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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
See you at a meeting.
Second Thursday of every months
7pm, ISU, T&T building
see below (news section) for program details
PARC Two Meter NET
Sunday nights 8 pm local
146.82 repeater 100hz
Until further notice.
the PARC 147.36 repeater is non-functional until summer.
* Definition: "seasoned hams", mostly seasoned with large
quantities of salt.. HI HI
PARC , PO Box 2722, Pocatello, Idaho
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 PARC meeting
program is building some directional antennas for the
September meetings Transmitter Hunting exercise.
SEE MORE info DOWN THE PAGE
Starting around 10AM Saturday,
for antenna setup and getting ready.
Location: Heritage Park..
We are getting ready for Field Day on June 25th:
Thomas [WA7VKE] has volunteered to organize the dinner. The
club will provide fried chicken. The club will also
provide the paper goods [plates, eating utensils, napkins,
and garbage bags]. We are asking for everyone to bring a
salad, sidedish, or dessert to share. And please BYOD [bring
your own drink]!
Since the club is providing the meat
there IS a signup sheet
... see below
we want to get enough chicken.. BUT not too much.
At the May meeting we had
a lot of
folks sign up for the
dinner.. (see below) We need to know if you are coming. YES
Please, if you did NOT sign up at the meeting,
either call Dick or email him,, This is important.
also, IF you've signed up, and your
please email Dick..
Rhett ND7O - 2
Neil W7NJM - 2
K7OKG & KG7IZF -2?
Marty KA7OUT -6?
Craig K4TCO -2
Scott KJ7CZY - 2?
Doyle KC7LCQ -2 ?
Beverly & Elborn - 2
Mike WB7DNU -2
Jim KO7P -2?
Dave N7TZK -1
Frymire's KM5F -2?
Bill KI6HOG -2?
John kØip -2
KR7W & WT7N -2
I see some question marks, you need to confirm
FIELD DAY is about 4
weeks away, we have time.
See Field Day DOWN THE PAGE, below the
Fox hunting section..
we will have our tower trailer
and a 3 band beam. WE are still looking for a
location.. So how many trees or other structures
that dipoles can be attached to is UNKNOWN at
IF you want to bring your equipment and try it out
including portable antennas, radios, etc, Please make
intentions known to k0ip at
we are open to any ideas.
PAST FIELD DAY
A Blast from the past ?? made in the USA , |
link to PAST blast's"
Bands: 80, 40, 20 Meters Only 3 bands
Input Power: 200W PEP-SSB, 100W-AM, 180W-CW
Receiver Incremental Tuning (RIT): No
Noise Blanker: No
Power Supply: Separate AC & DC Supplies
Final Tube(s): 2ea. 6GJ5
, 2022 $3,490 power supply was extra
Size: 6.0"h x 13.75"w x 11.75"d
Approx. Weight: 22 lbs
When I was first a ham, the radio club I belonged to bought
one of these for the club shack at the Red Cross Building,
upcoming ham events.
The NorthWest's Largest
June 3-5 2022,
"On the beautiful Pacific Ocean Beach"
This is a great convention to go to! Lots to do
and see. Here is a link for more information:
13th Annual Tailgate Swap (FREE)
I like free...
A bit in the future, like several months,,,
some years its a great event,
others a bit IFFY, BUT if you show up it
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
|September PARC Meeting
will be a fox hunt
Here is a brief description of what a
fox hunt is and how it works,
Further down the page will be a link to download the complete
article written by PARC member KR7W,
it includes detailed instructions, parts list, etc
There is also a link to buy an Offset attenuator , its cheap.
The June Meeting
(June 9) will be the construction
and testing of the antennas.
everyone need to get a JUMP on this , "that is" get
started collecting parts. Note: the club will have
coax on had at the meeting, plus Tools,
also known as Fox Hunting, Bunny Hunting,
T Hunting– ... is an interesting and fun radio activity.
A ham license is not needed to
participate in finding hidden transmitters.
There are two types of Fox hunts– ‘Mobile’ where hunters use a
vehicle to hunt within a
and ‘On Foot’ where hunters walk or run to find the transmitter.
ARDF uses two frequency bands:
and 2 Meters.
The most popular band is 2
PARC will be using 2 meters, On Foot.
ARDF has 4 main components:
The Hidden Transmitter–
The Fox—Usually a
being controlled by a timer
that automatically turns the transmitter ON for a
set time, then OFF for a set time– then
The Timer/Controller also sends it’s call sign–
usually in Morse Code.
next to the transmitter, in the above diagram is
what the Hunter is hunting for.
The Directional Antenna-
almost always is a lightweight hand held
popular Yagi used is:
The Tape Measure Yagi.
The flexible tape measure elements
make it easy for the hunter to push through brush
or bushes to find the Fox.
to lower the signal level of the Hidden Transmitter when the
gets within close range.
Without the attenuator– the hunter’s handy talky
will be over-
loaded and the Signal Strength Meter will always
be at MAX.
The Attenuator lowers the
Fox’s received signal level to an amount where
the S-meter will be useful for the hunter
to determine the Fox’s direction.
A popular attenuator is the
This gizmo has electronics that shift the
Fox’s received signals frequency in order for the
user to lower the signal level- with a
knob– like a volume control.
The goal is to keep the Fox’s signal level within
of the handy talkies S-meter.
The Hunter’s Handy Talky-
Used in conjunction with the
Directional Yagi Antenna and
Active Attenuator– using the S-meter to receive
and determine the direction of the Fox’s
More details of the 4 ARDF components and how to create your own
Tape Measure Yagi
and Attenuator follows:
Click Here for
Complete info. parts list, instructions, .
this is the link to the offset Attenuator,
Kit or Assembled,, your choice !!
THE BEST THING I CAN PUBLISH ABOUT
please attend the June meeting, get all the details, share
what you want to bring or expect. THE JUNE MEETING
JUNE 9... 7pm.. Be There or be
|Hello to all, First , Field Day is open to
everyone that is interested it Amateur Radio.
You Do Not need to be a member to attend and operate a radio.
Please, Club members that plan to attend the FD Dinner are
requested to inform Dick Thomas WA7VKE of your intentions.
IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE, let Dick know 208#/709-6006/\
Now Radio operations:
Number ONE: We are open to any suggestions and
The location has a few trees, not huge ones, but should be
enough to hold up a dipole..
The club will have our tower trailer and a tri-band beam
We have been told we can run
generators, However in my opinion this won't be
necessary, we go to Field Day for some fun , NOT to
get points. There is Commercial AC Power at the
The club will have one radio for SSB contacts. we
encourage you to bring your radio's and portable antennas to
'show off'" and
operate with. We have two CW operators in our club,
they will be happy to give demo's and talk about contesting..
IMPORTANT,, the next meeting is ONLY 2 weeks before
FieldDay (June 25) so be at the meeting with
your Ideas and Suggestions.
and to get the ''SCOOP"
Callsign look ups:
Need to find out where someone lives, sending a QSL card
**The University of
Maps - current band conditions
*DX Summit -
*DX Watch -
Two meter propagation map
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
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
if your main interest is emergency communications
you should check into
ARRL "The Doctors in"
The Dr's in Audio podcasts, worth checking out, a new topic is
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
PARC LOGO GEAR
like Hats, T-shirts, Jackets, etc, available from
Old Town Embroidery,
Anderson Power Poles are available from our club treasure
Here's a video link about the Power Pole connectors
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.
We encourage you to at least join the ARRL for one year,
To all new hams
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
is No Accident
Think before you act !
Be Careful, we want you alive !
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 !
This test Pattern has circles,
not ovals, if you see ovals, chances are your windows settings are
incorrect for your monitor.
if you have a
furnace , hot water heater,
fireplace insert, anything that uses combustion
you need a CO detector
Pocatello Amateur Radio Club, Pocatello Idaho USA
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