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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Established 1957

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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
 Christmas Party ,NO regular meeting for details see below

Monthly Breakfast: 9AM, 3rd Saturday of Month

Sunday night net,  147.36, 8pm local time

On Facebook, search  @PARC57


What is Ham Radio,  it's "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


Click for test times and details

Next test: Jan 13 - 1pm
Click for Club Contact INFO


Radios FOR SALE  by owner


PARC Picture Gallery


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..

Old but
not so


This is the BIG ONE,  Hope to see you there  Thursday Dec 14..

Put this date on your calendar, you don't want to miss it        Dec 14

PARC  Christmas Party

Puerto Vallarta, (old Remo's) Order from the menu.
Try to be there around 6:30PM, if you want to have a
little Happy Half Hour, show up a little early.

There will be a Raffle.  2018 and 2017 handbooks plus more goodies,    
The best part is having some fun with your ham families

THIS party is for "both half's" of  your family.
Please try to talk your spouse into coming,  if she's hesitant tell her there's lots of other wife's in attendance that are looking for a good NON-ham conversation. 

You don't need to be a PARC member to attend !  If you a HAM you and your family are invited..      Please,  NO little children,  

December 14, Thursday ,  6:30pm










OH Yes, the 10 meter contest RAP
ok , first if you are a PARC member and entered the contest, we would love to have your log summery,   how good or how bad
The facts are that conditions SUCKED  !!    Two club members in pocatello were active trying to make the contest a success ??  and thats hard to do when the BAND is virtually Dead,   we did get lucky ,  Friday night there was a Sporatic E opening on 6 and 10 meters,  that grossed most of the contacts,
in fact I (k0ip) worked  ZERO stations on sunday and maybe 5 or 6 on Saturday,,     PARC members AA7UN and KIP worked and worked to get some good Q's ..  Let it be said that we both did a great job.
AA7UN  worked 82 stations   43 CW and 39 SSB
      KIP worked 92 stations  44 CW and 48 SSB
I got lucky and nailed 9 more stations during a 20 minute opening

Do you have a log,  send it to me    jcwilson(a)ida.net  get posted,



Rookie RoundupCW  Sunday, December 17, 2017

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


 *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
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 


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.


Contest Corner !!  

PARC members that enter contests,
There's not too many of us now, but  you can change that,   HOW ABOUT  GIVING IT A TRY  ?? 
Everyone that enters a contest,  even  for a few hours is a winner,  contesters  test their skills , and insure their equipment is in Top Notch condition. Anyone telling you that contesting is for the birds and accomplishes NOTHING is full of it. ( ... .... .. _ )
Heres a list of recent  ARRL contest results, PARC members in red.  
These are raw scores, no attempt to made to  identify power levels
, hours on air, etc..

2016 ARRL 10 Meter Contest December  
# Call Score QSOs Mult
1 WJ9B 175,656 570 78
2 K0IP 41,814 265 69
3 KG7CW 32,262 169 57
4 AA7UN 30,114 189 63
5 KG7E 11,704 77 38
6 KR7LD 10,416 84 31
7 W7MEM 8,814 96 39
8 W7TX 4,428 51 27
9 KA7T 4,150 48 25
10 K7JAN 3,500 39 25
11 KB7QFE 1,512 37 21
12 K7EPH 1,400 25 14
13 W7EKG 816 28 17
14 N7RCS 756 21 9
15 KK7A 140 7 5

2017 ARRL RTTY Roundup  January
# Call Score QSOs Mult
1 W7QDM 44,720 571 80
2 AA7UN 43,584 705 64
3 KIP.WB7DNU 23,744 377 64
4 K7MK 8,320 164 52
5 KF7GMV 5,805 132 45
6 WB7CYO 5,412 127 44
7 N7RCS 1,586 70 26
8 KK7A 360 24 15

2017 ARRL June VHF Contest
# Call Score QSOs Mult
1 K7TM 5,734 90 61
2 KG7CW 5,150 103 50
3 K0IP 3,936 82 48
4 W7ID 3,237 73 39
5 KI7BP 1,800 48 36
6 K7JAN 1,160 40 29
7 KF7CQ 1,147 35 31
8 KG7E 56 7 8
9 KB7TMV 6 3 2
10 KK7A 6 3 2
11 AA7UN 1 1 1

2017 ARRL International DX Contest (Phone) 
# Call Score QSOs Mult
1 AA7UN 74,970 217 119
2 N7VJ 21,255 112 65
3 W7TX 9,828 78 42
4 K7JAN 3,198 43 26
5 KB7TMV 1,566 30 18
6 KB7QFE 969 19 17
7 AD7VB 189 9 7
8 KK7A 24 4 2
9 AF7LZ 12 2 2

2017 ARRL International DX Contest (CW)
# Call Score QSOs Mult
1 WJ9B 939,348 1,184 269
2 KG7CW 348,738 535 221
3 K7CF 104,160 260 140
4 W7ZRC 33,726 157 73
5 KK7X 27,720 141 70
6 AA7UN 22,776 113 73
7 K7JAN 18,000 100 60
8 W7GSV 17,466 89 71



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  !! 




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preferably at least one on each floor of your home .
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