PRC mtg Aug 17th

 Next PRC meeting August 17th

After a short business meeting we’ll have a show and tell session.  Rich Nagle, W8KU will be showing a neat little transistor testing kit he recently assembled. I’ll bring my “new” homebrewed carbon button microphone, guaranteed to bring back some fond memories. If you have something to show bring it along!



Ohio QSO Party

Reserve August 22, 2015 to work all 88 counties in Ohio’s QSO Party. Please consider joining us
for a great time meeting friends on the air and having some late summer fun!

The particulars: August 22, 2015 Saturday 1200 to 2400 EDT (1600-0400(aug 23) UTC)
Bands: 80-10 SSB and CW

Changes this year: the exchange now is RST and county for Ohio stations and
RST and state or province for out of state areas.

Here is a link to the website where you can find rules, results and planned
activity in each county.

As we get closer to Aug 22 the counties should fill up, especially with

mobile operations. Currently we have 55 of 88 counties with planned activity!

Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested in

Dan W8CAR, OQP Activity Whip
CWOPS #1220


Free to a good home


Hallicrafters SX-42. This is NOT the actual receiver being offered.
Hallicrafters SX-42. This is NOT the actual receiver being offered.

A Parma ham has informed me that he has a Hallicrafters SX-42 and speaker and is wanting to find a new home for this venerable old receiver. The SX-42 dates back to post WWII and has always been a treasured, vintage radio. The donor is making it available at no charge.  Let me know in an e-mail or at the meeting if you are interested and I will provide contact information.  

Here’s a link to an informative article about a the receiver: 


A note from Bob, KE8UV

“First of all, thanks so much for the wonderful get well card.  Now I have something for you:

  Get yourself a treasure and help the club at the same time.  If you remember the club auctions we used to have at some meetings, bring a few dollars with you to the picnic meeting on 9/14/15 at the usual place in Day Park.

Yours truly, Bob, KE8UV, will be bringing 2 or 3 boxes of goodies so he can make space and fatten the club treasury.  We need to start early while we have the most daylight and remember — the PRC gets 100% of the money collected.


PCARS Mobile Check-In

PCARS invites you to our 6th annual Mobile Cruise-In. This is a fun evening event on August 27th at the A&W (769 East Main Street) in Ravenna, Ohio. Ham Radio Mobiles – come on out!
Please see attached flier and let your member know about this event.  Hope to see you there.
If you have any questions – please contact Erica, AE8YL the Cruise In Chairperson at:
73 from The Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS)
For the PDF Flier click here:

Invitation to a special meeting at PCARS

Hello newsletter editor or other club official.  The Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS) has the good fortune of hosting Dave Sumner – K1ZZ – CEO of the ARRL for our September meeting.  We would like to share this opportunity with your club members who would like to travel to Kent, OH on Monday September 14 for our monthly club meeting.  The attached flier has all the necessary information – please include in your newsletter and/or forward to your members.
Lets show our support for the ARRL!
73,  Tom  – WB8LCD
for a PDF flier with all the details on this event click Dave Sumner meeting


Hal Rogers, K8CMD

President, Communications Director