DX/Contest SIG- Tuesday July 26th at 7PM

Attention PCARS DXers and Contesters:

Just a friendly reminder that on Tuesday , July 26 at 7:00PM we will be meeting at the club site to hold this month’s DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting. Rick K8CAV will be doing the first part of what I am calling Contesting 101. He will be instructing us all on the use of the IC 7300s that the club has. We all need a refresher course since we have not held contests from the club for several months.

I know that this will be somewhat difficult for those who will be attending by ZOOM, but there is little we can do about that. We will simply try to do our best in making this presentation as clear as possible.

The second part of Contesting 101 will be held at August’s meeting where I will be doing the presentation on the HOW of contesting. How does one contest? What do you need? Can I be successful with only 100 watts? Do I need more than a dipole? Well you get the idea.

Hope to see many of you turn out for this meeting.

The meeting will also be on ZOOM. The link is below. Hope to see you attending.

Topic: DX/Contesting SIG

Time: July 26 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZEqfumsrD0uHNF41I4e5gH1Js9F5pyrqTHX/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtqTIqHtaTtB-CRpwMB4r4c-jzpiFbgo17yE7MVyUGZSunHPEbFOdvCcrB

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Meeting ID: 857 9042 6465

Passcode: PCARS2022

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73 – Chuck W8PT

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August newsletter inputs needed

Wow, the heat is on this Summer and July is almost over. That means, the August issue of The Radiogram is in the works. As always, the deadline for newsletter inputs is the last Friday of the month – July 29th at 8pm.

PCARS Field Day information will be in the August issue. Please – send in your Field Day stories and comments. Even if you did Field day somewhere else. Also send any photos you may have as well. Got a good article of something to share with the other PCARS members, please send it in!

I’m looking forward to your stories and articles. Send your inputs and in-focus photos to kb8uuz@gmail.com

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

73,

Tom, KB8UUZ

PCARS Newsletter Editor

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DX/Contest SIG- Tuesday July 26th at 7PM

Attention PCARS DXers and Contesters:

Tuesday , July 26 at 7:00PM we will be meeting at the club site to hold this month’s DX/Contest Special Interest Group meeting. Rick K8CAV will be doing the first part of what I am calling Contesting 101. He will be instructing us all on the use of the IC 7300s that the club has. We all need a refresher course since we have not held contests from the club for several months.

I know that this will be somewhat difficult for those who will be attending by ZOOM, but there is little we can do about that. We will simply try to do our best in making this presentation as clear as possible.

The second part of Contesting 101 will be held at August’s meeting where I will be doing the presentation on the HOW of contesting. How does one contest? What do you need? Can I be successful with only 100 watts? Do I need more than a dipole? Well you get the idea.

Hope to see many of you turn out for this meeting.

The meeting will also be on ZOOM. The link is below. Hope to see you attending.

Topic: DX/Contesting SIG

Time: July 26 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZEqfumsrD0uHNF41I4e5gH1Js9F5pyrqTHX/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtqTIqHtaTtB-CRpwMB4r4c-jzpiFbgo17yE7MVyUGZSunHPEbFOdvCcrB

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85790426465?pwd=YVBTUnhMaXVwNTN5amxsQnU0RnhDdz09

Meeting ID: 857 9042 6465

Passcode: PCARS2022

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73 – Chuck W8PT

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Club Site Cleanup – Saturday, July 23 @ 9 AM

We’re holding a club site cleanup this Saturday, July 23 at 9 AM.

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.

Keeping our fantastic club site in top shape requires a bit of TLC every now and then. Please come out and help.

Thanks!

Nick AC8QG

PCARS President

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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tomorrow July 21st at 8 PM

Hi, everyone,

Please join me KA8TOA as I host the net on the 146.895 repeater with a pl tone of 118.8 and a neg offset.

It will start at 8:00 pm local time and we will have the K8BF-L EchoLink node. I will have club news and other amateur news. I hope to hear you then and all are welcome. For now, 73’s

Greg KA8TOA NCC

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3905 Century Club Eyeball & Visit to PCARS

Greeting PCARS members!

I’m sure you saw the articles in the latest Radiogram issues, that I will be hosting the 2022 3905 Century Club Eyeball at the Brimfield Community Center on July 28-31. We are expecting 55+ Century Club members to attend. Most of the festivities are open and free to all amateurs, ESPECIALLY PCARS members!

You can see the complete info at https://www.3905ccn.org/eyeball22Intro.php.

Some highlights:

  • THE CENTURY CLUB WILL BE VISITING THE PCARS CLUB SITE ON NET NIGHT THURSDAY 7/28!!! Bill Dobson, N3WD, from the Century Club and Reisterstown, MD (and a good friend) will be making a special presentation to PCARS at ~7:30-ish – a 70+ year old Wouff Hong! See a brief history of the dreaded Wouff Hong here: https://www.onallbands.com/what-is-a-the-wouff-hong/
  • As a member of BOTH clubs, I want to brag about both groups of members (both have great people!), and brag about our INCREDIBLE PCARS Club Site! BE THERE on NET NIGHT!!!
  • We will visit Hartville Market/Hardware/Kitchen on Friday morning. Come with us!
  • On Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM, we will be hosting our 40m net AT THE BRIMFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER! Check out how we play radio on the premiere Worked All States (WAS) and DX award nets in amateur radio! You are very welcome to enjoy camaraderie, ham fellowship, snacks, etc. WE HAVE FUN!
  • On Saturday morning at 9:30 AM to 12 noon, we have our Mobile Shoot Out. It is a contest for whose mobile HF signal is the strongest.  It is always fun, and awesome to see the mobile antennas. Some are outrageous! The winner gets a “Top Gun Mobile Shoot Out” hat! The LAST place winner gets a “Pop Gun – Mobile Shoot Out” hat! It will be taking place at Town Square Dr in Brimfield. Details are on the previously mentioned website. ALL PCARS MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE FUN – FREE! You can register on the website or at the Shoot Out venue (get there early to register). Think you have a great mobile HF signal? Try your hand against some of the best!
  • Our big banquet and raffle is on Saturday, 7/30 evening. If you want to go, you need to register and pay. It’s $50/ per person AND includes 2 raffle tickets. The big prize is a NEW YAESU FTDX-10 TRANSCEIVER AND POWER SUPPLY! If you register and pay, you could buy extra raffle tickets for $5/ea or $100 for 21 tickets! We will have MANY, MANY other prizes as well. And, most of the Century Club members will bring OTHER prizes from all over the country!
  • Sunday morning is “travel day” for most. We will have coffee and continental breakfast at the Brimfield Community Center. Say “hi” (or “bye”) and stop in!

EVERYTHING is free except the Saturday dinner and raffle. We will have snacks, drinks, lunches, etc the whole weekend!  

Hope to see everyone at the Eyeball!

73 de W8NET Gene

PCARS Member

3905 Century Club Master #47

3905 Century Club 2022 Eyeball Host

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Field Day AAR meeting

We will be holding the PCARS Field Day After Action Review meeting on Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 PM at the club site in Ravenna. It will also be on Zoom, at the link below.

This meeting is primarily for station captains, team leaders, and staff, but all are welcome to attend if interested.

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Meeting ID: 875 9902 5783

Passcode: PCARS2022

73, Rick K8CAV

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Antenna Special Interest Group Tuesday, July 19th at 7 PM

The next meeting of the PCARS Antenna Special Interest Group will be held tonight, July 19th at 7:00 PM. We will be in-personal at the PCARS club site and on Zoom.

David, KE8QEP will be doing a special presentation on his six meter Moxon antenna design that he built from automotive fuel line components.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87220356586?pwd=czgvLzRPcjVBT2hPSkVIZU1VaU84Zz09

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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Club Site Cleanup – Saturday, July 23 @ 9 AM

Saturday, July 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

PCARS President

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PCARS Thursday Night Net Tomorrow July 14th at 8 PM

Hi, everyone,
It is time for the PCARS Thursday night net on the 146.895 repeater with
a neg offset and a pl tone of 118.8 along with the K8BF -L EchoLink
node. Mr. Tom Sly will host the net starting at 8:00 pm local time and
he will have Club news and other Amateur Radio news for us. Hope to hear
you then and 73’s.
Greg KA8TOA NCC
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