Net Night At Club Site Tonight Thursday, November 17th

Don’t forget – since next week’s net is cancelled, TONIGHT is Net Night at the Clubsite! Come on out for a good time. Doors open at 6:30 +/- me getting there in the snow!
See you tonight,
de WB8LCD
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PCARS Thursday Net – Thursday, November 17th

Hi EVERYONE
Please join us for some good conversation on the world famous PCARS Thursday Night Net. It is held at 8:00 PM local time on the 146.895 repeater with a negative offset and a PL tone of 118.8. Contact is also available via the K8BF-L EchoLink node. We always have interesting club and other amateur radio news.
Remember you can get a good looking certificate if you attend 10 consecutive Thursday Night Nets.
I am always looking for net control operators. It is not as hard as you think and we have a very forgiving crowd of hams that visit our nets. If interested, let me know.
For now 73’s and hope to hear you on the net.
Greg KA8TOA  NCC
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Builds for 2023

We are planning build and learning events for 2023 and we need your help. Below is a list of event ideas that we have talked about for 2023. Take a look and let me know if you would find any of them interesting. Also, if you have any other ideas for builds or training session let me know. All options will be considered.
  • Cable build- The purpose of this build is to provide training in how to make cables. We will be making coax (RG8X or LMR400 type coax) or PowerPole cables. For a small fee, the club will provide connectors for one coax and/or one PowerPole cable.
  • 2 Meter, 70 Cm J-Pole build- Fun build constructing an antenna to get you on VHF or UHF. A kit will be available for purchase. The J-Pole is a great antenna.
  • Balun Build- Building one of a number of baluns or ununs including 1:1 or 4:1 current baluns and a 1:9 unun for EndFeds. Kits will be available for purchase contain all the parts necessary for the building of your selected option.
  • Dipole antenna build- Build a single band dipole antenna for any band you choose or even an offset fed dipole for multiple bands. Kits will be available containing the required parts and wire.
  • Mobile Rig Installation- This session will provide useful information on the installation of equipment in a vehicle and help with actual installation in your car. You provide the equipment and we provide the help.
  • Extra Class Electronics Course- We have had a lot of our club members enjoy this class. Free to club members.
  • Smith Chart Class- This is another class that has been held with success in the past. Free to club members.
  • Introduction to Microcontrollers- This course will provide a basic introduction to Arduino and Raspberry Pi computer projects with a focus on ham radio projects. Free to club members.
Please take a few minutes and help us plan events fitting your interests and that you will attend.
Thanks,
Jim, AC8NT
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PCARS Monthly Meeting TONIGHT Monday, November 14th

Our next meeting is tonight at 7 PM! Join us at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent or on Zoom. I look forward to seeing you either way!
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 2023. Please be in attendance in person or on Zoom so you can vote!
Join Zoom Meeting:
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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Busy Week Coming Up for PCARS

I want to remind you all of a couple things:
1. Monday night is our BIGGEST meeting of the year – our annual election of officers and our big 50/50 raffle for the benefit of The Center of Hope. I certainly hope I’ll see you there. Buy lots of 50/50 tickets (you can do that ahead of time on the PCARS website), and, if you’re able, you can also turn in your personal donation to Center of Hope to be included in the PCARS effort. And don’t forget, you can also pay your PCARS dues!
2. Now that you’re all broke I want to invite you to come out Thursday to the PCARS World Headquarters in Ravenna for NET NIGHT AT THE CLUBSITE. Now here’s the kicker – it won’t cost you a thing! Admission is FREE! There will be Apple Cider and donuts – FREE! There will also be a special beverage in the beverage dispenser – FREE!  Once again, I hope I’ll see you there for an evening of fellowship. If you want to bring some snacks to share that would be appreciated.
3. Per PCARS tradition, our December meeting will be a catered dinner (at the American Legion Post). Dinner will be served at 7:00PM sharp!
This year’s menu and cost will be out soon, but I want you to put it on your calendar NOW! Spouses, children, parents, significant others and other persons of interest are all invited to join us. That will be Monday, December 12th.
4. Now I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but, FREEZE Your ACORNS OFF 2023 is on the books for Saturday, February 11th, 2023! Be there!
You know, you could just pay your dues online, and “sit out” all of these PCARS events and activities coming up (and believe me, I certainly didn’t mention all of them) but if you do, even though you’re a member, you won’t be a part of what it is that really makes PCARS one of the best Amateur Radio Clubs – anywhere! We take BigFun seriously, and so should you!
73,
Tom WB8LCD
OFFICIAL PCARS Funmeister!
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Monday, November 14th

We’re just three days away from our next PCARS meeting! Join us Monday, November 14th at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM sharp!
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 2023. Please be in attendance in person or on Zoom so you can vote!
Join Zoom Meeting:
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone (SSB) – November 19-21, 2022

Get ready for ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone (SSB), November 19-21, 2022.

In this popular annual contest, stations in the US and Canada (including territories and possessions) exchange information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible.
November Sweepstakes is the oldest domestic radiosport event (the first was in 1930).
Read the contest rules at http://arrl.org/sweepstakes.
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PCARS Thursday Net – Thursday, November 10th

Hi EVERYONE
Please join us for some good conversation on the world famous PCARS Thursday Night Net. It is held at 8:00 PM local time on the 146.895 repeater with a negative offset and a PL tone of 118.8. Contact is also available via the K8BF-L EchoLink node. We always have interesting club and other amateur radio news.
Remember you can get a good looking certificate if you attend 10 consecutive Thursday Night Nets.
I am always looking for net control operators. It is not as hard as you think and we have a very forgiving crowd of hams that visit our nets. If interested, let me know.
For now 73’s and hope to hear you on the net.
Greg KA8TOA  NCC
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PCARS Flex Net Wednesday November 9th at 8:00 PM

The next PCARS Flex Net will take place on Wednesday November 9th at 8:00 PM. This month we’ll be meeting on 2 meters, 147.495 MHz simplex FM.
Contacts made can be used for the PCARS A to Z Award if both are PCARS members. You’ll also be able to polish your skills at communicating in the simplex mode. I hope to hear you on the net!
73, Rick K8CAV
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Portable Ops SIG Tuesday, November 8th at 7:30 PM

Our Portable Ops SIG is coming up at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, November 8th, at the PCARS club site. One of the things we’ll be talking about is when we can do our next Field trip.
Were you at FYAO? If so, let’s hear how it when for those of us who were unable to attend.
So make sure to come out for the SIG this month either in person, or via Zoom.
We’ll be meeting in person at the club site (705 Oakwood St, Ravenna) or via Zoom at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89732195744?pwd=cldtZmxMcmFqQndhQWtJN0s2NUNnUT09
Meeting ID: 897 3219 5744
Passcode: PCARS2022
Hope to see you there. 73 DE WG8X
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