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


ocatello 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.
Beverly Hewett N7WYK President
Brad Maxwell N7FLM VP
Dave Turnmire N7TZK Secretary/Treasure
Kenyon Hart KG7IDY Recording Secretary
John Wilson KIP Board M/webmaster
Neil Murdock W7NJM Board Member
Ken Housley KG7IZG Board Member

PARC , PO Box 2722, Pocatello, Idaho

Want to join our Club? 
ARRL membership/renewal Link

PARC is an equal opportunity employer

Our meetings: 

"Face to Face" meetings canceled for the foreseeable future

"On Air"  Meetings,
check into our club net every Thursday
 7PM Local Pocatello time. 147.36 mHz
We will present some timely topic on the
SECOND Thursday, in lieu of our monthly "in face" meetings
and you get a bonus raffle tickets on the second Thursday


  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


The Pocatello Amateur Radio Club attempts to present timely programs that are intended to broaden the knowledge of our hobby to both the seasoned*  hams as well as newer hams.
 * "seasoned hams",   mostly seasoned with large quantities of salt.. HI HI

Click for testing details

at field day   june 27
Click for Club Contact INFO

Here are instructions on how to
Get an Official Copy of your license
or renew or update your info with the FCC.
using the  FCC ULS system
 Heres a LINK 

PARC Picture Gallery

But Not So Cold
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..
Most information won't last more that a month
There is no COLD information below, .



PARC Two Meter NET
Every Thursday at 7pm
147.36 repeater
no its not Christmas yet BUT
Wallmart and the other big retailers are getting ready
so as not to be left out,  SO IS PARC  !

Hello PARC members and guest checkins!
in normal times,  the PARC December meeting is a family dinner at one of our local restaurants
But with Coved-19 lurking around every bend and twist in the road,  THIS year the club board has decided NOT to hold the Dinner
we want to continue our tradition of a Raffle!
Normally we  charged 25 cents  for tickets,
This year we're giving tickets away,  free
All you've got to do is
check into our weekly club net.

here's how to get your call in the drawing ...
It's a secret, but checking in has something to do with it 
For Club members
2 tickets for each checkin on the thursday net
3 tickets if you check in on the 2nd Thursday , Club meeting
3 tickets every time your NET Control   (NCS)

For NON Club members
1 ticket for checking in
2 tickets for checking in on the 2nd Thursday 
3 tickets if your NCS
we are raffling the following
From the ARRL and the Section Manager
a 2020 ARRL Handbook

From the Pocatello Radio Shack store
a Portable Speaker with MP3 Player
10 Port USB Charger
a Cube Charger
and Anti Slippery pads
More maybe added later !





How to Vote in Idaho

PARC member Mike Saville K7CF 
is running for the
Idaho House of Representatives  District 28A.
He is on the ballot in the election on November 3,

lets put a ham in the statehouse, maybe we can get some antenna regulations that make sense.









this is a very interesting article about WWV,  if you know what WWV is, its still worth reading, 
If you never heard of WWV you will learn a lot,  ..



Interesting perspective on our hobby.  
Many quotes from well know hams.

YouTube,  5 minute video about Point Reyes 
radio station  KPH. 
The story of Morse code maritime radio station KPH, worth watching

OK,  want to learn a lot about AM, FM, SSB, FSK and more signals ,, here is a link to  Rohde & Schwarz U-tube presentations,  I WATCHED THEM ALL   took a couple of hours, but very informative,  and in some cases they covered things I've never heard of.   and lots of info for the beginner .
Here's a few of the subjects, 



 The ABOVE  are professional educational videos,

 not made by a bunch of idiots  like the guy below...
  U-tuber=idiot      a good candidate for a lobotomy
 really ?, would you want this guy as your kids elmer ??
comment is the editorial opinion of  KIP




sometimes it doesn't even involve radios
here's N7FLM (our VP) and N7TZK (Treasure)
enjoying a relaxing day at the repeater fixing the roof




On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 John KIP wrote
Repeater,   to begin ,  we seemed to have two separate problems.
1. cutting out
2. garbled audio
both were random and came and went.

After listening to a few random QSO's during the week,  it was still a total mystery what might be wrong.
taking a new receiver and transmitter strips up  along with a new controller borrowed from AD7UI,  Me and Colton were ready for almost anything,
BUT Then being totally unprepared for what transpired,   Then out of the blue,, another problem,  the repeater stayed Keyed up ??
what the heck,  After trying everything, finally it appeared the  RF power was dropping off,   So in attempt to do something , I bypassed the (PA)  Power Amp, 
I  just connected the exciter direct to the cavities.  Things seemed to calm down.  
WELL I took the cover off the PA and found a 'cooked" resistor,  resistors don't cook themselves,
so probably a transistor failure or maybe we had a parasitic oscillation ???  anyway it was cooked and cracked, SO probably what was going on
sometimes the crack made contact and  still worked, sometimes it opened up and maybe sometimes it might have been arcing over and caused lots of spurious outputs, 
that could have been causing the garbled receiver signals .  all that is speculation,    only time will tell,    at present we have a low power repeater, 
I'm guessing the output power to be around 200 MW,   but it seems we were getting out fairly well, to Ruppert and up to Morland area.

update,  just when you think things are working fine on 200mw,  during the last net some strange oscillation started interfering with the two meter transmitter ??????

i have spare PA's  so sometime I will just replace the entire PA.
Now two pictures,     ok boys,   figure out what the ohms value of the resister is ,
and here's my trusty  helper KJ7KPP


Note:  now you know what might be the problem ,  its a red yellow black gold  resistor,
DO YOU KNOW the value ???







  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.













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
link to KIP's personal "Ham History" web