Pocatello AmateurClub  (PARC)
                                                                                        Pocatello, Idaho



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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.
Brad Maxwell N7FLM Vice President
Willis Whatley WA5VRL Board Member
Dave Turnmire N7TZK Secretary/Treasure
Craig Evans K4TCO President
Dick Thomas WA7VKE Board Member
Leandro Diaz K7LDD Recording Secretary
John Wilson KØIP Board Member

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


  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  Scott  <srcellman(at)msn.com>


Next test, 14 Sept 2024
more details : click here
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PARC Picture Gallery

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Repeaters in Pocatello
147.06+ 100hzPL           147.36+ 100hzPL
146.82-  100hzPL           442.1+ 107.2hzPL
See this link for more details, and
digipeater info  LINK

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, .

yes field day,,  presuming you were at the meeting,
you got signed up for the dinner,,   if not follow the instructions to the right

setup ??  should start by 11 am
the official start is 12 noon..

we have (probably???) enough radios, but if you want bring yours for show and tell ,  but I'm guessing you can connect to antenna  at some point before dinner.


at Heritage Park in chubbuck,,, just google it if your unsure of how to get there !!




CLUB --  Name Badges
Heres what we are having made,  club members  $5.. 
The club is picking up the remainder of the price ($13)
please pay when ordering
so $5 at the meeting
since the meeting is over, you can call our president for info.

here's a sample. the badges





Are you attending the FD  DINNER ??



The Pocatello Amateur Radio Club (PARC) will again be participating in this year’s Amateur Radio Field Day activities on June 22, 2024, at Heritage Park in Chubbuck.

 As a tradition, the club has had an early evening picnic dinner.  Here are the details:

 What:        Pocatello Amateur Radio Club (PARC) Field Day Picnic Dinner

 Where:      Heritage Park Field Day Site in Chubbuck, Idaho

 When:       Saturday, June 22nd at 5:00 P.M.

 Picnic Dinner: A fried chicken dinner with participant – supplied potluck sides:

Participants provide:   A potluck “covered dish” to share with others.  Possibilities include: salad, vegetables, fruit, rolls or dessert.

 Please bring the appropriate serving utensils for your “covered dish”.

 bring your own  Personal beverage !!

PARC provides: Fried chicken from the Albertson’s Deli
Picnic eating ware:     Paper plates, paper cups, plastic utensils and napkins


The club needs a head count of how many people plan to attend dinner..
their chicken preferences.  Please do the following:

1.Get a count of the number of participants in your party.

2. Interview the intended participants (family members) to determine their personal preferences for chicken pieces.  The choices are: breast, thigh, leg or wing.  Please note that drumsticks, necks and gizzards are NOT valid choices.

3. Email Dick Thomas, WA7VKE, with your participant numbers and corresponding chicken preferences.  Include your name and callsign in the email. 
Dick’s email address is:


Note:   There is a “zero” between the “4” and the “7”


Send in your numbers to Dick by Tuesday, June 18th, or else plan to bring your own Big Mac from McDonalds to the picnic as your personal entree.

Dinner RSVP's confirmed
Dick and Sue Thomas               WA7VKE
John Keck and Donna Massey   KK7QMJ
Marie Poppleton and Stephanie   KC7MVR

Elborn and Beverly Hewett        KA7MLM  N7WYK
John and Pat Wilson                   KØIP
Kenyon Hart                              KG7IDY
Dave Turnmire                          N7TZK
Neil Murdock   (2)                      W7NJM
Scott Ogilvie     (2)                      N7GYR
Paul White                                  KM4QAA
Bill Costello       (2)                     KI6HOG
Rich Patrick  Pat Wingerter         KR7W  WT7N
Gene Bell                                    AI7BV
Bob Hughes                                 WB6CGH
Bran & Kim Maxwell                   N7FLM KE7YGE
Craig Evans                                 K4TCO
Colton Hoopes                             KJ7KPP
Mike Wilson                                WB7ECB




  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
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  receive QST magazine which will exposed you to many facets of our hobby. You also get 3 other ARRL  publications on-line.

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-  k0ip((at))k0ip.com
here's a link to the webmasters "Ham History" web