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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DX/Contest SIGTuesday 6/22 at 7 PM

Just a reminder:
As I recently mentioned, our Special Interest Group meeting will take place on June 22 at 7PM and we will be holding it at the club site. For those of you who feel more comfortable attending from home, here is the link:
Topic: Host PCARS DX/Contest SIG
Time: June 22, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 871 3624 2530
Passcode: 022422
73 – Chuck W8PT
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Memorial Service for Rick Tenan, WA8TSI

A Memorial Service for Rick, WA8TSI is scheduled for Saturday, July 17th
starting at 1:00 pm.
The service will be held at the Atwater Congregational Church – 1237 State Route 183 in Atwater. (located on the corner of Routes 183 and 224). https://www.atwaterchurchalive.org/
If you wish to represent PCARS at the service, Parky is requesting you bring an HT. He will be sending a Silent Key message and would like to have the people in the church hear it coming out of a radio.
A meal will be served following the memorial service at the church. If you plan on staying for the meal or would like to represent PCARS (don’t forget the HT), please send Parky an email at kb8uuz@gmail.com. The church needs a count of those that will be staying for the meal. Please let Parky know no later than July 3rd.
More information can be found at https://portcars.org/files/Rick_Tenan.pdf
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PCARS July Newsletter – Inputs Requested

Hello PCARS,
June is almost over and July is just around the corner. That means the July 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 – 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 – June 25th 8pm. Yes, the day before Field Day starts.
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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Field Day Volunteers Neededfor Setup/Tear Down

As we have done in recent years I will need at least 10 volunteers to assist the Field Day team with Setup and Tear down of antennas and stringing power cables from the main generator to stations. If you have done this before, great, but you do not need any experience to volunteer. The Captain for each station will direct all work for their station. If you are a new Ham this is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience putting up antennas, including a 20m beam (with tower) and dipole/inverted V antennas. Setup has normally been completed in about 2.5 hours (more or less). Teardown after Field Day has been done in less than 2 hours. If you cannot volunteer for both, no problem, just let me know which task(s) you are volunteering for. The Club will supply coffee and water plus pizza for lunch(s).
Here are the schedules:
SETUP Saturday June 26
 9:30am Arrive on site (meet at the picnic shelter of the Freedom Township Park) PLEASE BE PROMPT
 9:45am Safety meeting
10:00am Begin Work
12:30pm Antennas up and ready for testing; power cables strung and energized [Pizza Lunch]
 2.00pm Field Day Stations On-The-Air
TEARDOWN Sunday June 27
 2:00pm Stations Off-The-Air Work begins immediately [Pizza Lunch served before 2:00]
 3:30pm All antennas down and stowed for transport. Power cables coiled up. Field Day over and done.
The only equipment the volunteers need to bring are gloves and safety glasses (REQUIRED). Steel toe shoes are always a good idea. Rain gear is essential. If shoes/boots are not waterproof an extra pair of dry shoes and socks are a good idea. The current long range weather forecast (Scientific Wild Guess) is calling for 77 to 78 degrees for high temps with lows of 60. Scattered or isolated thunder showers are a possibility. The club will supply basic hardhats.
With regard to COVID Safety: If you are fully vaccinated, just be sure to wash hands and don’t stick fingers in your ears or eyes. A hand sanitizing station will be provided. If you are not vaccinated you may want to wear a mask, that is up to you. We will be out in the open air which reduces risk. If you feel sick or have a fever please stay home, just let me know if you can’t be there.
To volunteer for the PCARS Field Day Setup/Teardown crew just send an email to me at tromito99@gmail.com , Specify if you are volunteering for Setup, Teardown or Both as soon as you can. I will confirm by email.
Come out and help make 2021 another successful PCARS Field Day! Email me with any questions.
Tony WA8AR, PCARS Field Day Chairman
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Flex Station Schedule for Field Day

The PCARS Field Day Flex Station still has four openings for you to operate. They are Saturday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Saturday 8:00 PM to 10 PM; Sunday 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM, and Sunday 10:00 AM to noon.
 Multiple bands and modes are available so come on out and enjoy some K8BF BIG FUN at the Flex Station for your Field Day! Contact me at k8cav.coms@gmail.com if you want to participate.
Thanks!
73 Rick K8CAV
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DX/Contest SIGTuesday 6/22 at 7 PM

Hello PCARS DXers & Contesters:
As I recently mentioned, our Special Interest Group meeting will take place on June 22 at 7PM and we will be holding it at the club site. For those of you who feel more comfortable attending from home, here is the link:
Topic: Host PCARS DX/Contest SIG
Time: June 22, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 871 3624 2530
Passcode: 022422
73 – Chuck W8PT
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DX/Contest SIGTuesday 6/22 at 7 PM

Hello PCARS DXers and Contesters:
Our next DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 22 at 7PM AT THE CLUB SITE! Zoom will be available for those still wanting to participate from home. Field Day will be the next weekend and we will also be looking at Contests and activities in July.
I hope to see many of you a week from today.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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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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