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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Since 1957,  An ARRL affiliated club


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If you need information about our club or
Ham Radio contact any Board Member.
see the "Station Index"  member roster below
Jim Hicks
Don Marler
Dave Turnmire
John Sanderson
Paul Smith
John Wilson
Kenyon Hart
Vice President

Recording Secretary
board member
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PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

Our meetings:  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 7pm sharp, local time, at the
ISU Continuing  Education  Building,
located across the parking lot from City Hall..  

Monthly Breakfast: 9AM, 3rd Saturday of Month

Sunday night net,  147.36, 8pm local time

On Facebook, search  @PARC57


What is Ham Radio, "way" better than CB or
       Stamp Collecting , its a high tech hobby.
How to become a Ham, where to get help
SE Idaho Where to take a TEST
Other Ham Clubs in our area
  Tough Talk - for New Ham , The Hard Facts
PARC - community service

ARRL membership/renewal Link
Want to join our Club? Membership form

     Here are 10 links ,  by clicking on the graphic or button you will be transported to another dimension,  some dimensions containing very useful information... 
                                                        If you never click them,  you will never know what is hiding behind them.

Radios FOR SALE  by owner
PARC Picture Gallery

The Paul Smith Planning Button
Internet LINKS    
2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello
PARC - History & Bylaws

In the area just below, you will find the late news
and information  from PARC, it is updated often..
The Paul Smith Planning Button
For long range planning click this button 

Old but
not so



Club meeting recap
The program presented  by Jim KO7P 

Sunspots and the solar cycle.  What it means for Ham Radio.

here are the links from the last slide of the presentation

The new net manager is Ron KF7JZH

                      Sunday nights at 8pm local on the 147.36 repeater


FYI from KØIP,  I didn't hear this thing, however the other night I did see it on my spectrum scope, at the time I thought "what is that" ??  I got distracted and didn't go down and listen,   so we are on the Chinese radar,, ???


“Mysterious Foghorn” is Chinese Over-the-Horizon Burst Radar

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter reports a mysterious “foghorn” — a Chinese over-the-horizon (OTH) burst radar — is operating in Amateur Radio bands.

“We observed the mysterious foghorn on 7, 10, and 14 MHz,” the newsletter recounted. “This is a Chinese OTH radar, which is often jumping, and sounding like a foghorn.” The signal is frequency modulation on pulse (FMOP) with 66.66 sweeps-per-second bursts.

Other intruders reported by the IARUMS include a Russian frequency-shift- keying (FSK) signal from Kaliningrad on 7,193 kHz, and a Russian FSK signal on 7,193 kHz (50 baud, 200 Hz shift). German telecommunications authorities have filed another complaint.

The latest IARUMS newsletter also reports strong splatter from Radio France International (RFI) on 7,205 kHz down to 7,186 kHz. The French REF has informed RFI and French telecommunications authorities. 

Intruders still reported and the subjects of further complaints from German authorities include Radio Hargeysa in Somaliland on 7,120.0 kHz; Radio Eritrea with Ethiopian interference on 7,175.0 kHz; Radio Taiwan and a Chinese jammer on 7,200.0 kHz, and a Radio Tajik harmonic (from 4765 kHz) on 14,295.0 kHz.     source ARRL

ARRL NEWS  General Ham News.       http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/?issue=2017-02-09       Feb 9
http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/?issue=2017-02-16       Feb 16

ARRL Contest Newsletter
http://www.arrl.org/contests/update/?issue=2017-02-08   Feb 8

ARRL   ARES  E-Letter
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/ares-el/?issue=2017-02-15    Feb 15
if your main interest in ham radio is emergency communications
you should check the PV-ARES web.




Heads Up,  Thanks to PARC board member Don K7ETE we are now a
501(c)(3)          Tax exempt club..

PARC is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055,  2106, or 2522.
Organizations exempt  under IRC Section 501 (c) (3) are further classified as either public charities or private foundations. We determined PARC is a public charity under the IRC Sections listed above.

The complete document is a link inside the green PARC -History & Bylaws button.   it looks like this  PARC - History & Bylaws

A Little History

 The Transistor,  its 68 years old and PBS did a story about the Bell Labs and the three inventors of the transistor,  and some of the spin offs of that invention , and the trials and tribulations of those three people.
I think its a well worth watching documentary,   its an hour long so make sure your ready to set a spell..   

used ham radio equipment?
a place to save some cash, buy from local hams.
local ham. Radios, power supplies, antennas, coax, More
Radios FOR SALE  by owner
its free to list equipment , see the page

our forsale inventory is LOW , do you have any radios forsale ??


This is some of the best , absolutely the best,
no nonsense information and advice  I would give
to any new ham.
WATCH IT.            learn a lot in 20 minutes


Here's something I have been working on for a while,
its still not finished, but it's a start,
a list of various Frequencies used by many different radio services. 
it covers LF to microwave, cell phones, to aircraft on HF, GRMS
Family Radio,  GPS ,  Boats, and lots of other stuff,
check it out,  note the tabs at the bottom for different services
KØIP's Frequency Book

Not ham radio news, but some of the trends in commercial broadcasting

Norway Turns the FM Radio Switch Off

Recently, news came forth that Norway is planning to be the first nation to eliminate FM radio. It goes without saying that this move is significant given how long FM radio has been in existence. Norway’s intention is to replace FM with digital audio broadcasting (DAB), with the transition expected to be completed by the end of the year. Proponents of DAB point out its advantages, including better reception and lower operating costs.......... to read more, click this


Want a free HRO catalog,  heres a link 
 Ham Radio Outlet, 


                           Callsign look ups: Need to find out where someone lives, sending a QSL card
                             * QRZ

                             * * * * *The University of Arkansas ham lookup

                                        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 Two meter propagation map


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

Here's a video link about the Power Pole connectors   LINK
you do not need a crimper,  several club members will loan theirs
to you or crimp the cables for you at a club meeting
The Club has purchased a quantity of these Anderson Power Pole's. They are available at the meeting for $1.25  a set for the 15, 30 amp varieties & $1.50 for the 45amp units. contact the treasure at the meetings.


This map installed 1 Jan 2013

Visits to our web over the last 24 hours

This is no substitute for turning your radio ON

   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 Accidentt
Think before you act !
Be Careful, we want you alive !
Here's some surprising  facts about        

make sure you have operating smoke detectors
preferably at least one on each floor of your home .
More is Better !!


Our WEB is
Hosted FREE of charge !!
 by our friends at

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

This test Pattern has circles, not ovals, if you see ovals, chances are your windows settings are incorrect.

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

Pocatello Amateur Radio Club, Pocatello Idaho USA
if you have ideas, corrections, anything to make this web
or our club
better ,  email me- jcwilson (at) ida.net
link to KØIP's personal "Ham History" web

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