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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
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 Rupert 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.. 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


Click for testing details

next fall !! no summer tests
 ALL info is on the testing page
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, .

HEADS UP  , happening THIS MONTH,
yes this month,  Aug 20 in Rupert
13th Annual Tailgate Swap  (FREE)   I like free...
some years its a great event,
others a bit IFFY,    BUT if you show up it will be
another Great One,,,,,
I've been told  a fellow with
TONS of stuff will be there..

Saturday  , August 20, 2022 ( Like this year)
Starts at 9 am..  to 1 pm.. 
Minidoka County Fairgrounds
085 East Baseline Rd  Hightway 25


Don't forget the Fox Hunt is coming next month,
 you still have time to build the tape measure antenna see this link ..  or bring what you have and
hunt !!  

AUGUST MEETING follow up info....
Program by KJ7CZY was a discussion for a service called DISCORD,, its a free voice, video, text chat app. 
That  could connect all of us PARC members.
heres a link , if you would like to sign up



 '''Creating Quick Reference Cards'''.

Here are two documents that were part of the
july meeting

Quick Reference Card Template.docx
Quick Reference Cards jh 20220708.pptx

Field Day Pictures
AND  lots more pictures at the

PARC Picture Gallery



Blast from the Past             link to blast history
WOW, introducing a radio that you didn't need a computer to program, and/or  a PhD to understand  ?? 
how can that be??  The  Icom IC-2AT,  Full of Features, but didn't have any menus to confuse the issue.. It had a very unique memory system,  very easy to program to your local repeater !! or simplex

Introduced in 1979 it cost $230  today thats   $947
Thats not 9 dollars and forty seven cents ,, 

Now how to program the memory:  first dial the frequency into the thumb wheel switches,  second select the offset, and press the PTT switch and you were
"up and running" until you decide to QSY to some other frequency.  A very cleaver idea.. Icom say's they sold over 500,000 of these

The 2022 alternative is        Too many memories





Sponsor: Mini-Cassia Amt Radio Club
Date: Aug 18 2022
Time: 7:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: Kevan J. Vogt
(208) 431-8802
Email: vogtak6057@gmail.com
Location: 410 E 3rd St
410 E 3rd St
Rupert ID 83350


  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