New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Jeff K3EMBHudson, OH
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

Westy AB8IENicholas AC8QGDick G0BPS
Mark KE8HTLJohn KE8MXRJames N2KWW
Larry N8FTPKaren N8HUCPaul N8QZ
Cory W3JLChuck W8PTBill WB9LBI
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Net Night at the Club Site Tonight Postponed

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I will not be able to host Net Night at the Clubsite tonight.
Fortunately, we have a month with 5 Thursdays in it, so I will reschedule for next week (July 29 (ed)).
There WILL still be a PCARS net tonight – please check in!
Tom WB8LCD
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PCARS August Newsletter – Inputs Requested

PCARS August Newsletter – Inputs Requested
Hello PCARS,
July is almost over and August is just around the corner. That means the August issue of ‘The RADIOGRAM’ is under construction.
Please, 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 – July 30th 8pm.
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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EchoLink Is Down

We have a RF issue with our EchoLink node. It is down for repair and will be returned to service this weekend.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Jim, AC8NT
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VOM-DVM Workshop This Saturday 9 AM

Hey everyone, don’t forget about the Learn About Your VOM/DVM workshop coming up this Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to approximately noon, at the PCARS club site in Ravenna.
We’ll kick the workshop off with a presentation about VOM’s and DVM’s and then we’ll move to a hands-on portion where there will be several stations set up to hone and test your skills making measurements and calculations along the way.
Whether you’re new to electronics or a seasoned veteran you’ll have fun and hopefully learn some useful skills along the way.
73, Rick K8CAV
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WA8TSI Memorial Service

REMINDER
Rick Tenan, WA8TSI – Memorial Service Information

A Memorial Service for Rick 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/
Pastor Rich Hall will lead the memorial service. A group from Rick’s Civil War Re-enactors will be there along with members of the Portage County Amateur Radio Service.

Amateur Radio Operators planning on attending – please bring your HT with you. Set it for 146.580 simplex. HTs will be on for attendees to hear the “SK Final Call for WA8TSI”.

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PCARS Monthly Meeting, Monday, July 12th

We’re just three days away from our July meeting! Join us Monday, July 12th at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent, or by Zoom. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM sharp!
Our speaker for the July meeting will be Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA who will present on HF Propagation. Carl has been a licensed ham for 59 years and spent 41 years as an RF Engineer for Motorola and Raytheon.
Join Zoom Meeting:
DON’T FORGET! Purchase your 50/50 tickets on the PCARS Website – you don’t have to be present to win – everyone is eligible. Just look for the PAYPAL Button marked 50/50 tickets.
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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PCARS Thursday Night 2-Meter Net

Hi everyone
It is time again to hear the sweet tones of Amy N8AMY for the 8:00 PM PCARS net on the 146.895 repeater. It has a negative offset with a PL tone of 118.8 along with the echo link node K8BF-L. She will have club news and other amateur news to share with us.
Hope to hear you tonight.
73’s  Greg KA8TOA  NCC
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PCARS Monthly Meeting – Monday, July 12th

The next PCARS meeting will be held Monday, July 12th at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM sharp!
 
For anyone not attending in person, I hope you’ll join us via Zoom.
 
Our speaker for the July meeting will be Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA who will present on HF Propagation. Carl has been a licensed ham for 59 years and spent 41 years as an RF Engineer for Motorola and Raytheon.
 
Join Zoom Meeting:
 
 
Minutes of June 2021 Monthly Meeting:
Click here to see the June meeting minutes or use the following link copied to your browser:
 
 
DON’T FORGET! Purchase your 50/50 tickets on the PCARS Website – you don’t have to be present to win – everyone is eligible. Just look for the PAYPAL Button marked 50/50 tickets.
 
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
 
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Drone Pilots

PCARS Members:
I know that there are a few members that fly drones and some do it to inspect yagis that are on TALL towers. Here is something that you show know:
Drones are increasingly used as tools for getting antenna wires into trees, surveying site lines, and so on. To legally fly a drone in the US for non-commercial purposes, one must have passed TRUST – The Recreational UAS Safety Test. Free training for this is now available, after which someone can take the test from one of the (currently) 16 organizations that can administer the test. (DPReview)
73 – Chuck W8PT
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NAQP & N3FJP

PCARS Contesters:
If you are thinking of playing in the North American QSO Party RTTY Mode that takes place the weekend of July 17-18, here’s some info for those of you who use N3FJP logging software.
Scott, N3FJP, notes that his NAQP Contest Log 5.3 is now available via his website. According to Scott: “We have updated the NAQP software to also support scoring for K1USN SST! Just click settings > Setup, and select K1USN SST on the Setup form. You can also click View > K1USN 3830 Scores Submission Info for your submittal information.”
73 – Chuck W8PT
PCARS Contest Coordinator
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