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On HF,,  only the Ionosphere knows where
your signal might land  ?? Thats the fun of it !


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

IF (?) your setting at home

staring at your Baofeng

saying to yourself " is this all there is ? "

you should attend a few of our meetings,

our programs cover a host of interesting Ham Radio Topics,

and we would like to meet you.

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 Ham Radio  or our club, contact any Board Member.
see the "Station Index"  member roster below.
Jim Hicks
Dave Turnmire
JD Mann
John  Wilson
Neil Murdock
Dick Thomas
Ken Housley


Recording Secretary
VP / Webmaster
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member

PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

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


Click for test times and details

Next test:  May 11,   1pm
Click for Club Contact INFO

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..



But Not So Cold


Your assistance is requested

The PARC Board is looking for NEW ideas for club
programs. we're happy  to cover the same topics every
several years.  BUT We're  are sure some of you newer hams
have some great ideas we have overlooked, WE  request
your presents and ideas at our meetings..  
Please attend our meetings !
Everyone, licensed or not, members or not are always
welcome at our meetings,

things to think about,   during the Feb meeting we ask those in attendance,
what there want to see in programs , heres a list,   

Survey tallies below.
Subject requested Votes
Soldering - hands on 3
Digital modes 2
Antennas, feedlines. Baluns 1
Rig Control 1
CW and Computer CW 1
Used Equipment: Radios, Test Equip 1
Radio Power Supplies 1
Setup - First Radio Station 1
2M antennas IE J-Poles 1
Repeater use/demonstrations 1
Who and what are Elmers 1
How to crossband Repeater setup using your mobile/handheld 1
Toroids 1
Antennas Modeling 1
Yagi Antenna 1
Emergency Comm 1

That's quite a list,   however,  the Board is planning to cover many
of these this year.

At the March meeting we discussed the cobweb antenna, how to make
it yourself and save $$.. in upcoming months we will attempt to talk
about other types of antennas & modeling software .

In Feb we discussed, in depth various types of batteries,  this wasn't on the list but was very informative.

We are planning a hands on Soldering class very soon,   we have ordered many small electronics kits ,  all sorts of cheap do dads , to
learn to solder with.  when they get here we will HEAT up the iron
and see if we  can't burn some fingers.. HI HI  

Lots more on the horizon for 2019,    we hope to see all our members
at the club meetings,   especially you newer hams.  bring a friend 












PARC ARRL/VE testing results for Mar 9, 2019

We had 11 candidates taking various tests.
Five (5) people earned their Technician class license;
three (3) people earned their General class license;
three (3) people earned their Extra class license. 
All candidates earned either a new license or an upgrade.

I want to thank the VEs that helped administer the tests. 
They are: Craig WWN; Elborn KA7MLM; Dave N7TZK. 
All of these guys did a great job and we managed to
get everyone out by 3:00 PM.  Again I want to thank
all the VEs that helped.  Without them there would
have been no testing.
Mike Vaughn  WB7DNU

PARC club member AA7UN receives his 5 band DXCC,
For you that might not know,   this means he has worked and confirmed
either by exchanging QSL cards or using LoTW,  a minimum total of
100 countries on each of  these bands,   80-40-20-15 & 10 meters .

Advanced notice,  HamFest 
Mountain Home Idaho 
April 27
details https://www.idahohamradiostemfest.com/

ADVANCED NOTICE:  This is close to Pocatello and well 
worth going to, this will probably be one of the 
biggest conventions in our area.
The ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention comes to Ogden Utah
August 8th, 9th, and 10th

Registration is now open at the website  www.rmdc2019.org.  More
than 1200 are expected to attend this years convention. 
Bob Heil K9EID, CEO and founder of Heil Sound and host of the
Ham Nation podcast, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday
August 10th. Howard E. Michel  the CEO of the ARRL will be the
Friday keynote speaker. 

The convention will feature vendors, forums, a swap meet, test session,
a special event station, the infamous Wouff Hong, and much more.  You
can register and learn more by visiting www.rmdc2019.org


  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 !!


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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
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