March Radiogram

Greetings PCARS Members,

The March 2021 issue of The RADIOGRAM has been published and is ready for you to enjoy.  Here is the link:
http://www.portcars.org/wp/?linker=march-2021-radiogram

Hope you enjoy this issue – READ ALL ABOUT IT – Start Thinking About Field Day – NWS Skywarn Training – PiDay – Fun Facts About Towers – Young Ham Lends A Hand Contest – 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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PCARS Thursday Night 2 Meter Net

Hi Everyone
Please join Rick K8CAV for the Thursday night 2 meter net on the PCARS 146.895 repeater at 8:00 pm. The repeater has a neg offset and a PL tone of 118.8. Also the ECHO link node K8BF-L . So let’s give Rick a good showing. Tune in for club updates and the latest local amateur news
Feel free to pass this along to your friends, everyone is welcomed . Hope to hear you on the net,
73’s from
Greg KA8TOA NCC
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DX/Contest SIG Announcement

PCARS Members:
Just another reminder:
Chuck – W8PT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Host PCARS DX/Contest SIG
Time: Feb 23, 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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PCARS March Newsletter Inputs

Hello PCARS,
The March PCARS newsletter “The RADIOGRAM” is in the works and could use some inputs from YOU.
Deadline for inputs is Friday – February 26th th at 8pm local.
Please, try to get your inputs in before the last minute. The earlier, the better. And, don’t forget the in-focus, large format, photos as well.
Send your inputs in .TXT format to KB8UUZ@gmail.com
73 and I hope to hear from you soon,
Parky, KB8UUZ
PCARS Newsletter Editor
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Ham and Antique Radio Auction Sunday 2-21

Just wanted to let everyone know that there will be an Auction of Ham and Antique Radio equipment tomorrow, Feb 21, in Youngstown, Ohio. The equipment is from the collection of Tim Yeany, W3BVG. There are pictures of equipment and stuff (all?) being auctioned on the auctioneer’s website (shown below). The auction starts at 1 PM, directions and a map are also on the website. I do not know anything about the equipment other than what I see online.
Information and Location:
Anglin Auction Service
2431 Youngstown Hubbard Rd.
Youngstown, Ohio 44505
Tony
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DX/Contest SIG Announcement

PCARS Members:
Chuck – W8PT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Host PCARS DX/Contest SIG
Time: Feb 23, 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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MARC Tech and General Class

Our friends over at The Massillon Amateur Radio Club (MARC) are sponsoring a license class for both the Tech and General class.
Classes start on Friday, February 19th at 7:30 PM. Students must purchase the ARRL License Manual. Each class will run for 2 hours and will be held at the R.G. Klein Museum in Downtown Massillon at the corner of Erie and Federal Avenue. Parking is available at the rear of the building.
They still have space for about 6 students.
Contact Terry Russ, N8ATZ for additional details or to sign up.
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PCARS Thursday Night 2 Meter Net

Hi Everyone
Please join us at 8:00 PM local time for the PCARS Net, on the 146.895 repeater with a neg offset and a PL tone of 118.8. Also the K8BF-L EchoLink node for contacts from around the world.
Our own Andrew KE8BWA will be hosting . Please help him reach 25 check ins. He will be using the club call K8BF
Please stay safe and warm. Till then 73’s from
Greg KA8TOA NCC
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PCARS Thursday Night 2 Meter Net

Hi Everyone
Yes it is that time again for the PCARS Net night at 8:00 pm local time on the 146.895 repeater. You can find us with a neg offset and a PL tone of 118.8 and echo link node K8BF-L . Please join Tom WB8LCD as he wows us with great information and club activities and of course the rest of us. Hope to hear you on the net.
Please remember if you are using EchoLink to use the K8BF-L node. The K8SRR node is no longer operational.
Please stay safe and warm. Till then 73’s from
Greg KA8TOA NCC
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Digital SIG information

Apologies to all who attended our last virtual meeting of the Digital Special Interest Group on Tuesday February 2nd. In attempting to hold the meeting both on-the-air and on Zoom simultaneously I shortchanged those who attended on-the-air, though not by design. The lesson learned is that going forward it will be one or the other formats, not both. During future Zoom sessions I will monitor the repeater in the event a member is having difficulty checking into a Zoom session.
There was also an issue on Zoom of some people not being able to get into the Zoom meeting using the link by itself that was sent in the QST e-mail. One of the members said that you also need to provide the access code that’s in the notification. While I’ve used Zoom as a client for the past year, I’m new at hosting Zoom meetings so I will try and get clarification on how exactly to use the link and access codes I publish prior to our next Zoom meeting.
Again, I apologize for the less than stellar experience and hope to have everything corrected for our next meeting.
73, Rick K8CAV
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