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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Established 1957

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"  member roster below
Jim Hicks
Don Marler
Dave Turnmire
John Sanderson
Paul Smith
John Wilson
Kenyon Hart
Vice President

Recording Secretary
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PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

Our meetings:  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 7pm sharp, local time, at the
RFC Building ,  ISU Campus

Monthly Breakfast: 9AM, 3rd Saturday of Month

Sunday night net,  147.36, 8pm local time

On Facebook, search  @PARC57


What is Ham Radio,  it's "way" better than CB or
       Stamp Collecting , its a high tech hobby.
How to become a Ham, where to get help
SE Idaho Where to take a TEST
Other Ham Clubs in our area
  Tough Talk - for New Ham , The Hard Facts
PARC - community service

ARRL membership/renewal Link
Want to join our Club? Membership form

     Here are 9 links ,  by clicking on the graphic or button you will be transported to another dimension,  some dimensions containing very useful information... 
                                                        If you never click them,  you will never know what is hiding behind them.
Click for test times and details

Next test: Nov 4,
Click for Club Contact INFO


Radios FOR SALE  by owner


PARC Picture Gallery


Internet LINKS    
2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello
PARC - History & Bylaws

In the area just below, you will find the late news
and information  from PARC, it is updated often..

Old but
not so


Last chance this year,  hit the books, ..

Nov 4, Saturday


November 9, 7pm RFC

Vet's wear your ribbons to the meeting..

PARC Breakfast
Nov 18 Saturday 9am


this coming weekend
October 28-29, 2017

The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible

Sweepstakes CW
(November 4-6, 2017)

This contest is for the experienced CW op's 

Sweepstakes SSB
(November 18-20, 2017) INFO LINK


November 25-26, 2017


PARC  Christmas Party

Puerto Vallarta, (old Remo's) Order from the menu.
Try to be there around 6:45PM, if you want to have a little HappyHalf Hour, be there by 6:15PM.
There will be a Raffle.
I'm sure one of the prizes will be a 2018 ARRL Handbook,  plus lots of other prizes.

Please, leave your little children at home,   we always have a lot of fun at his party,  please try to talk your spouse (presuming you have one) into coming, 
THIS IS for both half's  of the family..  OK..

December 14, Thursday

Put this date on your calendar, you don't want to miss it


The October meeting was a great success
the room was packed, and there was a lot of interest in our Dipole presentation,,    I guess winter is coming and the gangs all back.
A great meeting , hey, why don't you join us at the November meeting.

a little follow up   heres a video about Dipole antennas
worth watching ,  by Dave Caster,  


Ham Radio General Class Lesson 6.2, Dipoles, Ground-planes, and Random Wires

Dave also has a COMPLETE series for upgrading to General Class.
Its a long list , WOW this guy really "went after it" on line teaching,  This approach is WAY better that the weekend "Puppy" mills that just turn out brainless licenses,  most of which go un-used...
check out this link



Breakfast,  nice group , lots of good conversation
next breakfast is NOV 18..



















DST ends !

Fall Back (?)  don't hit your head doing it..
I am trusting all of you to get up at 2am and turn you clocks back 

Nov 5th,

  Callsign look ups:
Need to find out where someone lives, sending a QSL card ?
 * QRZ.com


 *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/#/  SPOTS
          *DX Watch -  http://www.dxwatch.com/  SPOTS
          *APRS NETWORK DATA Two meter propagation map
YOUR Propagation use the Reverse Beacon Network                  
this link is for W1AW, go down below the map and click on
  These ARRL newsletters are update regularly,
click the link, pick the latest edition at the top of the list 
  ARRL NEWS  General Ham News.  http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter  
  ARRL Contest Newsletter       http://www.arrl.org/contest-update-issues  
  ARRL   ARES  E-Letter     http://www.arrl.org/ares-el
if your main interest is emergency communications
you should check into
  PV-ARES web.
  ARRL "The Doctors in"      https://www.blubrry.com/arrl_the_doctor_is_in/       The Dr's in Audio podcasts, worth checking out,  a new topic is covered
every 2 weeks,  this link takes you to the topic index 


like Hats, T-shirts, Jackets, etc, available from

Old Town Embroidery, call 234-2679

Anderson Power Poles are available from our club treasure

Here's a video link about the Power Pole connectors   LINK
you do not need a crimper,  several club members will loan theirs
to you or crimp the cables for you at a club meeting
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.

Contest Corner !!  

PARC members that enter contests,
There's not too many of us now, but  you can change that,   HOW ABOUT  GIVING IT A TRY  ?? 
Everyone that enters a contest,  even  for a few hours is a winner,  contesters  test their skills , and insure their equipment is in Top Notch condition. Anyone telling you that contesting is for the birds and accomplishes NOTHING is full of it. ( ... .... .. _ )
Heres a list of recent  ARRL contest results, listing PARC members.  
These are raw scores, no attempt to made to  identify power levels
, hours on air, etc..

   160 Meter       first full weekend
 10 Meter           second full weekend
 Rookie RoundupCW     mid month better click the link

2017 ARRL International DX Contest (Phone)  RED is PARC members
# Call Score QSOs Mult
1 AA7UN 74,970 217 119
2 N7VJ 21,255 112 65
3 W7TX 9,828 78 42
4 K7JAN 3,198 43 26
5 KB7TMV 1,566 30 18
6 KB7QFE 969 19 17
7 AD7VB 189 9 7
8 KK7A 24 4 2
9 AF7LZ 12 2 2

2017 ARRL International DX Contest (CW)
# Call Score QSOs Mult
1 WJ9B 939,348 1,184 269
2 KG7CW 348,738 535 221
3 K7CF 104,160 260 140
4 W7ZRC 33,726 157 73
5 KK7X 27,720 141 70
6 AA7UN 22,776 113 73
7 K7JAN 18,000 100 60
8 W7GSV 17,466 89 71


2016 ARRL November Sweepstakes (CW)
# Call   QSOs Mult
5 K7CF   201 70

2017 ARRL RTTY Roundup  January
# Call Score QSOs Mult
1 W7QDM 44,720 571 80
2 AA7UN 43,584 705 64
3 KIP.WB7DNU 23,744 377 64
4 K7MK 8,320 164 52
5 KF7GMV 5,805 132 45
6 WB7CYO 5,412 127 44
7 N7RCS 1,586 70 26
8 KK7A 360 24 15


2016 June VHF Contest
# Call   QSOs Mult
3 KIP   98 70
9 W7EKG   28 25

2016 ARRL 10 Meter Contest December  
# Call Score QSOs Mult
1 WJ9B 175,656 570 78
2 K0IP 41,814 265 69
3 KG7CW 32,262 169 57
4 AA7UN 30,114 189 63
5 KG7E 11,704 77 38
6 KR7LD 10,416 84 31
7 W7MEM 8,814 96 39
8 W7TX 4,428 51 27
9 KA7T 4,150 48 25
10 K7JAN 3,500 39 25
11 KB7QFE 1,512 37 21
12 K7EPH 1,400 25 14
13 W7EKG 816 28 17
14 N7RCS 756 21 9
15 KK7A 140 7 5

2016 ARRL 160 Meter Contest
# Call   QSOs Mult
10 AA7UN   27 21

 2016 ARRL November Sweepstakes (Phone)
# Call   QSOs Mult
1 K7CF   1,102 83
6 AA7UN   144 82

2016 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW)
# Call   QSOs Mult
5 K7CF   201 70

 2016 IARU HF World Championships
# Call   QSOs Mult
3 KIP   54 41


This map installed 1 Jan 2013

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


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PLUS: if you have a gas furnace , hot water heater,
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you need a CO detector

Pocatello Amateur Radio Club, Pocatello Idaho USA
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