New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Gene AC8RHAkron, Ohio
Jennifer KB3GXBAtwater, Ohio
Kristen KB3OQVAkron, Ohio
Andrew KE8ELRAtwater, Ohio
Marie MCARRONKent, Ohio
Robert N8SKNSugar Bush Knolls, Ohio
Bob WD8PMEMacedonia, Ohio
Tim W8HFZUniontown, OH
Metro W8METIndependence, OH
Linda N8LRSIndependence, 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

John K5JMSEd K8IVGreg KA8TOA
John KB8UHNBruce KE8FNSHolly KE8LWM
Amy N8AMYDeron N8XTH
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Center of Hope Contribution

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PCARS Thursday Net – Thursday, December 8th

Hi EVERYONE
Please join us for some good conversation on the world famous PCARS Thursday Night Net. It is held at 8:00 PM local time on the 146.895 repeater with a negative offset and a PL tone of 118.8. Contact is also available via the K8BF-L EchoLink node. We always have interesting club and other amateur radio news.
Remember you can get a good looking certificate if you attend 10 consecutive Thursday Night Nets.
I am always looking for net control operators. It is not as hard as you think and we have a very forgiving crowd of hams that visit our nets. If interested, let me know.
For now 73’s and hope to hear you on the net.
Greg KA8TOA  NCC
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PCARS Thursday Net – Thursday, December 1st

Hi EVERYONE
Please join us for some good conversation on the world famous PCARS Thursday Night Net. It is held at 8:00 PM local time on the 146.895 repeater with a negative offset and a PL tone of 118.8. Contact is also available via the K8BF-L EchoLink node. We always have interesting club and other amateur radio news.
Remember you can get a good looking certificate if you attend 10 consecutive Thursday Night Nets.
I am always looking for net control operators. It is not as hard as you think and we have a very forgiving crowd of hams that visit our nets. If interested, let me know.
For now 73’s and hope to hear you on the net.
Greg KA8TOA  NCC
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Vivian L. DeSimio KB8CLH – SK

PCARS former member Vivian L. DeSimio KB8CLH – #248 – SK
Obit from the Record Courier:
Vivian L. DeSimio, 74 passed away Monday November 21, 2022 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio, after a long battle with Dementia. She was born February 26, 1948 in Ravenna, Ohio to the late Edmund and Mary (Oelberg) Schimmoeller. Vivian was a homemaker and later worked for the Heart Group in Ravenna as an administrative assistant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband David L. DeSimio on December 24, 2019 as well as several brothers and a sister. Survivors include her son David E. (Sandra) DeSimio and grandchildren Samantha, Jacob and Abigail. Private family graveside services will be held at St. Mary Cemetery Ravenna, Ohio. Condolences and memories of Vivian may be shared with her family at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
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December Digital SIG Cancelled

The December 2022 Digital Special Interest Group meeting has been cancelled. I want to thank all of you who have participated in the group this year and hope it has been informative, helpful, and above all fun. All of my best to you and your family for a wonderful holiday season, and I look forward to seeing you in 2023.
73, Rick K8CAV
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Here’s the December Issue of the Radiogram

Here’s the DECEMBER issue of The RADIOGRAM

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

The December 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/december-2022-radiogram/
Hope you enjoy this issue – Congrats to the 2023 Officers that were elected in the November meeting – December Christmas Dinner Meeting Reservations NOW – Field Day 2022 Contest Final Results – FYAO 2022 Results – Builds in the Planning 2023 – SWL Information – 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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Spratley Islands

PCARS DXers:
The Daily DX (Bernie McClenny, W3UR) reported today:
4F2KWT, Gil, reports due to recent “security issues” the much anticipated DX0NE DXpedition by Philippine Amateur Operators to the Spratly Islands has been postpone as authorities have “deemed our travel as non-essential”. The team received this update yesterday. The DU team “will try again during the first half of 2023” as their local government contact “has not ruled out the possibility of [them] going there.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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Crozet Is. DXpedition

PCARS DXers:
I’m not sure how many of you need Crozet Is. for DXCC, but I do and I’m looking forward to F6EXV’s DXpedition to Crozet on December 20. The plan is for him to arrive on Dec. 20 and be able to operate until Jan 26. His window of operation is tightly regulated by the permission given to him to be there. There will be a 5 hour period every day when he will NOT be able to operate. He will not be allowed to transmit so as to allow the Polar Institute, based on the island, to make some scientific measurements.
He is going to concentrate on 2 or 3 bands but he hasn’t chosen any frequencies yet. He will issue more info when available. He is thinking of using 14 and 18 MHz during the day and 10 MHz during the night. If I get any more info, I will post it.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS Christmas Party Dinner Meeting

The PCARS December meeting will be held at the American Legion hall on Monday, December 12, 2022. Dinner will be served at 7:00PM sharp!
This is our annual Christmas Dinner meeting, open to all PCARS members and their families. The dinner will be catered by our friend Bert from the Little City Grill of Kent. The cost will be the same as last year, $20 per plate. (If you pay via the PAYPAL button the cost will be slightly higher to cover the PAYPAL fees.) The entrees for this year’s dinner will be your choice between Grilled Chicken or Tri-Tip Steak, served with mashed potatoes. All dinners will include green beans, a salad, and roll and butter. Appetizers will precede the dinner. Desert will be cake. Coffee and water will be available with the dinner, all other beverages will be available from the American Legion Canteen. Don’t forget, dinner will be served at 7:00PM.
After the dinner, there will be a short PCARS meeting along with our PCARS Gift Exchange. You can mail your reservations directly to me at:
Thomas R Sly – WB8LCD
1480 Lake Martin Dr.
Kent, OH 44240
                              
along with your check payable to “PCARS”, or, you can always give your reservation directly to me, be sure to indicate your choice of meal(s) and the names of all those you are making reservations for. There will be a PAYPAL button on the club website shortly.
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December PCARS newsletter inputs needed

December newsletter inputs needed, please.
Snow has arrived and November is almost over and thoughts of a great turkey dinner are in the air. That means the December issue of ‘The Radiogram’ is in the works. As always, the deadline for PCARS newsletter inputs is the last Friday of the month – November 25th at 8pm. It would be very much appreciated if you sent your inputs in prior to the deadline. Thanksgiving is getting closer, so why not get your article in before you load up on all that turkey. Send in a good article about something ham radio related to share with the other PCARS members? Please send it in! Photos, too!!
I’m looking forward to your stories and articles. Send your inputs and in-focus photos to kb8uuz@gmail.com
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
73,
Tom, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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