EchoLink Status

Early this morning we lost the power supply for the EchoLink system. Repair parts have been ordered and are expected Saturday. Until then EchoLink will be down.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jim, AC8NT
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Kentucky QSO Party

PCARS Contesters:
Well here’s a kick in the pants for me. The Kentucky QSO Party will be held on June 5 – 6 and it was not on the WA7BNM Contest Calendar that I use when announcing contests. So I missed discussing that one in our recent DX/Contest SIG meeting.
The QSO Party takes place from 1400UTC on June 5th to 0200UTC on June 6th. For those of you who are UTC challenged, that’s 10:00AM to 10:00PM EDT on June 5th. Yes, that’s only 12 hours so you can operate this one and maybe be able to stay awake. Sorry folks, but most of us are getting older.
Read the rules and have some fun.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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What Can PCARS do for you?

As a PCARS member, we need your input. We developed a 5-minute survey to gather opinions, insights, and feedback.
Please help us learn more about you so we can create good experiences, better opportunities, and more “Big Fun” for everyone!
Or copy and paste this link into your browser:
Nick Wagner, AC8QG
Portage County Amateur Radio Service, President
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DX/Contest Special Interest GroupZoom Meeting

Attn: PCARS members
It’s been decided that we will wait one more month to have our SIG meeting in person. So the meeting this Tuesday, May 25, will be by Zoom.
So…Chuck – W8PT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Host PCARS DX/Contest SIG
Time: May 25, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 871 3624 2530
Passcode: 022422
73 – Chuck W8PT
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DX/Contest Special Interest Group

Greetings to PCARS Members:
This Tuesday at 7PM we will be holding our DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting. We are discussing at present if we will hold it in person at the club site. I will let you all know. Either way, we will still have Zoom available for those who still want to meet that way.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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PCARS June Newsletter – Inputs Requested

Hello PCARS,

May is almost over and June is just around the corner (FIELD DAY month).
That means the June 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 – 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 – May 28th 8pm.

Send your inputs to KB8UUZ@gmail.com

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

73,

Tom, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor

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Antenna Special Interest GroupTONIGHT at 7 PM

The May 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: 819 7608 2175
Passcode: 181263
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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Virtual Contest Super Suite – Wednesday May 19

Virtual Contest Super Suite – Wednesday May 19
All are invited to the Virtual Contest Super Suite hosted by Val,
NV9L. It is free!
Starting at 7:59 PM on Wednesday May 19, 2021 (2359 Zulu)
Many breakout rooms – lots of virtual fun at the Super Suite
The link you click on to get access to the Suite is here:
Don’t forget to register for Contest University and Hamvention Forums!
They are free!
Hope to see you at the Virtual Contest Super Suite – bring your own
pizza!
By K3LR, Tim Duffy
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Antenna Special Interest GroupTuesday, May 18th at 7 PM

The May meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group will be held on Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. This will be a Zoom-only meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 819 7608 2175
Passcode: 181263
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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QSO Party

PCARS Contesters:
Just a reminder that the Arkansas QSO Party takes place this weekend: 1400 UTC, May 8 to 0200 UTC, May 9. Since it’s the only QSO Party this weekend, it should be somewhat less hectic than trying to work multiple QSO Parties as many of us did last weekend. Please read the rules and update your logging program if needed. Let me know how you did.
Gud Lk
73 – Chuck W8PT
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