PRC mtg Aug 6

 The Ohio QSO party is coming

Reserve August 25, 2018 to work all 88 counties in Ohio. Please consider joining us for a great time meeting friends on the air and having some late summer fun!

When: August 25, 2018 Saturday 1200 to 2400 EDT (1600-0400 UTC)
Bands: 80-10 SSB and CW

For Ohio stations the exchange is RST plus your county. Out of state stations, RST plus state or province.

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 25 the counties should fill up, especially with mobile operations.
Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested in participating.

CWOPS #1220
OHQP Activity Whip


SkyView FreeDuring a recent chat with a neighbor I learned of an app for smart phones that literally pushed the clouds away and “opened the sky”.  It truly blew me away and I was so so impressed I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Called SkyVIew Free, this ap will totally fascinate you. It’s available for Android (in Google Play), Apple and Kindle products.

In 2017, Google Editors raved, “You don’t need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Free and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView Free is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your *camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find popular constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate planets in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.

***Google Editor’s Choice 2017*** ”

You’ll be able to easily locate the positioning of the International Space Station and the Hubble Telescope. * Use of your camera is optional. In fact, I haven’t done that yet.

One reviewer describes SkyView as “a powerful, easy-to-use app that answers questions about stars, constellations, and more. Simply point the camera to the sky, tap on what you see and discover neat things about these sky objects. SkyView is unique as it can blend a camera view with incredible 3D graphics of the sky objects to provide an Augmented Reality (AR) view of your sky.”

Fond memories

Former club member, Jaye Sturtevant, K2ZT,  has fond memories of the PRC.   While Jaye has lived for many years in Ransomville, New York, and is a retired math teacher he’s never forgotten the good people and times he spent with the PRC. He drafted his memories for us to enjoy.  Part 2 of Jaye’s recollections will follow when his busy summer schedule subsides.

It’s a real joy to read how the club evolved over the years. You’ll even learn about “the informal years”.  If Jaye’s writing stirs your memories share them with us!

Read Part 1 of Jaye’s memories here. 

It’s crazy hand tool night.

Someone once said, “when a boy discovers a hammer, the whole world becomes a nail.”  Do you have a favorite hand tool or small machine that you love to use?  Bring it to the August 6th meeting and share your knowledge.  After a short business meeting we’ll have a fun show and tell.  Personally, I can’t wait to show off a spot welder I made from an old microwave transformer.

Hal Rogers,  K8CMD President, Communications Director