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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
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.
Click for test times and details

Next test: Nov 4,
Click for Club Contact INFO


Radios FOR SALE  by owner

PARC Picture Gallery

The Paul Smith Planning Button
Heads up, this button is going the way of dial telephones
gone after November.

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


wrap up,, Club meeting , 14th,   very well attended,  I wish I had the numbers, but the room was fairly full..  great group..

wrap up,,  Club Breakfast,  16th,  Winter seems to be here,  we had 6 in attendance, and had some great conversation,

RTTY contest next weekend, your invited.
as part of the club program, presented at the last meeting,   anyone that wants to drop by my Shack,  and be part of a RTTY contest,  (you need to call me.)
the contest starts THIS Friday evening at 6pm local time,   and runs through Sunday at 6pm,   Any ham , club member or not, is invited to come watch and/or  help if you want to get into the thick of it. k0ip  251-6441



















Long time PARC member  WWN  honored at by the JRM Foundation for Humanity. Sept 9 at ISU,   FYI , if you didn't know, Craig  is a retired Army Colonel, he held several positions in the US Army through out Central American, Europe and Southeast Asia,  He has been lending instrumental leadership skills to multiple organizations in Idaho, Craig has  been a devoted citizen dedicating his time to his own community and communities across the globe.



PARC MEMBERS Cleaning up on the top spots for IDAHO





Logan Ut,   Swaptoberfest  2017
still some weeks away,
leaving time to get some friends in line to save some gas $ $
Some years ago , I (k0ip) complained this swap was another FLOP
BUT it's made a come back and has been a great swap,
its not Dayton, but a nice local swap !!!

not too far away from Pocatello,   worth the trip, 
they have moved to a new location,  Heads UP

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..
To see how the PARC guys compare to other idaho station, Click here, for ARRL contests results, you probably need to be logged into the ARRL.org web. http://www.arrl.org/results-database  , then you pick the contest,  then choose idaho for the section
heres a link for all idaho in the 10 meter contest  LINK

2017 ARRL International DX Contest (Phone)
# Call   QSOs Mult
1 AA7UN   217 119

2017 ARRL International DX Contest (CW)
# Call   QSOs Mult
3 K7CF   260 140
6 AA7UN   113 73


2017 ARRL RTTY Roundup  January
# Call QSOs Mult
2 AA7UN 705 64
3 KIP/WB7DNU 377 64


2016 ARRL 10 Meter Contest December   LINK  to complete IDaho results
# Call   QSOs Mult
1 KIP   265 69
4 AA7UN   189 63
13 W7EKG   28 17

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


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


  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  !! 




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Think before you act !
Be Careful, we want you alive !
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make sure you have operating smoke detectors
preferably at least one on each floor of your home .
More is Better !!


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

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