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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Established 1957

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
Mike Vaughn
Dave Turnmire
Barbara Housley
John Wilson
Neil Murdock
Dick Thomas
Jim Hicks


Recording Secretary
VP / Webmaster
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member

PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

Our meetings:  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 ISU campus, Trade & Technology Building, unless otherwise stated in the "news section"  at 7PM Local pocatello time.
Finding PARC meeting location

Monthly Breakfast:
9AM, 3rd Saturday of Month


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 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


Click for test times and details

Next test: Nov 10   1pm
Click for Club Contact INFO


Radios FOR SALE  by owner
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Internet LINKS

PARC Picture Gallery

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PARC - History & Bylaws
Time in UTC:

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2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello


In the area just below, you will find the late news
and information  from PARC, it is updated often..



But Not So Cold


PARC OCT Breakfast OCT 20  
Uncle Jim's 


PARC Nov meeting nov 15..

the NOV meeting will be about amateur 
Satellites, presented by Ken Kelly, he will be
coming down from Idaho Falls for the program.
Did you know you can work a satellite on using 
only your HT ??  yes you can,  learn how, 

Other important info
per our bylaws, the president appointed John
and Linda Schwarz to be the nomination 
Committee, who's job it is, is to come up with 
prospective board members for 2019, that are
willing to run for office next January.. So if 
they contact you,  think about what you could
do to help the club.

OTher important info
The PARC Christmas Party will be at 
Puerto Vallarta mexican .. this year there
maybe some really good raffle prizes.

Heads UP

have you bargain hunters
checked out the
Radios FOR SALE  by owner
new things are added often.

Oct meeting RECAP
great rundown on the subject of Portable / emergency power,
I think there were 18 members present... lots of discussion and questions
about batteries and solar panels,,

September Meeting recap
I think the meeting was a big success, we had fun
discovering what's inside that sony TV,  and 
made a mess of several old hard disks. 
learned about squelches and a bit about QSL cards.

PARC Member AA7UN has been busy during last years ARRL
a very impressive win,   First Place for the Northwest division in the Single operator low power catagory.

                                                                      blast From The past database  

A crystal controlled  50 Watt NOVICE CW only transmitter,   KnightKit T-50

The Knight Kit Co. was in business from around 1957 to 1966, advertising in the
Allied radio catalog, and in the pages of
QST and CQ magazines.

Allied Radio, which owned Knight, was in
business from the 1920s. Allied is still in business today selling electronic parts!

Knight Kit  customers were primarily young,
shortwave listeners, aspiring radio amateurs, and new novices anxious to get something on the air that they could afford.

  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 106 & 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 regularly,
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.











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 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 !!


Our WEB is
Hosted FREE of charge !!
 by our friends at

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