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PCARS Club Meeting are held in the Victory Church building, 1050 Cypress Ave Melbourne FL 32935
The building is on the corner of Cypress and Eau
Gallie Blvd. It was at one time a A&P Super Market and later a Bank of
America. Presently it is run by the Church which rents it out for meeting to
other groups. It has a hugh parking lot so the building is set far back from
the corner. The part of the building closest to Eau Gallie Blvd is a gym
called "Cross Fit". The entrance to the meeting room is in the mid section
of the building. You may park in any of the parking slots on the
east side of the building.
The Lat Long is 28.128362, -80.631872. The Lat Long
is also 28 degrees 7 minutes, and 42.1032 seconds North and 80 degrees 37
minutes 54.7392 West It resides in grid square EL98qd.
The meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Social Time with coffee and cake starting at 6:45pm with the meeting starting at 7:15pm.
FREE NBEMS WORKSHOP
July 29th, 2017 1-4PM
PCARS will be hosting it's 3rd NBEMS WORKSHOP for Amateurs. Larry Lazar KS4NB will be returning to present the workshopwhich is open to all licensed amateurs.
NBEMS allow Hams to transmit and receive digital data using just a computer and transceiver or HT. The workshop will begin at 1PM and last 3-4 hours.
The workshop will be held at the same location as the PCARS Monthy Meetings (Victory Church Building). See info above for the location.
Please bring your Notebook computer with FLDIGI and FLMSG installed on your computer. It does not have to be setup when you arrive. We will go over the setup in detail and get everyone using NBEMS before they leave. You can download the two programs you will need installed from the following website.
http//:www.w1hkj.com/files/ You will need to install just these two programs. fldigi-4.0.7 setup.exe and flmsg-4.0.2 setup.exe.
You can still attend and learn how to setup NBEMS even if you do not have a portable computer. It will run on desktop computers too. If you plan to attend, please register so we have a count on the number to expect. This will help of setting up tables and chairs for the attendes. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your NAME, CALL and PHONE NUMBER. If you have questions, you can email me using the email@example.com address.
Pictures of the damage to the PCARS
Ham Radio License classes are open to everyone from the age of 10 to 100.
Technician Class License
The Technician Class Test is the first test you must pass to get your FCC license. Morse Code is no longer required. If you have an interest in getting into the wonderful world of Ham Radio, you should contact Bill Carrigan and sign up for this class. Seating is limited. The classses are free but you will be required to purchase a Technician License Manual. Contact info is below:
General Class License
If you have your Technician Class License and would like to get you next higher GENERAL LICENSE, a class will be starting on Feburary 1, 2017. You will be required to purchase the General License Manual. Contact info is below:
The Florida QSO Party is April 29th and 30th.
PCARS will be one of 20 Special Event Stations operating with a special call. We will be using the call W4A. Other members of the Florida Contest Group will be using other calls ending in one of the following letters.
F L O R I D A S U N
For more infomation on the event, go to
PCARS Field Day is June 24 & 25, 2017
PCARS Field Day (W4MLB) will be held at the
Melbourne Fire Training Center
Pictures by W4EIP
Are you interested in working Amateur Satellites?
This information will get you started with a little equipment and any Amateur class license.
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