PRC mtg October 7th

The 62nd Annual Jamboree On The Air will be held on the weekend of Oct 18-20th. Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. This jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby amateur radio operator’s ham shack. Many times you can find the hams will come to you by setting up a station at your Scout camporee, at the park down the block, or perhaps at a ham shack already set up at your council’s camp.

To find registered JOTA stations in your area visit https://k2bsa.net/registered-jamboree-on-the-air-stations. If you or your local club is planning a JOTA operation you can register it at https://k2bsa.net/jota-station-registration.   

For additional information on planning your JOTA operations visit:

For additional information on Scouting and Amateur Radio visit:


Anthony Luscre
K8ZTOhio Section Section Youth Coordinator & Education OutreachARRL – The National Association For Amateur Radio™ 
k8zt@arrl.net (best for Amateur Radio)

The Web Resource Hoarder- www.ZTLearn.com
K8ZT Radio Website- www.k8zt.com
Amateur Radio Resources for Students/Youth – www.k8zt.com/hry

Homebrew Show and Tell is coming!

I can honestly say that Homebrew Show and Tell is my favorite meeting of the year at the PRC. This is the evening many of us look forward to because it’s all about learning old and new technologies. How does it work. Simple. If you have a new toy or tech interest that interests you, bring it and share it with the group. It doesn’t have to be a homebrewed project. It doesn’t have to old or new. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be a physical thing. We’re good with concepts. If it’s somewhat technical, we’re interested. See you Monday October 7th.

PRC is looking for a new web platform

At our previous meeting it was announced that the cost of using this web platform is becoming prohibitive for our group. Our pages are published using WordPress and various free plug-ins. We’re hosted by GoDaddy, who also secures for us the parmaradioclub domain name.

Because of the advertising we often hear promoting “free web sites” many people assume that web services are free or inexpensive. While there are some inexpensive web platforms, it is a business and free pages come with trade offs like banner advertising, very structured layouts limited publishing tools.

So this is a call to our members to inform us of web services you’re aware of that you think we should look at. Just write parmaradioclub@gmail.com. Thanks for your help.

Looking back at the Cleveland Hamfest

If you had the opportunity to attend the Cleveland Hamfest we’d be interested in your experience. Personally, I was tied down to a vendor booth. While I enjoyed the day, working a booth restricts your view of an event. So come and tell me what I missed.


Hal Rogers K8CMD, President