARS Membership Renewals

Just a reminder it is that time of year when you need to renew your membership in PCARS. We have three ways to renew.
  • Renew by mail. Go to portcars.org ; Click “Membership”. Click the membership form. This will download the form to your computer. Open the form and fill in all the information. Print the form. Mail a check for the correct amount and the completed form to PCARS, 705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, OH 44266.
  • Renew using PayPal. Go to portcars.org ; Click “Membership”. Click the membership form. This will download the form to your computer. Open the form and fill in all the information. Save the form to your computer. Use the PayPal option on the “Membership” page to pay your dues and email your completed application to jawilson@j3solutions.com.
  • The Easiest Way. Come to the monthly meeting with a check or cash for your dues. See me at the meeting. I will verify all your information on our database and update anything that has changed. No mail, no email, no forms required.
Any way you choose, please do it sooner rather than later, Renewals received after December 31st will require the payment of the initiation fee of $5 and you will loose your current membership number.
Jim, AC8NT
PCARS Secretary
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PCARS Monthly MeetingTonight Monday, October 11th

Just a reminder that our next meeting is tonight 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 this month is Clint Bradford K6LCS from AMSAT.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Minutes of September 2021 Monthly Meeting:
Click here to see last month’s 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. You must purchase online tickets by noon today to be included in this month’s drawing! Tickets will also be sold at the meeting.
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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2022 PCARS Membership Renewals

Just a quick reminder that the easiest way to renew your membership in PCARS is to come to the monthly meeting tomorrow Monday 10/11 with a check or cash for your dues. See me at the meeting. I will verify all your information on our database and update anything that has changed. No mail, no email, no forms required.
Please Remember!!
Renewals received after December 31st will require the payment of the initiation fee of $5 and you will loose your current membership number.
Jim, AC8NT
PCARS Secretary
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PCARS Antenna Project Status

PCARS has been working on a project to install a new OptiBeam antenna at the club site. To date, we have purchased the antenna; started assembly of the antenna and, today, we took down our current beam and its tower.
I would like to thank all of those who showed up to help with the tear down. The turnout was great. The Mosley antenna and tower have been disassembled. We also installed a new cable access into the club site building that will greatly shorten our coax runs and make maintenance and future installations much easier. It was a great day.
However, there is much work to do. Does anyone in the club know of someone that has a tractor mounted backhoe or front loader. If we had access to one of these, we could greatly simplify the installation of the new tower. Please let Chuck or me know if you can help us with this need (ChuckW8PT@gmail.com or jawilson@j3solutions.com).
The sections that made up our old tower are available. They are light duty tower, three 10 foot sections. If you are interested in these sections please let me know. The Mosley antenna is also available for a small donation to the club.
Watch your email for QSTs on work that will be required to complete this project. Help from club members is greatly appreciated and we also have some Big Fun.
Thanks again for all those that have contributed equipment, parts and effort to make this project possible.
Jim, AC8NT
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Antenna Project Work

This coming Saturday, October 9, we’ll start the disassembly of our present tower and antenna. The plan is to start early at about 8:30 AM (weather permitting).
If you’re interested in helping out, send an email to Chuck W8PT or myself (president@portcars.org).
73
Nick, AC8QG
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Monday, October 11th

The next PCARS meeting will be held Monday, October 11th at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent. 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 this month is Clint Bradford K6LCS from AMSAT.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Minutes of September 2021 Monthly Meeting:
Click here to see last month’s 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. Tickets will also be sold at the meeting.
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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2022 PCARS Membership Renewals

It is that time of year again. We are asking all members to renew their membership for 2022. We have three ways to renew:
  • Renew by mail. Go to portcars.org ; Click “Membership”. Click the membership form. This will download the form to your computer. Open the form and fill in all the information. Print the form. Mail a check for the correct amount and the completed form to PCARS, 705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, OH 44266.
  • Renew using PayPal. Go to portcars.org ; Click “Membership”. Click the membership form. This will download the form to your computer. Open the form and fill in all the information. Save the form to your computer. Use the PayPal option on the “Membership” page to pay your dues and email your completed application to jawilson@j3solutions.com.
  • The Easiest Way. Come to the monthly meeting with a check or cash for your dues. See me at the meeting. I will verify all your information on our database and update anything that has changed. No mail, no email, no forms required.
Any way you choose, please do it sooner rather than later, Renewals received after December 31st will require the payment of the initiation fee of $5 and you will loose your current membership number.
Jim, AC8NT
PCARS Secretary
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Here’s the October Radiogram

Greetings PCARS Members,

The OCTOBER 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/october-2021-radiogram/

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – The RADIOGRAM Wins the Great Lakes Division Newsletter Contest – What I Did on my Summer Vacation – JOTA 2021 – Hamvention 2022, The Reunion – Microwaves, Part 2 – Hanana Syndrome & 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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