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

Westy AB8IENicholas AC8QGDick G0BPS
Eric KE8TFJJames N2KWWKaren N8HUC
Paul N8QZBrian N8ZPSCory W3JL
Chuck W8PTBill WB9LBI
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July 2022 Radiogram

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

The July 2022 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.

Here is the link:

Hope you enjoy this issue – Annual 13 Colonies On The Air – Special 3905 Eyeball visit to PCARS – Field Day 2022 Information – SIG Reports – Check out Wayne & Amy in the ARRL Member Spotlight – 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 ( for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor:

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July Digital Special Interest Group Tuesday July 5th at 7 PM

The July Digital Special Interest Group meeting will be held on Tuesday July 5th at 7:00 PM at the PCARS club site. This month we’ll be reviewing digital operations at the Flex station during Field Day.
As always, we’ll have time to help you with any questions or problems you may have concerning digital operations. This is also an open forum for discussing digital communications.
73, Rick K8CAV
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Headwaters Adventure Race Volunteers Needed Saturday Morning July 9th

I still need a few volunteers to help with communications support for the Headwaters Adventure Race on Saturday morning July 9th. If you can volunteer, please contact me at Thanks!
73, Rick K8CAV
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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tonight June 30th at 8 PM

Hi, everyone,
Please join Tom WB8LCD as he hosts the Thursday night PCARS net at 8:00 PM local time. You can listen or participate on the 146.895 repeater with a neg offset and a pl tone of 118.8 along with the K8BF-L echo link node. He will have club news, other Amateur news and maybe throw in some updates from ARRL. Hopefully some humor too.
For now 73’s and hope to hear you tonight.
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Spratly Islands

Late News…Bernie McClenny in his “The Daily DX” has reported the following:
1S – Spratly Islands
The Republic of the Philippines’ National Telecommunications
Commission has issued 4F2KWT, Gilbert Lappay, special event callsign
DX0NE. The license is for operation at Kalayaan Spratly Island to be
used sometime between August 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. No other
details were released as of press time.
If you would like a regular DX update every day, please go to his web site and check out his offerings. Just Google The Daily DX and that should get you there.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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Field Day Dinner

PCARS 2022 Field Day Dinner will be served Saturday June 25 starting between 5:45 and 6:00 pm. Dinner will be delivered to on duty station operators/loggers first. Dinner for PCARS members and guests will start immediately after.
Dinner Menu: Rigatoni; Fried Chicken; Parsley Potatoes; Green Beans; Rolls & Butter. Bottled water will be available; soft drinks may be available (no extra charge).
Please note that to have dinner with us you must be on the dinner registration list. Those on this list will be served first. PCARS members (and paid guests) not registered for dinner may be served after registered members have eaten.
Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman
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Field Day Snacks and Soft Drinks

PCARS will be supplying plenty of cold water on Field Day. The temperatures are forecast to be in the 90’s Saturday and Sunday so please stay hydrated. The Club will also have Coffee and a coffee maker in the picnic shelter. There will also be a microwave setup for heating food as needed.
The Club will not be supplying Soft Drinks; please bring your own and if possible a little extra for sharing with others. Coolers and Ice will also be supplied by PCARS.
Also please donate chips or other snacks for sharing. Those operators work up an appetite burning up the airwaves; making all those Q’s!!!
Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman
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Field Day On Site Communications

For on site communications during Field Day use either of the following:
– 2 meter HT set to 144.500 (no PL tone)
– Cell Phones: To report any Communications related problem; any safety issue, or INJURY please call Tony WA8AR at 330-844-0140. I am both FD Chairman and Safety Officer and will be available from setup through the completion of tear down. In addition there will be a list of all FD Station Captains posted near the Public Information Table in the picnic shelter.
For Station Operational issues: Please FIRST notify the appropriate Station Captain (ASAP)
Tony WA8AR, Field Day Chairman
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July newsletter inputs needed

July newsletter inputs needed

The heat is on and June is almost over. That means, the July issue of The Radiogram is in the works. As always, the deadline for newsletter inputs is the last Friday of the month – June 24th at 8pm.

Yes – Field Day weekend is upon us. Save your Field Day reports and stories for the August issue.

Meanwhile, get something sent in for the July issue, please.

I’m looking forward to your stories and articles. Send your inputs and in-focus photos to
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


PCARS Newsletter Editor

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DX/Contesting SIG

PCARS DXers and Contesters:
This is just a reminder letting you know that there WILL NOT be a DX/Contesting Special Interest Group meeting this month.
Since the big event this month is Field Day, we really don’t have anything else pending that is critical. And July is somewhat skinny on contests that we would be involved in. The only two that are of any interest for some of us: The CQ WW VHF Contest on July 16-17 and the NA QSO Party – RTTY Mode on the same weekend. There are some who also take part in the IARU HF World Championship which takes place on July 9-10.
Keep watch for our next meeting announcement. Gud DX til then.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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