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!

Mike KE8WZPGarrettsville, 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

Nicholas AC8QGDick G0BPSDon KD8LDG
John KE8MXREric KE8TFJKaren N8HUC
Paul N8QZBob N8XADRobert W2THU
Cory W3JLChuck W8PTBill WB9LBI

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Latest News

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North American QSO Party RTTY Mode contest – July 20th

PCARS Contesters:

Here is what I have so far in regards to the schedule for this event taking place this Saturday, July 20.

Time STA 1 STA 2

2-4PM Mike N8WCP Ken WA8LRW
4-6PM Bob N8QE Chuck W8PT
6-8PM Mike KP4VZ Bob N8QE
8-10PM
10-12PM
12-2AM

If you are planning to operate, please send me your time preference to my personal email: chuckw8pt@gmail.com

73 – Chuck W8PT


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North American QSO Party – ckRTTY Mode contest – July 20th

PCARS Contesters:

On Saturday, July 20, we will be participating in the North American QSO Party – RTTY Mode contest. The contest runs from 2PM on Saturday until 2AM on Sunday morning. (12 hours).

We’d like to get a list of who will be coming out to take part in this event and helping to get K8BF to have a great showing.

Right now we are figuring on 2 hr shifts with two stations on the air at any one time. That means there will be a total of 12 shifts. Please email my personal email address: chuckw8pt@gmail.com to let me know if you are coming and when you might like to operate. We will try to accommodate all requests. But if there is a conflict, it will be first come first served unless the two parties want to flip a coin.

So send me your email and get on the schedule.

73 – Chuck W8PT


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Antenna SIG Tuesday July 16 @ 7 PM

The next meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group will be held Tuesday July 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM. We will be in-person at the PCARS club site, and on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/99273855876?pwd=VWhuemc0T3JRdWVUd2NTZGJZWnBUQT09
Meeting ID: 992 7385 5876
Passcode: 047804

The Antenna SIG meetings are open to all PCARS members and guests. All ham radio operators or anyone interested in Amateur Radio are also welcome to attend.
We will be discussing all aspects of antenna design, construction, test equipment, and experimentation. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion, and talk about their antennas or anything Ham Radio.

Bob Hajdak, N8QE

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Invitation – Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Bernadette KE8LWO

All PCARS members are invited to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for PCARS member #396, Bernadette Wagner KE8LWO, on Sunday, August 4 at 4 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Stow. A dinner reception will follow.


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Edie Renfrow – KD8SOP – SK

Eddie Renfrow – KD8SOP – SK – PCARS member 234

Eddie Renfrow, 74, passed away on July 11, 2024. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Rhoden Memorial Home, 1101 Palmetto Ave. Akron, OH 44306.

https://www.beaconjournal.com/obituaries/pwoo0880723


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