Events & Dates

SPECIAL NOTICE: Upcoming Events

PARS IS ALL THE WAY BACK!! PARS has returned to a “normal” meeting schedule in 2022. We have the Tri-State Radio Fest in April, our annual picnic in July and our annual Holiday Luncheon just after Thanksgiving. The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has been a setback. But almost all club members are vaccinated and boostered so we feel safe in marching forward with no restrictions on club activities. Our annual Fall Auction WAS held in September, 2021 and was a smashing success! The agenda for most other meetings includes a flea market (tables are free to members) and chat session, followed by a Subway lunch (for $7 cash only please), then any scheduled presentations, a brief business meeting and adjournment. Most meetings start at 9AM and are over by 2PM. We can’t wait to see you at the next PARS meeting!

TSRF 2022 !

Tri-State Radio Fest !!

SUNDAY, April 24th

8:30Am – 4PM, Center stage banquet hall, 1495 Old Brodhead Road, Monaca, PA  15061, $5 general admission
CONTEST: Westinghouse Radios!

The Tri-State Radio Fest is PARS largest annual event with a large combination flea market and auction, plus a great contest with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. TSRF 2022 will be better than ever.  If you are a member, then you will receive a brochure with a table reservation form for flea market tables. Center Stage sells food so no outside food sales are permitted. Wrist bands are handed out to table owners and must be worn unless you want charged twice! The flea arket is open from 9 to noon with the auction starting around noon. Autioneer is Cledis Estes of Estes Auctions in Ohio.  

PARS Spring Clinic – March 12, 2022

Start: March 12, 2022 at 9:00AM

Contest: Heathkit Electronics

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM to 11:30 Open Flea Market–Free Tables For Members
10AM to 11:30 Open Chat, Contest Judging, Flea Market
11AM: Possibly a brief presentation and contest winners announced.
11:30AM Lunch– We will have a drink, chips and a Subway sandwich lunch for $7.
Noon: Brief business meeting
Noon-2PM: More chat time for those who want to stay.

Bring a friend to introduce them to PARS and our Hobby.

PARS June Meeting –  June 11th 2022

06/11/2022 9:00

CONTEST: Radios With The Pre-War FM Band

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM to 11:30 Open Flea Market–Free Tables For Members
10AM to 11:30 Open Chat, Contest Judging, Flea Market
11AM: Possibly a brief presentation and contest winners announced.
11:30AM Lunch– We will have a drink, chips and a Subway sandwich lunch for $7.
Noon: Brief business meeting
Noon-2PM: More chat time for those who want to stay.

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PARS Summer Picnic – Sunday July 17th 2022

07/17/2022 10:00

Summer Picnic Sunday July 17th 10:00 AM till eve

CONTEST: Portable Tube Radios

MAKE NOTE: The Picnic is on SUNDAY.

The picnic will be held at the North Park Roosevelt Pavilion which is the same as last year. Drinks, hot dogs and hamburgers, buns and condiments will be provided. It is asked that attendees bring a dessert or a dish to share, plus a folding chair in case more seating is useful. There is good parking adjacent to Roosevelt pavilion and it is an easy roll-up for anyone in a wheel chair. So please park in the parking lot next to the Roosevelt.

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PARS August Meeting – Saturday August 27th, 2022

PARS Officer Elections

08/27/2022 09:00
CONTEST: Tube Ham Gear

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM (setup and flea market) to ~ 4PM
We will have coffee and a Subway lunch available for $7.
This meeting will include elections for PARS Officers.

About 1/3 of PARS members are ham radio operators, so the contest should be a good one!

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PARS Fall Auction – Saturday September 24th, 2022

09/24/2022 09:00

CONTEST: FADA Radios

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM (setup and flea market) to ~ 4PM
We will have coffee and a Subway lunch available for $7.
This meeting will include elections for PARS Officers.

This is one of our bigger events with lots of choice items available.
The auction focus is on Antique and Vintage Radios. Vintage Televisions and Phonographs are welcome, along with Vintage Ham and Audio equipment. No computer stuff or modern electronics please.

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PARS Meeting – Saturday October 29th 2022

Fall Radio Clinic

CONTEST: Police Radios

10/29/2022 9:00

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM to 2PM
9AM to 11:30 Open Flea Market–Free Tables For Members
10AM to 11:30 Clinic Experts Diagnose Your Radio
11AM: Possibly a brief presentation and contest winners announced.
11:30AM Lunch– We will have drinks, chips and a Subway sandwich lunch for $7.
Noon: Brief business meeting
Noon-2PM: More chat time and clinic time for those who want to stay.

The contest for this meeting will be Curtain Burners–Any radio with a resistance line cord

 

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PARS Meeting – Saturday October 29th 2022

Fall Radio Clinic

CONTEST: Police Radios *See note below

10/29/2022 9:00

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9AM to 2PM
9AM to 11:30 Open Flea Market–Free Tables For Members
10AM to 11:30 Clinic Experts Diagnose Your Radio
11AM: Possibly a brief presentation and contest winners announced.
11:30AM Lunch– We will have drinks, chips and a Subway sandwich lunch for $7.
Noon: Brief business meeting
Noon-2PM: More chat time and clinic time for those who want to stay.

The contest for this meeting will be Police Radios by which we mean * A Receiving radio with a dial segment or band covering a past or present police band. It could anything from a one-band radio extended up to the 1700s, a separate band covering the old MW police band or newer VHF bands, or even a VHF-only radio. But NO SCANNERS.

 

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PARS Holiday Luncheon

December 3rd, 2022

Contest: Transistor Radios, not Novelty

12/03/2022 10:00

PARS MEETING and Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, December 3, 2021
Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227.

Contest – Transistor Radios, not novelty

It is always a plus if you can include something  in your contest entry display that adds context — manuals, ads from magazines and similar materials.

The Luncheon will be nicely catered as we have always done.

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PARS Winter Warmup Meeting!!

January ??, 2023

CONTEST: TBD

01/??/2023 09:00

They say it will be a cold day in Pittsburgh when PARS actually pulls off another January Meeting! Here we go challenging Mother Nature again!

Held at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, 15227
9:00AM to 2:00PM

9:00AM to 11:30AM: Open Flea Market–Free Tables For Members.
11:00AM: Possibly a brief presentation and contest winners announced.
11:30AM: Lunch– Coffee/Soda and a Subway sandwich lunch for only $7!
Noon: Brief business meeting.
Noon to 2:00PM: More chat time for those who want to stay.

Bring a friend to introduce them to PARS and our Hobby.

Please come out and show your support for our WINTER WARM UP MEETING!
We can huddle around some warm tubes and listen to some old time radio!

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