New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Don KD8LDGRichfield, OH
Karl KE8IMRTallmadge, OH
Mike W8VFDAndover, 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
Scott K8SWJJames KC8RKDKen KD8EPG
Michael KD8IUAJonathan KD8MLEJohn KD8MQ
Aaron KD8WHAPaul KE8EGFVern KE8VS
Mike N8WCPPaul NO8DMichelle W3MLS
Dennis W8DMHDavid W8GWIGene W8NET
Tony WA8ARJeff WA8SAJ
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PCARS Monthly MeetingTonight Monday, October 11th

Just a reminder that our next meeting is tonight 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 this month is Clint Bradford K6LCS from AMSAT.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Minutes of September 2021 Monthly Meeting:
Click here to see last month’s 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. You must purchase online tickets by noon today to be included in this month’s drawing! Tickets will also be sold at the meeting.
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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2022 PCARS Membership Renewals

Just a quick reminder that the easiest way to renew your membership in PCARS is to come to the monthly meeting tomorrow Monday 10/11 with a check or cash for your dues. See me at the meeting. I will verify all your information on our database and update anything that has changed. No mail, no email, no forms required.
Please Remember!!
Renewals received after December 31st will require the payment of the initiation fee of $5 and you will loose your current membership number.
Jim, AC8NT
PCARS Secretary
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PCARS Antenna Project Status

PCARS has been working on a project to install a new OptiBeam antenna at the club site. To date, we have purchased the antenna; started assembly of the antenna and, today, we took down our current beam and its tower.
I would like to thank all of those who showed up to help with the tear down. The turnout was great. The Mosley antenna and tower have been disassembled. We also installed a new cable access into the club site building that will greatly shorten our coax runs and make maintenance and future installations much easier. It was a great day.
However, there is much work to do. Does anyone in the club know of someone that has a tractor mounted backhoe or front loader. If we had access to one of these, we could greatly simplify the installation of the new tower. Please let Chuck or me know if you can help us with this need (ChuckW8PT@gmail.com or jawilson@j3solutions.com).
The sections that made up our old tower are available. They are light duty tower, three 10 foot sections. If you are interested in these sections please let me know. The Mosley antenna is also available for a small donation to the club.
Watch your email for QSTs on work that will be required to complete this project. Help from club members is greatly appreciated and we also have some Big Fun.
Thanks again for all those that have contributed equipment, parts and effort to make this project possible.
Jim, AC8NT
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Antenna Project Work

This coming Saturday, October 9, we’ll start the disassembly of our present tower and antenna. The plan is to start early at about 8:30 AM (weather permitting).
If you’re interested in helping out, send an email to Chuck W8PT or myself (president@portcars.org).
73
Nick, AC8QG
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Monday, October 11th

The next PCARS meeting will be held Monday, October 11th 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 this month is Clint Bradford K6LCS from AMSAT.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Minutes of September 2021 Monthly Meeting:
Click here to see last month’s 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. Tickets will also be sold at the meeting.
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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2022 PCARS Membership Renewals

It is that time of year again. We are asking all members to renew their membership for 2022. We have three ways to renew:
  • Renew by mail. Go to portcars.org ; Click “Membership”. Click the membership form. This will download the form to your computer. Open the form and fill in all the information. Print the form. Mail a check for the correct amount and the completed form to PCARS, 705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, OH 44266.
  • Renew using PayPal. Go to portcars.org ; Click “Membership”. Click the membership form. This will download the form to your computer. Open the form and fill in all the information. Save the form to your computer. Use the PayPal option on the “Membership” page to pay your dues and email your completed application to jawilson@j3solutions.com.
  • The Easiest Way. Come to the monthly meeting with a check or cash for your dues. See me at the meeting. I will verify all your information on our database and update anything that has changed. No mail, no email, no forms required.
Any way you choose, please do it sooner rather than later, Renewals received after December 31st will require the payment of the initiation fee of $5 and you will loose your current membership number.
Jim, AC8NT
PCARS Secretary
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Here’s the October Radiogram

Greetings PCARS Members,

The OCTOBER 2021 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-2021-radiogram/

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – The RADIOGRAM Wins the Great Lakes Division Newsletter Contest – What I Did on my Summer Vacation – JOTA 2021 – Hamvention 2022, The Reunion – Microwaves, Part 2 – Hanana Syndrome & Microwaves – SIG Reports – 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 2-Meter NetAt the Club Site

Hi Everyone
Please join Amy as she host the Net from the club site. She will be on the 146.895 repeater with a negative offset and a PL tone of 118.9 Along with the K8BF-L EchoLink node. She will have club news and Amateur news for all. So come out and say hi to her and enjoy the fun.
Greg Ka8toa NCC
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Net Night at the Clubsite

Thursday, September 23. Come on out to the Clubsite, bring some snacks. Beverages are available. Check-ins to the PCARS net will be taken from all in attendance.
Which leads me to ask: You do check into the PCARS net don’t you? Sure you can check in from the Clubsite, but even if you can’t come out, you can still check in on the K8IV repeater. 146.895 Mhz with a 118.8 hz buzz. If you can’t hit the repeater you can still check in via Echolink (K8BF-L).
Gabriel (and I can’t remember his callsign) usually checks in from Taiwan. WB2RPW – Gary checks in from New Jersey. Daryl – WX4QZ checks in from Arkansas. Randy – N8ZSH checks in from Akron. Scott -N8SY checks in from Lexington. C’mon man! (cheap presidential imitation) you should check in too!
Amy N8AMY is your Net Control Op for the net night net. Check in and keep her busy!
Clubsite will be open from 6:30 to 10:00 so stop on by!
73,
Tom WB8LCD
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October Newsletter – Inputs Requested

Hello PCARS,
September is almost over and October is just around the corner. That means the October issue of ‘The RADIOGRAM’ is under construction.
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 – September 24th 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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