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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Since 1957,  Amateur Radio in Pocatello


Pocatello Amateur Radio Club, ham radio, Idaho Ham Radio Repeaters, Idaho amateur radio exams, ham radio exams, Idaho Amateur Radio, ham radio Idaho, ARRL ,
If you need information about our club or
Ham Radio contact any Board Member !

see the "Station Index" below
Mike Vaughn
Kenyon Hart
Dave Turnmire
John Sanderson
Don Marler
John Wilson
Jim Hicks
Vice President

Recording Secretary
board member
board member
board member

John Wilson KIP - Webmaster

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

PARC 2 meter FM net,  Sunday evening 147.36  8:00PM

On Facebook, search  @PARC57, join us there ..

Hey you !

you new guys!
new hams

What is Ham Radio
How to become a Ham
New Hams Help - Elmer
New Hams - How to fit in
Where to take a TEST
Why join a club ?
Ham Clubs close to Poca
PARC - community service
Want to join our Club? 

 PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

The Paul Smith Planning Button
Amateur Radio's ForSale
Internet LINKS

PARC - History & Bylaws

PARC Picture Gallery

In the area just below, you will find the latest news
and information  from PARC, it is updated often..
For long range planning see the PAUL SMITH button above

Old but not


Follow up on the meeting and breakfast

LINK for the Digital Modes Program from the
October 13 Meeting:
The meeting and demos are history, for those of you that wanted those links to several digital sites,  see this PDF 

Breakfast was really enjoyable today,  we had 8 persons attend,
some of us learned new things about BIG power transformer manufacturing,
and some of the sensors they use to determine which parts might be wearing out.  one of many discussions that went around the table. 

The elections are coming soon
I hope everyone has registered ?
this is a message from the webmaster, KIP

Mike K7CF, PARC member, active ham. 
Mikes been a friend for a long time, He was
licensed in 1960, is an Extra, and loves his radios

He's running for State Senator
Legislative District 28
if you live in 28, look for him on the ballot
Think about it, a ham in Boise might be a good idea.

I would like to see my friend and fellow HAM get elected.

Learn More about Mike  Click Here.
but really,, as a HAM, all you need to know is that he's a HAM too.

PARC operator  K7CF from his home,  THATS  I Like Mike,  (see above)
operating and winning both CW and SSB Sweepstakes

CW, a pain for most of us, but not mike, its like a second language
and he made not only a Clean Sweep but was the Division leader for unlimited.
806 contacts and the only station in idaho with a Sweep..

on ssb mike must have used super glue to keep him upright and in his chair
he made 1202 contacts in ALL 83 sections for a Clean sweep. 

Heres more living proof that some  PARC members turn their radios ON. 

PARC Mission Statement:
Our goal for 2016 is simple:
to help each club member, individually, with their specific needs
. We also want to get every member acquainted with some of the exciting possibilities of todays Ham Radio , with a focus on "Elmers" to help you .

New Hams, please, you are welcome at out meetings, if you need help,  come to the meetings and let your needs be known. 

This year our programs are aimed at the newer hams, to expose you to the wild and crazy parts of your hobby.

By attending the meetings you will meet a lot of Old Time Hams most of whom  want to impart all the enjoyment Ham Radio has given them. And tell some war stories in the process.  

What do we need from you   ?
1. attend our meetings, often  
     (They are informative)   
2. attend our other functions 
     (rub shoulders at breakfast, parties, special events)
3. tell us what  questions you have about ham radio,
    and what we can do to "individually" help you. (See note 1.).

Note 1:
Hams are a lot of things but we are not mind readers,
if you dont tell us whats on your mind WE have to guess,
and guessing doesnt always hit the target let alone the bulls eye  !


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

LDS  146.82mHz    100Hz PL

how much memory is TOOO much memory ??

 Idaho Repeater's   

ARRL , The doctors In.    a good place to widen your radio knowledge,
its free,  jump down this page to the archive section, you don't need to sign
up to hear the pod casts

http://www.arrl.org/doctor    or  https://www.blubrry.com/arrl_the_doctor_is_in/

To get this award I worked 8333 stations on HF, using mostly SSB, some RTTY, and a little CW, during the ARRL Centennial year 2014.      KIP

PARC operators 




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

                             * * * *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

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 facts about

That may surprise you

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


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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
better or our club,  email me- jcwilson (at) ida.net

link to KIP's personal "Ham History" web

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