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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club  
Established MCMLVII


ocatello 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 Ham Radio  or our club, contact any Board Member.
see the "Station Index"  member roster below.
Dick Thomas WA7VKE Board member
Beverly Hewett N7WYK Recording Secretary
Mike Vaughn WB7DNU Board member
Brad Maxwell N7FLM VP
Greg Evans K4TCO Board member
Dave Turnmire N7TZK Secretary/Treasure
John Wilson KIP President/webmaster

PARC , PO Box 2722, Pocatello, Idaho


Our meetings: 

Starting May 13, 
meetings will resume at ISU
AS we did before Covid-19

IN Person MEETING Resuming May 13

check into our club net every Thursday
 7PM Local Pocatello time. 147.36 mHz
We will present some timely topic.. April 8( the last) on-air  club meeting 
STARTING April 11, we will have a net SUNDAY NIGHTS 8pm
AND Thursdays at 7pm..  
THEN as of 30 April WE WILL ONLY have the Sunday night net
..  since Thursdays conflict with our club meetings..

 as president of our club,  I hope everyone,
especially since most of us have gray hair,  will get their SHOTS
Get it done. and attend our meetings

  What is Ham Radio,  it's "way" better than CB  or stamp collecting,  HR can be a  Hi Tech Hobby
  How to become a Ham, where to get help
  Where to take a TEST in SE Idaho
  Other Ham Clubs around Pocatello
    Straight Talk - for  new and old hams
  crazy talk by the webmaster that you may or not
  agree with.  And it's Not necessarily politically correct.
  NEW Hams, Must watch video. Ask Dave #12
  PARC - community service
  ARRL membership/renewal Link
  Want to join our Club? 
  PARC is an equal opportunity employer

The Pocatello Amateur Radio Club attempts to present timely programs that are intended to broaden the knowledge of our hobby to both the seasoned*  hams as well as newer hams.
 * "seasoned hams",   mostly seasoned with large quantities of salt.. HI HI

Click for testing details

Click for Club Contact INFO

system is TOTALLY confusing to me
and impossible to navigate..
The Webmaster has written, in English,
 easy to follow instructions for::
your ham license

PARC Picture Gallery

But Not So Cold
Time in UTC: Radios FOR SALE  by owner 2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello

internet Links of interest
PARC - History & Bylaws

/ ARRL Testing is scheduled for APRIL 10   1PM  
SEE THE LINK ABOVE  ,,, you must register you must have a FRN 


In the area just below, you will find the latest news
and information  from PARC, it is updated often..
Most information won't last more that a month
There is no COLD information below, .



PARC Two Meter NET
Every Thursday at 7pm
147.36 repeater

Please be advised,
club net IS moving to Sunday
night 8pm

Thursday NET will continue until the end of April ..

for April there will be a Thursday net and a Sunday net,   Starting May 1
Sunday at 8pm  147.36




Heres the 1940 Sears Catalog
Electronic section ...

The first receiver list is a Halicrafters SX-23
for $115.50  That equates ton $2185.48 in todays dollars

WOW it included the tubes and crystal, for two dollars
more you got this giant speaker
the receiver weight 56 lbs 
I don't have much sympathy when I hear someone 
Ham Radio is TOOOO Expensive !!



heres a summery of what went down for the IDQP from PARC members

K7CF  on CW,  385 QSO's  in 66 multipliers
KIP on SSB,   639 QSO's in 56 multipliers
AA7UN on RTTY, 19 QSO's  14 multipliers
KJ7KPP on SSB, 6  QSO's  in  5 multipliers
KR7LD on SSB,  418 QSO's in 40 mulitpliers
W7II on MIXED, 57 QSO's  in 30 Multipliers


wow  !!!!!!
note 1. Jim worked long and hard,  it seems like RTTY is another
            almost dead mode in the new ham radio  ??

note 2. Colton has a job, it took up most of his weekend, but he was
            on the radio for a bit

note 3. Reed is an Ex PARC member living north of Idaho Falls ,
           still supporting Ham Radio and PARC

Note 4, BILL W7II is an ex PARC president now living in Iowa, He worked
             a mindless amount of Idaho stations ,,,  WOW  what a great job,,  
             all on a trapped vertical.



one for a car and other icom radios


second: , everyday you can enter,




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


 **The University of Arkansas ham lookup
  DX SPOTS & more
 *DX Sherlock Maps - current band conditions 10 6 & 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 shows W1AW, to change to your call , just above the list
              see "search spots by callsign" , then to see the map display,,
              on the right top side of the page , click "options" show/hide go down
              just a bit and click show map. Why does this need to be so complex
  These ARRL newsletters are update often !
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 
  Want to find out what's coming in the next few weeks, check here



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 & $2.25 for the 45amp units. contact the treasure at the meetings.












Safety is No Accident
Think before you act !
Be Careful, we want you alive !
Here's some surprising  facts about  

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

                  THESE DEVICES SAVE LIVES !

   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  !! 

This test Pattern has circles, not ovals, if you see ovals, chances are your windows settings are incorrect for your monitor.

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
or our club
better ,  email me-  wa0dyu(at)gmail.com
link to KIP's personal "Ham History" web