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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.
Richard Patrick KR7W Board member
Willis Whatley WA5VRL vice president
Dave Turnmire N7TZK Secretary/Treasure
Craig Evans K4TCO Board member
Dick Thomas WA7VKE Board member
Scott Roberts KJ7CZY Recording Secretary
John Wilson KIP President

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, .

NEXT Meeting    ISU ,  7pm, Feb 9 

program, (very short) by  WA7VKE.  Topic, only Dick Knows ??

signup and discussion for operators for the Idaho QSO party contest  on March 11. We are involved, need operators, and a few good hands to set up some extra antennas,  sometime during the week preceding the contest,  NEED operators.  This is a multi band operation.

THEN we will have introductions,  with a bit of your ham radio background, where you want to go in this hobby.   Everyone ,  PLEASE,   have something to say about your ham radio life.  this way we can all get to know each other , more than a name and a call that I forget in 2 minutes,    BE READY, don't be shy..

We will have a Raffle,  tickets are  25 cents each.
bring a pocket full of quarters..  The main prize will be a portable "hang in a tree" type J-Pole antenna.


Here's a Video,  featuring as leading actors one of our board members,
KR7W ....
He would have been the star of the show but three goats took the prize.
Richard KR7W and Pat WT7N are in the video,   worth watching,

Summits on the Air - the best of ham radio and hiking.
Five days of peak bagging, radio contacts and goat hiking in the Okanogan National Forest. July 2014. Tiffany Mountain, First Butte Lookout, Leecher Mountain, Rock Mountain, Goat Peak and one unnamed summit.




FYI:  PARC is sponsoring one of the three BONUS stations,  K7I   we need operators .. 

March 11  Saturday  starts at 12 noon  Link




Antennas going up,  new antenna installation at Will's KM5F, in Lava Hot Springs. 
Will's been a  PARC member for many years,
2022 antenna upgrades.  Hope he finds lots of
interesting QSO's in 2023, and some DX tooooo.



Link to old Blast's

AN/ARC-5, WW2,  used as primary radios in most fighter aircraft like the corsair's, P51's  However,  almost every aircraft in the inventory had these as backup systems.  These and the matching transmitters, did the job, there had to be millions made,  because every HAM  in the 1950's -60's had at least one.

The receivers used a flexible cable, like an old speedometer
cable for remote tuning from the cockpit, 


the transmitters were set to frequency before a mission.  Non tunable by the pilot's      they put out about 30 watts, using two military (1625 tubes)  an 807 tube for civilians..


What a find,  ??   These were actually my elmers collection, in Kansas,  I sold them on ebay for big bucks..
I wish I had a garage full of these  !!  


  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