New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Jon K8LYWarren, OH
Bruce KE8FNSDeerfield, OH
Gary W8HNPGarfield Hts, OH
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

Jeff K3EMBWayne K8FFFred K8IG
Don K8ZGWLee KA8RXWMike KB8TUY
Al KB8VJLTerry KC8TUERobert KD8CGH
Kenneth KD8OBARandall KD8ZSHKarl KE8IMR
Mark KE8MJHJames KE8NJAChad KE8QWF
Laura N3BSNRandy N6TLNed N8GPS
Ron W8RJGGary WD8ICXJulie WT8J
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Coming up Monday August 8th

Our next meeting is Monday, August 8th 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 for the August meeting will be Parky, KB8UUZ who will discuss “QSLing”. If you’re interested in collecting cards, this should be an informative presentation.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83734648478?pwd=NlBickJXRk5KdkIza1FKWlcwbXdvQT09

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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August Radiogram

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

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

Here is the link: https://www.portcars.org/wp/go/august-2022-radiogram/

Hope you enjoy this issue – Field Day 2022 Information – SIG Reports – Headwaters Race Report – OSPOTA info – POTA FUN – 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 (http:www.portcars.org) for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor:  kb8uuz@gmail.com

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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tomorrow July 28th at 8 PM

Hi everyone,

It is time for the Thursday night net at 8:00pm local time on the 146.895 repeater with a neg off set and a pl tone of 118.8 and the K8BF-L echo link node. All are welcomed to tune in for K8CAV Rick as he informs us of club activities and other amateur news. I hope to hear you then, for now 73’s.

Greg KA8TOA   NCC

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Estate Sale Items at the club site

last opportunities

Tuesday July 26th and Thursday July 28th

It’s getting down to the wire for Terry KB8AMZ’s estate sale! We’ll have two more opportunities to offer the remaining items, Tuesday, July 26 at the SIG meeting, and Thursday, July 28 at Net Night at the Club Site.

Come on down and take a look, starting at 6:30 each night. There are still a number of good items and lots of miscellaneous items that might be just what you are looking for for a project.

Items include:

  • Comet thru-the-glass 2M/440 mobile antenna new in the box
  • Deluxe bike rack (not for SUV)
  • Mosley antenna parts – looks like the TA-40-KR 40-meter addon for a TA-53-M or other beam
  • Miscellaneous coax and ladder line that you can verify with your nanoVNA before you use it
  • Large number of project boxes, plastic and metal
  • A duffel bag with two sets (8) MIL-style ribbed fiberglass camo-mesh 5′ poles suitable for stacking up to 20′
  • Several NMO and other style mobile antenna mounts
  • Ceramic standoffs for HV kit construction or boat-anchor repair
  • Heathkit VTVM
  • An assortment of panel meters including a Weston meter
  • 4 solar panels

This is by no means a complete inventory. Come on down to the club site for conversation, camaraderie, and refreshment and take a look – when it’s gone it is GONE.

All proceeds go to Terry’s family, who incurred expenses taking care of him and handling his affairs at the end. Help us send Patty a nice check as we clear away the rest of his items. If you have any questions, please contact Paul KE8EGF, Greg KA8TOA, or me. Thanks in advance!



73 de Rick KD8WCK

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DX/Contest SIG- Tuesday July 26th at 7PM

Attention PCARS DXers and Contesters:

Just a friendly reminder that on Tuesday , July 26 at 7:00PM we will be meeting at the club site to hold this month’s DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting. Rick K8CAV will be doing the first part of what I am calling Contesting 101. He will be instructing us all on the use of the IC 7300s that the club has. We all need a refresher course since we have not held contests from the club for several months.

I know that this will be somewhat difficult for those who will be attending by ZOOM, but there is little we can do about that. We will simply try to do our best in making this presentation as clear as possible.

The second part of Contesting 101 will be held at August’s meeting where I will be doing the presentation on the HOW of contesting. How does one contest? What do you need? Can I be successful with only 100 watts? Do I need more than a dipole? Well you get the idea.

Hope to see many of you turn out for this meeting.

The meeting will also be on ZOOM. The link is below. Hope to see you attending.

Topic: DX/Contesting SIG

Time: July 26 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZEqfumsrD0uHNF41I4e5gH1Js9F5pyrqTHX/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtqTIqHtaTtB-CRpwMB4r4c-jzpiFbgo17yE7MVyUGZSunHPEbFOdvCcrB

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85790426465?pwd=YVBTUnhMaXVwNTN5amxsQnU0RnhDdz09

Meeting ID: 857 9042 6465

Passcode: PCARS2022

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73 – Chuck W8PT

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August newsletter inputs needed

Wow, the heat is on this Summer and July is almost over. That means, the August issue of The Radiogram is in the works. As always, the deadline for newsletter inputs is the last Friday of the month – July 29th at 8pm.

PCARS Field Day information will be in the August issue. Please – send in your Field Day stories and comments. Even if you did Field day somewhere else. Also send any photos you may have as well. Got a good article of something to share with the other PCARS members, please send it in!

I’m looking forward to your stories and articles. Send your inputs and in-focus photos to kb8uuz@gmail.com

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

73,

Tom, KB8UUZ

PCARS Newsletter Editor

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DX/Contest SIG- Tuesday July 26th at 7PM

Attention PCARS DXers and Contesters:

Tuesday , July 26 at 7:00PM we will be meeting at the club site to hold this month’s DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting. Rick K8CAV will be doing the first part of what I am calling Contesting 101. He will be instructing us all on the use of the IC 7300s that the club has. We all need a refresher course since we have not held contests from the club for several months.

I know that this will be somewhat difficult for those who will be attending by ZOOM, but there is little we can do about that. We will simply try to do our best in making this presentation as clear as possible.

The second part of Contesting 101 will be held at August’s meeting where I will be doing the presentation on the HOW of contesting. How does one contest? What do you need? Can I be successful with only 100 watts? Do I need more than a dipole? Well you get the idea.

Hope to see many of you turn out for this meeting.

The meeting will also be on ZOOM. The link is below. Hope to see you attending.

Topic: DX/Contesting SIG

Time: July 26 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZEqfumsrD0uHNF41I4e5gH1Js9F5pyrqTHX/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtqTIqHtaTtB-CRpwMB4r4c-jzpiFbgo17yE7MVyUGZSunHPEbFOdvCcrB

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85790426465?pwd=YVBTUnhMaXVwNTN5amxsQnU0RnhDdz09

Meeting ID: 857 9042 6465

Passcode: PCARS2022

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73 – Chuck W8PT

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Club Site Cleanup – Saturday, July 23 @ 9 AM

We’re holding a club site cleanup this Saturday, July 23 at 9 AM.

If the weather cooperates, we’ll do some yard work outside, so please bring a trimmer, clippers, or a rake. We’ll also do some basic housekeeping inside the building.

Keeping our fantastic club site in top shape requires a bit of TLC every now and then. Please come out and help.

Thanks!

Nick AC8QG

PCARS President

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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tomorrow July 21st at 8 PM

Hi, everyone,

Please join me KA8TOA as I host the net on the 146.895 repeater with a pl tone of 118.8 and a neg offset.

It will start at 8:00 pm local time and we will have the K8BF-L EchoLink node. I will have club news and other amateur news. I hope to hear you then and all are welcome. For now, 73’s

Greg KA8TOA NCC

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3905 Century Club Eyeball & Visit to PCARS

Greeting PCARS members!

I’m sure you saw the articles in the latest Radiogram issues, that I will be hosting the 2022 3905 Century Club Eyeball at the Brimfield Community Center on July 28-31. We are expecting 55+ Century Club members to attend. Most of the festivities are open and free to all amateurs, ESPECIALLY PCARS members!

You can see the complete info at https://www.3905ccn.org/eyeball22Intro.php.

Some highlights:

  • THE CENTURY CLUB WILL BE VISITING THE PCARS CLUB SITE ON NET NIGHT THURSDAY 7/28!!! Bill Dobson, N3WD, from the Century Club and Reisterstown, MD (and a good friend) will be making a special presentation to PCARS at ~7:30-ish – a 70+ year old Wouff Hong! See a brief history of the dreaded Wouff Hong here: https://www.onallbands.com/what-is-a-the-wouff-hong/
  • As a member of BOTH clubs, I want to brag about both groups of members (both have great people!), and brag about our INCREDIBLE PCARS Club Site! BE THERE on NET NIGHT!!!
  • We will visit Hartville Market/Hardware/Kitchen on Friday morning. Come with us!
  • On Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM, we will be hosting our 40m net AT THE BRIMFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER! Check out how we play radio on the premiere Worked All States (WAS) and DX award nets in amateur radio! You are very welcome to enjoy camaraderie, ham fellowship, snacks, etc. WE HAVE FUN!
  • On Saturday morning at 9:30 AM to 12 noon, we have our Mobile Shoot Out. It is a contest for whose mobile HF signal is the strongest.  It is always fun, and awesome to see the mobile antennas. Some are outrageous! The winner gets a “Top Gun Mobile Shoot Out” hat! The LAST place winner gets a “Pop Gun – Mobile Shoot Out” hat! It will be taking place at Town Square Dr in Brimfield. Details are on the previously mentioned website. ALL PCARS MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE FUN – FREE! You can register on the website or at the Shoot Out venue (get there early to register). Think you have a great mobile HF signal? Try your hand against some of the best!
  • Our big banquet and raffle is on Saturday, 7/30 evening. If you want to go, you need to register and pay. It’s $50/ per person AND includes 2 raffle tickets. The big prize is a NEW YAESU FTDX-10 TRANSCEIVER AND POWER SUPPLY! If you register and pay, you could buy extra raffle tickets for $5/ea or $100 for 21 tickets! We will have MANY, MANY other prizes as well. And, most of the Century Club members will bring OTHER prizes from all over the country!
  • Sunday morning is “travel day” for most. We will have coffee and continental breakfast at the Brimfield Community Center. Say “hi” (or “bye”) and stop in!

EVERYTHING is free except the Saturday dinner and raffle. We will have snacks, drinks, lunches, etc the whole weekend!  

Hope to see everyone at the Eyeball!

73 de W8NET Gene

PCARS Member

3905 Century Club Master #47

3905 Century Club 2022 Eyeball Host

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