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~ Important reminders and events ~

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  2019 dues are now due.  If you have already paid your dues, THANK YOU.  If you have not yet paid, please do so now.  See a club officer or director at any club event to pay your dues.  Either cash or check is acceptable  Or, you can send your dues by mail.  Dues are $25.  Make a check (no cash in the mail, please) payable to PSLARA and send to PSLARA, PO Box 7461, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34985.

GREAT NEWS:  Echolink is now back in operation on the club's 146.955 MHz repeater.  Our Echolink node id is 644473.  A big THANK YOU to Harold, W8PPI, for volunteering to host the Echolink equipment in his shack.  And also a big THANK YOU to the team who worked over the weekend to make it happen.  Good job team!

QRP MEET:  This Saturday, February 16, 7 AM to 12 noon at the Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area.  The group will meet in the front pavillion at Lake Cara.  (Note: there are no restrooms or water at the Lake Cara pavillion.)  Lunch afterwards at Sandy's, 171 Sebastian Blvd, Sebastian, FL 32958.  Click here for map to Lake Cara.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS:  COMING SOON, DON'T MISS IT - Club member Jim, WB2REM, will be on the air operating as HD8M from Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands.  Listen for him from February 27 to March 6 on the 160-10 meter bands.  He will be working SSB, CW and FT8.  The club wishes Jim a safe and fun trip.  May the propagation gods be with you!  For more information, click on this link to visit the HD8M websiteHD8M Website.


CW TRAINING NET:  Monday, February 11, 6:30 PM (and every Monday) on the club's 146.955 MHz repeater.  The CW leader is away this week, so the group is going to "wing it." Also listen on 7.121 MHz for the actual CW transmissions.  Additional details are on the CW Training Group web page.

2X4 DX GROUP MEETING:  Wednesday, February 13, 9:00 AM (and every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month).  The group meets at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Prima Vista Blvd and Irving St.  Meetings are held in the small meeting room on the west side of the church property.  More information is available on the 2X4 DX Group web page.

CW TRAINING NET:  Thursday, February 14, 6:30 PM (and every Thursday) on the club's 146.955 MHz repeater.  Also listen on 7.121 MHz for the actual CW transmissions.  Additional details are on the CW Training Group web page.

PSLARA RAGCHEW, TECH AND TRADING NET:  Thursday, February 14, 7:30 PM (and every Thursday) on the club's 146.955 MHz repeater.  Details are available further down on this page.

W4HCA (SEBRING) HAMFEST:  The Highlands County Amateur Radio Club's annual hamfest will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring, FL.  Details available here: Sebring Hamfest.

MONTHLY ARES MEETING:  Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 PM (and the 3rd Wednesday of every month) at the St. Lucie County EOC, 15305 W Midway Road, Fort Pierce.  Details are on the ARES Group web page.  ARES needs additional members.  Please consider joining us.

NEXT MONTHLY ARES NET:  Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 PM (and the first Wednesday of every month) on the county 147.240 MHz repeater.  Details are on the ARES Group web page.

STUART HAMFEST: Reserve the date:  Saturday, March 16, 2019.  Don't miss it!  This is Florida's largest FREE hamfest.  It will be held at the Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Highway (A1A), Stuart, FL 34996.  Admission and parking are free.  And there will be some great raffle prizes.  See the Hamfest Flyer for full details. 


IMPORTANT UPDATE CONCERNING DICK CASADA, W4DAC -  Dick is suffering from a serious illness and is currently a patient in the Palm Gardens Nursing Home, 1751 SE Hillmore Dr, Port Saint Lucie.  Dick is assigned room 222.  His bed is the one closest to the door.  Try to visit him if you are in the area.  Do not call Dick, as he has difficulty speaking.  Everyone please keep Dick, his wife Dawn and their family in your prayers.

NEXT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  - Our next regular meeting will be held at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 295 NW Prima Vista Blvd, Port Saint Lucie.  We meet in the Fellowship Hall on the north side of the church property.

JOIN US - Our weekly Ragchew, Traders and Tech Net is held on both repeaters each Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
     PSLARA Repeaters: 146.955 -.600kHz, 443.650 +5 MHz, Tone on both 107.2.
     Echolink K4PSL-L node
644473.  ECHOLINK IS UP!.

NEW DMR REPEATER - 444.000  +5 COLOR 1, Time Slot 1
DMR Net 9PM Tuesdays, on Talk Group 31123, connect to our DMR repeater (also Ft.Pierce  and VERO)

2x4 DX & HF GROUP NET - Join the 2x4 DX Group net every 1st, 3rd (and when necessary 5th) Wednesday of the month at 8:00 PM on the PSLARA 146.955 repeater.  All amteurs, member or not, are invited to participate.

     K4CPJ-R  Vero MONDAYS  7:30 PM 146.640 +.600  pl 107.2  
     W4AKH-R  FT PIERCE 8:00 PM TUESDAYS 147.345 +.600  ( 107.2  Tone) 
     AF4CN-R Treasure Coast Weather Net SKYWARN  SUNDAY, 9PM    146.775 (tone 107.2). also REPEATER NET AT 8:00Pm

MEETING SCHEDULE - PSLARA meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of every month (except December) at 7:30 pm.  For meeting location see OUR MEETINGS section below.  Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

DINNER MEETINGS - Please join us for dinner prior to the monthly meetings.  We meet at 5:30 PM at the Golden Corral in St. Lucie West (next to Lowe s). This is a great chance to socialize and enjoy a meal together! 

BREAKFAST MEETINGS - 1st Saturday of every month, at 8:30 AM at the Golden Corral in St. Lucie West (next to Lowes).

LICENSE TESTING - Our next VE testing session will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center, 15305 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL.  Pre-registration is not necessary at our test sessions, and walk-ups are always welcome.  Click the Testing,Training link on the left side menu for additional details.  Our complete 2019 testing schedule has now been posted on the Testing,Training page.  Be sure to check it out.

2x4 DX & HF GROUP - The group meets at 9:00 AM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.  We meet at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 295 NW Prima Vista Blvd, Port St. Lucie.  The church is located one block west of the intersection of Prima Vista Blvd and Airoso Blvd.  We meet in the small meeting room on the west side of the main church building.  Visitors are always welcome.  Please join us.  For more information on the 2x4 DX & HF Group please send an email to: DX Group Info.

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The Membership of the Port Saint Lucie Radio Amateur Radio Association (PSLARA) is comprised of licensed amateur radio operators and persons interested in the "ham" radio hobby. We are an official affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
PSLARA s purpose is to promote Amateur Radio as a hobby. Accordingly, the goals of PSLARA are to further the exchange of information and cooperation among members, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism, and individual operating efficiency. We also aim to conduct club meetings, programs and activities in a manner that advances the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio. The Association is also dedicated to providing emergency communications as a public service in the event of a local or national emergency.
The monthly meetings of the PSLARA are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The meeting location is St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 295 NW Prima Vista Blvd. in Port Saint Lucie. The church is located one block west of the intersection of Prima Vista Blvd and Airoso Blvd.  Meetings are open to all persons interested in ham Radio.  Visitors are always welcome.

*** Please join us for dinner at the Golden Corral in St. Lucie West (next to Lowes) prior to the monthly meeting.  We get together for dinner at 5:30 pm.  This is a great chance to socialize and enjoy a meal together!

*** Breakfast Meetings 1st Saturday,  at 8:30 AM at the Golden Corral in St. Lucie West (next to Lowes)
Our many programs include four major social events a year, VE amateur radio license testing, licensing classes, and many other activities. For information on our amateur radio testing sessions click on the TRAINING, TESTING Link on the left side menu.
Membership in the PSLARA is open to all who have an interest in amateur radio. You do not need to be a licensed amateur operator to become a member. An application form is available under the "CONTACT US" tab. Membership dues are $25 per year. For members, dues are due by the end of December in the amount of $25.00.  Make checks payable to PSLARA, Inc. and mail them to PSLARA, P. O. Box 7461, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985 or Treasurer - Joey Lopez at 182 SW Eyerly Ave., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983.

CLUB EMAIL:   Info@PSLARA.com (for general info and membership) , Testing@PSLARA.com (for Testing and Training)

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