December Newsletter – Inputs Requested

Hello PCARS,

November is almost over  – snow has come and gone (but will be returning…) and December is just around the corner. That means the December 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 or repair work on an older 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 – November 26th – 8pm. With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching – why not get your article in early????

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 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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ARRL Field Day 2021 Final Scores

The final scores for Field Day 2021 have been published and PCARS finished #2 in the nation for operating class 4A. This also put us as #1 in our division and #1 in the State of Ohio. Our stations made a total of 3,548 QSO’s for a point score of 12,046 (including bonus points)! This was accomplished despite lingering handicaps from the effects of COVID 19. Our members pulled together to deliver an outstanding performance. We will dig into the statistics and provide a report comparing 2021 to previous field Days, to see where we can refine our to advance PCARS to our goal of being #1 in the US. But for now, I just want to congratulate all the PCARS members who contributed in any way to our 2021 Field Day success.
73 from Tony Romito, 2021 Field Day Chairman
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Thursday Net

Hi Everyone
Please join Andrew as he hosts the PCARS Net tonight on the 146.895 repeater. It has a neg offset and a PL tone of 118.8 and EchoLink node of K8BF-L. Everyone is welcome. He will have club news and amateur radio news. Hope to hear everyone tonight.
73’s from Greg KA8TOA NCC
P.S. Remember to thank a vet for his service today.
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PCARS Monthly Meeting Monday, November 8th

The next PCARS meeting will be held Monday, November 8th 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.
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 2022. Please be in attendance in person or on Zoom so you can vote!
Join Zoom Meeting:
Minutes of October 2021 Monthly Meeting:
Click here to see last month’s meeting minutes or use the following link copied to your browser:
Nick AC8QG
PCARS President
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Announcement

PCARS Members:
Do you know what’s one month away? FREEZE YOUR ACORNS OFF!! We need ops to set up out in the cold on December 4th at Fred Fuller Park in Kent to take part in our club’s annual QRP Event.
Keep in mind that when you make contacts, you should make sure that if you receive a QSL, that you confirm with your own.
We also need at least one op to set up inside of the Roy Smith Shelter House and operate a station for K8BF. Contacts made with K8BF are eligible for a certificate suitable for framing. So the op who is operating the K8BF station needs to make this known to whomever he contacts.
Set up starts at 9AM with the event starting at 10 AM and running until 3PM. And don’t forget our contest within our contest. You are invited to bring your best recipe dish to pass for our Best Recipe Cook-off Contest.
Let’s make this a really fun event with a lot of members taking part. So set the date aside and come out to set up a station or cheer on our fellow members and have great time.
73 – Chuck W8PT
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November 2021 Radiogram

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

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

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – OSPOTA 2021 Contest Results – Center of Hope Donations – November Elections coming up – November Meeting..Be There..BIG Raffle Drawing to raise money for Center of Hope – Veterans Day Special Events – Microwaves, Part 3 – FYAO 2021 Coming up Dec 4th – Marconi Museum – 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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November Newsletter – Inputs Requested

Hello PCARS,
Spooky October is almost over and November is just around the corner. That means the November 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 or repair work on an older 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 – October 29th 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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Fun Contest

PCARS Contesters:
Here’s something I think a few of you might enjoy. Don’t forget to go to the link to check it all out.
SSB Sprint Contest Manager
Tue, Oct 12, 2:56 PM (8 days ago)
to CHUCKW8PT
Hello Fellow Radio Amateur W8PT,
It has been great to work you occasionally in various contests over the years.
How about trying this fun 4 hour SSB contest? It is the North American SSB Sprint Contest.
It is Saturday evening October 23rd here in North America.
Which is October 24, 2021  0000 – 0359 UTC.
 It has some very interesting rules that make it a bit unique and exciting.
Certificates to the top scores in each state/province and/or anyone scoring over 1,200 points. And there are Door Prizes (some call them “Score Prizes”) available for recipients who score at least 1,500 points (just takes 50 QSOs and 30 mults) !!!
As well as a SSB Sprint Worked All States T-Shirt for those that manage to work all 50 states in the 4 hours.  Which actually has been done by multiple participants in the past!
And now we have just added a SSB Sprint Worked All Canada T-Shirt for those that manage to work all 13 Canadian multipliers in the 4 hours.
Check it all out at http://ssbsprint.com
We want to be sure to have every state and every Canadian multiplier on the air.
So, if you have a chance, please enter your planned activity at https://ssbsprint.com/planned-activity/my-planned-activity/
We were able to have all states on the air in the past events.
And be sure to send in your score for a chance to win a door prize! (“Score prize!”)
73 Bob KW8N & NA SSB Sprint Contest Committee
73 – Chuck W8PT
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2022 PCARS Membership Renewals

Just a reminder it is that time of year when you need to renew your membership in PCARS. We have three ways to renew.
  • Renew by mail. Go to portcars.org ; Click “Membership”. Click the membership form. This will download the form to your computer. Open the form and fill in all the information. Print the form. Mail a check for the correct amount and the completed form to PCARS, 705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, OH 44266.
  • Renew using PayPal. Go to portcars.org ; Click “Membership”. Click the membership form. This will download the form to your computer. Open the form and fill in all the information. Save the form to your computer. Use the PayPal option on the “Membership” page to pay your dues and email your completed application to jawilson@j3solutions.com.
  • The Easiest Way. Come to the monthly meeting with a check or cash for your dues. See me at the meeting. I will verify all your information on our database and update anything that has changed. No mail, no email, no forms required.
Any way you choose, please do it sooner rather than later, Renewals received after December 31st will require the payment of the initiation fee of $5 and you will loose your current membership number.
Jim, AC8NT
PCARS Secretary
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