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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
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 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



New Location
Our meetings:  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 7:30pm local time, at the ISU Education  Building
just to the right of  Uncle Jim's Restaurant, across the
parking lot from City Hall..  


Next PARC meeting
At our October 8th meeting,  Program by K7CF on
 CW and 4 Square antennas  ????


Next PARC Breakfast
October 17: Elmers

Logan Ut 
SwaptoberFest  Oct 10,  
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  Pocatello area repeaters!!
all repeaters in Pocatello are open for general use.
PARC 147.36mHz   N7PI/r    100hz PL  - repeater with a 10 Meter remote
codes  010=29.6FM link on --   000=link off.       (system is fully functional)
PARC 147.06mHz  N7DN/r  100hz.PL - 100% Solar Powered
            This repeater has a BUZZ during daylight hours, caused by our battery charger
             its ok to use it, just a bit annoying

PARC  APRS -- 144.39mHz  - Digital     (system is fully functional)
146.82mHz    100Hz PL
Idaho Repeater's    

how much is TOOO much    see this: memories





 Vacuum Tube

Once upon a time, really not all that long ago, people used vacuum tubes in place of integrated circuits. Vacuum tubes came in many forms and were used as diodes, amplifiers, and/or switches.


A diode allows electricity to flow in one direction but not the other. Solid state diodes (crystal diodes) were made in the late 1800's, even before vacuum tubes were popular. When I was a young bloke, I made a crystal set with some old radio parts and a diode that I bought. It didn't even need a battery, and it worked.


Triodes and other multi –ode vacuum tubes are not as simple as
diodes. They work, more or less, like a relay or an amplifier. They
take a small input and produce a large output. More specifically, a
small change in the input voltage will make a large change in the
output voltage. This makes them useful for switching, for use in
computers and electric controllers, and in amplifiers, and in
radio transmitters and stereos. As long as you have enough
of them you can do lots of things.


TransistorsIn 1947, some people
at Bell Labs in the US
made a transistor. This
was pretty
impressive, because
it had never been
done before. It did the job
of a vacuum tube, but it
was smaller, took a lot
less electricity to operate, and would eventually be a
lot less expensive to make. Everyone was happy because finally
they could make a desk-sized computer: Since then, transistors
have been made smaller and faster, packed together into
integrated circuits, to the point that my new lap top computer has
a CPU which has 731 million transistors in a single chip. It has
1136 wires coming from the chip to the rest of the computer.


Last year, a group of researchers from Korea, U.S., and Germany built the world’s first functional molecular transistor - a transistor made of a single molecule – see HERE. This new molecular transistor was actually built, "wired," and tested. Back in 2004, Dr Werner Hofer, from the University of Liverpool’s Surface Science department proved that a single molecule could power electric circuits (see HERE), but now it’s
been done.


That’s pretty impressive stuff and although molecular computers
are still some distance in the future, they do look possible, and
might even be practical.


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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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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

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