New PCARS Members

Welcome to the latest members of PCARS!
Roger KE8TEJKent, 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

Arlene EKURTAJohn K5JMSEd K8IV
Greg KA8TOATerry KB8AMZJohn KB8UHN
Holly KE8LWMAmy N8AMYDeron N8XTH
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December 7th Digital Special Interest Group Meeting at 7 PM

PCARS will hold its monthly Digital Special Interest Group meeting on Tuesday December 7th at 7:00 PM at the club site in Ravenna. This month we’ll have a presentation on “All Things fldigi”, covering installation and the basics to some of the more advanced features. As always we’ll make time to answer questions or provide help with any digital communications issues you may have.
73, Rick K8CAV
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PCARS Flex Net This Wednesday December 8th 8 PM

PCARS will be holding its monthly Flex Net on Wednesday December 8th at 8:00 PM. This month we’ll be meeting on 28.380 MHz using USB. This is a great opportunity for our Technician class licensees to get some on-the-air HF experience. It’s also a great opportunity for PCARS members trying for their A to Z award to pick up some needed QSL’s. I Hope to hear you on the net!
73, Rick K8CAV
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Freeze Your Acorns Off

PCARS Members:
Tomorrow, December 4, our annual QRP Event -FREEZE YOUR ACORNS OFF takes place at Fred Fuller Park in Kent. I’m hoping to see many PCARS members there to take part in our club’s annual QRP Event. From the WX forecasts, it now looks as if the WX will be somewhat milder than in previous years.
I want to remind everyone that we need at least one op to set up inside of the Roy Smith Shelter House and operate a station for K8BF. Contacts made with K8BF are eligible for a certificate suitable for framing. So the member who is operating the K8BF station needs to make this known to whomever he contacts.
Set up starts at 9AM with the event starting at 10 AM and running until 3PM.
And don’t forget our contest within our contest. You are invited to bring your best recipe dish to pass for our Best Recipe Cook-off Contest.
Let’s make this a really fun event with a lot of members taking part. Even if you don’t plan to operate, come on out to enjoy being with your fellow PCARS members. I’m sure there will be donuts and coffee for early visitors. So set the date aside and come out to set up a station or cheer on our fellow members and have a really great time.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS Thursday Night Net- Tonight at 8 PM

Please join Bob N8QE as he hosts the PCARS Net tonight on the 146.895 repeater. The repeater has a PL tone of 118.8 and a negative offset. We also have EchoLink node K8BF-L. He will have club updates and other amateur news. So be on time at 8:00 PM local time and hope to hear you tonight .
Greg KA8TOA NCC
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Freeze Your Acorns Off

PCARS Members:
Only 4 days until our annual QRP Event -FREEZE YOUR ACORNS OFF!! Still looking for members to set up out in the cold on December 4th at Fred Fuller Park in Kent to take part in our club’s annual QRP Event. From the WX forecasts, it looks as if there will be less snow than previous years.
And as mentioned before, we need at least one op to set up inside of the Roy Smith Shelter House and operate a station for K8BF. Contacts made with K8BF are eligible for a certificate suitable for framing. So the member who is operating the K8BF station needs to make this known to whomever he contacts.
Set up starts at 9AM with the event starting at 10 AM and running until 3PM. And don’t forget our contest within our contest. You are invited to bring your best recipe dish to pass for our Best Recipe Cook-off Contest.
Let’s make this a really fun event with a lot of members taking part. Even if you don’t operate, come on out to enjoy being with your fellow PCARS members. I’m sure there will be donuts and coffee for early visitors. So set the date aside and come out to set up a station or cheer on our fellow members and have a really great time.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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December Newsletter

Greetings PCARS Members, ARRL Officials, Amateur Radio Clubs and other interested people,
The DECEMBER 2021 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.
Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Christmas Dinner Reservations due by Dec 3rd – 2022 Officers Elected – Center of Hope Fund Drive a BIG Success – Field Day Results – SIG Report – 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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Freeze Your Acorns Off

PCARS Members:
Only 9 days until our annual QRP Event -FREEZE YOUR ACORNS OFF!! We need ops to set up out in the cold on December 4th at Fred Fuller Park in Kent to take part in our club’s annual QRP Event.
We need ops to set up outside to make contacts using their own call signs. Hopefully, propagation and WX conditions will allow us to have a proper event.
We need at least one op to set up inside of the Roy Smith Shelter House and operate a station for K8BF. Contacts made with K8BF are eligible for a certificate suitable for framing. So the op who is operating the K8BF station needs to make this known to whomever he contacts.
Let me remind you that set up starts at 9AM with the event starting at 10 AM and running until 3PM. And don’t forget our contest within our contest. You are invited to bring your best recipe dish to pass for our Best Recipe Cook-off Contest.
Let’s make this a really fun event with a lot of members taking part. Even if you don’t operate, come on out to enjoy being with your fellow PCARS members. So set the date aside and come out to set up a station or cheer on our fellow members and have a really great time.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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Terry Morris – KB8AMZ

Please feel free to send Terry Morris KB8AMZ a Christmas card or QSL. I am certain he would like to hear from all of you..
He is no longer receiving mail at his home. Please use the following address:
Woodlands Health Center
6831 N. Chestnut St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Attn: Terry Morris
I know he will appreciate hearing from you. Please pass this on to your friends at other clubs. He was a member of the CFARC.
Thanks,
Greg, KA8TOA NCC
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REMINDER: PCARS Christmas Dinner

REMINDER!
The PCARS Christmas Dinner Party is coming up soon on Monday, December 13, 2021. We will start at 7 PM sharp.
This is our annual Christmas Dinner meeting, open to all PCARS members and their families. The dinner will again be served by the Little City Grill of Kent, OH for $20 per person. You will have a small dinner salad, your choice of chicken or a strip steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, and green beans. Dinners will be served with rolls and coffee. Other beverages or water will be available from the American Legion canteen.
Please send your reservation to Tom Sly WB8LCD, either by email, tomsly29@gmail.com or snail mail to 1480 Lake Martin Dr., Kent, OH 44240. You can make your payment via PAYPAL on the PCARS website, or by check payable to PCARS. If you send your reservation via email, please include a copy of your PAYPAL receipt. If you send your reservation via USPS, please include either a copy of your PAYPAL receipt or your check.
Reservations and payments are due no later than Friday, December 3rd!
More information and a reservation request form are available on the PCARS website.
PCARS gift exchange after dinner!
Please bring a ten-dollar gift and mark it for a HAM or a NON-HAM. (Non-ham gifts should be gender-neutral.) If you are bringing children, please bring a special gift for your own children, and mark the child’s name on the gift so we can make sure it gets to him or her. There will be a table with two baskets, one labeled “HAM” and the other labeled “NON-HAM” with slips of paper in the front of them. Put your gift on the table, pick up a slip of paper, write your callsign and deposit it in the “HAM” basket if you brought a ham gift, or, write your name on it and deposit it in the “NON-HAM” basket if you brought a non-ham gift. PLEASE: do not deposit a slip if you did not bring a gift for the EXCHANGE!
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MCARC – Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH

Mercer County ARC Club Meeting, Tuesday November 23
All are welcome to attend. Elmer session starts at 6:00pm Business meeting at 7:00pm.
Program at 7:30. Keynote speaker will be Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, who will present a program about the ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program.
Go here: https://www.arrl.org/volunteer-monitor-program to visit the ARRL web page about the Volunteer Monitor Program, and go here http://www.arrl.org/news/october-2021-volunteer-monitor-program-report  to see last month’s (October 2021) Volunteer Monitor Program Report.
This meeting will be a Zoom meeting. (The Zoom login information is also available on the W3LIF website (www.w3lif.org) Zoom Link – ID: 563685301 – Password: 73
73,
Tim, K3LR
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