New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Metro W8METIndependence, OH
Linda N8LRSIndependence, OH
Jon K8LYWarren, 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

Bob K8AABRick K8CAVDonald K8DER
James KC8RKDMichael KD8IUAJonathan KD8MLE
Aaron KD8WHAPaul KE8EGFPete KE8SXI
Mark KE8UKKVern KE8VSMike N8WCP
Paul NO8DMichelle W3MLSDennis W8DMH
David W8GWIGene W8NETTony WA8AR
Jeff WA8SAJJohn WG8X
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Here’s the October Radiogram

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

The October 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/october-2022-radiogram/
Hope you enjoy this issue – Ham Radio and Halloween – Jamboree On The Air – Center of Hope Donations – Membership Renewal Time – Ohio BB-QSO Party Photos – Portable Ops SIG Trip to Punderson – 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 Power Pole Distribution Board Build 10/22/22

Here’s a great way to distribute power to your equipment in the shack or field. This project will take approximately one hour to build. Bring your tools and soldering iron to the club site on October 22nd at 10:00 and have some fun building this distribution board. We’ll have tools and soldering irons available for those who might not have them. The cost of this kit is $25 and we have 18 kits available so sign up soon on the website to reserve yours.

Power pole sign up: https://www.portcars.org/wp/group-builds/

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California QSO Party

PCARS Members:

As you may have heard, K8BF will be on the air this coming weekend during the California QSO Party. We will be on 10, 15, 20, 40, and 80 meters…depending on the time of day and propagation. I will not be on hand this weekend because of a prior commitment, so we will have leadership by committee overlooking the event.

But I would like to know how many will venture out to the club site to sit for a while and help put K8BF on the air. Please let me know by emailing me at my email address (chuckw8pt@gmail.com). Do not reply to this particular email! It’s only for outgoing messages.

The contest starts at Noon on Saturday, Oct 1 and ends on Sunday, Oct 2 at 6 PM.

73 – Chuck W8PT

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PCARS Thursday Net September 22

Hi Everyone

Please join me as I host the PCARS Thursday night net at 8:00pm local time on the K8IV 146.895 repeater with a PL tone of 118.8 and a neg. offset. I will have club news and other activities to share with you. I hope to hear from you then, for now 73’s 

Greg KA8TOA ncc

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CANCELLED: October 1st VE Test Session


Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Saturday, October 1st VE test session is CANCELED.

Our next scheduled VE test session is Saturday, December 3rd.

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DX/Contest SIG, Tuesday, Sept 27th, 7PM

Attention PCARS DXers and Contesters:

Just a friendly reminder – 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, we will be holding our DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting at 7PM at the clubsite. Our topic will be the upcoming California QSO Party that takes place on October 1st & 2nd. 

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

Topic: DX/Contesting SIG

Time: Sept 27 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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October PCARS newsletter inputs needed

October newsletter inputs needed

September is almost over. Fall has arrived and that means the October issue of ‘The Radiogram’ is in the works. As always, the deadline for PCARS newsletter inputs is the last Friday of the month – September 30th at 8pm. It would be very much appreciated if you sent your inputs in prior to the deadline.

Got a good article of something ham radio related to share with the other PCARS members? Please send it in! Photos, too!!

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 September 27th 7PM

Attention PCARS DXers and Contesters:

This coming Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, we will be holding our DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting at 7PM at the clubsite. Our topic will be the upcoming California QSO Party that takes place on October 1st & 2nd. 

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

Topic: DX/Contesting SIG

Time: Sept 27 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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PCARS Net Night at the Clubsite, Tomorrow Thursday September 22

Tomorrow (Thursday) night at the PCARS ClubSite. Approximately 6:30 to 10:00 PM. This will be a “Show & Tell” night. Bring along a QSL Card that holds some special significance to you. Bring along a piece of radio gear that you have homebrewed (OK if it was a kit-build too!). Bring along the plans (and/or) article for something you would like to build or think would make a good “club build”.

The important thing is to come out, check into the net and share some Ham Radio experience. Or, you could stay home and cry about the football game………

Nope! I’m taking that one off the table – see you at the ClubSite!

73,

Tom WB8LCD

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PCARS Thursday Net September 22

Hi Everyone

It is time for the World Famous PCARS Thursday night net on the 146.895 repeater with a negative offset and a 118.8 PL tone . Along with the K8BF-L EchoLink node . Bob N8QE will be hosting and he will have a lot to say about amateur news and Club news.

For now 73’s and hope to hear you then.  As always looking for volunteers to help run the nets and if you think you have 10 consecutive checkins let me know, We have a nice certificate to give you. Don’t forget Net night at the club site. 

Greg KA8TOA ncc

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