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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club you new guys might want to check us out ??
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 .                                                               
EVERYONE !                                                        


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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
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
Brad Maxwell N7FLM VP

        PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho

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

  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



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Next test:  March 14     2pm
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

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



in less than 4 weeks  is the Idaho QSO Party,   Idaho Hams , its our time to shine, turn your radios on,  make a few contacts,  
see the IDQP home page at 

I need your help, the club needs your help , Lets keep PARC  ON TOP  during the Idaho QSO Party,  KIP invite any and all Hams to come up to his QTH and operate the radio. over the past years PARC has Swept or should I say BLOWN OUT the contest with winning scores when we tried (SEE SCORES BELOW , look for N7PI.)

Since we are at  the bottom of the solar cycle, we probably won't be making those big a score like we did in the past, but, the bands are open , and I know with some help from club members we can sweep the state again.

SO,   any  HAM that wants to give this contest a try,
first: I encourage you to run your own station,
BUT if you want to help the club, you need to contact jcwilson@ida.net  and indicate what time is best for you,   there is only one radio,  5 people can't run it at once,  so contact John get on the schedule,  the contest starts at 1pm local time March 14.. and runs 24 hours..
NOW, FYI, the radio mostly goes dead at night, so there is no operations past (say) about 8pm Saturday  night,  starts up again Sunday morning 7 or 8am .  
Late Saturday, we will probably be working a lot of  stations in the Pacific area.. and Sunday morning Europe. That is if the propagation gods shine on the F layer...
If you are a first time contester , I suggest you read this info.
want to just watch, thats OK too,  email me,  want to operate 10 minutes or 3 hours, thats good too. email me..

Note: John KIP is available and flexible for operating any time.
so you guys pick your times  let me know if you have any flexibly as to times.

1pm k0ip 1am  NO Ops
2  KC3AAA -FLEX 2  NO Ops
3  KC3AAA -FLEX 3  NO Ops
4 4  NO Ops
5 5  NO Ops
6 6  NO Ops
7 7  k0ip
8 8
9  NO Ops 9
10  NO Ops 10
11  NO Ops 11
12  NO Ops 12

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

CQ WPX RTTY CONTEST:  the webmaster KIP spent some time on the radio this weekend
working the following list of countries.,  37 total countries,  total contacts 337,  68 if which were
in Japan,,   got to keep those JA stations happy !!

KL7JVD Alaska
LU7HN Argentina
P49X Aruba
RN0D Asiatic Russia
VK4SN Australia
ON7TK Belgium
V31VP Belize
PY2MNL Brazil
VE3BR Canada
ED8H Canary Is.
ZF2WF Cayman Is.
CE3DNP Chile
BD3CB China
TI2OY Costa Rica
CO6OV Cuba
PJ2T Curacao
HU1DL El Salvador
DL1IAO Federal Republic of Germany
J35X Grenada
TG9ANF Guatemala
KH6AQ Hawaii
VR2CC Hong Kong
YC1RKT Indonesia
IQ1RY Italy
JG2REJ Japan
CR3DX Madeira Is.
XE2FGC Mexico
ZL4NR New Zealand
CT7AUP Portugal
KP4/K6DTT Puerto Rico
D90M Republic of Korea
9V1XX Singapore
S52X Slovenia
EC5V Spain
BV2LA Taiwan
CV7S Uruguay

Now,,  the IDAHO QSO Party is in about a month, its going to be on SSB, at my house
I need guest operators,   starts at 1 pm ,  , AGAIN I NEED GUEST OPERATORS
Now's your chance to give it a try.. 

2011 results  showing the three top stations in Idaho .. note where N7PI stands each year.
Call   Score Mult Total QSO's QSO QSO QSO Category    Ops
  SSB Dig. CW Counties ACTIVATED
N7PI   217550 95 2290 2290 -- -- SSB - MultiOp - Hi BAN ND7O, N7RYN, W7EKG, KO7P, K0IP
K7TM Bob 36863 377 656 301 -- 355 Mixed - Mobile - Low ADM,BEN,CLE,GEM,IDA,LAT,LEW,PAY,SHO,VAL,WAS  
KTO Tod 25488 72 259 164 -- 95 Mixed -SingleOp - Low BNV  


    Total   Total QSO QSO QSO    
Call Name Score Mult QSO's SSB Digi CW Category Counties Activated
K7TM Bob 139790 271 447 110   337 Mixed-Mobile-Low ADA,  ADM,  BOI,  CLE,  GEM,  IDA,  LAT,  LEW,  NEZ,  VAL
N7PI   94464 64 1476 1476     SSB-MultiOp-Hi BAN - ops -      KIP,   W7EKG,   KO7P,    ND7O
KTO Tod 21616 77 547 353   194 Mixed-SingleOp-Lo BNV


  Total   Total QSO's    
Call Score Mults QSO's Phone Digital CW Category Counties Activated / Operators
N7PI 273315 133 1986 1917   69 Mixed-MultiOp-High BAN - ops - KIP, ND7O, W7EKG, N7IJ, KO7P, K7CF
WW7D 256886 311 498 170   328 Mixed-Mobile-Lo ADA,ADM,BEN,BNR,CAN,ELM,GEM,IDA,KOO,LAT,NEZ,PAY,WAS
NF7T 135468 213 636 636     Phone-Mobile-Lo ADA, CAN, ELM, GEM, OWY, PAY

2014   This year was the 100 anniversary of the ARRL ..   PARC was the host for LOTS of activity,  three stations on the air at once, during the IDQP !!
           see this link for more details  http://www.pocatelloarc.org/pages/OLDnEWS.htm  see, W1AW story,,        

  Total Total QSO's        
Call Score Mults Total Phone Digi CW QSO-MULT Category   Counties Activated + Operators
W1AW/7 1,211,070 210 3468 1529 551 1568 5767 ARRL Centennial Station   Located: ADA, BAN, BON, BOU, CAN, KOO, LAT
                    Operators (CW): KA7T, K7CF, KTO, WJ9B, W7ZRC
                    Operators (Phone): WB7RBH, K7CF, W7MEM, KIP,
                    Operators (Digital): N7UVH, K7TQ, N7ESU
















K7TM/M 161,414 242 419 171   248 667 Mixed-SingleOp-Mobile   BEN, BNR, BOU, CLE, KOO, LAT, SHO

2015, No PARC participation, only KIP alone,  see way lacking score,, he needs club help !!!!!!!!!!

Call Total Score Total Mults QSO's     QSO - Mult Category Counties Activated + Operators
      SSB CW DIGI      
W7ZRC 22104 72 121 93   307 Mixed-SingleOp-Lo ADA
N7UVH 22032 54     204 408 DIGI-SingleOp-Lo KOO
K0IP 20160 63 320     320 SSB-SingleOp-High BAN


all   Total Score QSO's QSO - Score Category Counties Activated + Operators
  N7PI 101280 80 1266     1266 SSB-MultiOp-High BAN. Ops: KIP, K7ETE, WB7VKE, ND7O, KO7P
  KA7T 54240 96 117 224   565 Mixed-SingleOp-High ADA
  KTO/7 53580 95 360 102   564 Mixed-SingleOp-High BNV

2017,,   no operation from PARC

ll Total Score Total Mults QSO's QSO - Score Category Counties Activated + Operators   Idaho Stations operated Low-Power except as noted
KA7T 21844 75 116 186   488 Mixed CW/SSB ADA
AK7ME 7080 30     118 236 DIG JEF
NQ7M 6228 36 173     173 SSB BNV


all Total Score Total Mults QSO's QSO - Score Category Counties Activated + Operators   Idaho Stations operated Low-Power except as noted
W7ZRC 51104 82 242 190   622 Mixed CW/SSB ADA
N7PI 32945 55 599     599 SSB/High BAN
KA7T 20868 47 444     444 SSB ADA


all Total Score Total Mults QSO's QSO - Score Category + Power Counties Activated + Operators   
  N7PI 194300 145 794 192 81 1340 3 Mode/Multi/High BAN: Ops - KIP,KO7P, K7CF, KC3AAA, W7NJM, AA7UN
  AB7HP 27500 50 550     550 SSB/Multi/High GEM
  KG7CW 10476 54 76 59   194 CW/SSB/High VAL


  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
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link to KIP's personal "Ham History" web