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                                                                                Pocatello, Idaho



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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
Moritz Ruppert KJ7DPY  Board Member
Willis Whatley WA5VRL  Board Member
Brad Maxwell N7FLM  Board Member
Dave Turnmire N7TZK  Secretary/Treasure
Craig Evans K4TCO  Vice President
Kevin Pendlebury KI7UKJ  Recording Secretary

The Pocatello Amateur Radio Club attempts to present timely programs that are intended to broaden the knowledge of our hobby to both those seasoned*  hams as well as newer hams
bring you questions, 
bring your comments, 
bring your experiences and knowledge.
See you at a meeting.

Our meetings: 

Second Thursday of every months
7pm, ISU, T&T building
see below (news section) for program details

How to find our meeting

PARC Two Meter NET
Sunday nights  8 pm local
* Definition:   "seasoned hams",   mostly seasoned with large quantities of salt & in case of the webmeaster BEER .. HI HI

  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
  ARRL membership/renewal Link
  Want to join our Club? 
  PARC is an equal opportunity employer

 PARC , PO Box 2722, Pocatello, Idaho 83206

Want to  JOIN the PARC  Discord Server ! Enjoy free voice and text chat's with other PARC members.
To Join please contact
KJ7CZY  Scooter  <srcellman(at)msn.com>


Ready to take your Ham Radio TEST ?
at present PARC is NOT giving tests.
we suggest you check this link

Where to take a TEST

Click for Club Contact INFO

system is TOTALLY confusing to me
and impossible to navigate..
The Webmaster has written, in English,
 easy (?) to follow instructions for::
your ham license

PARC Picture Gallery

But Not So Cold

For Sale by owner
save some  bucks, take a look
2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello
internet Links of interest
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, .

PARC Christmas dinner , Dec 8.

Christmas Dinner at Puerto Vallarta, 6pm

Address is 1600 Pocatello Creek Rd.
the OLD Perkins restaurant).
Many door prizes to raffle:
ARRL 2023 Handbook (100 edition)!
ARRL Antenna 24th Edition,
Grab Bag of goodies from Vern's Radio Shack, PLUS much more! You need to attend to win!
You don't need to sign up, but it would be helpful
for the restaurant for staffing purposes.
Please email Beverly at hewebeve@isu.edu or
text to 208 380 9328 with your name and
how many are to attend.






























































































Link to old Blast's

Hallicrafters,,  radios young ham's dreamed of in the 1960's

In the 1930s, the shortwave radio craze was just beginning to sweep the nation, and Hallicrafters radios began to boom from coast to coast and around the world! Until the 1980s, this Chicago-based firm aimed for the average consumer, and produced high quality radios on the cutting edge of technology, all reasonably priced. Today, collectors of electronics are fascinated by these pieces of radio history, most of which can be restored to their original working condition.

NOW, I just got this info....   
the complete  book (pdf)
showing EVERY  Hallicrafters device ever built.
(Actually mindless in scope and the great pictures)
DownLoad   HERE   THIS IS A 55 MB file (big)

There is more info about these S-38 radios, about 1/4 way down this pdf..


Introduced in 1946  ...   $47 was a pile of cash,

The S-38 introduced 1946
S-38A   looks like the S-38,,  I wonder if they improved any of the circuits ??
S-38B   looks like It's predecessor ,  I wonder if they improved any of the circuits ?? 
S-38c   looks like the predecessor ,   more modern paint job..
S-38D    Hey a new dial
S-38 E     last produced in 1961    cost $60 ...           
Last of the 38 line


  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.


To all new hams
We encourage you to at least join the ARRL for one year, 
give it a try,
you will be receive QST magazine which will exposed you to many facets of our hobby.

After a year, If its just not your thing, drop out.
Its simple, but give it a try.

ARRL membership/renewal Link 



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
here's a link to the webmasters "Ham History" web