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            Pocatello AmateurClub  (PARC)
                                                                                           Pocatello, Idaho

                             Not to be confused with the lesser known
Palo Alto Research Center  (PARC)



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 Ham Radio  or our club, contact any Board Member.
see the "Station Index"  member roster below.
Richard Patrick KR7W Board member
Willis Whatley WA5VRL vice president
Dave Turnmire N7TZK Secretary/Treasure
Craig Evans K4TCO Board member
Dick Thomas WA7VKE Board member
Scott Roberts KJ7CZY Recording Secretary
John Wilson KIP President

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>


Ready to take your Ham Radio TEST ?
at present PARC is NOT giving tests.
we suggest you check this link
Where to take a TEST
Rupert hams are testing  on
June 15,  Aug 17
LINK to their web  

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

For Sale by owner
save some  bucks, take a look
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, .

Programs and meetings in the near future
June is field day (June 24th)   and the field day dinner.
so the June meeting (June 8th)  will be a bit of explanation concerning  our logging software, and how simple it is to make FD contacts,  we want to get all our members involved. (on the radio) 
So BRING your ideas to the meeting, 
we will attempt to get them incorporated in our FD operation. 
we hope that  those folks that showed up last year with their
show and tell  setups

  will DO IT AGAIN.   
A show and tell for those with Gas powered equipment
Solar too..

We will be in the same park as last year out in Chubbuck. 
DO YOU have any Ideas, the BOD is interested in hearing them.

Now for
JULY,    we are going on a field trip to the top of Chinese peak, to visit a Cell telephone radio site and ..Plus the counties communications building , YES thats two for the price of one ...
ALSO hopefully having a Summits on the AIR event on top!!

we are requesting:  if you have a truck with extra seats , drive it to this  evening, so you can give rides for those with no truck, the road isn't bad, but not really made for cars.   we will be leaving the bottom at 7pm , more information to follow,  That's 7 not 7:15 OK ??

now for
August,,   Transmitter Hunt   .. at Sister City Park.. The meeting program has yet to be determined, BUT will have demo's of the offset attenuator device,  and more.   The transmitter hunt will be on the Saturday after the meeting  ,, Meeting Aug10, Transmitter hunt Aug12  more info, like the start time,  to follow as we get closer..,

now more info ,  from the estate of Gary K7NEY to the club ,
we have about 20 years worth of QST magazines. FREE.  anyone interested contact wa0dyu@gmail.com.. 

We also have many pieces of RG-8U coax.  mostly probably not more than 20 or 30 feet, some might be longer...  
FOR PARC members, its free, only catch, you need to present a plan for your antenna project,    hey its free, measure  where you want to put your outside antenna ,,  lets see if we've got some free coax that works for your installation  ?      This is NOT junk ..




Link to old Blast's

a blast: coming soon
to this location

But for now


if your neighbor is a ham ?

Click this link
you will be amazed .. just add your call sign !

Upcoming events in our area
14th Annual Tailgate Swap Meet
Saturday, August 19,  this year ..
9AM to 1 PM
Minidoka county Fairgrounds
Now let me explain, to you new guys,    9am means  9 am  not noon!
last year there were lots of bargains to be had, but if you got there at Noon
the good deals were mostly gone,    9 means 9  



  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.


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