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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 !
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Ron Edmo
Kim Maxwell
Dave Turnmire
Ted Christensen
Dick Thomas
Brian Maynard
Jim Hicks
Vice President

Recording Secretary
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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


Lifetime PARC member N7DN sk,

It is with regret I inform the members of PARC
of the death of N7DN  Dean Nielson. Dean has 
been a member of our Club since he became a 
ham back in the 1970's.  Dean was instrumental 
in organizing and installing the first PARC repeater 
back in 1976. His call is still on the 
Scout mountain repeater.  
For many years Dean held a varity of PARC board positions,
he organized the Christmas Parties and, published the PARC Newsletter, 
which was printed on paper and mailed to our members every month.  

Dean was my friend, an active Amateur and very active with our club.

The complete Obituary is at this LINK  

N7DN    SK  Goodbye old friend. 73 and thanks..

John Wilson
Dean, (blue shirt) doing the Field Day DUP checking, in 1981
this was an almost impossible task before computers, 
PARC Christmas party 2011


Saturday August 22,  the Rupert FREE SWAP.

The Snake River Chapter of the ISRA in Burley-Rupert  is planning to have the famous FREE SWAP,  a tailgate swap meet . Saturday August 22, 2015. 
It will be at  Rupert, at a new location,. a  facility with restrooms!!! 

Location TBA at a later date

This FREE SWAP has been, for years,  a joint effort by the 3 clubs in Twin Falls, Rupert, and Pocatello. Apparently Twin Falls decide to go their own way.  SO don't confused the Rupert FREE SWAP with any SWAP you hear about in Twin Falls..

We feel we are a location central for Eastern Idaho and Northern Utah hams to participate. We have averaged around 30 hams over in the past and feel it has given an opportunity for hams from Eastern Idaho such as Salmon, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello area, and Northern Utah to network and exchange ham gear!  So, the ISRA will  host it again and make it better!!! 

  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



                           Callsign look ups:
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                              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  !! 



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Think before you act !
Be Careful, we want you alive !
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That may surprise you

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


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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


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