FLEX Net Wednesday February 14 at 8 PM

The next FLEX Net will be held on Wednesday February 14th at 8:00 PM.


Rick K8CAV

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Portable Ops SIG this Tuesday 2/13 at 7PM

This month’s portable operations SIG is Tuesday, February 13th, at 7:00 PM.

We have a lot of stuff coming up this year; At least 3 more ParkPeditions, a recap of last month’s expedition to Wingfoot lake State Park, and who knows what else? Come on out to and join in the fun.

We’ll also be reviewing the results from last month’s Simplex contest. We’re planning to put in a more serious effort in 2025, to move K8BF up the page a bit.

So, come on out Tuesday evening, bring your questions, and have some fun. We’ll again be at PCARS World Headquarters. The address is 705 Oakwood St, Ravenna, OH.

As usual, we will be available via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 921 5449 1950
Passcode: 878917

See you there.

73, DE WG8X

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PCARS Monthly Meeting Tomorrow – Monday, February 12th

Don’t miss out on our upcoming PCARS meeting, which is just around the corner! Be sure to mark your calendars for Monday, February 12th, and join us at American Legion Post 496 on Mogadore Rd in Kent. The meeting will commence promptly at 7:00 PM.

Rick Kruis, K8CAV, as a member of the Portage County Office of Homeland Security Management and Coms Unit, will be providing us with the most up-to-date information on the Communications Support Operations for the upcoming 8 April Total Eclipse.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 977 9986 7749
Passcode: 575209

Minutes of January 2024 Monthly Meeting:
Click here to see last month’s meeting minutes or use the following link copied to your browser:

Mike – KP4VZ
PCARS President

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World Radio Day – Feb 13th

World Radio Day 2024 will be on February 13, and this year’s theme is, “A Century Informing, Entertaining and Educating.”

World Radio Day was first celebrated in 2012, following its declaration by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference. It was subsequently adopted as an International Day by the United Nations General Assembly. Amateur radio is included in the celebration.

The EA Digital Federation designates the day as AO#WRD: World Radio Day, and they will have nine special event stations on the air on February 9 – 18. The stations will be active on different bands and modes, including phone, CW, and digital. You can locate the stations through the DX cluster or the agenda of activity on their website.

Operating times and special QSL information can be found at FEDI-EA – AO#WRD: World Radio Day 2024 (fediea.org).

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I have not done this before, but I thought I would notify PCARS DXers of this, since I’m sure that many of us have had QSO’s with Slavco.

S57DX (ex YU3TUX, YU3BQ, ST2R), Slavko Celarc, passed away on
February 4. He was a Contester, DXer and QSL Manager for multiple
stations. Our condolences to his wife S56DX, Pavia, his brothers
S51DX, Janez; S53YT, Bojan; and the entire Celarc family.

73 – Chuck W8PT

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