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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club

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just check into our Sunday night net,, 147.36  8pm Every Sunday



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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.
Dick Thomas WA7VKE Board member
Beverly Hewett N7WYK Recording Secretary
Mike Vaughn WB7DNU Board member
Brad Maxwell N7FLM VP
Greg Evans K4TCO Board member
Dave Turnmire N7TZK Secretary/Treasure
John Wilson KIP President/webmaster

PARC , PO Box 2722, Pocatello, Idaho


Our meetings: 
In person
Canceled until the Covid threat is over
we are going to try ZOOM we will relay more info when we have it,

PARC Two Meter NET
Sunday nights  8 pm local
147.36 repeater

  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

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.
Bring you questions,  bring your comments,  bring your experiences and knowledge.
 * "seasoned hams",   mostly seasoned with large quantities of salt, and beer.. HI HI

Click for testing details

Click for Club Contact INFO

system is TOTALLY confusing to me
and impossible to navigate..
The Webmaster has written, in English,
 easy to follow instructions for::
your ham license

PARC Picture Gallery

But Not So Cold
Time in UTC: Radios FOR SALE  by owner 2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello

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, .



Zoom Link

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/  81569369014?pwd=  N0tWWVMzY0lucWV0Q2FaY2MyRVNWdz  09


meetings are second Thursday of the month, at 7 pm local,,


A covid comment from the club president.

it is a pity that we cant have in person meetings, 
you know who you are.
you are holding the rest of us back.
we can't meet in person, 
Can't have a Christmas party, with safety,
because we don't know who is spreading the virus ,,
yes you are hold me back, and
I don't like it one bit.

if you don't like what I say, you probably don't like me, so be it ..

I got IT (and my 102 year old mother) because one of the young workers at my mothers assisted living didn't think it was important to get the shot, 
Then the question , how many more people did she infect (?)
and how many died  (?),,  The person that infected me and my mother
at her assisted living,  did in fact infect more people and 2 of them   died,  yes 2 persons,
Now dead and gone for her freedom, ???????     Really ??
Dear  Christian's , how would you live knowing you killed 2 people,  over nothing more that a shot  ?

I served in Viet Nam,  yes, I was NOT in combat, but I was there for you,  I think your freedom stops at my nose !!!!
your freedom stops when your killing other people.
please get ur shots or get the virus ,
I hope you will survive ??? 
BUT it might have your name written on it ???

your freedom stops  when your breathing germs that could have been prevented  !!!!
Wake UP
yes I'm mad, you are holding
me and anyone with brain's back


ALL in person Meetings are Canceled !

Due to the increasing risk of getting covid and the fact Idaho has  one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country..   Shame on US !

The fact we were all packed into a small room last meeting, 
it just isn't safe for anyone .    mask or no mask,  
and ISU  has a mask requirement.  


we are trying ZOOM  
we encourage our members to stay in touch via 2 meters.
and if you haven't ,  please get your shots, if for no other reason
than to protect all the old hams






















  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