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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
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

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 ?
PARC - community service
Want to join our Club? 

 PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

PARC/ARRL Amateur TESTING    PARC - Membership Roster


PARC - History & Bylaws PARC - Picture Gallery
  Ham Swap - For Sale
got something to sell ?
looking for local equipment ?
Internet Links AREA HAM CLUBS Q & A

Hi, This area of the PARC web is always changing, new info is added, old stuff is deleted, this is a dynamic area, nothing is static.  its update ofter. so check back often for late breaking club news.




Old but not


New Board of Directors,

CALL Name Present club duties
WB7DNU Mike Vaughn President
K7ETE Don Marler board member
KO7P Jim Hicks board member
N7TZK Dave Turnmire Secretary/treasure
KG7LQA John Sanderson Recording Secretary
KG7IDY Kenyon Hart Vice President
KIP John Wilson board member

Thursday 28 Jan, the new board meet to discuss new ideas for this years meetings and other club activities.
How to make our meetings informative, interesting and fun. 
This will involve all our club members but especially you newer hams
without years of experience under your belt.
We want to help expand your ham horizons.
We're not sure what or how.
We making a special invitation  to you newer hams to attend
our next meeting ,  at the end of the regular meeting,  all the "old heads" are going to leave the room  and there will be a "brain storming session" for the new guys and two of our new board members !!
now's your chance, come and speak your mind.. see you at the meeting Feb 11


We are setting up a Facebook page for PARC, 
 which maybe up and running by the next meeting.

Something new  It's the Club Talk In. 
ALSO,  We want to encourage everyone to get on 146.52 on the way to the  meetings,   test your radios,  have some fun on the radio. It's the Club Talk In. 

The two meter net is changing too,   Marie KC7MVR our new net manager
will be air'ing parts of the Amateur Radio Newsline audio report
as part of the net.
a slight change to our format, To remain on the roster
stations must  check in at least once a month
We really need your ideas, so everyone try your best to make the Feb 11 Meeting.. bring your HT and talk on the way to the meeting

Don't forget our meeting time has changed to  7pm  


Looking for Extra Class study manuals cheap
see the   "Ham Swap -  For Sale" button ,, (above).



A little history,

The 807, a Vacuum Tube for the Ages

Eight decades on, this device still has a
niche among ham radio enthusiasts and audiophiles

  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   



PARC/ARRL testing wrap-up for Jan 9
11 people took tests today and all of them passed. 
We issued 4 Technician, 6 General and 1 Extra class license. 

I want to thank all the VEs that helped put on the test session. 
They are Craig Nickisch, W0WN; Brian Maynard, AC7LI;
Jim Hicks, KO7P; Dave Turnmire, N7TZK; Paul Smith, W7EKG;
and Dick Thomas, WA7VKE.  Without their help there would
be no test session.  Most of the candidates came from the
Idaho Falls area.

Mike Vaughn  WB7DNU


something being added to the Q&A Button

Check out the Q&A button for all sorts of stuff.

Also added to the "Internet Links" Button





FYI  the tube was $3.50 in 1940

Today that equates to  $ 56 

















                           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

                              *Contest Calendar & Idaho Contest results link 

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

link to KIP's personal "Ham History" web

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