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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
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You are invited !
Our meetings:  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 7 sharp  pm local time, at the ISU continuing  Education  Building just to the east of  Uncle Jim's Restaurant,
across the parking lot from City Hall..  

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


PARC Gala Christmas Party
IT seems hard to believe, but the PARC Gala Christmas Party
is  only a few weeks away !!  Dec 10th
This year's Party will be the same location as last year
Chapala Mexican Restaurant,, Yellowstone and I-86 ,Chubbuck
try to be there by 6pm.  order anything you like from the menu.
I know they have some alcoholic beverages available ??
also this is an adult function, please leave the little ones at home !

Its always a good time, LETS DO IT.

Raffle :

raffle tickets $1 each, 12 for $10,  25 for $20
bring cash, in small unmarked, Non sequential serial numbered bills
Someone at the party will go home with these prizes.

here are prizes we have already collected
click the pics to make them big enough to read the boxes..

One Each, Very Slightly Used, 2 Meter HT
with charger, nicad battery, AA battery
pack, Duck, Book,  easy to program

and NOT Chinese
SOME crazy things.
QRP book

Several books including
the 2016 ARRL handbook, courtesy  of the ARRL Section manager, and the ARRL .($50)




(Driving TIP: turning left on Burnside is a KILLER,  if your coming via the freeway, its a lot easier to go north on yellowstone to the stoplight at KNUDSEN, turn left and weave around and come in from the back.(MAP)  
  Pocatello area repeaters!!
all repeaters in Pocatello are open for general use. There are three mountain top
repeaters that over look Pocatello.  2 are PARC radios, one is LDS.  again all are open.

PARC 147.06mHz Scout N7PI/r  100hz PL  - repeater & 10 Meter remote
codes  010=29.6FM link on --   000=link off.     
PARC 147.36mHz Kinport N7PI/r  100hz.PL - 100% Solar Powered
PARC  APRS -- 144.39mHz  - Digital
PARC repeater maintenance is paid for with the yearly dues of our members.

LDS  146.82mHz    100Hz PL

how much memory is TOOO memory ??

Idaho Repeater's    






1 Each ROTOR,  for Satellite use, like shown  at the last club  meeting. ($60)

1 each Touch Screen Weather Radio.($80)


2 each,  19 Amp Power supplies
, power your base radio ($69)

2 each , Soldering irons
1 each, project enclosure .

 Friendship Soup  &  Oatmeal cookies
a little DYI project.. 


VE Testing Results    (14Nov2015)

We had a very successful test session today.  

All candidates passed their exams.  
There were 6 people who passed their technician exam, 
one person passed the general test, and 
one person passed their extra exam. 

I want to thank all of the VEs who helped with the exam.  
They are:  
Paul W7EKG; Craig WWN; Jim KO7P; Greg AD7UI; 
Dave N7TZK; Dick WA7VKE.  What a great team, 
and they did an excellent job.

Mike Vaughn  WB7DNU
NOTE : NEW MEETING LOCATION   and a new time for the January 2016 meeting 7pm

                           Callsign look ups:
        We recommend every ham uploads a picture & Email Infofo

                             * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *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


PARC LOGO GEAR , like Hats, T-shirts, Jackets, etc, available from 
Old Town Embroideryy,
call 234-2679999 

*Contest Calendar & Idaho Contest results link 

  Anderson PowerPoles




This map installed 1 Jan 2013


For lots more solar info, look down the page

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 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 .


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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 window shows the sunspot numbers along with a lot of other information for the previous 30days.
the newest sunspots are at the bottom of the list .  SO go to the bottom and work up
The three left columns are what I look at,  most of the other stuff is beyond my knowledge level.
most important to me is the column labeled  "SESC Sunspot Number"  (see arrow at bottom of this box )

                                      Sunspot number: newest to oldest, going up the list

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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