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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Established 1957
Everyone, licensed or not, member or not are always welcome at our meetings,
and other activities like Field Day, Christmas Party, other activities .  

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                      Important club information


The PARC Christmas Dinner is held on the regular meeting night , 
that being  Dec 12  things start to get underway around 6pm

you can order anything from the menu..

Please plan to attend with your other half, 
This has been a PARC tradition for 60 Plus years.

we appreciate you leaving your little kids at home !

DEC 12 _  _  _  6PM 

Every LICENSED amateur having dinner will be entered in the Handbook  Raffle (free)
and this year to entice you to bring your YL & to double you chances, Each YL gets a free  ticket too.

and a secondary Raffle: a Boufoung UV-8 HT's   (dual band 8 watts)(new in the box)
to enter secondary raffle, it will be $1 a ticket.. 6 for $5  bring some $1 bills ,,
and maybe some other stuff too ??

The  Prize
A 2020 ARRL Handbook,
courtesy of the ARRL and the Idaho Section Manager  Don Marler  K7REX
PROGRAM : Don has been invited to attend our dinner, he lives in the Boise area, so its quite a drive,  HOWEVER ,  He is coming
and has been invited to say a few words about the ARRL vision for the future,  So Plan on about a 15 minute presentation, it  should be interesting

Location (old Remo's)
Senor Garcia's Puerto Vallarta
160 W Cedar St, Pocatello, ID 83201


ocatello Amateur Radio Club, ham radio, Idaho Ham Radio Repeaters, Idaho amateur radio exams, ham radio exams, Idaho Amateur Radio, ham radio Idaho, ARRL ,
If you need information about Ham Radio  or our club, contact any Board Member.
see the "Station Index"  member roster below.
Jim Hicks
Dave Turnmire
JD Mann
John  Wilson
Neil Murdock
Dick Thomas
Ken Housley


Recording Secretary
VP / Webmaster
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member

PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

Want to join our Club? 
ARRL membership/renewal Link

PARC is an equal opportunity employer

Our meetings: 
the 2nd Thursday of the month
ISU campus, Trade & Technology Building,
unless otherwise stated in the "news section"
 7PM Local Pocatello time.

Finding PARC meeting location

.NOTE  DEC is the Christmas Party
..NOTE  DEC is the Christmas Party
..NOTE  DEC is the Christmas Party.

  What is Ham Radio,  it's "way" better than CB  or stamp collecting,  HR can be a  Hi Tech Hobby
  How to become a Ham, where to get help
  Where to take a TEST in SE Idaho
  Other Ham Clubs around Pocatello
    Straight Talk - for  new and old hams
  crazy talk by the webmaster that you may or not
  agree with.  And it's Not necessarily politically correct.  
  NEW Hams, Must watch video. Ask Dave #12
  PARC - community service caution


Click for test times and details

Next test:  Jan 11     2pm
Click for Club Contact INFO


PARC Picture Gallery

Time in UTC: Radios FOR SALE  by owner 2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello
Internet LINKS
PARC - History & Bylaws

In the area just below, you will find the latest news
and information  from PARC, it is updated often..
Most information won't last more that a month
There is no COLD information below, .



But Not So Cold

VSWR presentation,  last meeting Nov 14..
Some people asked for a copy of my VSWR presentation.  Attached is the actual Power Point presentation.  And for those who don't have Power Point, I included the PDF version.  But the PDF doesn't show the animated graphic... so I attached that separately.  I'll leave it to you that want to view this to put the pieces together.


ALSO,   A antenna modeling software that was demo'd was EZNEC.
your can download it for FREE. https://www.eznec.com/ 


Have you checked out the latest good stuff on the swap page
lots of HF radios, many VHF radios,  
Nows you chance,   way cheaper than brand new,  

Radios FOR SALE  by owner



PARC  ARRL   VE Ham Testing  results from Nov 9th

We had 4 people taking tests Saturday; three 
candidates earned their Technician class license, 
the fourth candidate earned a General license. 

I want to thank the following VEs for their help: 
Craig  W0WN; 
Dave  N7TZK; 
Elborn  KA7MLM; 
Dick  WA7VKE; 
Paul  W7EKG.  
Without their help there would be no testing.  

Mike Vaughn  WB7DNU


  Callsign look ups:
Need to find out where someone lives, sending a QSL card ?
 * QRZ.com


 **The University of Arkansas ham lookup
  DX SPOTS & more
 *DX Sherlock Maps - current band conditions 10 6 & 2  meter  
          *DX Summit - http://new.dxsummit.fi/#/  SPOTS
          *DX Watch -  http://www.dxwatch.com/  SPOTS
          *APRS NETWORK DATA Two meter propagation map
YOUR Propagation use the Reverse Beacon Network                  
              this link shows W1AW, to change to your call , just above the list
              see "search spots by callsign" , then to see the map display,,
              on the right top side of the page , click "options" show/hide go down
              just a bit and click show map. Why does this need to be so complex
  These ARRL newsletters are update often !
click the link, pick the latest edition at the top of the list 
  ARRL NEWS  General Ham News.  http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter  
  ARRL Contest Newsletter       http://www.arrl.org/contest-update-issues  
  ARRL   ARES  E-Letter     http://www.arrl.org/ares-el
if your main interest is emergency communications
you should check into
  PV-ARES web.
  ARRL "The Doctors in"      https://www.blubrry.com/arrl_the_doctor_is_in/       The Dr's in Audio podcasts, worth checking out,  a new topic is covered
every 2 weeks,  this link takes you to the topic index 
  Want to find out what's coming in the next few weeks, check here



like Hats, T-shirts, Jackets, etc, available from

Old Town Embroidery, call 234-2679

Anderson Power Poles are available from our club treasure

Here's a video link about the Power Pole connectors   LINK
you do not need a crimper,  several club members will loan theirs
to you or crimp the cables for you at a club meeting
The Club has purchased a quantity of these Anderson Power Pole's. They are available at the meeting for $1.25  a set for the 15, 30 amp varieties & $2.25 for the 45amp units. contact the treasure at the meetings.













Safety is No Accident
Think before you act !
Be Careful, we want you alive !
Here's some surprising  facts about        

make sure you have operating smoke detectors
preferably at least one on each floor of your home .
More is Better !!


   The PARC home page is always under construction, its up-to-date, so     check back often for  News and HAM activities effecting our members      and the hams in Southeast Idaho .    The webmaster makes no promises as to spelling and grammar  !! 

This test Pattern has circles, not ovals, if you see ovals, chances are your windows settings are incorrect for your monitor.

PLUS: if you have a gas furnace , hot water heater,
fireplace insert, anything that uses combustion
you need a CO detector

Pocatello Amateur Radio Club, Pocatello Idaho USA
if you have ideas, corrections, anything to make this web
or our club
better ,  email me-  wa0dyu(at)gmail.com
link to KIP's personal "Ham History" web