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

Denise DRENFROEGeorge K3GPTim K3LR
Bob K8FEYTyson K8TTXKristen KB3OQV
Susan KD8ERYZeb KD8WZSBrandon KE8ARB
Jack N8BIScott N8SYNick N8WLE
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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 ( for you to download and read. Amateur Radio articles are welcome. Send your submission in .txt (text) format to the editor:
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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.
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REMINDER: PCARS Christmas Dinner

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, 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: to visit the ARRL web page about the Volunteer Monitor Program, and go here  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 ( Zoom Link – ID: 563685301 – Password: 73
Tim, K3LR
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December Newsletter – Inputs Requested

Hello PCARS,

November is almost over  – snow has come and gone (but will be returning…) and December is just around the corner. That means the December 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 or repair work on an older 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 – November 26th – 8pm. With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching – why not get your article in early????

Send your inputs to

I’ll be watching my email box for YOUR inputs.


PCARS Newsletter Editor

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Antenna Special Interest Group TONIGHT at 7 PM

The next meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group is tonight at 7:00 pm. This will be a hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 872 2035 6586
Passcode: PCARS2021
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 their projects with the group.
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ARRL Field Day 2021 Final Scores

The final scores for Field Day 2021 have been published and PCARS finished #2 in the nation for operating class 4A. This also put us as #1 in our division and #1 in the State of Ohio. Our stations made a total of 3,548 QSO’s for a point score of 12,046 (including bonus points)! This was accomplished despite lingering handicaps from the effects of COVID 19. Our members pulled together to deliver an outstanding performance. We will dig into the statistics and provide a report comparing 2021 to previous field Days, to see where we can refine our to advance PCARS to our goal of being #1 in the US. But for now, I just want to congratulate all the PCARS members who contributed in any way to our 2021 Field Day success.
73 from Tony Romito, 2021 Field Day Chairman
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Thursday Net

Hi Everyone
Please join Andrew as he hosts the PCARS Net tonight on the 146.895 repeater. It has a neg offset and a PL tone of 118.8 and EchoLink node of K8BF-L. Everyone is welcome. He will have club news and amateur radio news. Hope to hear everyone tonight.
73’s from Greg KA8TOA NCC
P.S. Remember to thank a vet for his service today.
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Monday, November 8th

The next PCARS meeting will be held Monday, November 8th 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.
Center of Hope Fundraiser
This month is our big fundraiser for the Center of Hope. All proceeds from the 50/50 will go to the Center of Hope. We have a lot of great prizes and you can already purchase tickets on the PCARS Website – you don’t have to be present to win – everyone is eligible and all proceeds this month go to the Center of Hope. Tickets will also be sold at the meeting.
Election of Officers
This month we also elect our officers for 2022. Please be in attendance in person or on Zoom so you can vote!
Join Zoom Meeting:
Minutes of October 2021 Monthly Meeting:
Click here to see last month’s meeting minutes or use the following link copied to your browser:
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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