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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Since 1957,  Amateur Radio in Pocatello

Visitors and prospective new Hams are  ALWAYS WELCOME at PARC functions. !


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If you need information about our club or Ham Radio contact any Board Member !
see the BLUE Membership Roster button below
Ron Edmo
Kim Maxwell
Dave Turnmire
Ted Christensen
Dick Thomas
Brian Maynard
Jim Hicks
Vice President

Recording Secretary
board member
board member
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You are invited !
Our meetings:  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 7:30pm local time, at the  "RFC"
Roy F. Christensen building, ISU campus - MAP
unless otherwise noted in the news section below

Monthly Breakfast: 9AM, 3rd Saturday of Month

PARC 2 meter FM net,  Sunday evening 147.06  8:00PM

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Old but not


THE IDPQ is in the log book,  the results have been posted
along with wrap-up comments ,  and soap box comments.

Local member of PARC has been recognized as a top contender in the Idaho QSO Party held last March. 

Don, K7ETE, made more than 350 contacts during the contest earning him top spot in Idaho for low power Phone contacts.  The significance is that Don earned that spot with a low cost radio shack.  His equipment consisted of a older transceiver for which he paid about $300.00, and a dipole antenna at height of less than recommend because of restrictions.  Don has been an active HAM for only about a year.  He operates his radio from a corner of a desk that is shared with other household members. With the same equipment Don reports that he has made phone contacts with numerous states and countries, including distant Israel.

What Don did not know, and we here at PARC later learned, was propagation conditions for all Idaho contesters was less than good during the contest period.

The significance of this to all PARC HAMs who think they cannot afford a radio shack: You too can enjoy worldwide contacts on a small budget. Don suggests you pair up with an Elmer to help you get started. 

If you dont know an elmer, ask us here at PARC for help.  A simple email to our webmaster will get you started.





EVERYONE NEEDS TO CHECK the membership roster BUTTON .

make sure you have paid your dues,,    if you haven't paid yet, please make an attempt
to attend the next meeting and take care of business.. 

also if your info is posted incorrectly on the membership roster,  please
send Dave N7TZK  corrections.


the first IC was invented by Jack Kilby in 1958. One year later,
 in 1959, Robert Noyce introduced the first monolithic IC. The integration of several dozen components in the same chip is called SSI (Small Scale Integration). The successful adoption of these techniques has been possible thanks partly to large investments made by NASA during the Apollo program and the US Army for the development of nuclear weapons.


50 Years of Moores Law
Or how electronics shaped the world

What the heck is Moore's Law ??  Click

  Pocatello area repeaters!!
all repeaters in Pocatello are open for general use.
PARC 147.36mHz   N7PI/r    100hz PL  - 10 Meter remote base
PARC 147.06mHz  N7DN/r  100hz.PL - 100% Solar Powered
PARC  APRS -- 144.39mHz  - Digital    
146.82mHz    100Hz PL
Idaho Repeater's    

speaking of two meters,,   see this: memories

for info click the logo, 
June 5 - 6 -7    2015

spring flowers bring good antenna weather,,
get your outside antennas in the air,,  be heard!


                           Callsign look ups:
        We recommend every ham uploads a picture and at least his Email ..............

                             * * *The University of Arkansas

                                        DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS - DX SPOTS -                               DX Sherlock Maps - current band conditions 106 & 2  meter  
                              DX Summit - http://new.dxsummit.fi/#/
                              DX Watch -  http://www.dxwatch.com/

                              APRS NETWORK DATA  an indicator of two meter DX


If you would like to receive PARC email bulletins, 
approximately 2 emails a month, please click this link   webmaster

PARC LOGO GEAR , like Hats, T-shirts, Jackets, etc, available from 
Old Town Embroidery,
call 234-2679 

*Contest Calendar & Idaho Contest results link 

Company Store   Anderson PowerPoles


The date should be today,, if not, renew the page ???

<-----how to read this sunspot info.
Although all of this 'stuff' is important to the purist's in our midst, for us mortals it's the number of sunspots, 
The YELLOW LINE on the graph.
SFI = Solar Flux
SN= Sunspot number
rather than list all this stuff go to this LINK for details.. Also on that page is some very nice graphics
about various modes of Propagation, check it out, very nice stuff

   The PARC home page is always under construction, its up-to-date, so     check back often for  News and HAM activities effecting our members      and the hams in Southeast Idaho .    The webmaster makes no promises as to spelling and grammar  !! 



Safety is No Accident
Think before you act !
Be Careful, we want you alive !
Here's some facts about

That may surprise you

make sure you have operating smoke detectors
preferably one on each floor of your home .


The PARC Web Page is
Hosted FREE of charge !!
by our friends at Digis  

Promoting Amateur Radio in Idaho.
If you're considering a internet provider,
you might want to check them out !! 
For info click their logo.

The PARC web is best viewed at 1024x768
These are circles, not ovals, if you see ovals, chances are your windows settings are wrong.

PLUS: if you have a gas furnace , hot water heater,
fireplace insert, anything that uses combustion
you need a CO detector

This map installed 1 Jan 2013


This web is maintained by John Wilson KIP for the Pocatello Amateur Radio Club, Pocatello Idaho USA
if you have ideas, corrections, anything to make this web better,  email me
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