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


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If you need information about Ham Radio  or our club, contact any Board Member.
see the "Station Index"  member roster below.
Beverly Hewett N7WYK President
Brad Maxwell N7FLM VP
Dave Turnmire N7TZK Secretary/Treasure
Kenyon Hart KG7IDY Recording Secretary
John Wilson KIP Board M/webmaster
Neil Murdock W7NJM Board Member
Ken Housley KG7IZG Board Member

PARC , PO Box 2722, Pocatello, Idaho

Want to join our Club? 
ARRL membership/renewal Link

PARC is an equal opportunity employer

Our meetings: 


"On Air"  Meetings, and presentations:
check into our club net every Thursday
 7PM Local Pocatello time. 147.36 mHz


  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


The Pocatello Amateur Radio Club attempts to present timely programs that are intended to broaden the knowledge of our hobby to both the seasoned*  hams as well as newer hams.
 * "seasoned hams",   mostly seasoned with large quantities of salt.. HI HI

Click for testing details

NO Test Planned at this time
Click for Club Contact INFO

Here are instructions on how to
Get an Official Copy of your license
or renew or update your info with the FCC.
using the  FCC ULS system
 Heres a LINK 

PARC Picture Gallery

But Not So Cold
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, .



Information about our past present & future club presentations    updated monthly,        
Jan:     RTTY, PSK, other digital ideas -  KIP
    Winlink email system  -  W7NJM 
March: Ham radio since WW2 and tube radios k0ip

April:   LIVE on the 147.36 Repeater,   the new PARC  Thursday night net, and on club evenings a program, this month 2 and 70cm radios , some features to look for.  7pm Thursday's




PARC Meeting Notice   9 April 2020  at 7pm Local Time

Unfortunately, due to COVID 19 and the fact we can't have our usual face to face meetings,  PARC will be holding a somewhat informal meeting on our 147.36 repeater (Kinport).

WE will have a net checkin every Thursday BUT once a month on the regular meeting night our club will be presenting a topic with a moderator.

This coming Thursday April 9th will be our first NET, and first presentation:
It will be a Review of 2m/70cm meter radios,  and various options, including digital, analogue, and more.  Then we will answer questions and get comments.

We encourage everyone to check in, we will not be compiling a call roster. Live checkin's only.

So Please push that mike button, check in so we know who's out there in radio land. .........
Everyone is welcome on the net, you don't need to be a PARC member !

Looking forward to hearing you Thursday, 7pm, on the 36 repeater,

FYI, remember 147.36 is positive offset and 100Hz CTCSS.
















Test results for March 14 testing
we had 12 brave souls and 5 VEs come to testing Saturday
even with the coronavirus running loose (HIHI).  There were no 
fatalities and no one seemed to get ill.  
We gave a total of 20 tests.  
7 candidates earned their Technician class licenses, 
3 people earned their General class license and 
1 candidate earned his Extra class license.  

I want to thank those great VEs who helped with the testing: 
Dave , N7TZK; 
Dick , WA7VKE; 
William , KM5F; 
Elborn , KA7MLM.  
These guys did a great job and more than earned 
a great big THANKS!

Mike   WB7DNU

Webmasters note,  I am presuming there are NO planed test 
sessions, until , well until ??

results for the Idaho QSO  party, we had 4 operators  ND7O, KIP, KJ7KPP,  N7WYK
Total QSO's   692
total states   46
total VE prov  4
Total countries 14


March meeting Follow up  

The March meeting about Collins radios and
CQ magazine's 75 birthday,,,  this is interesting reading, 
take a little time and have a look  ..
this will download a PDF to your computer

CQ magazine History

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

Radios FOR SALE  by owner


  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 !!

                  THESE DEVICES SAVE LIVES !

   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