PRC mtg Oct 17th

innovation center

Innovation Center Tour a big hit

Many fine comments followed after our visit to the Parma Snow Library’s Innovation Center early this month.  We learned how easy it is for any library patron to make use of the Center’s specialized graphics computers, large format printer for poster-sized prints, MakerBot 5th Generation 3-D printer, ShopBot CNC machine, laser engraving, vinyl cutter, hot press for making your own Tee shirt,  and other high tech machines.

Layer by layer the MakerBot 3-D printer is creating a 3 dimensional castle.20160927_171511






Tours are given regularly by the staff in the event you missed this one. 


Next PRC meeting Oct 17th

Make plans to attend the Monday October 17th business meeting. Larry Shimerka, KC8VZZ has been doing a great job in putting together programs and events through the year end and will give us a full report.

Following the meeting we’ll have a brief tech discussion and warning about an increasing horrendously debilitathope ing threat to your computer, what ARRL calls “a scourge.” Like most challenges to our peace and tranquility, the secret is knowing how to quickly recognize the threat and avoid it.

PRC members invited to attend a special presentation


The Mercer County Amateur Radio Club has invited all PRC members to attend as special evening with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Chief Executive Officer, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF. Tom will speak at the Pennsylvania State University Shenango Campus Auditorium on Wednesday, November 9th at 7pm. He will take questions after his prepared speech.

The ARRL is the national association for amateur radio founded in 1914, (now has) more than 165,000 members. NY2RF recently became CEO of ARRL a few months ago.

This is a big event for for our area ad we are honored to have NY2RF visit and share his vision for the League and Amateur Radio. MCARC is inviting all amateurs within 100 miles radius of Sharon, PA. We especially hope your club members can join us.

Penn State Shenango is located at 147 Shenango Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146.

This will be a special night for Amateur Radio. We look forward to seeing you and your club members.

(signed) Tim Duffy, K3LR

President, Mercer County Amateur Radio Club

Supermoon/ Hunter’s moon

If you appreciate a spectacular view of the moon, hopefully you caught the Supemoon or Hunter’s moon we had Saturday evening. Under unique conditions, the moon appears quite large.  Thankfully, my daughter Laurie grabbed her camera and put this slideshow together.  Enjoy.

Hal Rogers, K8CMD

Communications Director, President