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Pocatello Amateur Radio Club
Established 1957

What else happened in 1957 ??
Dec 20 Elvis Presley receives his draft notice
Dec 18 World's 1st full scale nuclear power plant begins to generate electricity,
Dec 12 Maj Adrian Drew flies 1200+ mph  in F-101 Voodoo
                                                                 And   lets not forget the 57 Chevy ->>

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
board member
board member
board member
PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

Our meetings:  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 Generally at the RFC on the ISU campus, details below

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

Click for test times and details

Next test: Jan 13 - 1pm
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


Next Club meeting Jan 11
Exact Location, unknown right now
when you arrive , look around
if not on the ground floor, take the elevator UP  to 3 see what's going on up there

at present, all I know is it will be election day,,  
YOU  must be a paid member for 2018 to vote..
bring your dues.

just in from the election committee
the following are running for the Board of Directors,
Jim Hicks, KO7P;
John Sanderson, W7CHE;
Dick Thomas, WA7VKE;
Dave Turnmire, N7TZK;
Mike Vaughn, WB7DNU;
John Wilson, KØIP.

 There will be a program of sorts,   what the outgoing board wants to know is , what we did right, what was wrong,  what you want in the way of programs,    and any other suggestions to improve our club and meetings,   






ITS Here !!!!!!!
Every "HF" PARC member should get in the Chase,
We are a RARE grid in a RARE state
Get your LoTW account in order, and start logging your QSO's..
more info about this event Link






70 years ago the transistor was born

70 years ago the transistor was born
It was the day before Christmas Eve in 1947 while working at Bell labs that John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley managed to coax the first transistor into life. Without doubt, this was the signal that triggered the start of a huge technical revolution without equal.

At the famous Bell Labs in New Jersey between November and the end of December 1947 two researchers named Bardeen and Brattain (assisted by Shockley) developed and demonstrated the successful operation of a so-called ‘point-contact transistor ‘ which was the precursor to the ‘Bipolar transistor’ and successor to the bulky and energy-hungry vacuum tube. In 1956, the three researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize for physics for their game-changing invention. The Nobel committee got this one spot-on; John Bardeen is one of only two people to receive two Nobel Prizes in the same discipline (and the only one in physics).
Yes we're at it again, and this is a reminder, the RTTY roundup is coming soon.. are you ready ??   more important are you ready to put some rare grids on the air for the 2018 Grid Chase ??  


  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 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 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.



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 surprising  facts about        

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


Our WEB is
Hosted FREE of charge !!
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Promoting Amateur Radio in Idaho.
If you're considering a internet provider,
you might want to check them out !! 
For info click their logo.

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- jcwilson (at) ida.net
link to KØIP's personal "Ham History" web

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