SpotTheStation

SPOT THE STATION (From NASA)
With clear skies for tonight this could be a good pass for viewing!
 
Time: Sat Mar 20 8:39 PM, Visible: 7 min, Max Height: 56°, Appears: 10° above WSW, Disappears: 11° above NE

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Website Hosting Update

I wanted to bring you up to speed on the change-over of hosting for the websites. 
 
First of all, A HUGE shout-out goes to Steve, K8SRR. He’s been working tirelessly since Wednesday night with the hosting company. He’s got everything working. 
 
The e-mail system is working OK. E-mails to any address with a @portcars or @ospota.org should go through. 
 
OSPOTA.org is working, but with a quirk that we are working on. 
 
I’ll be taking portcars.org down this weekend for some MUCH NEEDED updating. It’s all behind-the-scenes stuff, so the look won’t change. I’ll send out a QST once that’s finished. 
 
73,
 
John Myers, KD8MQ
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PCARS April Newsletter – Inputs Requested

Hello PCARS,
Happy Spring! March is coming to an end and April is not far away.
That means I’m working on the April issue of The RADIOGRAM. I’m looking for inputs for the newsletter. Send your inputs to kb8uuz@gmail.com. Send in .TXT format, please. And any photos – make they are large and in focus.
AND this is the April issue, so if you have any good April Fool jokes, memes, photos (would be nice if they were Amateur Radio related) – send them in as well.
Looking forward to your inputs. Deadline (as always) is the last Friday of the month – 8pm. That’s March 26th,
73,
Parky, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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DX/Contest SIG

Good Day PCARS Members:
I just want to tell you that we will be having our DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting by ZOOM, at 7:00PM on Tuesday, March 23. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in about a day. Hope to see many of you there.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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ARRL 2020 Sweepstakes Club Score

I thought I would just list this to let you know that we had three PCARS ops take part in this contest last year. This was the result.
Portage County Amateur Radio Service
All eligible members must live and operate within a 175 mile radius of EN91id.
2020 SS Phone                 128 KB8ZWT
                                            60 N8QE
                                      9,024 N8WCP
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                                      9,212
73 – Chuck W8PT
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Antenna Special Interest GroupTONIGHT at 7 PM

The March meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group will is tonight at 7:00 pm. This will be a Zoom-only meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 854 1683 0845
Passcode: 161038
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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Wisconsin QSO Party

PCARS Contesters:
Greetings and welcome to another contest announcement. This one is for the Wisconsin QSO Party that takes place Sunday, March 14, from 1800UTC to 0100UTC on MArch 15. (Remember you should have turned your local time clocks ahead one hour. Please leave your UTC clocks alone.)
The modes for this contest are CW and Phone and Digital is counted as CW but FT8/FT4 is not permitted. Bands covered are 160-10 plus 6, 2, 1.25 and 70cm. Remember to stay clear of the National Calling Frequencies.
Your aim is to work as many Wisc stations as possible and your multipliers are the 72 Wisc counties. In addition, W9FK is a 100 pt bonus station.
Reminders: Download the latest version of your logging program. Make sure you read the rules for this contest. And make sure you list Portage County Amateur Radio Service as your club affiliation when doing your Cabrillo log.
OK contesters….GO GET THEM AND HAVE FUN!!
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Tonight March 8th at 7 PM

Just a reminder that our March 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!
Join Zoom Meeting:
Our speaker for this month is ARRL Ohio Section Technical Coordinator Jeff Kopack, K8JTK. He will discuss VoIP modes and the Digital Voice over IP Multimode Interlinked System (DVMIS).
LAST CHANCE for 50/50 tickets! 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 by noon today to be included in this month’s drawing!
Nick AC8QG
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SPECIAL ELECTION — MARCH 8

Terry KB8AMZ has resigned from the 1 Year Trustee position due to ongoing health issues. We wish him all the best, and hope and pray for his full recovery. Many thanks to Terry for all of his support for PCARS!
At our meeting on Monday, March 8, we will have a special election to fill the vacant position. You must be present to vote or to be elected, but it can be by Zoom or in-person, just like at our regular election this past November. To be eligible for a board position, a member must also be a current member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
I encourage you to join us at the meeting so your vote can be heard. I also encourage you to consider nominating a fellow member or running for the position yourself.
Please contact me at president@portcars.org if you have any questions.
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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Digital SIG announcement

The PCARS Digital Special Interest Group will meet virtually using Zoom on Tuesday March 2nd at 7:00 PM. The topic for this month will be using scripts for different fldigi setups for multiple radis, soundcards, etc.
Below are the Zoom links. The link for the first session will start at 7:00 PM. If more time is needed the second link will become active at approximately 7:45 PM.
Rick Kruis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: PCARS Digital SIG Session 1
Time: Mar 2, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 2240 1088
Passcode: 6s9ADB
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Rick Kruis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: PCARS Digital SIG Session 2 (if needed)
Time: Mar 2, 2021 09:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 831 2958 1903
Passcode: 29Beib
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