New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Mark KE8UKKKent, OH
Matt KE8ULBKent, Ohio
Mark KE8XQAkron, Ohio
Ray ND8LThe Villages, Florida
Wayne K8FFAurora, Ohio
Michael W8MMNRootstown, Ohio
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

Brian BGLASSCOCKJoe K8HTBMelanie K8KSU
Wes K8NYMNorm KE8HQKJordan KE8MKY
Don W8BDEFrank W8EZTPaul W8PJW
Ken WA8LRWJohn WA8USDouglas WA8UWV
Lloyd WA8YFLWilliam WD8KGH
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MCARC Club Meeting, Tuesday May 24

Mercer County Amateur Radio Club
Tuesday May 24
Elmer session starts at 6:00pm
Business meeting at 7:00pm.
Program at 7:30. Keynote speakers will be Editor of the Daily DX and noted DXer, Bernie McClenny W3UR and longtime DX operator Rol Anders, K3RA  They will present “DX—Working the World” with “History and Tips for Working ‘em” at 7:30 PM
This meeting will be a Zoom meeting. (The Zoom login information is also available on the W3lif website (www.w3lif.org)
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Larry Cole – N8FTP – SK

Sad to announce that Larry Cole – N8FTP – PCARS Charter Member #29 – became a SK on May 1, 2022.
You can see the obituary in the Record Courier:  https://www.record-courier.com/obituaries/pwoo0211205
Parky, KB8UUZ
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PCARS FIELD DAY DINNER

The PCARS Field Day Dinner is back for 2022! RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by Saturday, June 4th!
As in previous years, dinner is free for members; you may bring guests for $5.00 each. Food will be served at about 6 PM on Saturday. You must be on the reservation list to eat with us. Dinner will be served to ON-DUTY operators FIRST.
To add your name to the list, follow this link and fill out one response per person: https://forms.gle/xrzQTdWmXLnkmRbm9
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2022 PCARS Dayton Hamvention® Group Photo Extravaganza

With the return of Hamvention® for 2022, we’ll once again attempt our Annual PCARS Dayton Hamvention® Group Photo.
The group photo will be Saturday at 2:00 PM SHARP! The plan is to meet in the bleachers between Main Buildings 2 and 3. Please don’t be late!
If you can’t be there for the group photo, find someone to take a few pictures of you at Hamvention® so you can submit them for the newsletter. In fact, everyone should take lots of pictures, and if you see any fellow PCARS members take pictures of them too. I’m looking forward to a newsletter full of Hamvention® photos and stories.
Nick, AC8QG
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PCARS Monthly Meeting May 9th at 7 PM

Just a reminder that our next meeting is May 9th 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 Greg Latta, AA8V who will discuss Feedlines & SWR. Greg was first licensed in 1968 and has been a member of CFARC ever since. He has written articles for QST, QEX, and Ham Radio Magazine as well as designing and building numerous vacuum tube and solid state equipment.
Join Zoom Meeting:
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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PCARS Summer General Class

PCARS will be offering a General Class upgrade class starting June 8th and ending July 27th. The class will be held both at the PCARS Club Site and via Zoom.
  • The course will be free to PCARS members and cost $25 for others.
  • The course will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM.
  • There will be no class the week of Field Day on Wednesday June 25th.
  • We will be using the ARRL General Class License Manual that will be available for purchase the first night of class for $33.
  • PCARS will be holding a VE test session the Saturday after the last class, August 6th, for those wanting to take the upgrade exam.
Please let me know if you or someone you know are interested in attending the class. We will need a minimum of 5 students or the class will not be done.
Contact me by email at jawilson@j3solutions.com. If you would like to see the complete flier use the following link:
Sign Up NOW!!
Get the General Class Upgrade and join the world of ham radio!!
Jim, AC8NT
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Portable Operations SIG Tuesday 5/10 at 7PM

Our May Portable Operations SIG will be this Tuesday at 7PM. If you have interest in Portable operating, or any of the sub hobbies that goes with it (i.e. QRP, CW, camping, etc), we invite you to attend.
This month’s SIG meeting will be live at the PCARS club site (705 Oakwood St, Ravenna), but will also be on Zoom for those who prefer.
We’ll be critiquing the POTA Field Trip that we just did, and talking about the next one.  I want to know what you liked (and what you didn’t) about our first POTA field trip.
We’ll be entertaining your show & Tell items, and questions. We’ll also be mentioning FDIM (Four Days In May) coming up next week in Dayton. Of course, we want to hear your shopping lists for Hamvention.
We’ll be meeting Tuesday, May 10th, at 7PM in person or via Zoom. Here’s the link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 3219 5744
Passcode: PCARS2022
We’ll be in person at the PCARS club site, 705 Oakwood St, Ravenna.
Hope to see you there. 73 DE WG8X
330-936-5021
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Monday, May 9th

Our next meeting is Monday, May 9th 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 Greg Latta, AA8V who will discuss Feedlines & SWR. Greg was first licensed in 1968 and has been a member of CFARC ever since. He has written articles for QST, QEX, and Ham Radio Magazine as well as designing and building numerous vacuum tube and solid state equipment.
Join Zoom Meeting:
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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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tonight May 5, 2022

Hi Everyone,
It’s time for the PCARS Thursday Night Net on the K8IV 146.895 repeater. The repeater has a -600 offset and a tone of 118.8 Hz. The net will start at 8pm via RF and also the K8NF-L EchoLink node.
Please join Andrew KE8BWA as he hosts the net and we get updated on club activities and other amateur news.
I hope to hear you tonight as we keep Andrew busy as Net Control.
73 de Greg KA8TOA NCC relayed by Rick KD8WCK.
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Black Swan Communication Exercises Video

For everyone looking for the video of last month’s presentation on “Black Swan Communication Exercises” by C. Matthew Curtin, KD8TTE, it’s now available on our YouTube channel. If you missed the presentation or if you want to see it again for all the great information, check it out and share it with your friends!
Nick, AC8QG
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