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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Since 1957,  An ARRL affiliated club


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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
board member
board member
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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 10 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.

Radios FOR SALE  by owner
PARC Picture Gallery

The Paul Smith Planning Button
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..
The Paul Smith Planning Button
For long range planning click this button 

Old but
not so


Our next meeting will be in the RFC building on the ISU campus.

meeting location:  RFC Building , this is where we had meetings for years 
The RFC Building is located at the north end of the parking lot at
MLKjr Way & Memorial Drive
MAP with location marked , go in front door , at the flag pole

TESTING RESULTS   (Saturday 5/13/17)







Here are the results of the test today (Saturday 5/13/17).  
We had 4 people take tests; three earned their Technician 
licenses, and 1 earned a General license.  Everyone passed 
their test.

I want to thank the PARC VEs that helped with the test. 

Don Marler,     K7ETE, 
John Sanderson, W7CHE, 
Dick Thomas,    WA7VKE 
Craig Nickisch, WWN.  
Without their help there would be no testing.

Mike Vaughn     WB7DNU

Boise Hamfest, 

PARC Member, K7CF wins big !
here's Mike's story
One of my hobbies since I was licensed as a teenager is 
"Amateur "Ham" Radio". In Boise this weekend I entered a 
Morse Code competition just for fun with 11 other competitors. 
The contest was to see who the "Last Man Standing" was as 
the code speed increased from 10 Words per minute to 45 WPM 
"a word is 5 characters in length, at 45 WPM is about 225 alpha 
and numeric characters sent in one minute. We copied about 
a half a page of 11 x 8 inch paper, at each 5 WPM increase 
session ,written using only pencil and paper to take notes. 
Above 35 WPM was mainly listening and noting highlights. After 
each transmission, we answered 10 questions of what we heard. 
Missing more than 3 question answers eliminated a contestant 
and we moved to higher speeds a 5 WPM Increments. At 35 and 
40 WPM, there were two of us still competing. The final segment 
was 45 WPM aka 225 characters in 60 seconds. 
The score was me- 5 questions answered correct, my competitor 
4 questions right. I won and the Custom built Morse key was 
the First Place winner prize. A beautiful piece of work.






IF NOT, your probably missing out on QST magazine .


Want a free HRO catalog,  heres a link
a little history:
 some years ago HRO sponsored the PARC Newsletter, back then
the newsletter was mailed via the post office to our members. For several years, HRO picked up the shipping costs , all we needed to do  was to mention of them in our one page publication, which we did ! 
They are a long trusted Ham Radio retailer, worthy of your attention
 Ham Radio Outlet, 

Want a free radio ?
I have a bookmark on my browser for GigaParts, they sponsor a free radio
give away,  I have been entering for years, everyday,  I haven't won a thing,  you can enter once a day,
you get a extra point if you answer their question correctly !
about a year ago, a fellow  in Idaho Falls won. so it could happen to you, however I don't suggest you hold your breath, I've been told that causes brain damage ??. heres the link to the entry page.

The PARC 06 repeater was originally installed on Mt Kinport in 1976, in a building that was bulldozed about 20 years ago,  we were ask to move into a building that was, at that time owned by the cable TV company.
how many repeaters do you think were in Idaho in 1977 ?

 Pocatello must have missed the cut off date for publication of this book.
click the cover picture for the answer ...

  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 is for W1AW, go down below the map and click on
  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.








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 Accidentt
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
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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

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