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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club you new guys might want to check us out ??
Established 1957                                                 
Everyone, licensed or not, member or not are always welcome at our meetings,                                                                         
and other activities like Field Day, Christmas Party, other activities .                                                               
EVERYONE !                                                        


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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.
Dave Turnmire N7TZK Secretary/Treasure
    Recording Secretary
John Wilson KIP VP/webmaster
Neil Murdock W7NJM Board Member
Ken Housley KG7IZG Board Member
Beverly Hewett N7WYK 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: 
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 testing details

Next test:  March 14     2pm
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

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, .



But Not So Cold

Next PARC meeting ,  Feb 13
a presentation on WinLink email software
and how to use the WinLink gateway in our area


Here are the results of Saturday Jan 11 testing:

We had 10 people take tests and all of them passed. 
We had 1 person take the Extra license exam and he 
earned his Extra.  We had 9 people take the Technician 
exam and they all passed.  One of the people who passed 
the Technician wanted to take the General test and 
he passed.  
So we had 8 people earn their Technician license, 
1 person earned their General license and 
1 person earned their Extra license.

I want to thank the VEs that helped; 
Dave Turnmire, N7TZK 
Dick Thomas, WA7VKE 
Elborn Hewett, KA76MLM 
Paul Smith, W7EKG  
Without their help there would be no testing.  
Again,  a big THANKS to the VEs that helped.

Mike Vaughn  WB7DNU


in less than two months is the Idaho QSO Party,   Idaho Hams , its our time to shine, turn your
radios on,  make a few contacts,   see the IDQP home page at 

Have you checked out the latest good stuff on the swap page
lots of HF radios, many VHF radios,  
Now's you chance,   way cheaper than brand new,  

Radios FOR SALE  by owner


REVERSE POLARITY SUNSPOTS: A new solar cycle is coming.
Several days ago, two sunspots emerged on the solar disk.
Their reversed magnetic polarity marks them as members of new Solar Cycle 25.
Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com for the full story.

Webmasters note:  just a heads up, don't believe any of these folks that claim to be
solar prognosticators..    Most of these BS blowers totally missed cycle 24 .. its all guess work!


  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