Here’s the May issue of the Radiogram

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

The May 2022 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.

Here is the link: https: https://www.portcars.org/wp/go/may-2022-radiogram/

Hope you enjoy this issue – LOTS of information for Hamvention 2022 – PCARS member Ben AD8FQ & Agnes AD8IR to speak at the RCA Youth Forum at Hamvention – Field Day 2022 Information – Updates on the NEW antennas for the club site – POTA Group Activation – 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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POTA Field Trip tomorrow

Tomorrow should be an acceptable day on Saturday for the K8BF POTA Field trip.  We’ve reserved a pavilion at West Branch State park for this Saturday.  The pavilion sits a few hundred feet off of the parking lot, an easy walk, but unfortunately no driveway to it.

Also,  there’s no electric at the pavilion, so plan on bringing your own power for your gear.
Come on out and have some fun. West Branch is K-1999 in the Parks On The Air numbering system. You can set up your own station, or share someone else’s. K8BF will also be on the air.
Whether you want to share an antenna design, get on the air, or just to find out what portable operating, and Parks On The Air is all about, A good time is promised.
We’ll be meeting up at West branch State Park around 9 AM. The picnic pavilion near the West Boat ramp has been reserved for the day. It’s just a few minutes East of Ravenna. The entrance is just east of the intersection of Cable Line & Rock Spring Rd, in Edinburgh township. The GPS coordinates are 41.1321604045631, -81.14243175302533
We’ll be operating at least through the morning hours. If the interest is there, we’ll stay later. Or, we can stop around lunch time, and go grab lunch someplace.
I’m available to answer questions. (E-mail: john@wg8x.net, PH/txt: 330-936-5021).
Come on out and have some fun!

John Myers, WG8X

kd8mq1@gmail.com

330-936-5021

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YDXA Trip for 2022 is happening

YDXA Trip for 2022 is happening!
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The Dave Kalter Memorial YDXA is a DX Adventure group that was formed in 2008 for taking young hams (and a parent) to a DX location to be the DX for several days. In the past we have been to Costa Rica TI5N, Curacao PJ2T, and Saba Island PJ6Y. Our mission each year is forming a team of youth between the ages of 12 to 17 (flexible) to travel outside the United States to operate as DX and to gain international travel experience and education. The group relies heavily on donations from Clubs, individuals, and organizations to help fund this effort. There is no cost to the youth and parent as we raise money through a raffle and the generosity of the amateur community.
This year (2022) we will be going to Curacao PJ2T and we have our team of 3 youth selected and ready for a great adventure.
The group owns their own equipment but travel, lodging and food costs are increasing. Our budget normally runs about $2500 per person and we have teams of 8-12. We do not divulge any amounts of donations and we do not have levels for our contributors. We do put your logo on our Website and our QSL cards. Please visit our website atwww.qsl.net/n6jrl for instructions on mailing your donations.
We will have a booth at the 2022 Hamvention. Icom will be donating a radio such as the IC-705 that we will raffle off at the show. Please stop by and purchase a ticket for the Icom Radio. Thank you and we hope to see you in the log.
Best 73,
Don N6JRL,
Jim AB8YK,
Ron N8VAR
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DX/Contest SIG Tuesday April 26 7 PM

PCARS Members:
Here’s one more gentle reminder that we will be having our DX/Contesting Special Interest Group meeting tomorrow evening, April 26, at 7:00PM AT THE CLUB SITE. The meeting will also be on ZOOM. The link is below.
Topic: DX/Contesting SIG
Time: April 26 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 9042 6465
Passcode: PCARS2022
73, Chuck W8PT
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May Newsletter – Inputs Requested

May Newsletter – Inputs Requested
Hello PCARS,
Better weather is finally here and May is rapidly approaching. That means the May 2022 issue of ‘The RADIOGRAM’ is under construction.
Let’s keep our club newsletter interesting for all – 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 – your trip to an outdoor portable operation, just about anything ham related. Send it in! And, be sure to include some (in-focus) large format photos as well!
Deadline (as usual) is the last Friday of the month – April 29th at 8 pm. Send your inputs to KB8UUZ@gmail.com
I’ll be watching my email box for YOUR inputs.
73,
Tom, “Parky” KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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DX/Contest SIG Tuesday April 26 7 PM

PCARS Members:
Here’s a gentle reminder that we will be having our DX/Contesting Special Interest Group meeting Tuesday evening, April 26, at 7:00PM AT THE CLUB SITE. The meeting will also be on ZOOM. The link is below. Hope to see you attending.
Topic: DX/Contesting SIG
Time: April 26 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 9042 6465
Passcode: PCARS2022
73 – Chuck W8PT
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MCARC Club Meeting April 26thSpeaker Bob, N6TV

MCARC Club Meeting, Tuesday April 26
Elmer session starts at 6:00pm
Business meeting at 7:00pm.
Program at 7:30.
Keynote speaker will be Bob Wilson, N6TV.  “TV Bob” is an active CW contester, Elecraft K4 Field Tester, and Win-Test supporter. Licensed for 50 years, Bob competed at the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) in San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), and Moscow (2010). He finished first in the 2013 and 2019 ARRL November CW Sweepstakes (from W7RN), and won the September 2014 NA Sprint CW from his home station. In 2017, he was inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame. He was a member of K2KW’s original “Team Vertical” group (6Y4A, 4M7X), and has been part of the multi-op teams at HC8N and K3LR. Bob worked as a software engineer at IBM for 36 years, retiring in 2015
This meeting will be a Zoom meeting. The Zoom ID is 563685301 and the password is 73. (The Zoom login information is also available on the W3lif website (www.w3lif.org).
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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tonight April 21, 2022

Hi everyone,
Yes it is time again for the PCARS Thursday night net on the 146.895 repeater. The net starts at 8:00 pm local time and will be hosted by the infamous K8YLK Josh and his side kick EVA along with some ducks , maybe. The repeater has a negative offset and a PL tone of 118.8 along with the K8BF-L EchoLink node. Josh will have club news and other interesting things to share. I hope to hear you tonight on Big Fun Radio .
Hope to hear you tonight
73;s Greg KA8TOA NCC
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Club Site Cleanup – Saturday 9 AM

This Saturday, April 23 at 9 AM we’re holding a club site cleanup.
If the weather cooperates, we’ll do some yard work outside, so please bring a trimmer, clippers, or a rake. We’ll also do some basic housekeeping inside the building.
We have a great facility that needs a little spit and polish once in a while. Please come out and help.
Thanks,
Nick, AC8QG
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Antenna Special Interest Group TONIGHT

The next meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group will be held tonight, April 19 at 7:00 PM. We will be in-personal at the PCARS club site and on Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 872 2035 6586
Passcode: PCARS2022
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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