Our next meeting will be in the RFC building on the
meeting location: RFC Building , this is where we had meetings for
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
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
I want to thank the PARC VE’s that helped with the test.
Don Marler, K7ETE,
John Sanderson, W7CHE,
Dick Thomas, WA7VKE
Craig Nickisch, WØWN.
Without their help there would be no testing.
Mike Vaughn WB7DNU
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.
ARE YOU AN ARRL MEMBER ??
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
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
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
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.
A BIT OF HISTORY
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 ...