Radio Operator Volunteers Needed!

The 2021 Mantua Potato Stomp Race will take place on Saturday morning, September 11th in the Mantua-Hiram area. This year a new course is being featured for the 4 Mile and 9 Mile race and will take place largely on Headwaters Trail.
I still need a few more volunteers to fully staff this event. If you’re not participating in OSPOTA this year, why not volunteer to help out with this event. If you can help please send me an email to k8cav.coms@gmail.com. Thanks!
73, Rick K8CAV
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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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Antenna Special Interest Group Tuesday, August 17th at 7 PM

The next meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group will be held on Tuesday, August 17th 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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Digital Operations on the PCARS Flex Net

As requested by the group, here is a PDF of the presentation from this past Tuesday’s Digital SIG.
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Ohio QSO Party

PCARS Members:
On August 28 we will be participating in the Ohio QSO Party. The contest starts at Noon and runs until Midnight. Those who want to operate should show up around 10AM. This is early enough to make sure that all is working according to plan. There is at this time no schedule of ops so I will be making sure that all who show up to operate will get a chance to do so.
I would, though, like to get an idea of how many might be coming to operate, so please let me know by emailing me at chuckw8pt@gmail.com. Please do not reply to this email.
But wait, there’s more!! We will also be holding our QSOBBQ & Open House. The club will be providing the burgers and brats along with buns and condiments. Beverages will also be provided. But if you would want a side dish of some type like potato salad or baked beans, then please bring them as a dish to pass. If you want chips or other snacks, please provide enough for all.
See you then.
73 – Chuck  W8PT
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PCARS Thursday Night 2-Meter Net

Hi Everyone,
It is time again for the PCARS net at 8:00 pm local time on the 146.895 repeater. It has a negative offset and a PL tone of 118.8. You can also use the EchoLink node KB8F-L.
Please join Josh as he updates club news and other amateur events . Hope to hear you tonight.
For now 73’s
Greg KA8TOA  NCC
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PCARS Monthly Meeting, Monday, August 9th

The next PCARS meeting will be held Monday, August 9th 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.
Our speaker for the August meeting will be Lloyd Berg-N9LB who will discuss Lightning Protection for Amateur Radio Stations.
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. Tickets will also be sold at the meeting.
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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PCARS Digital Special Interest Group Meeting Zoom Info

The August PCARS Digital Special Interest Group meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM at the club site in Ravenna. Below is the Zoom info for anyone who wants to join virtually.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 821 4633 2408
Passcode: 115688
73, Rick K8CAV
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PCARS Digital Special Interest Group Meeting

The August PCARS Digital Special Interest Group meeting will take place on Tuesday August 3rd at 7:00 PM at the club site in Ravenna.
To support the upcoming PCARS Flex net taking place on Wednesday August 11th, the presentation will be on techniques for operating on a digital-only net, the use of pro-signs and Q signals, and suggested FLDIGI macros to streamline net operations.
As always we will be available to answer questions and provide help with any problems or issues you may be having regarding digital operations.
73, Rick K8CAV

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August 2021 Radiogram

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

The August 2021 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.  57 PAGES !! Here is the link:  
https://www.portcars.org/wp/go/august-2021-radiogram/

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Field Day 2021 The results from our Field Day are submitted – VOM-DVM Workshop – Annual Headwaters Adventure Race a success in communications – EZNEC Free – SIG Reports – 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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