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Happy Thanksgiving..

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
Mike Vaughn
Dave Turnmire
Barbara Housley
John Wilson
Neil Murdock
Dick Thomas
Jim Hicks


Recording Secretary
VP / Webmaster
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member

PARC , PO Box 2722,  Pocatello, Idaho 83206

December meeting canceled !!
PLEASE  attend the
Christmas dinner
see details below

Our meetings:
  the 2nd Thursday of the month
 ISU campus, Trade & Technology Building, unless otherwise stated in the "news section"  at 7PM Local pocatello time.
Finding PARC meeting location

Monthly breakfast for Nov & Dec  have been canceled,
see you next year


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 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:  next year
Click for Club Contact INFO


Radios FOR SALE  by owner
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Internet LINKS

PARC Picture Gallery

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PARC - History & Bylaws
Time in UTC:

2 Meter Repeaters in Pocatello


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



But Not So Cold

PARC, Christmas Dinner
Puerto Vallarta Mexican.
starting at 6pm, Dec13.. our dinner is for any and all Licensed Amateur's and their Spouse. We will have a nice door prize, the ARRL Handbook, The new one. This maybe part of a Raffle, not sure yet. more info to follow.... order any item off the menu, please no kids, unless they are licensed.

BE ADVISED, the Nov & Dec club breakfast have been CANCELED..
see you next year,


Other important info
per our bylaws, the president appointed John
and Linda Schwarz to be the nomination
Committee, who's job it is, is to come up with
prospective board members for 2019, that are
willing to run for office next January.. So if
they contact you,  think about what you could
do to help the club.

Test results for  Saturday Nov 10th, 2018

We gave tests Saturday. We had 3 candidates, one going 
for a technician license and two others upgrading to 
general.  Only one of the candidates passed their exam, 
one of those going for the general.

I want to thank the VEs who helped with the exam:  
Dave Turnmire, N7TZK; 
Dick Thomas, WA7VKE; 
Jim Hicks,  KO7P; and 
Paul Smith, W7EKG.  
Without their help we couldnt hold the exams.  
A great big THANKS!

Mike Vaughn  WB7DNU

                                                                      blast From The past database  

The Hallicrafters SX-71 is a 5 band communications receiver covering AM broadcast and shortwave from 538 KHz to 34 MHz in four overlapping bands.

A fifth band covers 46 to 56 MHz directly on the bandspread dial which is also calibrated for the 80, 40, 20, and 10 meter ham bands.
A later version, Run 4, also has calibrated bandspread for the 15 meter ham band. The left slide-rule dial is the main tuning dial and the right slide rule dial is for bandspread and the 6 meter band.

Introductory price of the SX-71 in 1949 was $179.50. The price rose to $199.50 in the January 1952 Newark ad and $224.50 in the Henry radio ad in December 1952, and $249.50 in the 1954 ARRL Handbook.

  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 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 
  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.











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 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 !!
 by our friends at

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 KIP's personal "Ham History" web