New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Lily AE8ETChagrin Falls, OH
Erik KE8QPYRavenna, OH
Gary WB2RPWEatontown, NJ
Gary KE8REEAurora, OH
Mark KE8REFReminderville, OH
Nick N8WLERootstown, 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

Joe K8HTBMelanie K8KSUWes K8NYM
Norm KE8HQKJordan KE8MKYDon W8BDE
Frank W8EZTPaul W8PJWKen WA8LRW
John WA8USDouglas WA8UWVLloyd WA8YFL
William WD8KGH
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Antenna Special Interest GroupTuesday, May 18th at 7 PM

The May meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group will be held on Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. This will be a Zoom-only meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 819 7608 2175
Passcode: 181263
The Antenna SIG meetings are open to all PCARS members and guests. All ham radio operators or anyone interested in Amateur Radio are also welcome to attend. We will be discussing all aspects of antenna design, construction, test equipment, and experimentation. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion and talk about your projects with the group.
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QSO Party

PCARS Contesters:
Just a reminder that the Arkansas QSO Party takes place this weekend: 1400 UTC, May 8 to 0200 UTC, May 9. Since it’s the only QSO Party this weekend, it should be somewhat less hectic than trying to work multiple QSO Parties as many of us did last weekend. Please read the rules and update your logging program if needed. Let me know how you did.
Gud Lk
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Monday, May 10th

The next PCARS meeting will be held Monday, May 10th at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent. We will once again be in the Underwood Hall, so we’ll have plenty of room for “social distancing.” 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 at the May meeting will be Anthony Luscre – K8ZT who will present Beyond Repeaters for Technicians.
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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May 2021 Radiogram

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

The May 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/may-2021-radiogram/

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – AC8NT is the newly appointed PCARS Secretary – Chronicles of Amateur Radio History – Vintage Radio Power Switching – Field Day 2021 Updates – CQ Portable – RF Exposure Rules Updated – Sun Stamps – 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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Contest Weekend

PCARS Contesters:
Just a reminder of the contests this weekend.
7th Call Area QSO Party; Indiana QSO Party; Delaware QSO Party; New England QSO Party; and the ARI International DX Contest all take place May 1-2. If you are working on the QSO Party Challenge, this is a good weekend for you.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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DX/Contest SIG

I apologize for getting this out soooooo late but we will be holding our DX/Contest SPecial Interest Group ZOOM meeting tomorrow evening at 7PM. I hope to see you there.  The Zoom information follows:
Chuck – W8PT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Host PCARS DX/Contest SIG
Time: April 27, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 871 3624 2530
Passcode: 022422
73 – Chuck W8PT
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Florida QSO Party

Attention PCARS contesters:
The Florida QSO Party takes place this coming weekend. I’m hoping that there will be a lot of PCARS members taking part in this contest. Here are some of the particulars:
CONTEST PERIOD:  Starts the last Saturday of April.  For 2021, the dates are April 24th-25th.
Two 10-hour operating periods separated by a 10-hour break period. All operators may operate the full 20 hours.
Saturday 16:00:00Z (Noon EDT) – Sunday 01:59:59Z (9:59:59 PM EDT)
Sunday 12:00:00Z (8 AM EDT) – 21:59:59Z (5:59:59 PM EDT)
Please go to the website and READ THE RULES. Make sure that you have the latest version of your logging program if you use one. And of course, don’t forget to list Portage County Amateur Radio Service as your club affiliation on your Cabrillo log.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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May Newsletter Inputs, Please

Hello PCARS !!

April snow/showers/cold brings May newsletters… Well something like that anyway…
The May issue of The RADIOGRAM is in the works and I’m looking at my email inbox for your article with nice photos !!
Deadline is the last Friday of the month (which is April 30th) 8pm.
Send your inputs for our club newsletter in .TXT format with large in-focus photos (.BMP, .JPG, .PNG formats are good).
Send to KB8UUZ @ GMAIL.com.  Hope to hear from you soon !!!
73,
Tom, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Antenna Special Interest GroupTuesday, April 20th at 7 PM

The April meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group will be held on Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00 pm. This will be a Zoom-only meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 819 7608 2175
Passcode: 181263
The Antenna SIG meetings are open to all PCARS members and guests. All ham radio operators or anyone interested in Amateur Radio are also welcome to attend. We will be discussing all aspects of antenna design, construction, test equipment, and experimentation. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion and talk about your projects with the group.
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PCARS Thursday Night 2-Meter Net

Hi Everyone
Please join Rick K8CAV for the Thursday night net as he tries to make 20 check ins on the K8BF repeater at 8:00 pm . You can find him at 146.895 with a neg offset and a PL tone of 118.8 . Also he will take check- ins on the K8BF-L echo link node.
Lots of Club info and Amateur news to share.
For now 73’s and hope to hear you tonight.
KA8TOA NCC
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