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2022 officer and board member elections

The club held its annual elections at the November meeting and all candidates ran unopposed and were elected unanimously. 

Your 2022 executive board is as follows:

  • President: Pat Connely, AA0O
  • Vice-President: Lisa Neuscheler, KC1YL
  • Treasurer: Tom Wedding, AI4QP
  • Secretary: Charles Adkinson, W4BPP
  • Board Member: Dee Turner, N4GD
  • Board Member: John Toth, KI4UIP
  • Board Member: Rich Cariello, AA2MF


Thanks to these fine folks for their efforts and for all who donate time, talent, or treasure to help make SPARC what it is. 


2021 Annual Elections

Members of SPARC – we have our annual election of Officers and Board Members coming up. 

At the October meeting, the nominating committee will announce nominations we have come up with, and we will call for nominations from the floor.   

At that time, any member wishing to nominate someone, or themselves, for a particular position, can do so.  Remember, you must be a current SPARC member.  At the following meeting in November, we will hold the election.  Hal Chase W1EES will handle the collection of nominations again(Thanks Hal!).  Click for more

Winter Field Day 2022

information, and signups for attendance and volunteering will be posted in November or December 2021.

SPARC Open House – Sunday October 24th 11a-3pm

Just a reminder that SPARC is hosting it’s open house on Sunday the 24th of October from 11-3pm. Several folks have already RSVPed but there is plenty of times to come out, and no time slot is filled at the moment. There will be donuts and coffee and the opportunity to see our club station in action, ask questions, get some elmering, and even to get on the air…. come out regardless of your license, our control operators will all be Extras so you’ll have a chance to play on … Click for more

Woody Huddleston, K4SCL, SK

SPARC’s oldest member, Woodrow Huddleston, K4SCL, USN (Cmdr. Ret. US Navy) 103 of Largo, Florida passed away peacefully on June 19, 2021, just five days shy of his 104th birthday.

Known as Woody, he was born in Dublin, Mississippi and grew up in Sorrento, Illinois, the second of three children.

Woody served in the Navy for 30 years, as a ship-board radioman, as a “Silver Eagle” pilot, Pensacola flight instructor, flight squadron commander, and anti-submarine warfare strategist, before he retired in 1966.

After moving his family to Largo, FL, he … Click for more

Parks on the Air Event – October 9th at Sawgrass Lake Park

SPARC will be hosting a Parks on the Air (POTA) event on October 9th at Sawgrass Lake Park. The park is located at 7400 25th Street N in St. Petersburg and opens at 7:00 AM. For those that do not know, Parks on the Air is a worldwide group to activate various State and National Parks. Sawgrass Lake Park is the result of a unique cooperative agreement between the Pinellas County Parks & Conservation Resources and the Southwest Florida Water Management District — hence its qualification for the POTA … Click for more

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