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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Established 1957

Pocatello 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 our club or
Ham Radio contact any Board Member.
see the "Station Index"  member roster below
Mike Vaughn
Dave Turnmire
Barbara Housley
John Wilson
Neil Murdock
Dick Thomas
Jim Hicks


Recording Secretary
VP / Webmaster
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member

PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

Our meetings:  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 ISU campus, Trade & Technology Building, unless otherwise stated in the "news section"
Finding PARC meeting location

Monthly Breakfast:
9AM, 3rd Saturday of Month


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 in our area
  Tough Talk - for New Ham , The Hard Facts
PARC - community service

ARRL membership/renewal Link
Want to join our Club? Membership form

Click for test times and details

Next test: Nov 10   1pm
Click for Club Contact INFO


Radios FOR SALE  by owner
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Internet LINKS

PARC Picture Gallery

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PARC - History & Bylaws
Time in UTC:

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2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello

In the area just below, you will find the late news
and information  from PARC, it is updated often..



But Not So Cold


PARC OCT meeting oct 11

  SwaptoberFest at Logan UT... OCT 13
opens for setup at 7am  ,  

PARC OCT Breakfast OCT 20



Heads UP

have you bargain hunters
checked out the
Radios FOR SALE  by owner
new things are added often.


September Meeting recap
I think the meeting was a big success, we had fun
discovering what's inside that sony TV,  and 
made a mess of several old hard disks. 
learned about squelches and a bit about QSL cards.


Here are the results of todays testing:  We had eight candidates taking tests.  
5 of the candidates were taking the test for Extra class licenses,
1 candidate was taking the General class license exam, and
2 candidates were taking the test for a Technician class license.  

4 of the candidates passed their Extra.  The 1 candidate taking the General exam passed and the 2 candidates taking the Technician exam also passed.  

So there was 4 Extra class licenses, 1 General class license and 2 Technician class licenses earned today.

I want to thank the VEs that helped with the testing:  
Don Marler, K7ETE;
Dave Turnmire, N7TZK;
Elborn Hewett, KA7MLM, and
Paul Smith, W7EKG.
Without these people we couldnt give the exams.  To all of the VEs a great big THANKS!
Mike Vaughn, WB7DNU

                                                                      blast From The past database  

The HW100 grew out of Heathkit's first SSB transceiver kit the SB100  (dubbed the 'poor mans Collins'!) in 1966. The SB or 'Sugar Baker' line was quickly added to and updated but Heath decided they needed a low cost version of the SB100 and came up with the HW 'Hot Water' 100. Both transceivers use similar PCBs but the HW has a cheaper VFO,  VFO drive, chassis and fewer external connections...but underneath its pretty much the same radio. As the SB100 was updated to the 101 and 102, the Company did the same with their low cost line and brought out the HW101 in 1970. It had some component and valve /tube changes and a better dial drive and sold 30 - 40,000 units until the early 80s. Many hams across the world built them, learned about electronics and worked the world. 

this radio did not have a built in power supply it was extra,    $240 in 1966 is $1838 in 2018..    Who says Ham Radio is Expensive in the 2000's  ,  its cheap

  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 106 & 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 regularly,
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.











This map installed 1 Jan 2013

Visits to our web over the last 24 hours

This is no substitute for turning your radio ON

   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  !! 


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 !!


Our WEB is
Hosted FREE of charge !!
 by our friends at

Promoting Amateur Radio in Idaho.
If you're considering a internet provider,
you might want to check them out !! 
For info click their logo.

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- jcwilson (at) ida.net
link to KIP's personal "Ham History" web