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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Since 1957,  An ARRL affiliated club


Pocatello 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 our club or
Ham Radio contact any Board Member.
see the "Station Index"  member roster below
Jim Hicks
Don Marler
Dave Turnmire
John Sanderson
Paul Smith
John Wilson
Kenyon Hart
Vice President

Recording Secretary
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PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

Our meetings:  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 7pm sharp, local time, at the
ISU Continuing  Education  Building,
located across the parking lot from City Hall..  

Monthly Breakfast: 9AM, 3rd Saturday of Month

Sunday night net,  147.36, 8pm local time

On Facebook, search  @PARC57


What is Ham Radio, "way" better than CB or
       Stamp Collecting , its a high tech hobby.
How to become a Ham, where to get help
SE Idaho Where to take a TEST
Other Ham Clubs in our area
  Tough Talk - for New Ham , The Hard Facts
PARC - community service

ARRL membership/renewal Link
Want to join our Club? Membership form

     Here are 10 links ,  by clicking on the graphic or button you will be transported to another dimension,  some dimensions containing very useful information... 
                                                        If you never click them,  you will never know what is hiding behind them.

Radios FOR SALE  by owner
PARC Picture Gallery

The Paul Smith Planning Button
Internet LINKS    
2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello
PARC - History & Bylaws

In the area just below, you will find the late news
and information  from PARC, it is updated often..
The Paul Smith Planning Button
For long range planning click this button 

Old but
not so


PARC April Meeting  13 April  7:00pm  
The Program will be about infrared communications, sounds a little different, However I have read several articles in QST about this over the years , this  might make a good experiment for Field Day, I believe they have a "Light" category?.

Topic:  Infrared Energy and Communications.
A review of infrared energy.
How is it generated.
Spectrum and wavelength.


How is it used for communications.
Fiber Optic Systems.
Infrared Transmitter and Receivers Systems.
IR Controllers.




any other club members get any certificates in the mail,  ""lately""
if so email them to me for publication,  jcwilson(a)ida.net



used ham radio equipment?
a way to save some cash, buy from local hams.
local ham. Radios, power supplies, antennas, coax, More
Radios FOR SALE  by owner
its free to list equipment , see the page

our forsale inventory is LOW , do you have any radios forsale ??


This is some of the best , absolutely the best,
no nonsense information and advice  I would give
to any new ham.
WATCH IT.            learn a lot in 20 minutes


Want a free HRO catalog,  heres a link
a little history:
 some years ago HRO sponsored the PARC Newsletter, the newsletter was
mailed, via the post office to our members. For several years, HRO picked up the shipping costs , all we needed to do  was to mention of them in our
one page  publication, which we did ! 
They are a long trusted Ham Radio retailer, worthy of your attention
 Ham Radio Outlet, 

Want a free radio ?
I have a bookmark on my browser for GigaParts, they sponsor a free radio
give away,  I have been entering for years, everyday,  I haven't won a thing,  you can enter once a day,
you get a extra point if you answer their question correctly !
about a year ago, a fellow  in Idaho Falls won. so it could happen to you, however I don't suggest you hold your breath, I've been told that causes brain damage ??. heres the link to the entry page.

Note: the ARRL newsletter links have moved down the page, 
some of them change weekly,

                           Callsign look ups: Need to find out where someone lives, sending a QSL card ?
                             * QRZ

                             * * * * *The University of Arkansas ham lookup

                                        DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS -                               DX Sherlock Maps - current band conditions 106 & 2  meter  
                              DX Summit - http://new.dxsummit.fi/#/  SPOTS                                   
                              DX Watch -  http://www.dxwatch.com/   SPOTS                               

                              APRS NETWORK DATA Two meter propagation map                  

All of these ARRL newsletters are update regularly, check the dates

                         ARRL NEWS  General Ham News.            
http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/?issue=2017-03-23    March 23
  ARRL Contest Newsletter      
                              http://www.arrl.org/contests/update/?issue=2017-03-22  March 22
                        ARRL   ARES  E-Letter                 
                              http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/ares-el/?issue=2017-03-15   March 15
                              if your main interest in ham radio is emergency
                              communications you should check the PV-ARES web.                                                  ARRL "The Doctors in" 
                Audio podcasts, worth checking out,  a new topic is covered every
                             2 weeks,   heres a link to the topic  index 

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 & $1.50 for the 45amp units. contact the treasure at the meetings.









This map installed 1 Jan 2013

Visits to our web over the last 24 hours

This is no substitute for turning your radio ON

   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  !! 




Safety is No Accidentt
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 !!


Our WEB is
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Promoting Amateur Radio in Idaho.
If you're considering a internet provider,
you might want to check them out !! 
For info click their logo.

This test Pattern has circles, not ovals, if you see ovals, chances are your windows settings are incorrect.

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- jcwilson (at) ida.net
link to KIP's personal "Ham History" web

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