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The SPARC Tower has a new Power Winch

The SPARC team finished the installation of the power winch on the club tower replacing the old hand crank.  Those who have cranked the tower up in the past using the old hand crank can appreciate the improvement.

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Upcoming SPARC Operating Events

These events are for all SPARC members. Also invited are operators from other area clubs, Hams visiting the area and anyone interested in learning more about Amateur Radio

FEBRUARY
Name: North American QSO Party, RTTY
Date/Time: 1:00pm Feb 24 to 1:00am Feb 25
Note: We will train new RTTY operators

MARCH
Name: ARRL International DX Contest, SSB
Date/Time: 7:00pm Mar 1 to 7:00pm Mar 3
Note: Work DX with your own call.
We will set up a log for you.

If you are interested in participating in operating, training or … Click for more

Friday, Feb 2 is Home Brew Night!

SPARC members! Friday, Feb 2 is Home Brew Night! Let Carol – AB4YI, SPARC VP know what you have for the Show-and-Tell. Any radio project is acceptable – radio mods, antennas, go boxes, solar & batteries, rare QSL cards, etc.

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“Fill up your propagation toolbox” by Glenn, N4GRC, presented at the Jan 5th, 2024 SPARC meeting.

 

This presentation given by Glenn, N4GRC followed last month’s presentation by NZ1Q on “The Sun and HF Propagation”, this presentation discusses tools to use that can help us with solar weather, propagation and DX predictions

Download the PowerPoint slides here: Propagation Tools Slides

Watch the video here

Tune in to the SPARC nightly net for the latest numbers on our repeater (Nightly SPARC Net 6:30 pm, SPARC Repeater 147.060, pre-net @ 6 pm), via EchoLink (NZ1Q-L), or on Broadcastify.com as WA4AKH  https://www.broadcastify.com/webPlayer/35028

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“The Sun and HF Radio Propagation” by Ed, NZ1Q, presented at the Dec 1, 2023 SPARC meeting.

 

This second presentation given by Ed, NZ1Q followed last month’s presentation by KC4SXO on “What the Numbers Mean.”  The Dec presentation discusses how the sun’s activity affects radio wave propagation on Earth.

View Ed’s presentation on the SPARC YouTube page:  HERE

Download the PowerPoint slides:  The Sun & HF Propagation

Tune in to the SPARC nightly net for the latest numbers on our repeater (Nightly SPARC Net 6:30 pm, SPARC Repeater 147.060, pre-net @ 6 pm), via EchoLink (NZ1Q-L), or on Broadcastify.com as WA4AKH  https://www.broadcastify.com/webPlayer/35028

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“What do the Numbers Mean” by Bob, KC4SXO. Presented at the Nov 3, 2023 SPARC meeting.

On the nightly SPARC net (6:30 pm SPARC Repeater 147.060, St Petersburg, FL) Bob presents the Solar forecast for the day. He runs through the published numbers for the sun’s activity and subsequent radio conditions on Earth. This presentation describes what the numbers really mean. 

View Bob’s presentation HERE

Download the PowerPoint slides:  What Do The Numbers Mean title page (1)

Tune in to the SPARC net on the repeater, or via EchoLink (NZ1Q-L), or on Broadcastify.com as WA4AKH  https://www.broadcastify.com/webPlayer/35028

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