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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
 
Jim Hicks
Don Marler
Dave Turnmire
John Sanderson
Paul Smith
John Wilson
Kenyon Hart
KO7P
K7ETE
N7TZK
W7CHE
W7EKG
KIP
KG7IDY
President
Vice President
Secretary/Treasurer

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

Our meetings:  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 7pm sharp, local time, at the
RFC Building ,  ISU Campus

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

     Here are 9 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.
Click for test times and details

Next test: Nov 4,
Click for Club Contact INFO

PARC CLUB ROSTER

Radios FOR SALE  by owner

 


PARC Picture Gallery

 

Internet LINKS    
 
2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello
New Hams MUST WATCH VIDEO
 
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

Cold NEWS


happening NOW !!
  Contesting
School Club Roundup
October 16-20, 2017
INFO LINK

TURN UR RADIO ON



Saturday,    Heads up, 


PARC Breakfast
ELMERS
Oct 21,  Saturday 9am









 

Contesting
CQ WW SSB:
October 28-29, 2017

INFO LINK
The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible


Contesting
CW Sweepstakes
(November 4-6, 2017)
INFO LINK
   

HAM TESTING
Last chance this year,  hit the books, ..
INFO LINK    

Nov 4, Saturday
 


DST ends !

Fall Back 

Nov 5th,

 
PARC CLUB MEETING
November 9, 7pm RFC

Vet's wear your ribbons to club..


 

PARC Breakfast
Nov 18 Saturday 9am

Contesting 
Sweepstakes SSB
(November 18-20, 2017) INFO LINK

 


Contesting
CQ WW CW:
November 25-26, 2017

INFO LINK


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 Hour, be there by 6PM.
There will be a Raffle.
I'm sure one of the prizes will be a 2018 ARRL Handbook, plus lots of other prizes.

December 14, Thursday
 



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


 

 

CLUB MEETING WRAP
The October meeting was a great success
the room was packed, and there was a lot of interest in our Dipole presentation,,    I guess winter is coming and the gangs all back.
A great meeting , hey, why don't you join us at the November meeting.

a little follow up   heres a video about Dipole antennas
worth watching ,  by Dave Caster,  

 

Ham Radio General Class Lesson 6.2, Dipoles, Ground-planes, and Random Wires
 

 

 

 

 




Dave also has a COMPLETE series for upgrading to General Class.
Its a long list , WOW this guy really "went after it" on line teaching,  This approach is WAY better that the weekend "Puppy" mills that just turn out brainless licenses,  most of which go un-used...
check out this link

http://dcasler.com/ham-radio/general/
 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

PARC member AA7UN says
"After many hours of toil, I get to reap the rewards."
but I'm sure he had fun getting the job done,

heres two non-arrl awards,,   

Third place North America

First Place Idaho

 

 

 

 

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, listing PARC members.   These are raw scores, no attempt to made to  identify power levels, hours on air, etc..
Dec
   160 Meter       first full weekend
 10 Meter           second full weekend
 Rookie RoundupCW     mid month better click the link
 
 
   

2017 ARRL International DX Contest (Phone)  RED is PARC members
# 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

 

2016 ARRL November Sweepstakes (CW)
# Call   QSOs Mult
5 K7CF   201 70

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

 

2016 June VHF Contest
# Call   QSOs Mult
3 KIP   98 70
9 W7EKG   28 25

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

2016 ARRL 160 Meter Contest
# Call   QSOs Mult
10 AA7UN   27 21

 2016 ARRL November Sweepstakes (Phone)
# Call   QSOs Mult
1 K7CF   1,102 83
6 AA7UN   144 82

2016 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW)
# Call   QSOs Mult
5 K7CF   201 70

 2016 IARU HF World Championships
# Call   QSOs Mult
3 KIP   54 41

       

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

  *
HAMQTH

 *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
          *Check
YOUR Propagation use the Reverse Beacon Network                  
         
   
this link is for W1AW, go down below the map and click on
             "SEARCH SPOTS BY CALLSIGN"
 
   
  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 
 
   
  Link to the WA7BNM CONTEST CALENDAR  

                                                                                              
                       
                            

PARC LOGO GEAR ,
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.

 
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Safety is No Accidentt
Think before you act !
Be Careful, we want you alive !
Here's some surprising  facts about        
FIRE


make sure you have operating smoke detectors
preferably at least one on each floor of your home .
More is Better !!

THESE DEVICES SAVE LIVES !

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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
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or our club
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